For the past couple months I have swapped listening to music on my way to and from work, in the shower, and while I am cooking, for listening to audio books. I am going to start this by saying “not sponsored” (I wish!) but I have been obsessed with Audible for almost a year now. If you do not know what Audible is, it is an audio book subscription app where for a monthly fee you can choose one new audio book a month. You can also purchase extra credits for a discounted price. When you sign up you get two credits to start off which is great!
I wanted to share with you today a couple of books I have been listening to (besides the Harry Potter books which I have also been listening to – I am finishing up the second one now!) that have been inspiring me lately.
Reshaping it All – Candace Cameron Bure
I loved this book because it follows Candace Cameron’s journey from her struggles with her diet while a young girl om Full House to her relationship with food now. She also shares delicious recipes and stories from her personal life that help you see healthy living in a different way.
I also listened to and enjoyed Kind is the New Classy & Dancing Through Life by Candace Cameron Bure because I just love her! Her books are definitely very Christian based, however the positivity that shines through her books make them great to listen to, especially during stressful times.
Grace not Perfection – Emily Ley
Emily Ley is the creator of the Simplified Planner so this book was all about intentional ways to make your life a little.. simpler.
Cultivate; A Grace Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life – Lara Casey
This book has to be one of my favorites so far, and I know I will be listening to it again. The way that Lara uses her garden as a metaphor for life really inspired me in a way that I haven’t been inspired before. I always feel calmer and more relaxed after listening to a chapter of this book. It has also inspired me to try and grow my own herb garden this Spring!
In search for my next inspirational book I went ahead and downloaded “Girl Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis. I had heard from many people how much they loved it so I figured I would give it a shot. I am going to be honest with you – I got through this first two chapters or so of this book and I went ahead and returned it. I could not connect with what Rachel was saying and how she was saying it. When she started talking about how if someone falls off of a diet that they are on she can no longer trust them – because how can she trust someone who can not keep a promise to themselves? Something about that struck a negative cord with me and at that point I went ahead and returned it.
That is another great perk of Audible – if you download a book and do not like it, you can return it and they will refund your credit no matter how much you have listened to.
If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them! I can not wait to share my Spring Reading/Listening List with you in a couple of weeks!