If you love books as much as I do, it’s very likely that you have a stack sitting somewhere in your home or office just waiting to be read. I have to be honest, I currently have stacks in my office, in several rooms around my home AND in my car. I’m always on the go and rarely sitting in one spot for very long, so I like to keep books handy in strategic areas so that when I do find a quiet moment, they are always close at hand.
When you look at the books that people read, you’re getting an intimate peek at the “real” person. What I find nice about sharing my reading lists and books on my blog and in my social media is the unexpected connections I make with my readers when we discover new shared interests. The same goes for when I read about others’ book interests as well.
Here are the books I rounded up to share that I have on my nightstand and in my car.
1. HGTV magazine: When I’m not watching HGTV, I’m reading their magazine. I’m a closet color fiend / interior decorator / pillow obsessed / DIYer who just can’t get enough.
2. Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, by Ree Drummond: I love bright, colorful cookbooks that read like, well, books. Ree’s always delivers.
3. All the Money in the World: What the happiest people know about getting and spending, by Laura Vanderkam: I’m about a third of the way through this and am impressed with her message of “more is not more,” how people equate money and happiness, and even helpful ideas for making money work for us and being content with what we have.
4. The Zen of Social Media Marketing, by Shama Hyder Kabani: A warm personality, an interesting life and a leading expert to follow if you are interested in using social media to support your business. I’m looking forward to hearing her thoughts on finding “Zen” in social media. I don’t know about you, but I could use a little zen!
5. A Farmer’s Life: My memories through the years, by Benjamin Wallace Thompson: This one is very personal to me. It’s my grandfather’s memoirs, written before he passed away nearly 20 years ago. I was incredibly close to him and this books helps me keep him near to my heart. I still struggle to read more than a few chapters at a time, as I often become very emotional as I read it. It’s a true testament to the power of our personal stories and how they can touch people in a very profound way well beyond what we can imagine.
Thanks for letting me share. And please… feel free to share what’s in your stack in the comments below.