living :: reading list 02.19

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI love to read. I always have. Yet, there are periods that I go through that I don’t read as I just can’t seem to find the time. Do you experience this too?

One of my intentions this month is to read more. And goodness, my reading list is long. Yes, I am one of those that has a list of all the books I want to read…so that when I do find the time I can just pull it up and find exactly what I am looking for without having to try and remember the name.

Here is what is on my reading list this month…

February Reading-2

.01 The Clean Plate by Gwyneth Paltrow – um love! I really have loved all of GP’s cookbooks, but this one might be my favorite. I took this to bed Friday night and stayed up way too late devouring all the recipes and information. And if I am being totally honest, I ran out to the store on Saturday to buy ingredients so I could make some recipes. I have made dinner for the past three nights using this cookbook, and plan to make another dinner out of it tonight. Let me just say “I am in love with aquafaba.” What is aquafaba? It is the liquid from a can of chickpeas used to make a clean version of homemade mayonnaise. It’s so easy and tastes delicious. Trust me, delicious! I also love that by adding a few different ingredients to the base, you can have a lemony garlic sauce, a crema, and a ranch dressing. I already know that my immersion blender will be one of my most used kitchen tools this year!

.02 I know, I know – I am so far behind on reading Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. I must admit though that I am almost done with it. I picked it up this past weekend, sat down, and read it in almost one sitting.

.03 Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Creative living beyond fear, yes please! I am looking forward to diving into this one and learning how to let go of my fear to live the creative life I want.

.04 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I can’t wait to read this one. The setting is in the marshes of North Carolina and it has romance, murder, and mystery…what else does one need?

.05 A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood. It’s set in 1929 in the English countryside of Cornwell. It’s a coming-of-age romance with a Gatsby-esque vibe. The Great Gatsby was one of my all-time favorite reads in high school and anything that is Gatsby-esque definitely has my attention. Can’t wait to read this one around Valentine’s Day.

.06 It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst. The same author of Uninvited, so I obviously have to read this one too. After the last year I had, I am looking forward to some wisdom and insight on how to work through it and move forward.

I will finish up Girl, Wash Your Face tonight and then start another Where the Crawdads Sing tomorrow night. Have you read any of these? Or all of them? Tell me, what are you reading? Anything good that I should know about? Please share!



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