Books on My Fall Reading List

Books on My Fall Reading List

I love to read.  The problem is finding time to read.  I’m sure so many of you feel the same way.  Between work, working out, cleaning house, and spending time with family and friends….taking the time to sit down with a book just doesn’t happen as often as I’d like.

But I’ve been trying to be intentional about reading. I had a few trips where I had time to read (or listen to audio books…my new favorite way to consume books!), and I’ve got a fall reading list.

I’ve read:

For the Love by Jen Hatmaker.


This book had me laughing, made me feel like she was stepping on my toes, and also was full of Biblical truth.  SO so good.  If you love Jen, or even if you’ve never heard of her, you’ll love this book. It’s like a girlfriend giving you the real truth.

I’m reading:

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.

This is a book on writing- both on the theory of writing and the practice of writing.  EVERYONE at AWBU was talking about this book, so I got it (actually, work got it- so it will belong in their library once I’m finished).  So far I really like how it’s easy to read and truthful.

Bullets in the Washing Machine by Melissa Littles

This is a book for police wives.  I started reading it a year ago when Tyler was in the academy, and I’ve been slowly chipping away at it since.  It can get sort of heavy when it talks about fallen officers, so I can’t dive super deep into it at any one point in time.

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson.


You might know her as The Bloggess.  Her first book (Let’s Pretend This Never Happened) made me literally laugh out loud while reading it.  I’m only just starting this one, but so far, it’s just as great.  It’s a funny book about depression and mental illness, which is odd. But Jenny is odd.  And I like it.

Books I’m listening to:

Eat More Better by Dan Pashman.

This is a book about eating from a guy who hosts a podcast I love (the podcast is called The Sporkful). He has such an interesting take on food- like how to build the perfect sandwich.  I like it.

Rising Strong by Brene Brown.


I like Brene.  I had seen her TED talk a while ago, but she fell off my radar.  But earlier in the month, some coworkers heard her speak at a conference and came home RAVING about her.  So I downloaded her book.  I’m barely into it, but I like her honesty about life and vulnerability.  I like the challenge to be brave, to fail, and rise strong.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling

She is funny.  So funny.  And I’m not sure far into listening to this one, but I just love Mindy. I’m excited to hear more about her life through this book.

Books on my “I want to read” list:  

A Little Bit Wicked by Kristin Chenoweth. I got this one at her concert last year and need to read it.

Fight Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg. I have heard great things about this book and would love to read it.  Maybe we can do the Bible study next year at church.


Blue Baseball Virginia by Lorrie Davis McDonald. Mom gave me this book. It’s about Alzheimer’s and caregiving.  Need to read it.


What are you reading?


  1. I read For the Love by Jen, and it was one that I almost didn’t finish. I thought it was really cliche in everything being done for the Love of Jesus. That’s my opinion, but I thought it would be more scriptures, etc. I don’t know why. I really love her stuff. I am dying for Brene Brown. She was off my radar for a while as well.

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