Aug 13, 2018

Monica’s Reading List

Monica’s Reading List. What I’m currently reading.

I enjoy the escape and imagination that books bring to my life. I’d love to read more frequently than I do, but here is what is on my nightstand currently. I’d love to hear your comments.

Each picture is a link to Amazon, should you want more info, just click on the book covers to see the prices and if they are on Prime.

The Masterpiece

I recently finished Francine Rivers novel, Redeeming Love, and I really enjoyed it. So a girl friend suggested I read The Masterpiece. I’m a third or so through it, and I am really liking it so far. Hopefully I can pick it back up in the next few days. The Masterpiece is about a single mom and her relationship with a successful artist. I’m not sure what is going to happen yet, but I will not ruin the surprise! I think I find this story so intriguing because the artist is a former Foster kid.


Jesus Calling

So I love the daily devotional Jesus Calling. I have enjoyed it every since a client gave it to me few years ago. I love that it has a 2 minute daily uplifting devotional. This makes a great gift for yourself and others you want to encourage. I recommend the leather one pictured above because this is something that will be a keepsake for most people for years to come. Click on the pictures to find out more info and order if you like!


Gentle Babies

This is such a great resource for moms of young kids. I refer to this book often and enjoy the wellness benefits of using essential oils on a regular basis. With this resource, we have always had safe and beneficial results using essential oils on our young children. If you use essential oils on children, this book is a must-have! #monicasays

What I’m planning on reading next!

Girl, Wash Your Face

I’m a Rachel Hollis fan. I recently discovered her Podcast, Rise, and became a fan of her uplifting and challenging banter. She encourages you to meet your goals, take care of yourself, and move forward with your life. In this book, she dedicates each chapter to a common lie we tend to believe about ourselves. I also like that she and I have several things in common. She is also an adoptive mom, has 4 kids and she doesn’t settle for a good marriage, she wants an exceptional marriage. I’ll probably throw this on my Amazon Prime order this week!

Jesus Calling for Kids

I’m getting this book for my 7 year old and I to read in the morning before school. This will be a wonderful way to start her day, and teach a good habit.

Book Description : Based on her original Jesus Calling, this version has been adapted in a language and fashion that kids and tweens can relate to their everyday lives.

After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down what she believed He was saying to her through Scripture. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her devotionals.  They are written from Jesus’ point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling.

Hug Your Customers

My (wannabe) pal Rach, Rachel Hollis, recommended this book on her podcast. She says its the #1 biz book she recommends. Hands down. So I’m gonna take her advice and read it.

Book Description: If you want to put your arms around your business and bottom line, you’ll want all the updated information and practices found in the landmark business bestseller, Hug Your Customers. The only way to stay in business is to have customers; the only way to increase your profit is to attract more customer visits by providing exceptional customer service. It’s that simple says Jack Mitchell. Hug Your Customers shares the hands-on practical philosophy that has allowed Mitchell and his Family of Stores to thrive and excel in today’s challenging retail marketplace. Filled with accessible advice, personal case studies and tips any businessperson can use, Hug Your Customers is an energizing blueprint for customer and employee retention, increased per capita spending, and groundbreaking success.


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4 thoughts on “Monica’s Reading List

  1. Girl, Wash Your Face is on my list too! And I just love that you’re starting Jesus Calling with your kiddos – what a great thing to start now ❤️ ❤️

  2. The thought of having a book tell me to “hug my customers” makes me cringe 😉 I just finished Girl, Wash Your Face. It was an easy, enjoyable read. You’ll like it!

    1. Haha well if you aren’t a hugger, than I can see why. I’m curious to see what they reference as “hugging” if it is indeed hugging or another form of connection.

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