Monday, April 4, 2016

Books Read March 2016

Stars Above
This was a fun read after finishing The Lunar Chronicles. I missed all the characters and this book concludes where they are "now". The last chapter was my favorite, definitely check this one out if you were a fan of the series!

Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss
This book was given to me by a friend from church after sharing with her our struggle to conceive again. It has a little bit of everything for Christian women struggling with growing their families. I wrote down several quotes and scriptures, it was a healing read. Life hurts and God can heal all wounds, it's nice to have an honest author who's been through it share how God has worked in her healing and acceptance.  

When God Doesn't Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can't Live Without 
I can't say enough about this book. There were so many amazing words Laura shared with this reader straight from her heart into mine. Laura is a worship leader and recording artist, you might recognize her song, "Blessings" which she wrote in the middle of her husband's recovery from brain tumor surgery. This family has been through so much and praised God in the hardest of times, seeing His blessings through it all. I'll continue to share her book and quotes with friends and blog followers like y'all!  

Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman
This past January, I signed up for my first ever Beth Moore bible study at our church. I can't quite convey the life changing experience it was for me as I learned, studied the Word daily, and met with other believers each week. It was a huge blessing in my life and I'll never forget the wisdom I gained from it. The book now sits on my bookshelf and every time it catches my eye I remember all the knowledge I gained week after week in those pages.

Every Crooked Nanny
I've told y'all in the past how much I looooove Mary Kay Andrews, when this book popped up on OverDrive, I knew I'd like it. I didn't know until the book started that the missing nanny was Mormon, however whoever MKA's "informant" was for the LDS church was a little off on the doctrines... or maybe the confusion was intentional as it was rather funny as the main character and her crazy mama tried to find the missing Mormon nanny, who turns out to be a very bad girl! Many people in the South are confused about Mormonism, so that's accurate to the story's location. Near the end things got really weird, so don't say I didn't warn you.

Glass Sword
Book two started out with lots of plot planning for where Mare and Cal would head next in trying to take down Maven. Mare sets out to find the other Red bloods who are like her and lots of new characters join the storyline. It was a lot for me to keep up with, I had to read a couple pages twice. Between the action scenes and the war strategies I was a little distracted, but that just might be me. Still a good read and a suspenseful ending, excited to see where she takes the 3rd book.  

The Opposite of Everyone
Joshilyn Jackson's characters are deep, emotionally complex creatures with all sorts of Southern drama. If you haven't read her books, I highly recommend gods in Alabama, Someone Else's Love Story, and A Grown Up Kind of Pretty to get you started. I've read all her books and this one did not disappoint. Paula, the main character was raised by a hippie of a mother, though her childhood was filled with Hindu characters, traveling, and crazy stories she grows into a successful lawyer. Her life is turned upside down when an unknown secret from her mother shows up at her office... I don't want to give anything away, but at the end of this book I was teary eyed and loving Joshilyn all over again! Sorry to be fangirling, but seriously I LOVE this author!!!  

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
I looooooved this mushy book. Food lovers in a You've Got Mail type story line. My only issue with the book was I read it during my Dr. Oz 3 day detox. The descriptions of the food made my mouth water and my smoothies didn't taste anything like the yummy food described!

The Rosie Effect
Lately, I've been listening to books on OverDrive while washing dishes or Little Monkey plays in the yard. When I saw the cover of this book, I squealed a little bit. Don has a baby with Rosie?! Yes please! Don and Rosie have several miscommunications in this book that could cost them their marriage before their baby ever arrives. If you haven't read The Rosie Project yet, it's a fun read for Big Bang Theory fans. This is the second book, I won't lie, it felt a little rushed I'm sure the author wanted to ride on the success of the first book. I adored the ending.

What have you been reading?

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