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2 Books On My Amazon Wish List..

I love getting excited about books I would like to read.

Interestingly enough, both these books were brought to my attention through social media, either through a podcast or instagram.

I am excited about both of these books and hope you are too!

  1. The first book I hope to order soon is written by Jody Moore entitled “Better Than Happy: Connecting With Divinity Through Conscious Thinking.”

Jody Moore is a life coach and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I personally love her podcast entitled “Better than happy.”

I have learned so many insightful things from Jody Moore. She teaches many different things, but can help anyone navigate through stress, frustration, and hardship. She is encouraging and a delight to listen to. I know her book will be incredible.

At the price of only $14.95, you can’t wait to snag this impactful book.

2. “I Like Me Anyway: Embracing Imperfection, Connection and Christ By Brooke Romney is another book I am excited to read soon!

Brooke Romney has a huge following on social media, she has great tips for parenting, raising teens, self help, and more.

Romney talks about ways to increase your personal peace, something we could all learn more about.

Even Better? You can order this book for only $12.59!

I hope you enjoy reading these books too. Once I am finished reading them I will give you my full review, but I am sure these books won’t disappoint.

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Good Reads, Gospel Topics, Lifestyle, podcasts

A Great Book Suggestion For You!/My January Book Pick

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I am always looking for gospel centered books.

Well this book suggestion is perfect for that!

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This book edited by Morgan Jones entitled “All In: Exploring What It Means to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” is in incredibly inspiring book.

Jones is the voice behind the podcast “All In,” and she has taken snippets of different podcast interviews and created this wonderful, uplifting, Christ-centered book.

There are parts of this book that will bring you to tears.

And there are other parts of this book that will motivate you to be closer to Christ.

I have loved this book, and at the price of only $15.99, you will enjoy this book too!

Let me know if you read it!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Baby, Family, kids, Lifestyle, Parenting

A Children’s Book All Mother’s Need To Own!

This book “You’ve Got This Mama!” by Megan Park is incredible!

The book is so relatable to all mothers who have ever had young children or any children at all!

This cute book is a reminder that being a mother is a full time job with hard days, but oh so wonderful days as well.

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I personally have a hard time reading it without getting emotional, it’s beautifully written.

The illustrations are beautiful too, and my kids love it when I read it to them.

And at the price of only $11.99, you’re getting a great deal for a wonderful book!

Hope you enjoy it!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Good Reads, Lifestyle

Amazon Gift Idea: One of My Favorite Books!

If you have never read Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson, you will LOVE this book!

This book is a page-turning romance.

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This fun story is light and intriguing, that you will enjoy re-reading.

And if you’re an Amazon Prime member, the books paperback price is only $13.99

If you need a great gift idea for a woman of any age...purchase this book here.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Good Reads, Lifestyle, Parenting, Relationships

A Book I’m Excited to Finally Start Reading!

I love to read any type of self-help books.

This book “More Than A Body,” is one I can’t wait to read!

I just ordered this book on Amazon and goodness I’m excited to jump into reading it.

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I have been following the authors Lexie & Lindsay Kite for years and I love all their insight on body image.

The authors have their doctorate degrees and have a vast knowledge on the topic of body image.

I feel like body image doesn’t just have to be for girls .. it affects men too.

This was a book I knew I’d want to mark up and re-read so buying it was worth every penny.

As a mother to young kids , I want to be able to teach my children how to have a healthy body image.

I also want to lead by example by having a healthier body image myself…. It’s a journey I’m on.

You should join me in reading this book! I think this book will be very beneficial in many ways.

Click here for the book link.

Enjoy your reading !

xoxo

Christy Lee

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A Spiritual Book I am Enjoying…

If you have been following me you know that this month my goal and focus is on “Strengthening My Spirituality.”

If you click here, you can find the free printable I made which is “20 Days of Spirituality.”

My reasoning for wanting to strengthen my spirituality is because I believe spirituality is the core of who we are.

2020 was a bit of a whirlwind …and I became aware of just how powerful and significant spirituality is in my life, and in the lives of others.

Naturally–I knew I wanted to straighten my spirituality and it will not end after a month. My hope is that this month with really kickstart me into truly prioritizing spirituality into my life.

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So with that…

I would recommend this book “Holy as You Are,” By Christie Gardiner.

I will say, this book relates most to people that are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

However, the overall theme behind the book is for anyone wanting to strengthen their spirituality.

This book is beautifully written and it’s focus is on reminding women that they already possess so many holy attributes and qualities.

This book is uplifting and a great read.

You can find this book online or at Desert Book or Seagull Book.

I would love to hear any spiritual book recommendations you may have, please just comment below.

Until Next Time!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Good Reads, Lifestyle

One of My Favorite Books to Read!

I read this particular book recommendation a few years back and I still remember how interesting and thought-provoking it was.

The book is entitled “Hotel on the Corner is Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford.

This compelling book is a novel. Part of the book takes place during the time period of World War Two.

The main characters are Japanese-American and Chinese American.

The story line goes into great detail about the struggles, trials, and racism that was experienced by Asian-Americans at this time.

There is also a beautiful love story intertwined amidst the trials.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone.

It was a book that I didn’t want to put down, I enjoyed the storyline and the characters.

A beautifully written novel.

I hope you enjoy this book too!

To purchase, click here

As always, I would love to hear any book recommendations you have as well!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Good Reads, Lifestyle

Top 5 Books I Want to Read This Year/Goodreads

Do you have the Goodreads app?

If not you should get the app, or go online and join goodreads!

It’s fun to find friends on Goodreads and see what books your friends have enjoyed or would recommend.

Here are 5 books that I would love to read in the next six months :

All the Light We Cannot See

Educated

Little Fires Everywhere

Insights from a Prophets Life: Russel M. Nelson

The Girl with Seven Names

Have you read any of these books that I hope to read?

Or, do you have more recommendations for me?

Find me on goodreads under: Christy Austin and I will follow you back!

I hope you take time to read a bit today!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Good Reads, Lifestyle

How to take time to Read

If you’re following me, you’ll notice this month my goal is to take time for your mental health.

Last week I worked on my mental health by listening to a podcast everyday …. this week my goal is to read for 20 minutes a day. It’s amazing how reading does wonders for your mind and mental health. Reading is a great way to relax and get absorbed into a story.

Relax and Read!

I know it’s EASY to find reasons not to read a book. However, reading a book is so great for mental health in a variety of ways. Here is a list of ways to take time for reading without feeling guilty :

1. Read a book that helps you learn a new skill and feel accomplished after your finished reading. Even if the skill is a “self- help” or “how to better your life” type of book… read it.

2. Find a genre you know you love. When you’re easily sucked into a book there’s less of a reason to think about your long “to-do” list while reading.

3. Remind yourself that reading is taking time-out for yourself and it’s not selfish … reading is uplifting and can help you be more productive in the long run.

4. With the great weather starting to settle in… read a book outside to soak up some natural vitamin d as well.

5. Join a book club and read along with your group. Being able to socialize and discuss the book is not only fun, but great for your deep thinking skills!

So …..go find a book you think you’ll enjoy and start reading!

During this pandemic where the world has turned upside down a bit, take time to enjoy some fun reading and I think you will be surprised by the positive effect reading has on your mental health and stability.

Here is a list of resources to follow to find some great books!

@moms.book.club

Amazons best sellers

Brookeromney.com has a great book list!

Until next time!

Xoxo,

Christy Lee