{What I’m Reading- July}

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Once upon a time, you would never see me with anything but the latest fiction best seller in my hand. Of course, there was also a time when I exclusively read cult science fiction and a time where I exclusively read historical fiction, or classic fiction, or young adult fiction.

See the pattern here?

I never pegged myself for a non-fiction reader, and yet, my Reading List for last month was exclusively non-fiction! {I am assuming this kind of goes along with the realization that I download my fiction novels on audiobook so I don’t have to ‘waste’ time sitting down for no purpose and can listen to them as I clean or drive!} Don’t expect much of a change this month, either… fiction is great, and I have spent a great deal of my life lost within it’s pages, but my reading time is so limited that I really have to pick and choose what makes it into the line-up! I have one fictional story in my {Definitely Reading} list this month, that I added because I am determined that reading shouldn’t be just for “enrichment”. And so I can remember to read just because I love the stories!

Onto this month’s reading list!

{I am not including Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul on the numbered list this month, although Good Morning Girls  is still hosting the book as the current bible study! I am still reading in it almost daily, so it’s still currently on the bedside table, it’s just not on the list!}

{Definitely Reading}


1. Parenting from the Overflow by Terri Lynn Underwood

I have been a fan of Terri’s for a long time and was so thrilled when I had the opportunity to read her book! It’s been inching itself towards my bedside table {where all the books I’m reading through the month come to rest while they’re on the list} for a little over a month, so I’m super excited to finally get to open it up!

2. God Knows My Name: Never Forgotten, Forever Loved by Beth Redman

This book is another that I have been waiting eagerly to read, but I am also a little scared to read it because I know {really know} that this book will probably reduce me to tears because flipping through the book when I received it, I have already come across passages that made tears well up. I am never completely prepared for that! I need to be moved to tears occasionally, though, and this book and I have a date with a box of tissues!


3. The Good Wife’s Guide: Embracing Your Role as a Help Meet by Darlene Schacht


Darlene Schacht, aka The Time Warp Wife, wrote this book to help the rest of us learn to enjoy what we do day in and day out. Honestly, this book is a book I have probably read a dozen times, but I enjoy it and there is so much practical wisdom on every page that I have to periodically re-read it! I learn something new almost every time I read it!


4. Frumps to Pumps – Your one-month motivational to getting dressed and staying that way! by Sarah Mae


Okay- Confession time! Although I was lucky enough to be among the first to receive this book when Sarah Mae put out the call for reviewers and test readers last year, I have yet to make it through the entire book! {Cringe} Don’t beat me! Since I adore Sarah Mae, and since she is about to release her fourth book and I have yet to work through this one or Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe , it’s time for this book to make it onto the monthly reading list!! {I lucked out by getting to review 31 Days to Clean – Having a Martha House the Mary Way when it was released, and it was awesome and changed the way I think about housekeeping… so I have high hopes for putting this one into practice!!) Desperate will make the list next month!  ; –)


5. Deadly Deception (Deadly Series) (Volume 1) by Andrea Johnson Beck



Andrea Beck is freaking awesome. {Just a side note!} Besides the author’s apparent awesomeness, this book is a fictional drama at it’s best… and I intend to delve deep into the mind of Anne once again before Deadly Redemption is released!

{Hopefully Reading}


Be Hopeful (1 Peter): How to Make the Best of Times Out of Your Worst of Times (The BE Series Commentary) by Warren Weirsbe


This is one book in a series that I intend to work into my reading over the next couple of months. It is a study of 1 Peter.


Pursuit of Proverbs 31 by Amy Bayliss


Amy Bayliss rates among my 20 Favorite Bloggers of All Time, and her book, Pursuit of Proverbs 31, is written in the same patient style that she writes on her everyday blog. I received this copy of this book when I purchased a Homemaking Book Bundle a couple months ago, and I read the first chapter of this book… and have eagerly been awaiting the time I could carve out to read the rest of it!


*This post contains affiliate links, and any purchases you make from the above links will result in a small compensation for me. However- I didn’t add these books to my list because of the compensation… these are genuinely the books that I had already planned on reading this month! You can read my entire Disclosure Policy here


2 thoughts on “{What I’m Reading- July}

  1. That’s some list! I need Frumps To Pumps! But I’m cheap so I have to wait til it goes free. I haven’t read a fiction book in three years; it’s all education reform and parenting books. Yes it is as sad as it sounds.

    • HAHA! I’ve had Deadly Deception in my Kindle for at least six months, and haven’t made it past the first page! What’s worse, I have the first book of A Song of Fire and Ice sitting beside my chair for three months and have made it LESS than 1/2 of the way through it! {Maybe I should have added it to the list!} I feel old when I think about the fact that I don’t read fiction anymore. 😦

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