Book nerds unite! If you’re looking for some new ideas to add to your book list, or if you’d like to enter to win a mystery box of books, then I’ve got you covered.
Here are some books that I’ve read recently, covering a variety of topics and interests. Maybe one or more will resonate with you. And don’t miss out on the mystery box giveaway at the end of this post.
Gretchen Rubin’s Outer Order Inner Calm is an easy read, especially if you only have little pockets of time here and there. I didn’t feel like it was an earth-shattering book, unlike The Four Tendencies, which is a must-read for homeschool moms to understand how their kids operate. However, if you’re just getting into decluttering your space, then this book will provide quick wins for you with bite-sized action steps. This little book will walk you through the tasks needed to “declutter & organize to make more room for happiness.”
Jen Wilkin is a riveting writer and speaker, digging deep into God’s Word and teaching women how to study it for themselves. In None Like Him, Wilkin tackles the most beautiful of thing to study: the character of God Himself. Each chapter focuses on an attribute of God and why it’s good news that He’s not like us. There are questions at the end of each chapter, which make this book accessible to study together with your teens.
When I interviewed Jamie Erickson about her upcoming book, Homeschool Bravely, my takeaway was that so many moms lack confidence in their calling to homeschool – and they really shouldn’t! Homeschooling well requires acknowledgement that you will not ruin your kids and that God has given these children to you. He knows best. Her book is also full of practical tips and tricks like dealing with criticism from family members to homeschooling while the toddlers are dumping the LEGO bin!
“By fastening your success to your children’s, you are giving yourself far too much credit and far too much blame.” Jamie Erickson
When I heard Cal Thomas recommend this WWII spy biography, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy! A Woman of No Importance tells the unknown adventures of Virginia Hall who helped the Allies leading up to D-Day and without whom we might not have won the war in Europe. Sonia Purnell pieced together so many interesting facts about this unlikely woman spy that’s it’s a shame more of us haven’t learned about her part in the war effort until now. Your high schoolers will enjoy this book too!
What is the Mystery Box Giveaway?
As I was decluttering my bookshelves, I began to pile up quite a nice stack of books. These books have been read and enjoyed and now need to find a new home. I thought it would be fun to offer a mystery box of 4-6 of my recent favorites to a reader. If you are also a book nerd who likes to read widely, then enter the giveaway HERE and I’ll ship a Mystery Box to you for FREE.
There’s absolutely nothing to lose – if you love the books, you’ll have a nice stack to work through in the next several months. If you don’t care for the books, I’m sure you can find a friend or a library that would be glad for them. Now, you probably won’t receive the titles from this post, but who knows what gems will be included? So, who’s up for a surprise package in the mail? Enter here or click the graphic below.
Abby is a former public school teacher, now homeschooling her five children. She’s in the trenches just like you and knows it can be challenging to be home with your kids all day while you struggle to keep up with the housework and educate your kids (and maybe even work on the side!). She blogs over at www.4onemore.com and hosts the Homeschool with Moxie podcast.
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