All the Light We Cannot See was our book club's first book. I started an online local moms group and my dream was always to have a book club within the group! When I first started the group, there wasn't much interest, but now that we are close to 300 members I have 5 moms who said YES to a book club! I hope it continues to grow, if you are interested in starting a local moms group here's my advice. I enjoyed this book, but I don't think it's for everyone. It's about a French blind girl and a German boy whose worlds collide in the middle of WWII. It was heart warming, thought provoking, great writing, if you enjoy historical fiction I would definitely check this one out!
Another group that has come about through the local moms group is our weekly bible study and our first book was Restless: Because You Were Made For More. Jennie Allen is spunky, full of energy for Christ, and I enjoyed her study. She's now marked on my list as an author I've got an eye on for more materials. I will always cherish this book, because some of the chapters involved us talking about some not so easy subjects, but it BONDED us as a group and that's what walking through life with other believers involves. Sharing those painful moments, helps us see God working through each of our lives.
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are was my first experience with Ann Voskamp and as much as I love her, somebody should warn readers before they open one of her books... Her sentences are flowy, full of expressive wording, creative, poetic and sometimes it all surrounds a bubble in the sink. This isn't a bad thing, but I would recommend being PREPARED for that, ya know?! This book was encouraging to me as a stay at home mom, she showed me God's glory in the mundane, in appreciating the smallest of things (yes even a bubble).
Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit is another well written book by Francis Chan (lovin' this guy!). To understand Chan, you have to read Chan... so go read one of his books, then we will talk...
Ms. Understood: Rebuiling the Feminine Equation, y'all. When I finished the book, I wanted to go out and buy a copy for every woman I know. It is that perfect. Hatmaker uses Christ's genealogy of prostitutes, widows, adulteresses, and his mother to help women understand what being a daughter of God is and spoiler alert it isn't striving for worldly perfection. If you are a woman reading this post, buy this book, ask your local libarian to order it for you, do what it takes to get these words into your life.
Winter, I was devastated to learn this was the last book in the series, for me, this series could go on and on and on. I love each and every character and like I've told y'all before I'm ashamed I judged THIS book by it's Cinder cover. When I heard "cyborg Cinderella" I thought hmmmm no thanks, that's dumb. Oh how wrong I was y'all. This series is amazing and I'm happy to say it isn't her last, according to Goodreads Meyer has a new book due in November 2016 called Heartless. Can't wait!
Flat Out Love was a sweet, witty read about a girl living with a dysfunctional family. The little sister is obsessed with her brother who is away traveling, she carries around a life size cut out everywhere she goes, and the main character finds herself falling in love... with this guy. I would recommend this read, I thought it was really cute and entertaining!
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What did you read this past month?