I wanted to share with you what is on my reading list right now. I should also be upfront and say probably half of these I will browse through and not read the entire book. Because that’s just how I am. 🙂 So don’t let the stack look overwhelming!

I’m trying to get back into reading encouraging books on a regular basis. I find that I stay more focused and encouraged as a wife and mother if I am reading a book on the topic.

Here is my lofty summer reading book list for this summer:

Gentle Babies: Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children by Debra Raybern. I really want to be more knowledgable on what oils I can safely use on my children. I bought this book at our homeschool convention after hearing how excellent it is from friends. I love using my Young Living Oils on myself and my children!

Gentle Babies

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine. Anyone who follows this blog knows our family has been in survival mode for the past few years! It’s time to get out out of that slump, so I’m looking forward to reading this book and going along with the book study over at Young Wife’s Guide.

*Update* After reading this book I have to say it was my favorite book that Crystal has written! She was honest and straightforward about what brought her to survival mode, and what she did to overcome it. I was encouraged to say no to anything extra in my life, and embrace a slower pace life.

I could relate to Crystal’s experience of burnout, and fatigue. Since I’ve struggled with adrenal and thyroid issues for years, I can easily push myself too much, and end up exhausted and frazzled. Since I follow Crystal’s blog and know she has such a busy schedule, I was inspired by her commitment to slow down, and be very purposeful and commit to only the best things in her life.

This book will help you develop a clear plan on how to create goals, and be more disciplined in those areas you struggle with. As a busy mom, I think we all have those areas!

Mitten Strings For God: Reflections For Mothers In A Hurry by Katrina Kenison. I want to read this because I always feel like I’m in a hurry!

The Organized Home Schooler by Vicki Caruana. This is one book I’m just browsing through to get ideas for our new school year.

Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight: 52 Amazing Ways to Master the Art of Personal Change by Karen Scalf Linamen. I haven’t personally heard of anyone suggesting this book, I just picked it up at the library and thought it looked interesting.

Red Hot Monogamy: Making Your Marriage Sizzle by Bill and Pam Farrel. Who doesn’t want their marriage to sizzle?! What I’ve read so far has been really good.

What a husband needs from his wife

What a Husband Needs from His Wife by Melanie Chitwood. I’ve been enjoying this book, she has some good reminders on how to be a supportive wife.

The Good Life for Less: Giving Your Family Great Meals, Good Times, and a Happy Home on a Budget by Amy Allen Clark. This is another book I’m going to browse through for ideas.

Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line by Abby Johnson. This looked like an interesting story on how a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic walked away from her old life and now is a huge advocate for saving babies lives.

Radical Womanhood

Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World by Carolyn McCulley. I saw this suggested by a few other bloggers and thought it looked like something I would enjoy reading.

A Wife After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George. This author has such a gentle way of encouraging you, I find her refreshing and easy to read.

EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey. Finally, a book to encourage the business owner in me. 🙂

I’d love to hear what you are reading, or hope to read!

8 Comments on My Summer Reading Book List For Mom!

  1. Book posts are my favorites! (to read and to write) I’ve found some of my most loved books this way. I downloaded two last night. A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly (just released yesterday) and The Waiting by Cathy McGrow. Both Memoirs. I left my Kindle in my bedroom so I wouldn’t be tempted until I got my writing done for the day! I looked up the Unplanned in your pile and have added that one to my list. ~Pamela

  2. Great list. Crystal’s book is on my summer reading list as well! I am currently reading, Saving Leonardo, The Office of Assertion, and The Rhetoric Companion as I study the art of cultivating conversation.
    I recently read Lynn Austin’s , Pilgrimage, and it was PHENOMENAL! 🙂


  3. Looove your list! I always find it so encouraging to hear other people’s reading goals…it helps keep me motivated for my own goals 😀

    I’m looking forward to the Say Goodbye to Survival Mode book study!! Which reminds me, I need to send out a reminder email to everyone doing the study with me lol!

    I’m adding a bunch of these to my “to read” board on Pinterest 😀 The essential oils book for babies looks REALLY good! I’ve never heard of that one before. And we own EntreLeadership, I just haven’t sat down to read it yet. I need to add that to my list to read really soon.

    You will LOVE Radical Womanhood, it’s really good. I love that it really dives into the history of feminism. It’s fascinating to see how that has really shaped our modern view of motherhood and the home!

    Happy reading 😀

  4. Thank you Caroline, for the suggestions. I love to read, just often am overwhelmed with so many good options that I have a hard time just getting started. Appreciate knowing what other godly women and moms of littles out there are reading.

  5. I’m just finishing Grace for the Good Girl by Emily Freeman. The subtitle is Letting Go of the Try Hard Life. She is very easy to read and is fabulous with illustrations. I have been a Christian for a long time and she has helped me learn the power of abiding in Christ that is changing my life. Next on my list is Created to Be His Helpmeet by Debi Pearl, Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp, and What is Modesty by Michelle Brock. All have been highly recommended to me and I am excited to read them.

  6. It looks like you’ve chosen some good books.
    I’m planning to read:
    Isle of Shadows by Tracy Higley
    The Revealing by Suzanne Woods Fisher
    Kombucha Revolution by Stephen Lee
    Pollyanna on CD
    Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze

    I want to thank you for your Modest Monday link up. I enjoy reading your posts, but I also find that I get a lot of traffic from your blog. Thanks so much. Blessings to you,

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