I’m not a minimalist, but I’m slowly working towards it. I don’t want stuff to dominate my life. Do you have clothes in your closet that are three sizes smaller than what you currently wear? Are you holding onto items from your parents that you will never use? Do you have ten sets of sheets but only own two beds? Then The Joy of Less is the book for you! Too much stuff weighs us down, takes up our time, and clutters our homes and minds. Author Francine Jay encourages us to deal with clutter, get rid of excess, and live happily with less.
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Are you in the mood for a quest? How about searching for sunken treasure? If so, then Robert Kurson’s Pirate Hunters is the book for you! Join experienced divers Chatterton and Mattera as they go in search of respected English captain turned pirate Joseph Bannister and his vessel the Golden Fleece. Arghhh!
The Hardest Peace is the heart-wrenching, grace-filled journey of Kara Tippetts. This intimate view into her life follows her through a painful childhood, falling in love with her husband, treatment for stage-IV cancer, and finally to her sickbed with young children cuddled alongside. Through it all Kara shows us the story God has been writing: one of forgiveness, grace, trust, and beauty even in the midst of life’s hard times.
I’m only 56 but I’m already dreaming about retirement, so How to Travel the World on $50 a Day grabbed my attention! Matt Kepnes imparts a wealth of knowledge to help you find cheap flights, different types of accommodations, and great food for less. If you’re dreaming too, check it out!
Having grown children and friends in their 20s and 30s drew me to Kelly Brown’s book Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps. The often laborious, sometimes painful process of growing up and acting like an adult is addressed in this amusing, tell-it-like-it-is guide.
Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is motivating! The de-cluttering and organizing guru has us consider which things “spark joy” in us to determine what to keep and what to let go. Her organizing and storing ideas are transformative! You’ll be inspired to simplify and de-clutter your life!
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Find a hero in The Children of Huang Shi ! This true story takes journalist George Hogg behind the lines in war-torn China. With the help of a partisan leader, an Australian nurse, and a former aristocrat, Hogg attempts to save 60 orphans through their perilous trek over the mountains.
In the mood for a Gothic mystery complete with murder, deception and greed? Watch The Woman in White, the story of two half-sisters who battle the constraints of the times and the power of men in their lives to protect, teach, ensnare and do away with them!
If you love nature and the outdoors then A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans was written for you! It tells the incredible story of a black wolf who forgoes the life of the pack and seeks out contact with humans and their dogs near Juneau. It’s a moving, bittersweet read!