Summer Reading

Shoes: Old Navy; Socks: Target
Happy Thursday to everyone out there...not that Thursday is anything special but it is my, scheduled blog post day, so maybe it is special for me :)
Okay, so it is summer right? And well, with no school it is the perfect time to become a bookworm and eat up all of those books that have been on your list for awhile! Or maybe you just ordered some new reads and they arrived in the mail (like me)!!! I discovered a site awhile back called Thriftbooks and well, lets just say I might have gone a little wild and now be running out of shelves for all of my books. I never used to like reading much growing up, unless of course it was something I "Wanted" to read. However, over the years I have fallen in love with books and eat them up!! Weather it is classics like Jane Austen, old time setting adventures/chick flicks, or just those good ole "make your life better" books (which I have a lot of), I LOVE books. Thus, when summer roles around I roll out the books and start my reading. 
These three books I am featuring today are just a few of the many books I have found at Thriftbooks and can't wait to read. I have for some reason always been a girl who was ever so slightly obsessed with I guess you would call them "relationship books?" Not, that they are necessarily totally about relationships as much as they are about guarding your heart, rethinking dating, courting, falling in love with God, letting God write your love story, "preparing to be a help meet" and so on and so forth.....I just really love books on these topics! I guess it is because our world is so messed up when it comes to these areas of our lives and I have always wanted to do things "right" per say and also understand the struggles that teens and young adults of today face. Therefore, here are three books I can't wait to read!!



When God Writes Your Love Story
By:
Eric and Leslie Ludy

I was intrigued by the title of this book more than anything, but Leslie Ludy is also the founder of Setapartgirl. and also s well known speaker/author. I just started this book and already love it. It is unique because it is written from both perspectives of a Guy and Girl and goes through the process of their relationship and eventual marriage. The book focuses on the central topic of finding a love worth waiting for which is such an encouraging reminder!


Not Even a Hint
By:
Joshua Harris

If you have never heard of Joshua Harris stop what you are doing right now and go buy his books!!! SERIOUSLY!!! Joshua Harris is one of my all time favorite authors!!! He is most known for his book 
I Kissed Dating Goodbye which is an utterly phenomenal read (one of my favorite books) and he also has a sequel called Boy Meets Girl which is just as amazing. His two younger twin brothers are actually the authors of the famous book Do Hard Things (which you are probably familiar with) so evidently writing AMAZING books runs in the family:) I am super excited about this book because it focuses on guarding your heart against lust. Now, I realize that this is not always an issue for everyone, but having knowledge on the subject and realizing how others might fall is so beneficial in life in order to understand what our world struggles with and what is quickly taking over our society and minds! Definitely can't wait to dive into this one:)


Emotional Purity
By:
Heather Arnel Paulsen

Our emotions are one of the hardest things to keep in check when in a relationship or when we like someone. Thus learning how to guard our hearts and emotions in purity will greatly benefit us in the long run so that when the time does come we are not bombarded with emotions we cannot control but rather know how to handle them with friends and in actual relationships. I really am excited to read this book also (I am just excited to read them all)! "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life"- Proverbs 4:23.

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So....... now I am curious.......

Have you heard of any of these authors before?

Have you already read one or more of these titles?

Do you like reading books on these subjects?

What are some of your summer readings?

Happy reading to you book worms:)






9 comments

  1. Oh! Books! A post with books in them means a post which Naomi comments on. :-)

    I've not heard of any of these books - although I've heard of some of the authors. I'm a HUGE bookworm, but 99% of the books I read are novels, mostly fiction. But maybe I should try one of these! I have definitely ordered some books for myself for the summer, including a beautiful copy of one of my favouritest EVER books, 'Rebecca.' (You should totally read it.)

    Are you on Goodreads? It's the best social media ever. All about books! :-)

    ~ Naomi

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    1. Haha....this post does seem like something up your alley:) you should definitely check out some of these books sometime! I am a pretty big fan of novels too so I might have to check out "Rebecca". And, no, I am not in Goodreads but it does sound like something I would be interested in:)
      Happy summer reading!!
      -Madison

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  2. Ooh, books!!! I've actually never read any of these books, but I may have to go and check them out. Usually I stick to novels/fiction, but these look really interesting. Right now I'm in the middle of re-reading the Harry Potter series, but once I finish I may have to go and find these!
    xoxo
    Grace Anne
    http://totallygraced.blogspot.com/

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    1. You should totally check these out sometime Grace!!!:):)
      -Madison

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  3. I haven't read any of those books, but I've read others those authors have written. Probably one of my favorite books ever is "Boundaries in Dating." When my husband and I were dating we went through it together, and I found it to be really practical in helping us determine where we wanted to draw our relationship lines. It would be really beneficial if you're not dating someone, too, to help you think through the way you want to date. I have found that no one way of dating fits every person and their situation, so I liked this book for it's principle-based ideas to consider instead of specific rules that may or may not work in my circumstances.

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  4. I almost bought "Boundaries in Dating" when I bought these other three books but I decided to wait until my next book haul. However, that is definitely a book I will read sometime because it sounds fabulous and one I would love. Thanks for your feedback and your personal review of the book Emileigh.
    -Madison

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  5. Summer calls for new books every bit as much as it does lemonade, sundresses, and ice cream cones, if you asked me. I recently purchased several (vintage & cooking related) books on deeply discounted sale from Chapters (the biggest Canadian bookstore chain) for less than $30 in total and will be well set on the reading front for at least the first half of summer thanks to them.

    Happy page turning!
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Oh yes...cookbooks!!! I have always wanted to spend time cooking new recipes in the summer but time always gets away from me. I hope you enjoy your new books though:)
      -Madison

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  6. I actually have When God Writes Your Love Story, but I have never read it, this makes me want to pick it up! I just found your blog and I love it:)

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