Sunday, June 2, 2013

What I'm Reading- June edition

If you read this blog any at all, you know that this is my favorite post of the month to write.  I'm all about reading... and even though my wish list is a mile long, I love to keep adding to it, so if you have any awesome books you've read lately, please comment and let me know.  So... here's what's on my goodreads list right about now.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I'm reading Stressed Less Living by Tracey Miles.  We're getting ready to start Chapter 9... and should finish up the book by the next time I write one of these posts.  Our next study begins at the end of July, What Happens when Women Say Yes to God by Lysa Terkeurst.  To join the next OBS, visit

I'm also getting ready to read Anything by Jenny Allen with my Good Morning Girl group.  We usually go through a book in the Bible, but this summer they are doing something differently and I'm excited.  I'll start reading this tonight.

I'm reading The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell.  I've been reading a chapter a month, so I'm getting ready to start Chapter 6... and I'll probably read a couple of chapters this month to stay on track to finish out in a year. It's been a good self-reflection piece.

Another book I just started is The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie O'Martian.  I'm on Day 2, because I started the book yesterday.  The book gives you topics each day to pray about.  It's well written and also includes power verses at the end, which have been really good.

On my Kindle, I'm reading Code Blue, a medical thriller that I am really enjoying.  It was one of those free books I downloaded, but I really like the author and medical books always interest me, so I might see what else he has written.  I'm finishing up the Perfect Trilogy by Julie Ortolon, reading the third one, Too Perfect.  It's a little shallow, and a little racy in places, but the characters are likeable and it is an easy read.  Don't know that I'll read anything else by this author, though.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the third of this series, is one of my paperbacks I'm reading.  It is a fast paced book and I'm actually liking it better than I did the first two... maybe because I understand the storyline. 

I'm reading The Long Gray Line.  Wallace had it lying around (I think he has to read it as an assignment for the Reserves), and it looked good, and it is.  It's about the class of 1966 at West Point, and so far has been very interesting.  The author writes about military history and has a trilogy on WWII that I added to my wish list.

I'm finishing up the Sherryl Woods series with the third book, Where Azaleas Bloom.  I love her books because they are light in nature, have real-life characters, and make you think about pertinent problems... and they are just fun to read.  Nothing like reading something fun in the summertime.

I'm also reading The Homecoming by Dan Walsh.  It's set in WWII, and is about a soldier whose wife is killed in a car accident while he is off fighting, their little boy, and the social worker who steps in to help care for him.  I'm only on page 20, but it's good. 

Lots of books that I'm reading... I have one in the car, one in the bathroom, one in the living room... you get the point.  Sometimes I'm in the mood for a more serious book, sometimes for a more fun book, so depending on what my mood is, that's how I determine what I'll read that day.  It's funny that a lot of the time the books I am reading have similiar themes. 

Summertime... I'm hoping it will bring with it lots of time for reading.  What's on my to read list?  Lots of things!!! I have over 100 unread books on my Kindle (I get them when they are free and read them as I can).  And then there's this bookshelf...

Wicked Business, Time Traveler's Wife, The Drowning Tree, The Kite Runner, As I Lay Dying, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Summer Rental, Summer Affair The Red TEnt, Redeeming Love... and yes, there are books behind those... and also some in the bookshelf on top of it.

Any suggestions?

If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go read....


  1. Wow! I admire you! I am one of those- one book at a time- kind of people...LOL! I would like to find some fun fiction that I could read.... since summer is my only downtime for things like that.

    Are you on I am just getting started there, but it is a great way to connect with other people who have the same reading tastes.

  2. I am on Goodreads. One book that I highly recommend... it's not fiction but it is so funny- is Sparkly Green Earrings.
    I used to be a one book at a time girl, too, but then started carrying a book with me to ballgames, etc. I keep one in the car so I can read while I'm waiting in the drivethru... and then before I know it, I have 5 started. I'll usually read one for a while and then switch to another... unless it is so good I can't put it down.
    Another fiction author I'd recommend is Karen Kingsbury... and also the Yada Yada Prayer Group Series.