Many of you have requested that I share more book posts — what I’m reading, what I’m reading with my kids, and reviews of books that I’ve read. I can’t promise to do a post every week on this, but I’m going to try to do a better job of more consistently sharing what I’m reading — since I really enjoy getting great book recommendations from others!
3 Books I’m Reading This Week
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis — I’m about 75% through this one and am not sure whether it’s beautiful or weird…. The jury’s still out on that!
Rest Assured by Vicki Courtney — I just started this book and I think I’m going to really enjoy it and it’s going to be perfect for my Year of Rest!
All She Ever Wanted by Lynn Austin — I have really enjoyed many other books by Lynn Austen, but I’ve not read one of her books for awhile, so I’m excited to dig into another good fiction book.
What We’re Reading Aloud
Johnny Tremain — This is our read aloud for our homeschool curriculum (Sonlight) and while it took us awhile to get into it (it starts out slow and takes its time developing the story plot and characters) and there’s a bit of coarse language in it, we’re really enjoying it.
What I Read Last Week
It’s Not What You Think — This book was deep and made me really think and reconsider many different things from a new perspective. I didn’t agree with all of it, but I found so many thought-provoking nuggets throughout it.
What are YOU reading right now? What have you read recently? Any great recommendations?
This week, I’m reading “Comm Check….The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia”. I’m loving it so far!
Lynn Austin is my favorite fiction author. I enjoy her writing. It has been a while though since I have taken the time to read one of her books… I fell in love with her writing when I happened upon her civil war series “Refiners Fire”. And with that I was a fan! I might have to pull out her work again!
Currently reading “The Miracle Morning: The Not So Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)” by Hal Elrod. It’s REALLY good! A book I will highly recommend, reread, and put on my favorite books list!
Do you ever read “just for fun” books for yourself? Anything fiction?
Crystal Paine says
Yes! All She Ever Wanted is fiction… and is totally my Just For Fun book right now. 🙂 I usually always have 1 Just For Fun book going — usually fiction.
I’m reading the Beautiful Wife by sandy ralya. It’s about being the wife God called you to be. I’m loving it.
Savannah @ Budget Preps says
I’m currently reading One Second After by William Forstchen, The Provident Prepper by Kylene and Jonathan Jones, and Rising Strong by Brene Brown (thanks for the recommendation!)
I’m reading a large chapter book of various Disney stories aloud to my 2 year old daughter each night before bed and she’s loving it so far!
I’m reading the Little House on the Prairie books. I’ve already finished Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie. I start Farmer Boy tonight. I’m reading these books purely for my own enjoyment and also, I never read them as a kid.
On a separate note, Crystal, I’m really enjoying the return of your What I’m Reading and Recipe posts. I missed these types of posts in the past year. These posts put life into your blog!
I am currently reading The Fringe Hours and really liking it . The whole topic of the book and, the words within, line up really well with how I live my life, but I have never seen it verbalized on paper so well.
I’m reading the unabridged version of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Once my kids are elementary school aged I think it might be a good read aloud. Currently reading Stuart Little by E B White (?) to my three year old- she loves that there’s a picture on almost every page 🙂
I’ve also recently read The Martian- hilarious and The Life Changing magic of cleaning up.
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan is on my book clubs’ list- anyone read it? I’m often hesitate to read books by comedians, but then end up liking them…and snorting with laughter 🙂 I’ll borrow this book and try to let you all know how it goes!
I have fond memories of reading Johnny Tremain during a blackout when it was my turn to stay up to reset the clocks should the power be restored. It was a much more immediate book read by gas lamp.
Till We Have Faces is one of my absolute favorites. The ideas about God, love, suffering, and sacrifice that it brings up are beautiful. It’s one of the books that I will find myself thinking about again at various points in my life. Let me know what you think of the ending. And, if you aren’t sure, go and read the last 10 chapters of Job afterward and then tell me. 🙂
Agree with Sarah–you have to read to the end. And really, once you read to the end if you read it again it is almost a completely different understanding of the book 🙂 I read it as a teen and then again recently as an adult and it made much more sense.
I am getting ready to read God Will Carry You Through by Max Lacado.
I’m late to the party for this one, but I’m currently reading Rising Strong by Brene Brown. I love it. I’ve had so many “whoa” moments! 🙂
I read Retire Inspired by Chris Hogan last week. Awesome motivator to keep being disciplined in our finances.
Johnny Tremain is one of my favorite books from my childhood, I am so happy to see you are reading it to your children! It was the beginning of a long journey of awareness of what disability means and how hard work and perseverance through trial can change anyone’s circumstances. Way to go Mom!