Books I Loved that You Might Too

My Favorite Books of 2018

I’ve always been a bookworm and 2018 was no different! Over the past few years I’ve gravitated toward non-fiction and just love learning about new things and people. You’ll see from this list of favorites how skewed my non-fiction vs. fiction reading was last year, because to be honest some fiction I started and didn’t even finish! I’d love to hear what books you were into and what books you think everyone should read! 

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Educated | This became a #1 Bestseller basically everywhere, for good reason. 

Barking to the Choir | After discovering Father Greg Boyle’s first book, Tattoos on the Heart, I quickly dove into this newer one. I have told so many people about my love for this book and we actually got to meet Fr. Boyle at an event in Winter Park this year! Definitely a high point for me!

The Ministry of Ordinary Places | I was obsessed with Shannan Martin’s first book, Falling Free. It seriously changed the way I think about my life and comfort and our mission right in our own family and neighborhood. Both of these books are like a warm cup of tea, and draw you in to the beauty and power in our everyday, ordinary lives. I’m telling you, this will change the way you think about your neighbors. 

A Wrinkle in Time | I know, I just now read this in 2018. Some of you read it in school but it took me this long. I can’t say it was my favorite book ever, but the concept of what we know vs. what is real but unseen captivated me and I was left thinking about it for weeks.

The Book of Polly | Funny, in the same vein as Ya Ya Sisterhood or Steel Magnolias. I am confident that Allison Janney and Ellen Page would be perfectly cast as the main characters.

Everybody, Always  | Bob Goff’s follow up to Love Does, it’s funny, engaging, and really makes you want to live a bigger, more outrageous life.

Getting Back to Happy | This one is written by our close friends Marc and Angel and made the New York Times Best Seller List, which was such an awesome achievement!

It’s What I Do  | This was published in 2015 but I didn’t read it until the beginning of 2018. MAJORLY eye opening memoir from Lynsey Addario about her life as a war/conflict photographer.

Leave some love and do tell, what were your favorites of 2018 and what are you going to read next?

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