On any given time in my life I have at least a couple of books that I’m in different stages of reading through. Today I collected the books I’m currently reading and found this stack of goodies:
365 gratefuls by Hailey & Andrew Bartholomew
This inspired me so much. I read it through once and plan on keeping it on my desk as a reminder of how important it is to be grateful – even when things are not always what we wish for! I love the photographies and the collections of moments from people (of different ages and gender) from all over the world. Such an amazing project. I really believe in the power of photos + words. Check out their webpage 365 grateful – and their soon to be launched film (below is a little video they made about the project).
Bibelens perler. Møt fortellingene med Kristuskransen by Martin Lønnebo
I’ve been familiar with the Pearls of Life that bishop emeritus Martin L. once made to help him (and others as it turned out) in his prayer life. He has written several books about the wreath, but I love how his words in this one is centered around one story from the bible at a time. Reading the story with the wreath in hand opens up and makes the biblical stories more powerful to grasp and keep an hold on. There is just something about holding the wreath in my hands that help me concentrate and be in the moment, close to the bible and close to my self. It’s a gem of a little book that is best taken in slowly. (I’m not sure if this book is translated to English right now, but some of his books are).
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. One year of seasonal eating by Barbara Kingsolver
I’ve heard so much good about this book and finally got it in my hands today. I have already started reading it and feel connected to the story already. I really do believe that we need to think through and maybe drastically change how we eat and how we produce food. I can see a post in the future about this one. Already eager to grow and produce more of my own food.
Call The Midwife. A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth
I never thought I would love this book. But I do. I learn so much about how life in the 1950s were. I did not even knew I wanted to learn about it, but it intrigues me non the less. I’m going to see the movie once I’ve read through the book.
The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
I love this series. It’s so full of heart and warmth and life wisdom. I’ve been reading it through several times, but the series always end back in my current reading circle. It’s so easy to grab when I have nothing else I want to read – and even after several reading-through’s I still find the stories and conversation fresh and endearing.
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
I have to admitt I have never read this one through. I really do not know why. It might be because of all the cleaning and clearing in the first chapter. (Haha!) This year I started with good intentions in January, but I have not picked it up since February. Many other books makes me happy, but I would think this is the right book to read (all the way through) in a year when HAPPY is my One Little Word – don’t you think!! (I think this book is a blog post waiting to happen to!).
Harry Potter og Halvblodsprinsen by J. K. Rowling
We are still going strong on our reading HP. In a few days we will be beginning reading this one, just have to watch the No. 5 movie since we finished that book yesterday. I love reading this to MT and I hope he won’t go tired of it until we are finished reading them all together. Books is such a good way to connect, and also to talk about the hard stuff of life.
So that was my list of books currently in the reading pile. Thanks for reading along.
What about you? What books do you read and have you read something lately that you’ll recommend? (I love to find new good reads!)