I’m Michelle, and I’m so glad you’re here.
The Book Devotions is for busy women who love to read books and want to make it a priority.
Here, we read for the sheer delight of it. In the process, we learn and grow. It’s as simple as that.
Com’on, I’ll give you a tour…
Booklists and Reviews
Every month, I post shortie reviews of my recent reads, and I also review bookish products. I love putting together booklists to point you toward tantalizing titles.
This is the lifeblood of our community. Every week, I send you an email with readerly encouragement, a short booklist, and newsy literature links.
I love to write about books and reading. You’ll find articles loaded with useful tips about book journaling, listening to audiobooks, and overcoming a reading slump.
The Essential Devotions
These short articles describe what The Book Devotions is all about. Consider this my manifesto.
Let’s lose ourselves in books!
Losing yourself in a book is more than just enjoying a bit of entertainment. It’s sanctifying to your soul. Here’s why.
Reading is not a guilty pleasure
Why do you feel so guilty for taking time to read books? Let’s release the guilt and embrace the gift.
Is reading books good for you?
Or is it a time-waster that detracts from your spiritual walk?
Why the world needs readers (like you)
Is being a reader that important in the big scheme of things? YES, it is. Discover why the world needs readers now more than ever.
Read to relax (here’s why it works)
I read to relax and destress, and I bet you do, too. But WHY is reading so relaxing? Here’s why books are your fast track to R&R.
Free Audio Series
10 Days to Bookish Bliss
Been in a reading slump, my friend? Everything you need to love reading again is just a click away. This is a step-by-step email-audio journey that leads you back to your book-self, even if you’re starting from zero!
Here are my most recent articles, booklists, and reviews.
My 5-star book reviews for August 2022 include the latest Amor Towles and Andy Weir, plus several children’s award-winners.
My book reviews for July 2022 include a Regency romance, deep Christian nonfiction, and two major DNFs.
Book reviews for June 2022 are in! One divine classic, plus several cozy romances, and some literary novels that gave me mixed feelings.
Jane Austen is in a class by herself. But, if you’ve devoured all her novels and want more, here are seven authors similar to Jane Austen that die-hard fans will love.
Huzzah for mysteries! They’re even better in the hands of a talented narrator. This list of best mystery audiobooks has a bit of everything, from classics to cozy plots to gritty thrills.
What are the best books for the nursery? I’ve got you covered with my family’s most loved, most requested picture books that will stand the test of time (and a thousand rereads).