Three books to read every day

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I’ve always been a bookworm, one of my earliest memories is curling up in the den I’d made on top {!} of my wardrobe when I was a little girl – it was the perfect place to hide away and read. Reading is a great form of escape, at the end of a busy day, a hot bath and a good novel is the perfect way to unwind and to loose yourself in someone else’s life for a little while.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Books are also a great source of comfort and inspiration to me. Over the last six months, I’ve read some truly inspirational books that have really made me stop and think, books that have helped shape me, that have given me the confidence to build a life I love. You can see a few of my previous reads HERE}. The problem with life is that it gets crazy busy, and there are just not enough hours in my day to read all the books I want. I need to be reading, every day really for me to be happy, and I’ve found the solution in a few bite-size books, books that have just a little to read each day.

These three books are my daily companions throughout this year;

1| Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

This had been on my Amazon wishlist for a really long time, and then a friend lent me her copy late last year. If you’re not familiar with it, Simple Abundance is 366 readings that include a quote and an essay for each day. the daily words on simple living are beautiful to read, and covering topics from keeping a simple home to gratitude it’s full of poignant reminders. It can be a little over the top – but that suits this flower child perfectly. You can pick up a copy for as little as a penny plus shipping – so I’d recommend picking up a copy if you haven’t got one.

2| Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are

This is one I have on my kindle, so most mornings I will read when Beastie first stirs around 6am for a feed, before I leave him sleeping and sneak out of my bed. It’s a wonderful start to the day – filling my head with beautiful words to ponder.Shauna’s reflections are short enough to read when you have only a few minutes,  yet poignant enough to keep you thinking about all day long. The premise of this book is savoring the small moments of each day, and Shauna’s words fill you with laughter and tears, make you feel comfortable yet still nudge you to make the right choices.

3| A Year of Puttery Treats

This one is a little less deep, a little more frivolous – yet it still inspires me a little, and always makes me smile. A mix of housekeeping tips and pampering tips, A Year of Puttery Treats is 365 days of “a little something fun for each day of the year”. I don’t always follow each day’s tips, yet some I have and I’m pleased with the results!

 

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14 Comments

  1. May 8, 2017 / 11:55

    Love the sound of these books, I need to read more.

  2. May 8, 2017 / 13:22

    These books sound really good. Especially the first one: Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy. Life seem empty without simplicity.

  3. May 8, 2017 / 14:18

    Seriously need to change my reading habits: each morning I wake up and read the news… then wonder why I’m depressed all day. I need to change tack to books like you recommend.

  4. May 8, 2017 / 16:53

    When I saw your photo I knew I would enjoy this post! I have had Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy on my bookshelf for years. I have often found words of comfort within the pages. I also have Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self by the same author. If you enjoyed Simple Abundance, you will enjoy this one too.

  5. May 8, 2017 / 18:59

    These titles all sound so inspirational. I wish I read more, maybe these would be a good place to start. Thank you for sharing.

    Nadia xx

  6. May 8, 2017 / 19:26

    These sound like the kinds of books I should be reading. I absolutely love reading and how therapeutic it is, but rarely find the time. I know that something should give to allow me to set some time aside…one day I’ll get my act together x

  7. May 8, 2017 / 19:31

    Thanks for the book recommendations I’ve just finished my book so on the hunt for another!

  8. May 8, 2017 / 21:23

    I haven’t read any of these but I do love reading and will definitely track these down to give them a try!

  9. May 8, 2017 / 21:30

    I love to read bit can’t make the time at the moment. The idea of a short verse or passage a day seems much more manageable when you are very busy.

  10. May 10, 2017 / 09:21

    I always had my nose in a book….not so much recently. Really need to make time and sit down and read.

    These look interesting, thanks for the recommendations

  11. May 11, 2017 / 15:33

    I adore the escapism a good book offers… I try and read a little each day even if I haven’t got the time. Love the idea of some of these, especially if they inspire a daily dose of joy :)

  12. May 11, 2017 / 20:23

    I have the first one. I will have to give the others a try. I currently have a book of daily poems on my bedside that I read every night.

  13. May 13, 2017 / 10:45

    I am still trying to find time to finish my Harry Potter Cursed Child LOL

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