Reading RoundUp #18

Eeek! I realized it’s been almost two weeks since my last post! We just returned from our week-long trip to San Francisco on Tuesday night (keep an eye out for my trip recap soon). Plus, wedding planning and fun fall activities have taken up my weeknights 🙂 Here’s a sneak peek picture from our trip and then it’s on to the roundup!


This week’s Reading Roundup!

Work Book (for lunch time reading):

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin – Yes, I’ve read this book at least twice already and seen the movie as many times, but it’s a favorite. Plus, the main character is named Rachel, which is obviously exciting for me!

Apartment Books:

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin – After a healthy break since finishing the first book, I’m ready to dive back in to this series. I know what happens, but that doesn’t make these epic stories any less fun to read.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis – Still working my way through this one… Two of my friends and I decided to try a long distance book swap where we each read a book and make notes in the margins, then pass the book to the next person to read and make notes until it returns to the original owner. Lewis is incredibly logical in his justification of the Christian faith. Plus, his examples / metaphors are spot on and he even shows his sense of humor!

Kindle Books:

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave – It took me ages to convince myself to read this book. The novel was listed on practically every “Best Books of 2016” list, but still I hesitated. I read Cleave’s other acclaimed novel, Little Bee, and was not a fan. However, a few different bloggers stated they loved Everyone Brave despite not liking Little Bee. Plus, the WWII setting appealed to me. I’m about 1/10 of the way through and enjoying the writing thus far. Good signs!

From Around the Web:

Bookstore Tour of NYC – Goals for my next trip to the city.

Cheap Flights to IcelandLess than $100 to get to Iceland? Sign me up! Plus super cheap fares to other European cities. Has anyone flown WOW Airlines before?

AMEX Shop Small Offer – Earn 2X points when you shop at participating small businesses through the end of December. All you need to do is register your card. 

What fun fall activities have you done this year?

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  1. I remember reading Mere Christianity my senior year in high school and how much sense it made to me. My husband recently picked up The Screwtape Letters to read as a family, which is something I’ve been meaning to read forever. Same humor and insight.

    1. I’ll have to keep an eye out for The Screwtape Letters. I’ve heard lots of good comments about that one too!

  2. I did not fly WOW but flew through Iceland to get the cheaper fare. We did it twice when going from the United States to Europe. It is a fun stopover and helped me get over jet lag faster.

    1. Glad to hear that worked out well for you! I’m sure we’ll definitely end up using Iceland as a stopover sometime in the future.

  3. I loved Mere Christianity! I read it with my now husband while we were dating long-distance. We’d have facetime dates where we’d discuss the book, sometimes drawing pictures or graphs to better understand his metaphors. I love that y’all are passing the book around and writing in the margins! What a great idea!!

    And so fun that you went to San Fran! I loved visiting a few years ago with my sisters and look forward to visiting with my husband someday!

    Here are my October reads:

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