January Book Review

I wrote a post last month about my three major goals for 2016 where i reference wanting to have a portion of each day social-media/technology free… a smaller goal of mine is to read more this year, so I’m thinking the two will go hand-in-hand. I constantly had my nose in a book as a child and teenager (loveeee to read!), but haven’t made time for much reading in the last several years and I miss it! My goal is to read one book a month this year, and use this reading challenge from the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog as a guide and inspiration (how fun does that reading challenge sound?!). You can follow along with what books I’m reading by searching #WatchAbbeyRead on instagram.

Outside of the occasional clearance find, or borrowed book (my Dad and I both love political thrillers and he shares all his favorites with me), most books will probably be read on my Kindle.

I strolled through Barnes & Noble (okay, more like dragged two kids through B&N for a touch-and-go 17 minutes. #MomsDontStroll) one afternoon for some book inspiration, and picked up this little read for $8.


Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address & Other Writings

It was an incredible little book full of Lincoln’s speeches. He was such a powerful communicator. Even though it’s only 89 pages, it is definitely no speed-read… the historical language really required my full, 100% attention and took 3 weeks for me to finish. I found myself wanting to underline sentence after sentence. It’s a small book, and the perfect size to tuck in a purse or diaper bag to pop out and read a couple pages when you have a quiet few minutes to spare (or want to avoid laundry… let’s be real).

reading during naptime.


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reading during naptime.


Send me your book recommendations! Also, any feedback on using the Goodreads app?




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