Words. Words. Words.

I have learned something about myself these past few months – there is a direct correlation between the pile of books next to my bed and the emotional state of my being.  If there no books with dog-earred pages or bookmarks sticking out of them, it is highly likely I am in a funk and out of balance.  If, however, there are piles under the bed, on my night stand, and I am tripping over more as i get out of bed, life is good.

With that being said, I thought I’d share what I’ve read in the past 6 weeks.  And yes, I am a fast reader and have learned the art of skimming certain parts of a book, especially fiction.  However, non-fiction, I have been slowing down as I am missing parts – I need to work on ‘dwelling’ more in sections of non-fiction rather than getting to the next book.  Alas, though, the list…..and if you’d like any recommendations on a good book – I’d be happy to give you one.  These books are ‘tame’ in the fiction world – very little sex, language, or violence, but still a great read (yes, that is possible…)  🙂

Fiction:

  • Night Road by Kristin Hannah (suspenseful and good).
  • The Girl in the Green RainCoat by Laura Lippman (easy read and a bit dry)
  • Double Minds by Terri Blackstock (mysterious, but good)
  • Hand of Fate by Lisa Wiehl (great book)
  • Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason (quick, good read)
  • Spark Fly by Lucy Kevin (fun, quick read)
  • Sealed with a Kiss by Mary Daughtridge (not a PG book, but fun read)
Non-Fiction
  • The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond (this book is based off her blog – very good and easy read).
  • Mom’s Ultimate Guide to the Tween Word by Nancy Rue (insightful, but nothing outstanding).
  • The DNA of Relationships by Gary Smalley (this was an audio book and I now have paper version on hold….lots of deep, good stuff).
  • Weird by Craig Groeschel (great book and easy read – I like being weird too).
  • The Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel (great book to use for a small group study).
And you know what the best part is – there are about 5 more books sitting on my nightstand AND on my newly gifted acquisition – my Kindle.  🙂
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