book stack love

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We have reached the end of this series celebrating books.

I must admit, I have talked and written more about books than

I thought possible.

This series will forever hold a sweet spot in my heart when I reflect on

interviewing my children, my mom sharing her words of wisdom

and continuing the conversation on Facebook.

No matter how much technology changes,

you simply must give your whole attention to reading a book.

Whether you like to fold back the cover of a paperback or touch

a screen to turn a page, you can’t read a book and do another activity

simultaneously, at least not very well.

If I could open my front door and welcome each one of you inside.

I would.

If we could sit in the living room warmed by a fireplace

filled with flames of gold and coals glowing orange.

We would.

We would sit with a stack of literature between us and one

by one I would offer you the gift of a good book.

Oh how I wish we could.

Sometimes magic only resides in books, so the next best thing

is to offer you my virtual book stack.

Welcome.

Grab a seat and pretend there is a roaring fire in your midst

and I will attempt to share the contents of my towering book stack*.

Some of the best books come in small packages:

The Nutshell Library
Any book by Joan Walsh Anglund

If you ever dreamed of being Harriet the Spy,
Nancy Drew or Encyclopedia Brown:

The Flavia de Luce Mysteries

When you need to believe in magic:

The Night Circus

When a tear-jerker is good for the soul:

Me Before You
Tell the Wolves I’m Home
The Book Thief
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Ellen Foster
The End of Your Life Book Club
The Year of Magical Thinking

When you want a book to tell
the truth about life, the joys,
sorrows, doubts and hopes:

Cold Tangerines
Bittersweet
Still

Run don’t walk to get these books:

The Gifts of Imperfection
Daring Greatly

When you need to read something honest
about addiction for yourself or someone
you love:

Sober Mercies

When you want to learn from monks
without escaping to a monastery:

The Hawk and Dove trilogy

When you are afraid:

Hinds Feet on High Places

When church makes you feel like
Stretch Armstrong:

Introverts in the Church

When you need solid timeless wisdom:

Keep A Quiet Heart

When you desire discipline to 
produce freedom:

Celebration of Discipline

When your soul cries out for rest
and you don’t know how:

The Rest of God

When you want a book combining
countless genres and is inspired
by the Creator. I give you the 
Book of all Books:

The Bible


What book would you offer me from your  book stack?

*It has taken me several days to finish this post,
mainly because I put too much pressure on myself to 
include EVERY book. This list represents what has 
crossed my mind or hasn’t been mentioned in a 
previous post during this series.
There are more books to read and many books I will
recall moments after pressing publish. Grrr.
But for now, this is the stack of books given to
you as possibilities to behold along life’s journey.

 

This post is part of the 31 days…yet again series.
You can find all the other posts at the top of the blog
by pressing the circle with 3 lines button or here.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “book stack love

  1. Karen L says:

    Hi Helen,
    I’ve loved this series. Now I just have to figure out how to do d the time to read (I liked your suggestions about that). I feel like I have book lists for years to come from you–which is great because it’s hard to choose….blessings!

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  2. jodyo70 says:

    Helen, so nice to ‘meet’ you–your website is beautiful, btw. Books, books, books….there are too many wonderful ones to mention. I’m reading a lot of poets lately–Barbara Crooker, Tania Runyan, Anne Overstreet (irl friends, all Christians). I find myself drawn to also, anything ever written by Elizabeth Goudge (older author–from the 40’s–amazing!). That’s all for now. I’ll be back!

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  3. Jody thanks so much for visiting. I have seen Elizabeth Goudge’s name mentioned a lot lately. I will have to check her out. How fun to have poet friends!

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  4. I am not sure how I nissed your comment. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment! I want to read more poetry this year. I will see if I can find your friends and Elizabeth Goudge sounds so familiar. Thanks for the suggestion! I hope you have already come back and will again…means a lot.
    Bless you Jody.

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