I’ve mentioned my love for Shauna Niequist many times. Years ago, I read Cold Tangerines and it spoke to me like no other book had. Since then I’ve read it every year. It just makes me feel good. Sadly, I loaned it to someone this year and can’t remember who so I might have to go buy another one soon.
I’ve also shared her most recent book, Bread and Wine, which is completely different than Cold Tangerines but still wonderful. So today I’m sharing my love of her again with Bittersweet. Bittersweet is “thoughts on change, grace, and learning the hard way” which is kind of my theme so I’ve enjoyed reading it also.
There is something about the way that Niequist writes that resonates with me. And like any great author, she presents herself in a very human way that makes the reader feel like we would just be best friends if we ever met in person. I did get to see her speak a few years ago, but didn’t get to meet her so we’re not yet best friends. It’s coming soon though, I can just tell.
So today I’m telling you to read Shauna Niequist and get her books for your girlfriends, sisters, and your mom too. She writes from a place of wisdom and grace that we could all benefit from reading her. And also, I’m giving one of you a copy of Bittersweet with some other little goodies to celebrate day 6 of the 12 Days of Trusty Chucks Christmas. Just leave a comment below telling me someone you’d like to give this book to and I’ll pick a winner tomorrow. Thanks for reading!