Books to Read


Like I mentioned in my, I’m determind to get back into a routine with reading! I’ve added books to my queue & have been gifted a few great books, too. Here’s a peek at the books next up on my list (pictured), as well as these that have been highly recommended:

Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert (just finished it & loved it!)

Rising Strong, Brene Brown

Daring Greatly, Brene Brown

Bittersweet, Shauna Niequist

Tribes, Seth Godin

Life Together, Bonhoeffer

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo

Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg

Have you read any of these? I’d love to hear your thoughts and recommendations!


And a massive roundup of!

Currently Reading


These are the books that have been on my nightstand this month, and I had to share, just in case you’re in the market for a new read.

I just finished Love, Skip, Jump by Shelene Bryan – and I LOVED it. I’d highly recommend this easy read to anyone who wants an inspiring, faith-filled, kick in your pants read. I loved Shelene’s writing style, stories, call to action (actually loving, skipping, and jumping to serve Christ and others in His name).

“The more I see God at work, the more I understand that saying yes to God makes ripples. I know I don’t have the power to save the world; that’s God’s job. But I can leave each place I visit a little better than it was when I arrived.” – Love, Skip, Jump

I also just read The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert, for the second time! Elizabeth Gilbert is one of my all-time favorite authors, and I first read this book when it came out. It’s SO good that I recently just added it onto my ABSOLUTE favorite books of all time list. It’s in good company there, and it definitely deserves a spot. Please, please go read it – I promise you’ll be enraptured by this epic novel. And I always learn so much reading this amazing book!

The other two books, The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst and The Business Romantic by Tim Leberecht, are next up! I can’t wait to tackle these two, which were such thoughtful birthday gifts. I’ll be sure to report back.

FYI, since I absolutely love to read & adore recommeding books to others, I created a hashtag on Instagram – #stephaniereads – which you can scroll through to see all of the books I’ve been reading & loving!

What should I add to my queue at the library next?!