Books I’m Reading Lately

Apr 11, 2017

I love to read. Especially right before bed. Reading books allows me to connect with my imagination and it helps me wind down and relax. Sometimes, I read lying next to Paul in bed, but most of the time I read in the bath using my favorite bath accessory – my bamboo caddy (and drinking hot tea of course).

In this recent blog post, I talked about the five categories that determine a human’s level of health and overall well-being. So here’s an updated list of what books I’m reading for each “health” category of my life right now:

Spiritual – Gripped by the Greatness of God, Visioneering

Physical – Think & Eat Yourself Smart, The Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur’s Guide to Holistic Health

Mental – Thrilled to Death, How to Love

Social – Just 18 Summers, Same Kind of Different As Me

Interests/hobbies – Kisses from Katie

Some of these books are really quick reads, and others are so dense that it’s taken awhile to finish. All of them are full of wisdom and truth that I can’t read them and not be changed in some way. Once I’ve read a chapter or two, I spray my BRAID bottle onto my silk pillowcase and fall asleep to the soothing aroma. I love this light spritzer because it’s free from unwholesome ingredients, preservatives, and chemicals. I’m also comforted knowing that in a small way, I’ve contributed to the health of a child I’ve never met. For each purchase, BRAID donates 10% of their profits to Hope Supply Co. – a charity that meets the critical needs of homeless children by providing necessities including diapers, clothing, school supplies, and toys, as well as various programs to enhance their lives.



Photography Bryan Grayson

Apr 11, 2017 | Books


  1. Sarah

    Great list of books! Children who see adults reading and enjoying it, are much more likely to read themselves.

    1. VeiledFree

      That’s so true, Sarah….thank you for that sweet reminder! I hope Audri can always look to me as a role model – and that she enjoys reading as much as I do!

  2. Lindon

    Thanks Ciara for sharing these awesome list. I have the opportunity to have read “Thrilled to Death, How to Love” and I must say it is really a great piece and I will recommend it to all. I will try my to read the others when I am less busy. Ones gain, thanks!

    1. VeiledFree

      Thank you, Lindon! Let me know how you like the others!

  3. VERA

    Nice collection and inspiring posts Ciara . It feels great that through our little actions or postive habits, we have able to touch the lives of others . A friend also recommended “Same Kind of Different As Me”… I plan on reading it next month . Thanks

    1. VeiledFree

      Thanks Vera! Yes, please read it when you get the chance!

  4. Mark Lincoln

    VISIONEERRING by Andy Stanley is a great book which i will recommend to all. Other great books I think people should read include
    Mastery by Robert Greene,
    How to Murder Your Life, by Cat Marnell
    The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
    The Night Ocean, by Paul La Farge

    1. VeiledFree

      I’ve read Visioneering and it’s amazing! Really anything by Andy is great….

      I will order your recommendations now, thanks!

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