Living Your Best Life – reading

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Blessings my friends and thank you so very much for taking time to stop by, I always appreciate your visits.

This week I have a very simple question, “What are you currently reading or listening to and would you recommend it to others?” If yes, please briefly tell us why…..

Thank you so very much! As always, I look forward to all the amazing responses and this time I will be making a list of all of your (hopefully) recommendations.

~ wendi is an author of 3 books that you can check out here.


89 thoughts on “Living Your Best Life – reading

  1. Currently reading Demonic Indemnity which is by Craig McLay. About the first human to work in the investigative side of paranormal insurance claims. So far it is very interesting. First time I have read a book by him. I did get free through the Freebooksy site. How I have found new authors. Get first for free and then I buy the rest lol. Have an great day 🙂

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  2. With my blogging and family, I don’t get time to read that I want. I have a Louise Penny book that I recently bought sitting for me too read, but I don’t know when I’ll get to it. It is detective fiction and the writer is really good

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  3. I am presently reading “The Wisdom of Wilderness” by Gerald G. May. The author wrote this book in the final year of life and it is chockful of wisdom and beautiful poetic writing. I am enjoying it immensely and would highly recommend it.

    From the back cover:
    “May was a great soul who taught us to be present in the world and to notice things in their mystery. This book is clear, funny, direct, and unpretentious.” – Alan Jones

    I couldn’t have said it nay better than that. I enjoy books on spirituality that don’t preach at me. This is definitely one of them.

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  4. I am nearly finished with Irish writer Tana French’s newest “The Searcher.” Her last book before that was pretty dark, but this one is less so but equally engaging. I just finished a very funny Swedish book “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman. I have read all of his quirky books and they always cheer me.

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  5. between blogging and life I get very little reading time and am currently editing or proofreading two other bloggers books as they prepare to publish … I’ve never published, other than professional articles 🙂

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  6. I just “discovered” Roseanna M. White this year. I got the first of her Shadows over England series set in WWI, loved it, and immediately bought the next two. It’s about a group of young people who had been orphaned or abandoned and became “street kids.” They found each other and bonded together in a makeshift family and took in new ones as they found them. They supported themselves by pickpocketing, but never stole from anyone who was poor. One of them gets a job from a mysterious Mr. V, who has some nebulous tie with the government. He wants her to spy on a man of German descent and discover evidence that he has ties to Germany and is disloyal to the king. In the meantime, she discovers her “mark” is a Christian. I loved the story, the characters, and the fact that the author is unafraid to deal openly with Christian issues. So much Christian fiction has become just clean fiction with maybe a couple of subtle suggestions about faith or prayer. I’ve always felt that Christian characters should act like Christians in books. The first book is A Name Unknown (review here:, the second, A Song Unheard, the third, An Hour Unspent.

    In nonfiction, I am reading In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character by Jen Wilkin. I’ve loved everything I have read of hers and learned from it.

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    • wow! thank you so very much Barbara for leaving such an awesome and detailed review, I really appreciate it. This helps me and so many others who are looking for something to read. I hope life is treating you well. God’s blessings to you and yours.

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  7. The cancer whisperer by Sophie Sabbage and the cancer Olympics by Robin McGee both on audible both read by the author which brings a different life to their powerful words. I have metastatic cancer so the intersections are fairly obvious but anyone should listen to these stories.

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    • First let me say that I am so very sorry that you are dealing with such a heavy weight. I have prayed for your this morning and will continue to do so. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your reads as these may be helpful to someone who stops by. Wishing you a day that is kind……….

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      • Oh I love when I know someone who says they will pray for me will pray for me. There are so many people who will say that just to get away from someone with terminal cancer that their prayers are not going to be said and their promises are empty. I know that your promise is not empty, so with much appreciation I say I am grateful.

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      • Oh my, it is truly my pleasure to pray for you….but….my heart breaks that you are going through these trials. I prayed for you to feel God’s peace, love and miracles to surround you this evening.


