Another great month of some great reads. Make sure to check out past months reads on the Books page.
Favorite Books Read this Month:
Being Mortal by Atul Gwande: Wow - wasn’t sure what to expect when you pick up a book about “dying,” but was this a good read. An amazing, eye-opening telling of what care is like for those that age and are dying. I loved this.
Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson: Final book in the Wingfeather series, this was so very good. If you like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, you’ll love this. And, a great dose of the Gospel that is so clear - I can’t help relating to his descriptions of the darkness in all of us, and how hard it is to choose the dark versus the light. I am so sad this series is over…I will be reading again, for sure!!
Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner: If you have a hard time making time for yourself, whether you are a mom or if you are a busy working professional, this is a great read on making yourself a priority, in order to be able to love others well. Some great tips I am putting into practice.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford: I had heard about this book over and over; so glad to finally pick it up! I love historical fiction, and this did not disappoint. I didn’t know much about what America was like during WW2 for those of Asian decent - really shocking.
Manage Your Day to Day by Jocelyn K. Glei: A quick read with really applicable advice on maximizing your work time each day through simple changes to your schedule.
Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman: One of my favorites of the month by far - I was not sure what to expect on this one, but some really great advice. I can always use some help on keeping my mouth shut! Highly recommend.
Cress by Marissa Meyer: I wasn’t disappointed with the 3rd book in the Lunar Chronicles…I’m surprised how much I am loving this series. Excited for the 4th book to come out this fall.
Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Daniel H. Pink: I’d never read a book classified as “Manga,” but after my dad shared this business book with me, I was really impressed. An incredibly interesting way to present some business thoughts and ideas - fun to read, for sure.
Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay: After reading Dear Mr. Knightley, I couldn’t wait to jump into this one. Easy and fun read with great truth about families, distance, and cancer…but not depressing! Different than my normal “genre” but so fun.
Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron: I love a good historical read, and this book was just fun. Telling the story of a man rediscovering his faith by learning more about the life and ministry of Francis of Assisi, it made for an easy way to really learn more. Very good.
Missing You by Harlan Coben: Listened to this one on audiobook and very glad that I did. Just needed a great suspenseful mystery. Found myself driving on and on so I could keep listening!
Jesus Hearted Woman by Jodi Detrick: A longer Christian read, but some really good advice for anyone in Christian ministry (which isn’t everyone??) - would be good for people, even if you aren’t necessarily in a “leadership” role.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini: I have loved all of his books, and this was no exception. Kind of sad but also very hopeful. A good read that gets you thinking.
Also read this month:
• Earnest Hemmingway On Writing by Larry W. Phillips - Thoughts from Hemingway on how to write
• Daily Rituals by Mason Currey - Going through quite a few individuals, telling of their “daily rituals” in how they are able to schedule work during a typical day
• The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - a favorite for many, definitely enjoyable; just not what I expected!
What have you been reading this month?