From wherever I am, I shall rise. Even in death, I shall ascend…for I know abundant light awaits for me there. —Kim Sisto Robinson
—Hello, my darlings, here are my six favorite books of 2015 and MORE!
GIRL ON A TRAIN by Paula Hawkins: Addictive. Suspenseful. Briiiilliant. I couldn’t wait to read this book every. single. day. to find out what was going to happen next. In the morning, I’d declare, “OH, I can escape on the train with my friend!”
FURIOUSLY HAPPY-–A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson: I stalk Jenny Lawson. Okay, I admit it. Shut up. One day, I’ll end up in a Lifetime Movie! Anyhow, this book kicked my ass in so many ways. Lawson’s voice rises into my being and becomes part of me. I love this woman and want to be her best friend and want have red wine with her.
RISING STRONG—The Reckoning, The Rumbling, The Revolution by Brené Brown If you haven’t read Brené Brown, you are missing out on something remarkable, relevant, insightful, and life-changing. I bought this book for my girlfriend. A week later–she said, “I’ve been waiting for this book my whole life.” Brown notes, “Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with truth…”
THE GOOD GIRL by Mary Kubica: I am so happy this book was recommended to me. It is told in four outstanding narratives and overflows into your everyday life like part of your weird, dysfunctional family. Utterly surprising, pleasing, brilliant, scary, and delectably delicious.
I AM MALALA—The Girl Who Stood Up To the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” This is a book about a true hero whose voice was heard around the world. Malala is somebody I strive to become one day.
THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom : An orphaned seven-year-old white indentured servant, arrives in 1791 to work in the kitchen house at Tall Oaks, Va. Turning every page caused my blood to heat up, my heart to quicken, and my mind to awaken. Simply superb.
Favorite Song of 2015: Rise Up by Andra Day
Favorite Television Show: The Middle ( really cracks me up )
Favorite Message to Women:
Favorite Series: Downton Abbey & Last Tangle in Halifax
Favorite Quote: “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi
Favorite Restaurant: Tavern on the Hill
Men As Peacemakers : Men against domestic abuse!
Home for Life : Home for Life takes in misfit, abused animals!
Brene Brown Ted Talk: Brené Brown: Listening to shame – YouTube
The Middle w/ Sue Heck ( OMgosh, I love her sooooooooooo much!)
My beautiful New York friend, Elizabeth, recently asked me, “Kim, what do you really want for 2016?”
I responded, “I want God to use me. I want to be used. I want to matter. I want to make a difference.”
—-What do you desire for 2016, my darling reader? Do you have a favorite book of 2015? xxx