I posted a picture on Instagram last week of what I was reading, and someone asked for more book recommendations. So, I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of what’s in my current stack.
(Disclaimer: I don’t always read the most current books, and my selections are kind of all over the board.)
Me Before You This was a quick beach read for me. Sweet and sad—but not the kind of bawling-my-eyes-out sad I predicted from what I had heard beforehand. Maybe I’m too cynical. . . It does make you think about how one event can change your entire life forever and completely.
The Kitchen House This is going on my all-time favorite reads list. Smart, lots of layers and great characters. Loved it! Please read it.
East of Eden How is it that I haven’t read this before now? It’s a classic but the craziness feels very modern day. So good. And, long. But worth it. (And, doesn’t it make you feel smarter to read a classic every now and then??)
For the Love I just finished this one and hate that it’s over. If you want to give your girlfriends a book for Christmas, this is it. Jen is about my age (and has five kids), and I completely get her humor. I hadn’t read a book that made me laugh out loud like this one did in a long time. (My husband didn’t find it quite as funny as I did when he was trying to sleep.) It also has a beautiful, more serious, message about giving yourself lots of grace in the everyday.
Feather Crowns I read this one mainly because the author is from my hometown, and it’s based on a true story that happened very close to the house where I grew up. It’s about the first known set of quintuplets to be born in North America, and it’s amazing and crazy. (I still can’t believe what they did with those babies.)
Atonement Reading this now, and I’m almost finished. The plot is interesting, but it’s really wordy. I’m still undecided. (I bet that makes you all want to run out and buy this one. . . ) Have you read it?
Praying With Purpose This was written by one of my former pastors, and I used it during my quiet time since it’s a 28-day study. Dr. Rummage is such a great bible teacher, and I love how he and his wife, Michelle, relate real-life situations back to scripture about prayer.
Brooke Shields: There Was a Little Girl I’ll be honest. This one got a little repetitive for me. It’s mainly about how she grew up with an alcoholic mother, and how she was forced to grow up really quickly. I did enjoy some of the behind-the-scenes stuff about her celebrity romances, etc., because I’m nosy like that. :)
Here’s what’s next for me. Have you read any of these?
Want more book recommendations? Here’s my last “what I’m reading” post.
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