Grown-Up Book of the Month (February 2020)

When I wrote Gathering Great Goals for 2020 last month, my first resolution for the new year (2020) was to read one grown-up book per month. This is quite a lofty goal for me, because last year I succeeded in reading only one book that didn’t fit into the Children’s Literature genre, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

I’m on track with my goal and finished The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming by Sally & Sarah Clarkson in January. Here’s a quote from the book that sums up the theme and content.

The point of home is to be a refuge for the soul, a place where beauty can be encountered, truth told, goodness touched and known. (pg. 181)

Now, it’s February and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I’ve got love on my mind. This month I’m going to try and read The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell.

📚 If anyone wants to join me in reading this book please do so. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the book in the comments below!

📚 Have you read any of The Five Love Languages books by Gary Chapman? If so, what did you think?

19 thoughts on “Grown-Up Book of the Month (February 2020)

  1. I read the same book for January that you did! My second book is Treasure in the West. Technically it would count as like middle grade or junior high biography but I don’t have any middle graders so I’m totally reading it just for me 😉 I like books for this age group better than a lot of adult “fun” reading because it’s cleaner.

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    1. You are an inspiring reader! How many books did you read last year? I can’t remember the exact number, but I know it was one of the reasons that I made reading more books one of my 2020 goals! I need to figure out how to friend you on Goodreads!

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      1. The national center for biblical parenting which is authors turansky and Miller is my fave fave fave of all time for parenting books. I love the Mitford series by Jan karon set in NC mountains too !

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  2. Definitely the Mitford series, Years ago I read The 5 Love Languages. I wish I could retain what I read but I remember at that time I thought it was kind of deep.

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    1. Wow, that’s 2 recommendations for the Mitford series by Jan Karon. The amazon reviews are very good as well. I will definitely put these on my “want to read” list. Thanks for the tip!


  3. David read the 5 love languages (not for kids, just regular). He shared a summary for me, and I see it all in our kids – they are grown. I get it too, I love talk and touch and so does David and that is when I feel we love best when we are doing that. I was married previously, my ex could go weeks without talking at all, it was just who he was – it was a real problem for us. He was a buy/$ guy. Buy him a gift, he felt love, but would probably never even say thank you, because that was talking. When we first met, he talked, but as the marriage continued he stopped. Even now if he sees the kids, they tell me they sit in silence and he buys them dinner and a small gift. Weird how love languages are so different.

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    1. It’s a very interesting concept! It makes a lot of sense. The kids version suggests learning to speak all the languages since children are still developing and may need different languages more at some times and other languages more at other times. I probably should’ve read the regular book first. I’ve been trying to give my husband a summary and figure out our love languages too!

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