Katherine Henson, penning as k.e. She self-published her first book, “wildflowers: the first collection” in 2016. Katherine has been writing for as long as she can remember, and it is both her love language and preferred choice of communication. For Katherine, writing has been a way to escape and discover; through body image issues, depression, anxiety, and loss Katherine has used her words as a way to be honest with herself, while also helping others understand that they are not alone.

february reads

Here are the books I finished this month:

  • Come Away With Me Not your typical love story. This one hit particularly close to home, and is oh so beautiful. A true story of love, loss, and life moving on. Through adventure, this is a true testament to finding life (and one's self) after loss. 

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” 

  • Surprised by Oxford This one was recommended by Rachel, and I am so thankful for it. Carolyn invites you into her life with true honesty and beauty of finding herself and God.

“To that point I had not realized that in doing something I love, and at which at times I may even excel, I felt something I could only define as akin to an electric volt deep in my core. From where did this power come? Was it the presence--extension or workings or shadow--of something else in me? Or was it something else encouraging me to love through what I love?” 

  • Me Before You Seriously, such an amazing book! You will laugh, cry, cringe, and probably wish to throw the books across the room. Worth it. Before the movie comes out!

“All I can say is that you make me... you make me into someone I couldn't even imagine. You make me happy, even when you're awful. I would rather be with you - even the you that you seem to think is diminished - than with anyone else in the world.”

  • The Boston Girl I picked this up randomly at Target and couldn't put it down! Such a beautiful piece of a woman coming to, through challenges, loss, love, and finding herself amidst it all. 

“It was one of those perfect fall days when the air is cool enough to wake you up but the sun is also kissing your face.”

  • Roots and Sky Christie opens her home to you through raw honesty and hope. I have always loved the changing seasons, and this book shares the first year journey of a new home and new hope after a long and bitter time in the wilderness. Open your heart, and come to Maplehurst.

“If I want to abide in this day, to make my home in it, I must only tear my eyes from tomorrow and look around. For there is a wholeness to this day that I do not want to miss.” 

Here are books I started reading for March:

I also updated my Goodreads shelves:

excerpt from a coffee shop