  8. Currently reading Bill Bryson’s enormous tome The Body. A veritable mine of information if you’re a popular science nut (which I am!). I’ve been reading and laughing at Bill’s brilliant books for as long as I can remember. (His companion piece A Short History of Nearly Everything is another one I’d recommend).

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    • thank you so very much John for stopping by and commenting, I really appreciate it. A Walk in the Woods is one of my favorite books so I will need to check out another one of his. Thank you for the encouragement. May your day be blessed.


  9. Great question – It’s interesting to see what people are reading!
    I’m still shoulder-deep in American crime thrillers. It’s an obsession. I’ve got a few Greg Iles books at the moment but the other excellent author I read last was David Baldacci, any in the Maxwell & King series. Nothing like a good book, snuggled up with a blankie and cuppa tea!

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    • 🙂 Thank you so much Caz for taking time to stop by, you always leave such great comments! I am going to check out the authors you listed, I have to admit I am familiar with them so I get to learn some new names……’s to a day you feel well enough to read and may your tea taste amazing! 🙂

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  10. Hi Wendi, I’ve just started the final book in the Earth’s Children series (Jean Auel) – I’ve read them all before, some years back, but definitely worth a second visit… they appeal to the wild woman in me! I’ve lent my copies so many times and, surprisingly, they always find their way home!

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    • Hey! It is so nice to “see” you! 🙂 I have never heard of this series but I am definitely going to check them out. I LOVE the name…….Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting and I hope today is treating you well.


  11. Wonderful that we can read and escape for a time into the world of fantasy.. Though the book I picked up last week from my book shelves was one I have perhaps read twice already in recent years. But I so needed to read it again to encourage me not to give up as I keep my intention in tact.. The book is by Wayne Dyer and is called The Power of Intention..

    A little quote from Barnes and Noble dot com on this book says~

    Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has researched intention as a force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. This book explores intention— as something you do— as an energy you’re a part of. We’re all intended here through the invisible power of intention. This is the first book to look at intention as a field of energy that you can access to begin co-creating your life with the power of intention. Part I deals with the principles of intention, offering true stories and examples on ways to make the connection.

    “Dr. Dyer identifies the attributes of the all-creating universal mind of intention as creative, kind, loving, beautiful, expanding, endlessly abundant, and receptive, explaining the importance of emulating this source of creativity. In Part II, Dr. Dyer offers an intention guide with specific ways to apply the co-creating principles in daily life. Part III is an exhilarating description of Dr. Dyer’s vision of a world in harmony with the universal mind of intention.”

    A great read…. 🙂 Sending love as we all learn to live our best every day ❤ Huge Hugs dear Wendi ❤

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  12. It is so hard to recommend a book because we all have different taste in reading material. I’m only going to recommend one that is the first of 3 my sister got me started on and it is the one book that has made a lasting impression. Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo. Most of my current material is by Dr. Joe Dispenza or Gregg Braden. Then I have a host of cozy mysteries that are pure mind drivel. I don’t have to concentrate on them and can listen when working on something or read before bed.. I’m reading a Chicken Soup for your Soul book as usual one story a night before sleep. This one is “Listen to your Dreams.” I also subscribe for a daily free story online from an assortment of their books. My reading is probably as eclectic as yours. Novels are never at the top of the list. I have to be careful what I read because I take it into my sleep and body. It’s why my television viewing is mostly Hallmark and HGTV. Keeping it light.

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    • Thank you so very much for all this wonderful suggestions and I am sorry it took so long to respond……..You are right, I also have very eclectic reading choices which keeps things interesting. The book, Breakfast with Buddha sounds amazing and I am going to check it out, thank you so much for the suggestion. I don’t have cable but if I did I would also be watching Hallmark……..a lot, especially around the holidays…..thank you again for all the wonderful info, looking forward to new stuff!

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