Last year, I started thinking about what top 5 books truly changed my life. As I put together my list, I started thinking how fun it would be to know what books affected the lives of those ladies I so greatly admire. You can see the original post here.
Today, I am thrilled to share with you more of my favorite ladies and their top 5 books. I know how impactful reading can be and these are women I greatly admire. To peek into what books may have shaped those amazing qualities is truly humbling and I’m so thankful they have shared with us today!
Same “rules” as last time!
READ SOME AMAZING BOOKS:
I’ve intentionally asked them to only share with me their top five without going into detail because I think we can all get something different out of the books we read. AND this post would have been the length of a book itself. ; ) Check these books out on Amazon through the links. If they sound appealing, download the Kindle sample. If you don’t have a Kindle or iPad, get the Kindle app for your phone. Read all the samples that interest you and then pick to read only the books that really resonate with you. Book reading shouldn’t be overwhelming. It should be exciting!!
ENTER TO WIN:
This year, instead of giving away my top five books, I’m giving away a $50 giftcard to Amazon so you can order whatever books from the list pique your interest!! To enter, follow the amazing girls below on Instagram. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Each person you follow counts as an extra entry!! Contest ends Friday!!
Definitely don’t forget to click the links to these gals! These ladies are not only making things happen, but they are doing so gracefully and generously and I am consistently inspired by the thoughts they share and even the products and services they offer.
AEDRIEL of AEDRIEL MOXLEY
Sacred Parenting | Power of a Praying Wife | The Same Kind of Different as Me | Restless | Captivating
ASHLEE of ASHLEE PROFFITT
Because He Loves Me | Good News for Weary Women | Redeeming Love | Start | Every Good Endeavor (and her favorite Bibles!! ESV Study Bible | ESV Gospel Transformation Bible | The Jesus Storybook Bible)
GRETCHEN of LIVE LIVED BEAUTIFULLY
Glimpses of Grace | The Jesus-Hearted Woman | Clout | You and Me Forever | The Insanity of God
HAYLEY of WILDLY CO., THE TINY TWIG and THE INFLUENCE NETWORK
Love Does | Essentialism | Unafraid | Gift from the Sea | The Jesus Storybook Bible
JENN of THE WELL STUDIO and JENN SPRINKLE
Love and Respect |Love Does | Power of a Praying Wife | Restless | Thirty One Days of Prayer for the Dreamer and the Doer
KAREN of PURSUIT COMMUNITY
The Cause within You | Love Does | For Women Only | Five Love Languages for Children | Draw the Circle
KATIE of COTTAGE HILL MAGAZINE
Love Does | Daring Greatly | Greater | The Artist’s Way | The Alchemist
LARA of LARA CASEY MEDIA and SOUTHERN WEDDINGS MAGAZINE
7 | Radical | Love, Skip, Jump | Restless | The Best Yes
MEGAN of SCARLET & GOLD
Redeeming Love | Hannah’s Hope | Blue Like Jazz | Entreleadership | Rhinoceros Success
NATALIE of NATALIE METREJEAN
The Beauty of Beholding God | Sacred Singleness | Restless | 66 Love Letters | Women of the Word
STEPHANIE of STEPHANIE STERJOVSKI and SS PRINT SHOP
My Name is Hope | Jesus > Religion | Love Does | One Thousand Gifts | The Defining Decade
WHITNEY of WHITNEY ENGLISH and THE DAY DESIGNER
A Severe Mercy | 7 Habits of Highly Effective People | A Million Miles in a Thousand Years | Daring Greatly | Passion & Purity
VALERIE of VAL MARIE PAPER
The Happiness Advantage | Profit First | Love, Skip, Jump | The Hole in the Gospel | Eat Pretty
GREAT suggestions ladies! I cannot wait to dive into so many. Thank you so much for sharing! <3
I’m so glad you did part two of this! I have referred back to last year’s Top 5 post for reading suggestions several times over the past year 🙂
Awesome + inspiring list of books. Thanks for sharing such a great resource, Valerie!
Morning! Thank you SO much for this amazing list of books, I am always looking for great reads. I now know where to go when I need another book, I also added most of these books to my Amazon wish list, so I don’t forget about them! You rock Val! I am looking foward to following these amazing ladies as well.
Just a note — We don’t all have smartphones, and without one, we cannot sign up for instagram. 🙁 I do follow Gretchen and Lara on their blogs though. If you want to reach more people, don’t restrict access to 1 option. I do follow blogs by email, and I use Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and I download free books to my Kindle.
Hi Janet! So sorry about that! If you’d like to follow along, you can actually do so online at https://instagram.com/. No iphone needed to look at their feeds! 🙂 I would definitely check out their instagram feeds. I think for most of these ladies, this is their main source of inspiration so I definitely wanted to point to this platform more than others. I know for FB for me, about 100 of my 2,000 followers actually see my post so I’ve focused my energy on instagram where there are no crazy algorithms or limitations for who can see. Hope that helps!!