I’ll admit it has not been a productive few weeks for reading. As expected, the initial stages of wedding planning became all-consuming since we got engaged. To be honest, I have loved every minute of it : ) However, it did cause a serious dip in my reading time. I’ll be posting a new Reading Challenge Update soon to cover the books I finished in early May and while on our trip, but for now here’s the tiny list of books I’m currently enjoying:
Work Book (for lunch time reading):
Seven: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker – I’m in a bit of a love/hate relationship with this book. Jen spent seven months cutting out excess from seven different categories in her life (money, clothing, waste, etc) and can be both preachy and down to earth about it. I find I’m skipping over paragraphs on one page then writing down nuggets of wisdom on the next. I do feel it’s a valuable read, especially for the biblical references she uses to influence her decisions. It’s given me some practical insights on how to center my everyday choices and where I spend my money around Christ.
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh – This book was my May Book of the Month choice (and barely won out over the Pride and Prejudice retelling, Eligible). I’m not normally a murder mystery type reader, so I’m enjoying the focus on the personal development of the mother and the cop who led the investigation.
The Lake House by Kate Morton – Ok, ok I haven’t technically started this one yet, but I hear it’s amazing! I actually borrowed this ebook from the library over a month ago, then promptly shut off the wifi on my Kindle so I could read it whenever I want. An excellent trick if you haven’t tried it yet : )
From Around the Web:
National Spelling Bee – Despite longer rounds and tougher words, they still crowned two winners. Way to go kids!
Summer Reading Guide – It’s here!!! Modern Mrs Darcy always has fabulous recommendations. Be sure to check this out if you’re doing any reading at all this summer.
Musee D’Orsay (Paris, France) – A comprehensive guide to my favorite museum in Paris.
What books are you planning to read this summer?
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