I know – you are probably thinking, “that looks like a real page turner!” While cookbooks aren’t typically on my reading stack, I have a few that I am reading through to see if there are tweaks and changes we can make to Laurianna’s diet (and ours) to help her out. The last few months have seen a bit of a learning curve, and the words “quick and easy” may have caught my eye. A friend let me borrow her book, and it is laid out much the way my brain thinks, so it moved right on up to the top of my pile.
Reading glasses though. This past month I finally had to admit that my almost 44 year old eyes needed a little assistance, especially in the early morning or late night. My hubby is having a grand time with this fact (mainly because I have given him much grief over the years about his own – so I’m getting it honestly). :)
Some of my books that were on my February pile made the shift to March, but for the most part I am making progress on my 2017 reading list (and again loving the Good Reads app to help me track my progress. Feel free to join me there!
March will have me traveling quite a bit, so hopefully between airports and downtime I’ll have some time to knock out both fiction and non-fiction that is amassing on my Kindle and nightstand. Here’s what I’m hoping to read this month. I know the pile looks huge, but several I’ve already started and am a few chapters in (and honestly I have a little of everything depending on my mood).
- Never Unfriended by Lisa Jo Baker – top on the list!!
- Rhythms of Rest by Shelly Miller
- Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking
- Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk (marriage)
- Growing up Social by Gary Chapman (family)
- Heart Made Whole by Christa Black Gifford (recommended by a friend)
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
- Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
- The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes
The Kids are Reading…
- Laurianna – The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
- McKenna –The Tempest – William Shakespeare
- Zachary –The Penderwicks – Birdsall
- Kaleb – The Beginner’s Bible (New Testament)
- The Green Ember by S.D. Smith (with boys)
What I Read in February
February was the month I FINALLY wrapped up a book that has been on my pile for what seems like forever. Fervent has been one I’ve picked up, read and contemplated, and then needed to process a bit more than others. It isn’t exactly light and easy reading, but that’s a good thing. Honestly, much of what I read this month, was exactly what I needed, right when I needed it – and that’s a wonderful thing.
- Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
- Different by Sally Clarkson and Nathan Clarkson – a MUST READ, especially if you have any kids that don’t fit into a box. Such an encouragement (as Sally always is) and wonderful to hear Nathan’s perspective as well.
- Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
- Lost & Found by Kendra Fletcher – a short and sweet book you will love!!
- True Honor by Dee Henderson
- Without Warning by Joel Rosenberg – a HUGE page turner. If you haven’t read any of Rosenberg’s books, this is a great series.
- Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen – loved the first book in this new series
- The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Pella
- continue Wife After God by Jennifer Smith
- the second book in the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley – LOVED IT!!!
- Strong & Kind by Korie Robertson
That’s all for this month! I’ll share what I’ve managed to finish next month with you all. What books do you and the kids have set aside to read this month?