Like I’ve done in a few past years, I’m sharing my favorite books that I READ this year, not necessarily books that were released this year. Normally I read a lot of fiction, this year the only fiction I could get through was Jaber Crow by Wendell Berry. Not on this list but if you haven’t read it, you must.

Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers: Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season by Erin Benzakein

The truth is, I want A Year in EVERYTHING: bread, coffee, cats, fluffy pillows. I loved Erin’s first book and this book is even better. Every page is full of gorgeous flower photos and inspiration.

Searching for Certainty: Finding God in the Disruptions of Life: by Shelly Miller

I was thrilled to get to read this book early for endorsement and I stand by what I said when I first read it: “Shelly’s words continue to mentor me. In Searching for Certainty, you’ll be challenged and encouraged by a thought leader, beauty hunter, and profound question-asker. I look forward to referring back to this book many times for the rest of my life.” Sadly, we lost Shelly a few weeks ago, at the end of the book, there’s an update to her story as of spring.

Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function and Style in Your Home by Nikki Boyd

You don’t even have to read this one, just flipping through Nikki’s photos will have to wanting to declutter and organize. She’s a great instagram follow as well.

Kitchen Garden Revival: A Modern Guide to Creating a Stylish, Small-Scale, Low Maintenance Edible Garden by Nicole Burke

After reading this book, and passing it along to Chad, we created a raised bed garden that became one of the highlights of 2020 for me!

Magnolia Table Volume Two: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines

A Staple for every kitchen and it looks great sitting in the kitchen too.

HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes

Normally I don’t share books I haven’t ready yet, but I’ve been looking forward to this one–it just released (YESTERDAY) and I’m saving it for my Sunday afternoon read.

Home Sweet Maison: The Fresh Art of Making a Home by Danielle Postel-Vinay

I picked this book up at a tiny bookshop on a whim and it’s been a delightful read that’s made me think differently about how we use every room in the house.

Shadow and Light: A Journey into Advent by Tsh Oxenreider

This is our new go-to book on Advent, simple, graceful and doable.

Rhythms for Life Planner and Journal: 90 Days to Peace and Purpose by Rebekah Lyons

This book landed in my office right after the release of Welcome Home and it was perfect timing for me to prioritize and document how I’m resting, restoring, connecting and creating. A great addition to your life.

Will the Circle be Unbroken: A Memoir of Learning to Believe You’re Gonna be Okay by Sean Dietrich

UM, I think I have a new favorite writer. I preordered this book for Chad and I could NOT put it down. An excellent read, Sean’s website is fantastic too.

The Lazy Genius Way: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn’t and Get Stuff Done by Kendra Adachi

They should hand this book out to everyone at high school graduation. Or college graduation. Or when you have a baby, or when you simply feel overwhelmed.

Gravitas: The Monastic Rhythms of Healthy Leadership by Jerome Daley

Chad and I both ordered this book separately without realizing the other had already ordered it. It’s good enough to have two copies, mine is highlighted up and sits in my office with my business books so I can refer back to it often.

In related news, I released my third book this fall, Welcome Home: A Cozy Minimalist Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round. It’s a New York Times Bestseller and is the perfect book to read right now as we are moving into Christmas Decorating Season.

Want to see my favorite books from past years?

Favorite books of 2019

Favorite books of 2016

Favorite books of 2015

Favorite books of 2014