2021 Bookshelf

2021 book collageIn November of 2014, I read a blog post encouraging folks to set aside a bookshelf for all the books read in a calendar year. As the year goes by, you see the shelf filling and are reminded of time well spent. (I wish I could remember who to thank.)

The project was so rewarding I’ve continued it every year. I’ve found the process of adding books enjoyable and helpful. Sometimes you forget a really good book.

This year I read far fewer books than in years past. I just didn’t have the bandwidth in the midst of moving, getting to know a new congregation, a daughter’s wedding, another daughter blessing us with our first grandchild, my mom’s cancer treatments, starting a business, writing a book… I need to post a personal update! 

Many blessings to those of you who find strength and solace in reading during very full seasons. Many blessings to those of you, like me, who don’t. Let’s be kind to each other, and to ourselves.

Helpful Hints

  • If you read most of your books electronically, or through library loans, consider setting up a virtual bookshelf on Pinterest.
  • Another option for a virtual bookshelf is to set up a profile on Goodreads. Be sure to fill in a start and end date for each book you complete. You can even set up a reading challenge for the year.
  • My list includes books I read and books I listen to while traveling. (I now have a short commute to church) There are wonderful, free audiobooks available through your local library. I’ve been buying audiobooks at deep discounts via Chirp

So my friends here’s my 2021 bookshelf. I hope it encourages you and that you find a treasure or two. Should it be helpful to you, I’m glad to provide more feedback on specific selections. Just leave a comment below. Also, feel free to leave your book recommendations in the comments.

Happy reading. Happy exploring. Happy growing. – Lisa <><

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