The last half of April I feel like I’ve slacked off on my reading a bit… been really stressed with a speech I have to give in a few days to tens of people and… yeah, not my thing.
These are the books I was able to finish this past month, though. 🙂
…only 8 😂😂😂
Sprinkled With Sabotage by Allison Pearl
This was the third book by Allison Pearl in her series of Love and Danger in St. Claire. In this one, the story seemed to move slower and was more emotionally driven than the previous two that were more action driven. A nice conclusion to her series, though!
Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble
I could not put this book down… this was over a weekend that I read this book. People around me were probably annoyed at how much I read that weekend 🤣💁🏻♀️
Another great book by Colleen Coble. The previous series I read by her was the Lavender Tides novels. Because You’re Mine is a stand alone novel which helped in me reading so fast (no it didn’t because I would have read just as fast or faster had I had a whole series lined up… 🤦🏻♀️)
Angels at the Table: A Shirley, Goodness and Mercy Christmas Story by Debbie Macomber
“Read” this one while working! Ha – I listened to the audiobook and read on lunch or at nighttime.
Have I mentioned how much I love Debbie Macomber and her storytelling???
A great story about angels and some great humor to top it off at Christmas time. I’ll have to put it on my Christmas reading list post coming later this year.
Not By Sight by Kate Breslin
Pretty sure I’ve had this since the year it was published years ago and I’ve kept trying to get it to be my next book and then I’d push it off and then it was at a different house and – LONG STORY.
Finally read it and realized that I could have read this beautiful story ages ago.
It almost reminded me of a version of the Beauty and the Beast! That’s all I’ll say. It was just a really good book and I’ll think about it again and again.
The Memory House by Rachel Hauck
Another book I’ve finally read after having for at least over a year to my knowledge…
I read some reviews after reading this and some were negative and I can see why. There’s sinful behavior in this, but, as many other people reviewing this book said, it’s about redeeming these people and providing hope in a hopeless situation to bring people back to God. I felt like the book did it well enough – it could have been better, but writers are human, too.
It was a good read with a bit of mystery and suspense which I enjoy!
Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges
I read this book with a woman from my church that I’ve read another book with as well. We had some great discussions from this book. I feel like my view on grace is more informed. I would definitely recommend this book and this author to someone wanting a study book on Biblical topics.
This book had questions in the back for personal or group discussion so it can easily adapt to whatever you have going on.
The Ring Makes All The Difference by Glenn Stanton
I read this book, not because I’m thinking of cohabitation myself, but because I was curious what a book like this said to reaffirm what I already believe.
It was a good book! It gave actual data (possibly dated since it’s about 10 years old I believe…) and some scripture on a few topics within. I learned some effects of cohabitation that I hadn’t really thought of before, but definitely make sense and I personally see evidence of for sure.
If someone was thinking of cohabitation before marriage, this would probably be a good book to explain why that wouldn’t be a good idea Biblically and socially speaking.
Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean you should. 😎💁🏻♀️
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
I posted previously about part of this book and how it deals with racism. It made me tear up a lot. I don’t know what I learned really except that some people are jerks and I know that there are still racists, definitely. People have deep biases and prejudices about people and it’s not right, or Biblical.
Jodi Picoult as an author is just a great writer and I love her storytelling.
This was a big book (I cannot lie) and it took me a while to “read” even though most of the reading was done via audiobook. LOL
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