I learned this year that a hot cup of tea and a perfectly timed book can do wonders for my soul. The following are my top 5 motherhood books of 2021. They were all easy to read and provided me great comfort and guidance at different points within their unique frames.
In no particular order, here are my top 5 motherhood books of 2021:
Life Creative by Wendy Speake & Kelli Stuart
If you’re a creative mom buy this book now. It will speak to the very depths of your creative heart and give you practical advice on how to mother, wife, and create well.
Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson. If you’re drowning in diapers, dirty laundry, dust balls, and dishes wondering if there is a purpose to it all Sarah and Sally’s words will encourage (and challenge) your weary soul.
Silver Willow by the Shore by Kelli Stuart. For an uplifting fictional story that will challenge you to examine your own life of hidden things (good or bad) look no further. Kelli has masterfully intertwined three generations of mothers thoughts and longings that will inspire you to love purposefully and deeply.
Keep A Quiet Heart by Elizabeth Elliot. This book is a collection of Elizabeth’s personal letters to mothers she mentored, arranged topically. I reference this book often when I need instant encouragement from a spiritual mother figure.
Different by Nathan and Sally Clarkson. A mother son duo let you in to their personal thoughts and struggles while being and raising a “wild child” who they refer to as “different”. If you have a wild child read this book. It will deeply encourage your concerned mother heart – it did for me!
The Lifegiving Home by Sally Clarkson. If you are looking for day to day tradition inspiration Sally does a masterful job arranging her families traditions by months of the year. When I feel like I need new inspiration for a month or season I simply read the appropriate chapter.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. If you’re wondering if your personality (or your child’s) is important read this book. It’s a haunting WWII novel centered around two sisters who are as different as night and day, and how they both end up saving lives during WWII. The personality comparison gives me hope that my wild child will do something positive for the world one day and my goody two shoes can make a difference too!
What books have spoken to your soul this year? Share them with me on Instagram @livvyroberts