Thanks so much for all of your great suggestions when I asked for book recommendations! I have had the hardest time carving out time to read for fun ever since I graduated, other than when I’m traveling, but Dave and I have started to read for the last 10 or 15 minutes before bed. I have a really hard time falling asleep, so this new little habit was brought on in an effort to cut off screen time a bit earlier. I’m not sure how much it’s affected my sleeping quite yet, but it sure is fun, and it feels great to finally dive into some summer reading! Here’s what’s on my nightstand:
The Privilege of Being a Woman: I read this book about authentic femininity in college, and then a sweet friend gave it to me as a wedding gift. I don’t remember much about it other than that I loved it, and I can’t wait to revisit it from my new perspective of being a wife.
Make It Happen: A little bit of a shameless plug for my boss’ book :) I loved helping to edit the original drafts of Make It Happen, but I haven’t read the completely finished version yet. I’m really looking forward to seeing how it all turned out!
Stars, Stripes, and Edelweiss: Mark Kalpakgian, the co-author of this book, was the Director of Student Life for Franciscan University in Austria when Dave and I studied abroad. He and his wife recently released this memoir about their time there, and not only is it a fun read, it’s also really sweet to be reminded of all the little bits and pieces of the tiny Austrian town where Dave and I met and lived for a semester!
Go Set a Watchman: No explanation needed! I love Southern literature and am excited to dive into Harper Lee’s new book, despite the mixed reviews.
What are you reading this summer?
P.S. I have to share this in light of posting my morning routine earlier this week–last night, Dave and I were packing for a weekend trip to see his family, I was baking muffins to bring along, and we had just come home from running a bunch of errands. It was almost 10 PM, and in order to get up early, we try to be in bed around 10:30. Dave was washing dishes when he realized his foot was getting wet–our pipes were suddenly leaking like crazy!! By the time maintenance came to fix it and we finished all our to dos, it was 11:45, so today, we skipped our workout and slept till 7:15 :P Purpose over perfect, y’all!