I’m an avid reader. In fact, I’m in the middle of about 7-8 books at the moment. That, is how much I love reading. At the end of the day after the kids are in bed, the blog posts are done, and the tweets are all dried up you can be sure to find me curled up on the sofa with a book in my hand.
I’m not sure how many of you out there are book junkies like I am. I’m probably on the eccentric side. In fact, I’m willing to bet that most people aren’t in the middle of 7-8 books. But I know you love reading just like I do! So that’s why I would really like to incorporate my love of reading in with my love of writing and blogging. One of the reasons I do read so much is that I hope it will improve my writing. And of course, there is also a love for learning.
So to start out with a bang, I’m featuring three books for my book club this August. If you would like to participate in the book club, please don’t think that you have to read all three of these books. In fact, I don’t necessarily expect you to even read one full book this month. Everyone goes at different paces and reads differently. I only hope that you will try and attempt some of these awesome reads.
It is my hope that this book club will be an encouragement to you. In today’s busy lifestyle, we don’t always take the time to increase our knowledge and continue expanding our horizons. As a busy Mom of two as well as a blogger, I have to make time for reading, and I sacrifice in a lot of other areas in order to have that “me time.”
Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth. I recently met J.D. at Savvy Blogging Summit in Colorado. He’s a very inspiring person, and is the author of the blog Get Rich Slowly. I’ve already read a few chapters of his book, and am excited to see the rest of it and share my thoughts on it with you.
Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms by Linda Vujnov. I need a devotional or inspiring book to get me through the day sometimes. This one specifically speaks towards Moms who are living with a hectic lifestyle. The stories are humorous, down-to-earth and just seem very “real” to me, which is sometimes what I find lacking in many devotional books.
Green Mama: The Guilt-Free Guide to Helping You and Your Kids Save the Planet by Tracey Bianchi. This is one of three different “green” books that I am in the middle of reading. I like this one a lot because it is from a Christian’s perspective, and she’s very “non-pushy.” My motto is always that you should do what you can (as far as eating healthy and being green), and let God handle the rest. I never want to push or bully anyone into thinking that they are wrong because they can’t do something I am able to do.
So there are the three featured books for August. Choose which one you think is best suited for you or go for all three. You should be able to find them at your local book store, library, or you can buy them online. If you have a book that you would like to see featured and discussed in the coming months, please send me an email at crystal @ thethriftymama.com (remove spaces).
Join the discussion all month long in My Community, where we will share thoughts on these books, and discuss possible application for real life. What do you think of this month’s choices? Will you be reading all or some of these books for August?