In the Books

As always its a hodgepodge of variety.  Here’s where I landed this week….

hygge book


The Book of Hygge– After a dinner with a lifelong friend she started talking “Hygge” to me and I was lost.  It’s a Danish word that evokes a sense of “contentment, comfort, and connection”, but also has erupted in the style world over the past few years.  It’s a quick read and intro into the world of all things Hygge.

rusty nail book

The Rising Star of Rusty Nail by Lesley M. M. Blume was a read aloud with my big kids for the last little while.  It’s set in small town Minnesota in the 1950’s and is a mix of humor, history, and music.  It was a great read.  This is the third Blume book we’ve read this year.  She’s a fantastic storyteller.

whole brain child book

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson- This one was recommended by one of our child’s counselors. Bridging the physical development of the brain with behaviors exhibited, this book shares some helpful strategies to aid our children’s growth.

wicked city book

The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams.  I’ve read several of her novels this spring and this was by far my least favorite.  It bounces between the 1920’s (think bootleggers, flappers, speakeasies) and the early 1990’s ( a young married woman whose caught her husband cheating).  Too predictable and dragged.

dream keeper book

The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes.  My oldest daughter studied Hughes this Spring with her co-op.  My favorite this pass through was “Poem”.  I’m trying to intentionally add more poetry to my weekly reading.

praying bible for kids book

The One Year Praying through the Bible for your Kids by Nany Guthrie was recommended to me by my college roommate when we were together a few weeks ago.  I’ve found myself in a bit of a prayer rut with the kids and praying for the more obvious struggles they are facing–This book is helping me with a more robust prayer life for my little people.  I highly recommend it.

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