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Work and Play with Nancy Ray

Dec 12, 2023

Today is my annual book club episode where I share my very favorite books that I read this last year in 2023 and also what I have planned for 2024. You can always find that current list updated at or you can follow along and read with me if you choose. It is very relaxed or you can just catch up on the podcast episodes as I release them. So I’m excited. I read some really good stuff this year and I have some exciting picks for next year and I can’t wait to share them with you today. 

Resources from this episode:

Nancy Ray Book Club

Val Marie Paper - Prayer Journal | use code “WORKANDPLAY” for 10% off

Books I Read in 2023:

Episode 212 - Narnia, Harry Potter, and the Wingfeather Saga

The Chronicles of Narnia

Harry Potter

Wingfeather Saga

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt 

Episode 183 - Book | Four Thousand Weeks

Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin 

The Power of Writing it Down by Allison Fallon 

Episode 196 - The Blessing [Book] with Kari Trent Stageberg

The Blessing by John Trent, Gary Smalley, Kari Trent Stageberg

The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel

Try Softer by Aundi Kolber

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May

Matriarch by Samantha Ray

Episode 185 - The Minkies 

Habits of the Household by Justin Whitmel Earley, Troy and Ruth Simons

Books I Wanted to Read in 2023:

The Stories We Tell by Joanna Gaines

The Lazy Genius Kitchen by Kendra Adachi 

Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends by Sarah Mally

Books I Plan to Read in 2024:

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

Set The Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes

Made for People by Justin Whitmel Earley

Until the Streetlights Come On by Ginny Yurich

The 2-Hour Cocktail Party by Nick Gray

Take Back Your Time by Christy Wright 

 The Stories We Tell by Joanna Gaines

Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends by Sarah Mally

The Green Ember Series

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