It's that time of year where we all tend to cast a glance back at the compilation of time and experiences of the past 12 months. Highlights, low moments, adventures had, experiences enlightened and so on. Media outlets issue the year's best lists and even bloggers find recaps a fun way to realize all life has held for this year preparing quite quickly to close!
When 2018 began, I was in the middle of sabbatical and finally turning a corner to some much needed spiritual healing. I prayed for God to show me how to best honor Him with the extra time I had on my hands since writing was on hold, He was faithful to answer. He said, READ! And read I did.
The books God led me to played a phenomenal role in my return to peace and understanding. Some were titles I enjoyed with my high schoolers as they worked on literature tie-ins to their history studies. Others were finds intended to encourage me as a homeschool mama (even after 11+ years it is still needed!!) Even my leisure fiction finds were a reprieve, helping me to find missing pieces of my more romantically creative self!
Being a firm believer in the idea, good things are meant to be shared, I have decided to compile a recollective list of my literary adventures from the year! NOT included are my book reviews for Tyndale and Lifeway or the books I started and then returned to the shelf because I didn't like them at all!!
And that is it!! Or at least that is what I can remember! My brain feels full and I have loved these literary adventures in 2018, I look forward to what great books God has in store for 2019!
What did you read in 2018? Any big favorites or recommendations?
Have a blessed rest of the Christmas Season and a joyous New Year ringing-in!
This has been a Five Minute Friday Post in conjunction with Kate at Heading Home where bloggers are sharing the books they read in 2018. Hop over for more great reading ideas and/or to share your own!
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