I get that question a lot. Or, maybe it isn't a question directed toward me, but rather a statement to everyone after I mention a book I've just finished.
Either way, I do make time to read. And, I'll say again that it's all relative. We make time to do what we want to do .... whether it's baking, crafting, cleaning, running, gardening, shopping, organizing, etc.
I will say ever since we turned off the TV, I have a lot more time for reading, so yay for me :) Plus, I always have a book with me. Always. I can usually count on squeezing in some reading time throughout the day whether it's for a few minutes in the carline at school or waiting on an appointment. I always have time to read.
I've gotten some emails lately about what books I recommend. I sometimes forget that I don't share on my blog every single book I read. In my head, I do - ha! At one point, I even tried to keep up with a book blog, but that became too overwhelming a task for me. Maybe someday.
Anyway, I have read many books that are worth passing along. Oh, and I do have a 'book' label in my sidebar that will tell you a few I've blogged about. The only problem with that is I run my mouth a lot and you'll have to cipher through a lot of other content.
So, in no particular order, a few must-reads (in my opinion ~ and, forgive me if I've already shared some of these). I read a lot more books this year, but these are the ones that I loved and would read a second time. Just click on each one to find out more details ...
Mended by Angie Smith
Margin by Richard A. Swenson
Love Story by Nichole Nordeman
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Give them Grace by Tullian Tchividjian
The Anxious Christian by Rhett Smith
The Prisoner in the Third Cell by Gene Edwards
Anonymous: Jesus' Hidden Years ... and Yours by Alicia Britt Chole
The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning
Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis
Anything by Rachel Hauck (Christian romance)
Anything by Nicholas Sparks (because hello ... it's Nicholas Sparks)
Some books I'm looking forward to reading in 2013 ...
Whatever Nicholas Sparks comes out with (because hello ... it's Nicholas Sparks)
7 by Jenn Hatmaker (I started this in December, but whew ... will take some time to work through)
Anything by Jennie Allen (The book is called Anything :)
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Freefall to Fly by Rebekah Lyons
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
In Search of Lucy by Lea Fairchild
Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (to read with the girls)
The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo (also with the girls)
My goal is to keep a running list of the books I read in 2013 in my sidebar.
I hope this helps. Happy Reading!