Mid-Year Reading List

Midyear reading list

Midyear reading listA Mid-Year Reading List

At the beginning of the year, I had a few books that were on my list to read or re-read.  As the year has progressed, I have added a few more to my list.  Some of these I have read and some are on my list to read throughout the rest of the year.  As my kids have gotten older it has become easier and easier to get back into reading, something that I was voracious about before they came along.  I would usually stick to fiction books but as both my businesses have grown . . more practical books have entered into the list as well.


The Lifegiving Home by Sally Clarkson is one I have been slowly reading through over the past 6 months.  The book is fantastic for any momma wanting to be more intentional in her home.  There is so much meat to the book that I have really had to think through what I am reading.

Uninvited by Lisa Terkeurst is focused on those feelings of being left our and lonely.  While I put this book under the list of personal books to read, I think we as business owners often struggle with this feeling of being on the “D List” so to speak.  I haven’t started reading this one yet but I am excited to.

Cultivate by Lara Casey is such a treasure to read!  I was honored to be part of the team of ladies that read it before it came out as part of the launch team.  It came at the perfect time where chaos was the theme of our household.  It is a great study to do with a group of girlfriends and really pour into it together.  The book follows Lara and her family through the journey of loss and joy while cultivating a life of intention in the midst of that journey.  This book was so good, I will be rereading it soon.


The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeier is a book focused on brand building.  Our goal this year for both arms of the business was to really hone in on what both brands really stood for.

Lovemarks by Kevin Roberts is another branding book recommended by Mary Marantz in her bootcamp class.  I haven’t read it yet but expect it to be awesome.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a classic business book and a best seller.  It has been on my list for awhile but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet.

Disclaimer: Cultivate was provided by the publisher. The reviewer was under no obligation to offer a positive review.