Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. – Joseph Addison
And here we are, December has crept up on us and the next thing you know we’ll be cleaning up bit of Christmas tree and making goals for 2016. I keep hearing ‘where did the year go?’. As ever, I’m approaching the end of this year with a desperate plea of the soul to slow down, savour what God has for us in the quiet of Advent and the Christmas season and maybe pick up a few more books whist snuggling with my family by the light of the twinkling Christmas tree lights. Slow is a discipline, it’s intentional and some days I feel like I’m digging my heals in and dust is flying behind me – but slow is my jam, slow is on my ‘to-do’ list (wink).
So here are a few books on the shelf this month.
In the hand:
The Greatest Gift – Ann Voskamp
Unwrapping The Greatest Gift – Ann Voskamp
(reading this with the children everyday)
Creativity, Inc – Ed Catmull
Composing A Life – Mary Catherine Bateson
For The Love – Jen Hatmaker
(This is SERIOUSLY laugh.out.loud funny!)
On The Kindle
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
As ever, my reading repertoire also includes lots of bible, poetry and various read-alouds with the children.
So what would you recommend for my ‘must read’ list for next year?