So in January I was able to read so much because I haven’t had any actual work to do at work because I am being laid off in March because my bank merged with another one. So anyways, I literally am just reading and planning my wedding during work hours because there is nothing to. It’s seriously bliss.

So in January I was able to read 5 books, which is a lot for me. I normally don’t read all that much – I have the desire to but never seem to actually make the time to do it. Since I had so much free time though I’ve been doing a lot more reading and it has sparked my love for it again and I’m going to really try to make sure I read regularly even when I have a job that I actually have to work at haha.

PS. Have you guys discovered Goodreads yet? I’m sure you have but if not it’s a great place to track all the books you want to read, have read and are currently reading. I always see books that I want to read and can never remember them so I started writing them in the notes section of my phone and that helped me read more and now that I have discovered this website it’s soo much easier. They even recommend books to you based off of what you have rated the ones you’ve read. It’s awesome.

For Women Only

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5 out of 5
I thought this book was great. I read it because as you all know I’m engaged and I’m also interested in Psychology so I have read about how different men and women are when it comes to processing the world and I love the idea of finding out how men work. I read this to better understand my fiance and I have to say it really really helped. It opens your eyes to so much about how they’re wired. I think it’s a must read if you are in a relationship, engaged, married, or even are just planning to be married one day.

You and Me Forever

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4 out of 5
This was another marriage book – you’ll soon learn (if you haven’t already) that marriage is one of my favorite topics so obviously I read about it a lot. This book was one of the most convicting books I’ve read. It talks about how we are called to love Jesus more than our spouse and even our children. It really helps you check yourself and make sure you’re living for the correct things (God’s glory) and not our own.

Something Borrowed

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5 out of 5
This is the second time I read this book and I loved it this time as much as I did the first. I think I read the whole thing in about 2 days and it’s a pretty thick book. I don’t want to give too much away about it but it’s a romantic comedy (and was actually turned into a movie) but it’s really suspenseful. If you like love stories you will love this one.

The Giver

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3.5 out of 5
This is also the second time I read this book. The first time was in school, maybe 8th grade. It’s a really interesting book about a boy who lives in like a community that is hyper-sensitively controlled by the government. They follow insanely strict rules and the boy Jonas was selected to receive memories and quickly learns that the world wasn’t always this way. It’s a cute, short book that keeps you pretty interested.

One Light Still Shines

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5 out of 5
Oh my gosh, this book! It gave me all the feels. If I could rate it a 6 out of 5 I would. It’s written by the woman who was married to the man who was responsible for the Amish Schoolhouse Shootings. She is so raw and real in this book and she walks you through how her life looked at the time – not leaving out even the smallest details. She talks about how leaning on Jesus brought her through this and it shows you just how practical it is to follow Jesus and just how much he really cares about us. Such a great book.

That would be all. I’m really proud of myself for reading this much in January and I hope to keep my reading up for the rest of this month too.

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