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Do you make time to read each day? I wish I did, but to be honest I don't get to read as much as I would like to. Life always seems to get in the way.
But between Kindle books, physical books, and audible, I try to get through a handful of books each season. It's a great for entertainment, self development, and relaxation. Plus, reading is actually good for you according to science. It can even help you live longer!
If you need even more convincing, check out this article on the amazing benefits of reading for improving mental health, improving physical health, and creating healthy habits.
So, with that said, I have a short list of books that I am hoping to enjoy this spring. I plan to utilize my breastfeeding time for more reading once baby Belle comes, so we'll see how that goes. The following are the books I plan on reading. You might find a few good picks for yourself too!
So this book is only appropriate if you are actually a blogger or trying to become one. My goal here to learn ways to better monetize my blog. I love writing and researching topics to share with you and I hope I am helping you navigate the ins and outs of mom life.
At the same time though, blogging can be time consuming. Writing posts, sharing on social media, creating freebies, doing research, writing newsletters, etc. Plus, its not free. There is web hosting costs, promotion costs, email provider costs, etc. So, I'm hoping this book will help me monetize in a way that is not sleazy and will actually be helpful to you, my wonderful readers.
I don't know about you, but I love a good murder mystery novel. I find them so entertaining and intriguing. I've been reading mystery novels since grammar school and they will always have a special place in my heart and on my bookshelf.
The twist with this one is that not only are you following a PI, but she's a new mommy too. So she's dealing with diaper blowouts and breastfeeding too. I'm super excited to dig into this one!
My marriage is one of my top priorities in life. I truly believe that good marriages have a trickle down effect and helps us raise healthy kids. But healthy marriages take work. Once the honeymoon period ends, we need to be conscious of how we talk to, talk about, and treat our spouses.
I believe that we can never do too much work on our marriage, only too little. In the winter I read The 5 Love Languages, which I highly recommend to anyone who hasn't read it yet. It can help you take a good marriage and make it great and it can help you go back to loving each other in a rocky marriage. In this book, I am looking for even more insights on making my marriage the best marriage ever!
The Joy of Less: Simplify Your Life, Follow Your Bliss and Discover What it Means to Live On Purpose
We are actually closing on our new house today which means the big move is about to happen. After having all of us crammed into my mother's house for what seemed like forever, I am determined to make sure that this new place is clutter free.
Now I am a pretty good organizer, but decluttering is always a battle since things seem to keep finding a way into our lives. I'm hoping this book will help me with the decluttering so the new place feels like the paradise I am dreaming it will be.
Who doesn't love Jane Lynch? She made her way into my heart as Reid's mom on Criminal Minds and as Coach Sue Sylvester on Glee. Plus she's been in about a million other movies and shows. She can be both hilarious and poignant.
This biography is sure to be entertaining as she describes her journey from the south side of Chicago to Hollywood. I'm not always big biography reader, but I am definitely excited about this one.
So there you have it, 5 books on my spring reading list. It's an eclectic mix, but I am excited for both the entertainment and the personal development.
Is there a book you've been dying to read? Let me know in the comments!