I’m sitting here eating my favorite holiday treats (pretzels, drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with candy canes). I’ve been trying to avoid this snack, but there are boxes upon boxes of in our cabinet. Let’s just say I’m being festive?
It’s 60 and sunny here, which is absolutely my kind of December. Mac and I went on a walk sans coats today. I’ve been thinking a lot, lately, about what I want the holidays to look like for him as he grows up.
Over Christmas break when I was younger, I remember playing outside and reading a lot. I think I read Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul in one sitting when I was 12. Those stories were so good, man.
I don’t know that I’ll read as much this Christmas season. McCoy isn’t really into family reading yet :) But, I thought I’d share a few books I’d recommend for those who might be pounding the pages over the next week.
Where the Crawdads Sing // I just started reading this one and, honestly, can’t say enough about it. It feels like summer. Reads easily. And the story will hook you fast.
The President Is Missing // I feel like I need to preface this one: it’s cheesy. But if you want a fast-paced, mindless read, this will fit the bill. It’s basically like 24 in a book.
Liturgy of the Ordinary // This is the perfect book to read to start the new year with an appreciation for the daily routine. It will help you recognize the beauty in the mundane, like making your bed or mowing the lawn.
Girl, Wash Your Face // If you’re looking to start the year off with some extra motivation.
One Day in December // I haven’t read this one yet, but it’s on my list!
I’m also wondering if anyone recommends Nine Perfect Strangers? I have not heard great reviews but being a major #LianeFan, I’d like to give it a go.