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What's on Your Bookshelf {A Linkup}

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Do you guys read Modern Mrs. Darcy?  Anne blogs about all kinds of timeless topics for the modern woman, but one that is most prominent is her passion for books.  She has some great reading lists and recommendations.  And today, she's hosting a linkup where we get to show off our bookshelves!  I LOVE seeing what other people are reading.

I know that most of my books are strictly from one genre right now, but that's just the season I'm in.  I read to be inspired in my faith journey.  Maybe next year I will transition over to Fiction but for now, I am happy as a clam with this stack of inspiration.  My taste in music on the other hand, is quite eclectic.



Here is my pseudo bookshelf...which is actually my nightstand.  I wrote recently about how my nightstand is always full of "pretty clutter".  And it's true.  I keep all my favorites right here next to my bed where I can read or reference them often.  Someday I dream of having an office with a floor to ceiling bookshelf.  But for now, this suits me just fine.

I will post my full list of the books I've read in 2013 in a few weeks. But for now, here are just a few of my favorite titles:

The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel
Gods at War by Kyle Idleman
Grace for the Good Girl by Emily Freeman
A Beautiful Offering by Angela Thomas
Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge
The Resolution by Priscilla Shirer

Confession:  I have not taken the Kindle plunge yet.  I still just love the look and feel of a real book in my hand.  Anyone else still holding out?

And does anyone have a good book recommendation for me?!  What has been your favorite this year?

// Linking up with Anne here. //

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25 comments:

  1. I've had my Kindle now for about three years. It was gifted to me by my husband, who saw how upset I was when I had no room for the massive book collection I had grown when we moved to our current house. Since then I have let go of some of my physical books, but kept my favorites...and instead, I collect e-books now. I do love holding an actual book in my hands though!

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    1. I am sure I will cave at some point! I actually think it's a brilliant piece of technology. Thanks so much for stopping in to say hello!

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  2. I'm on the fence about a Kindle, I would so love it for traveling but also love the feel of a real book in my hands...

    My nightstand also houses all my current reads. We read Sacred Marriage on our honeymoon and I've heard good things about Sacred Parenting. How are you enjoying it so far?

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    1. I haven't even tackled Sacred Parenting yet! It's one of those that has been calling to me from the nightstand every night and I have failed to fully commit to it yet. I really loved Sacred Marriage though! Thanks so much for stopping in to say hello!

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  3. I love that phrase nightstand full of pretty clutter. I agree, it's so nice to have some favorite books right by my bed! I also love to pick out books to take on vacation. It's kind of can become a heavy issue because I just get so excited about having so many amazing options to celebrate being on vacation with!

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    1. I agree with you about the vacation thing Amy!! :)

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  4. This has been the best link up ever! I do read some online books- kindle, nook, iBooks. I try to use them as more "educational" reading, but then I miss seeing all my scribbled notes in the margins (even though I plunk our post it notes on the iPad books). Yes, books have seasons. I am in a similar one as you. Thanks for sharing. Amy

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    1. I love making notes in my books too! I also write dates because I love referring back to when I learned something. So glad you understand the "seasons of reading" thing. :) Thanks for stopping in Amy!

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  5. I am reading a MOPS book right now, called The Artists Daughter by Alex Kuykendal. It is an autobiography and stories from the authors life. I am really into stories of brokenness and redemption right now and this fits that well. I love book recs ;) Another book that is changing my life right now is The King's Cross by Tim Keller. It is just AMAZING! Walks you through the book of Mark with fresh eyes (at least for me and the others in my small group).

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  6. So many of your books are familiar, as hey're in my collection too :-) I'm a 'hybrid' 'real' book/Kindle reader, I buy more Kindle books of late as they tend to be cheaper than IRL books (esp with the cost of books here in Australia), and also it satisfies the instant gratification part of me :-)

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    1. You are so right about the instant gratification thing. And ebooks are so much easier on the budget too! I will probably cave at some point. :)

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  7. oh I am so with you about Kindles! I don't have one and don't have any plans to get one, because I love "actual" books so much ;) but I've heard they are really good for traveling, (you don't need to bring a whole stack of books, just the ereader).

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    1. So true! It really is a brilliant piece of technology. I'm sure I will cave at some point. :) Thanks for stopping in!

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  8. I hadn't actually noticed your books were stacked on your nightstand until you pointed it out! They look really pretty there, stacked up nice and neat.

    If you haven't read Shauna Niequist yet, definitely add her to your list--she'll fit right in with your current stack of inspiration.

    Thanks for sharing your shelves!

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    1. Love Shauna! I picked up Cold Tangerines at the Influence Conference and fell in love. Thanks for hosting the fun linkup Anne!

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  9. Do you have a copy of HONEY FOR A WOMAN'S HEART? I think it's even better than her booklist for children.

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    1. NO! I need to! Thanks so much for the great suggestion!

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  10. Your photo is giving me book fever! There's something special about a "real" book that I have a hard time letting go of, too. A friend just gave me a Nook though, so I'm taking the plunge into ebooks soon, but honestly my dream is a ginormous library of amazing books. I'm so dying to read Emily Freeman's books. Right now I'm re-reading Beth Moore's Get Out of That Pit and have Holley Gerth's You're Already Amazing and Chip Ingram's The Invisible War by my bed. I just re-read The Case for Faith and learned just as much the second time. If you haven't read Philip Yancey's The Jesus I Never Knew or Judah Smith's Jesus Is _____, I highly recommend them.

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    1. Funny you should mention Jesus is ____ because I am quite literally in the middle of reading it right now! I just posted it on my instagram recently. I am loving it! I am also reading "God Sized Dreams" by Holley Gerth but haven't read her other one. Will have to check out Invisible War. Thanks for all the amazing suggestions!

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