Here are my favorite reads from last month.
I only read one book in its entirety during January, but it was a good one.
MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche
After having the experience uprooting my life twice in the last 5 years and having to make a new circle of friends, I was intrigued by Bertsche’s goal to find new friends.
She spends a year going on at least one “friend date” a week, and her experience is hilarious and thought-provoking. As an introvert who can lean toward the quiet/shy side with new people, I found it comforting to know that I’m not the only grown woman who struggles to make friends in adulthood.
I also liked how she explored the idea of friendship. What makes a “good” friend? And when does an acquaintance turn into a friendship?
I’d definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a fun memoir that is also thought-provoking without being too heavy.
These are the blog posts that kept me thinking long after I read them:
- Michael Hyatt (podcast) with How to Create More Margin in Your Crazy Busy Life
- Conversations Journal with Finding Hope in a Fertile Void
- Modern Mrs. Darcy with Creative Habits and Daily Rituals vs. Day Jobs and Family Life
- Rachel Held Evans with Privilege and the Pill
- She Loves with Surely You Will See the Wasteland Bloom
- Zen Habits with How Repetition Can Kickstart Habits