Thursday, April 13, 2017

What I Read in March

I only read 7 books in March.

Yes, 7.

And I'm currently reading over 40.  How in the world?

Well, I am down to review a lot of books so I start them and read and read and read and then have only a few pages left when I post the review so I start something else and then I read a lot of Bible study books and I love book clubs....

and yeah.

I'm a little obsessed.

I just keep telling myself it will be summer soon and I can read in my hammock all day long.

Except this is also my year to live, which means that I can't bury my nose in a book every day..

but I can a few days, right?

So... what I read in March-
1. Ante Up- this is a book I reviewed way back in July, but still had to finish the last couple of chapters. It was a delightful read and I highly recommend the entire series!  Aggie has changed a lot in the four books, and this one is by far the "heaviest" as she really struggles with her faith... but it reminds us that God is good, all the time... even when our circumstances aren't always good!

2. The Girl on the Train- This had been on my to read list since it came out, and I really wanted to read it before I watched the movie. It's suspenseful, and I seriously didn't know how it would turn out until the very end. Not even a clue!  If you like thrillers, this is a good book for you. (And I liked it better than the movie... but the movie was good.)

3. Finding I Am- I completed this book through my Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study group. It's the first actual Bible study by Lysa Terkeurst and it broke down the "I AM" statements made by Jesus in the new testament. I. Loved. It. Get a copy. It's good.

4. The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate- This book is another one I had on my Kindle for a while before I read it. It's the story of a woman from North Carolina who graduated college and headed out to New York, leaving her poverty-stricken family behind. While working at a publishing house, a partial manuscript lands on her desk that reminds her of home. As she begins to research the story, and try to find the mysterious author who penned it, she finds herself drawn into her past and trying to figure out who she is. A delightful read that combines  pieces of the manuscript interwoven with the story. Lovers of Appalachian stories, you'll enjoy this one!

5. Carried Forward by Hope- This is a book in the Bregden Chronicles. I've been reading this series, set during and after the Civil War, for a couple of years now. This one finds the main characters settling into plantation life after the war is over. They must face new roles, new struggles, and learn to depend on each other. I love this series!! I'll be sad to finish the last book.

6. Like a Bee to Honey- I reviewed this book in September as I reviewed the entire series of three books. Each book centers on a different Honeybee sister. This last book is full of suspense and romance. Rose is tender-hearted and wants to see the best in everyone, but somebody doesn't see her in that light. We find out more about the past of the sisters and meet some new shady characters, but the ending is one you'll like!

7. Entrusted by Beth Moore- I read this book with a group of friends online. This Bible study delves into 2 Timothy, and much of it was right on time for what I needed to read. I love Beth Moore, even though at times the way she writes can be a bit challenging to read. There is nothing like in-depth Bible study, though!

As you can see, I've got lots of reading to do to meet my challenge... but summertime is coming!!!

2017 Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge
A book recommended by a librarian
A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long- Girl on the Train
A book of letters
An audiobook
A book by a person of color
A book with one of the four seasons in the title
A book that is a story within a story-The Story Keeper
A book with multiple authors
An espionage thriller
A book with a cat on the cover- The Cat That Went Bump in the Night
A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
A book by or about a person who has a disability- Tough as They Come
A book involving travel
A book with a subtitle
A book that's published in 2017
A book involving a mythical creature
A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
A book about food
A book with career advice
A book from a nonhuman perspective
A steampunk novel
A book with a red spine
A book seet in the wilderness
A book you loved as a child
A book by an author from a country you've never visited
A book with a title that's a character's name- Dearest Dorothy...
A novel set during wartime
A book with an unreliable narrator
A book with pictures
A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
A book about an interesting woman
A book set in two different time periods
A book with a month or day of the week in the title
A book set in a hotel
A book written by someone you admire
A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
The first book in a series you haven't read before- The Most Famous Illegal Parade in Goose Creek
A book you bought on a trip

A book recommended by an author you love
A bestseller from 2016- Hillbilly Elegy
A book with a family member term in the title
A book that takes place over a character's life span
A book about an immigrant or refugee
A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of
A book with an eccentric character
A book that's more than 800 pages
A book you got from a used book sale
A book that's been mentioned in another book
A book about a difficult topic
A book based on mythology    

1 comment:

  1. Wow how can you read 40 books at once? Have a Wonderful Easter♡