As I mentioned this morning, winter is officially here. As are the holidays. And this means it is time for me to actually do something about my grand plans of a gift guide. I ended up borrowing a page from Oprah and Sarah (of the SHU Box) and deciding to start with a Favorite Things Gift Guide. Tonight is Favorite Things To Read. There will also be Favorite Things for Making Life Easier, Favorite Things for Comfort and others.
This year, I loved:
Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally made me laugh and want to cry and draw and connect with people. It was truly truly wonderful. Based on how much I loved this book, I would recommend other Patti Digh books, such as Creative Is a Verb: If You’re Alive, You’re Creative or and Four-Word Self-Help: Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives
I also reread A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table. Yes, it is a book about food, but to me this book is really about family and hopefulness. I have loved Molly’s writing style every since I started reading Orangette years ago, and this book is more of that wonderful style.
While we are on the food theme, a book that is also about families and food and traditions that is a wonderful read is Talking with My Mouth Full: Crab Cakes, Bundt Cakes, and Other Kitchen Stories.
When in need to inspiration, writing prompts and just generally a companion in changes, I pulled out the following:
And that wraps up Favorite Things to Read – more favorites posts to come in the next few days.
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