This has been a busy month, but luckily I’ve had plenty of reading time. If you haven’t gathered from my previous booklists this year, I love to read! (here, here, here, here)
This is a must read, whether you are Christian or not. In a collection of short essays, Jon says everything you are thinking, but don’t have the guts to say. He doesn’t sugar coat topics, but humorously shares his perspective on faith issues, from “bad stuff” to the Bible to church and love. I laughed out loud the entire time I read this and was constantly reading passages out loud to my family.
This was another laugh out loud book. I had heard so many great things about this book before I picked it up from the library and it didn’t disappoint. Tina is an amazing and hilarious woman. Love her!
With the movie out, I’ve wanted to read the book. That being said, I had no idea what it was about. Elephants? Thirsty elephants? I was pleasantly surprised. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about circus life before. It was a fun and fast read. Also, now I want an elephant named Rosie.
This is a challenging and inspiring book about the crazy, abundant love of God and His desire for a deep and meaningful relationship with you.
This book contains brief portraits of the lives of the English Monarchs. Ever since the Royal Wedding and seeing The King’s Speech I’ve been so interested in the history of the English Monarchy. Also, I’ve started watching The Tudors, so trashy, but so fascinating.
I have wanted to read more Bonhoeffer this month (per my goals for May), but with all the other books checked out from the library I’ve wanted to get them read before they’re due, whereas I own so many Bonhoeffer books. They’ve gotten pushed to the back of my shelf. So really, I’ve only read a few pages, but he is amazing.
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Leaving by Karen Kingsbury
Working it Out: A Journey of Love, Loss and Hope by Abby Rike