It’s a new year!  A time to start fresh, revitalize our thoughts, and create greater depth in our meaningful lives.

If you’re looking for a good read to feed your soul and bring peace to your journey, here are a few suggestions, new and old.

1. Savor, by Shauna Niequist

Why we love it: Shauna is deeply rooted in faith, and this journal, originally released in 2015 is just as good any day, month or year you pick it up.  With daily inspiration from the Bible, this book reminds us to appreciate the little things, and gives examples of how.

2. The Anatomy of Peace, by The Arbinger Institute

Why we love it: If you’re tired of arguing with your teenager, can’t figure out what’s wrong between you and your spouse, or just want to be a better manager at work, this book illustrates the root cause of conflict through a well told story (so its not like a text book).





3. The 52 Lists Project, by Moorea Seal

photo @jessicakeala

Why we love it: Get creative while digging deeper for what you’re all about!  This journal of lists makes you consider what you value, where your intentions are, and creates a scrapbook to look back on who you were through the seasons of this year.  If you like lists or just a hashtag full of beautiful photos (with inspiration too), check out #52listsproject on Instagram and buy the book to join the fun.


4. S is for Southern, by the editors of Garden & Gun

Why we love it: This is a great coffee table book for all of us with Southern roots or Southern love.  When you want to know more about a particular ingredient, origin, or saying, just refer to this encyclopedia of our culture!

What books are on your list this year?