January’s Bookshelf

Spending less time on my phone has given me so much more time for other activities (Step Brothers)! But, in all seriousness, I have been able to read more.  I love seeing what other people are reading and adding new books to my “to-read list” so I thought I’d make this a monthly thing.

Here is a quick overview of the four books I read this month and whether I think you should skip ’em or read ’em.

fullsizeoutput_25eeHow To Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price: Read it! Practical, convicting and eye-opening. If you’ve been wanting to spend less time on your phone this book is for you. She gives some awesome ideas about how to set some clear boundaries with your phone TODAY.

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Garden City by John Mark Comer: Read it! Full disclosure: this is a Christian book. It gives a very fresh perspective on the role of work in the Christian life as well as God’s purpose for work. If you’re not listening to his church’s podcast already, I highly recommend it. I’ve linked it here: Bridgetown Church Podcast.

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13 Things Mentally Strong Parent’s Don’t Do by Amy Morin: Read it! I would say this book is more for a parent who is out of toddlerhood.  This is not one of those parenting books with a bunch of filler and no tangible action steps. The way this book is written makes it super easy to absorb the information and practical steps to make them a part of your parenting.

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The Myth of the Spoiled Child by Alfie Kohn: Skip it! I was really excited to read this book but it was definitely not what I expected. This book is more of a research-approached criticism trying to debunk the perception that “kids are more spoiled these days”. Interesting at parts but I mostly found it repetitive and boring.

I hope you all are having a good first month of 2019 and kicking butt on your goals. Stick with them!

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