August was a good reading month! I lucked out of book selections. Most of my book reading decisions are made by what catches my eye at the library or what holds become available. This month was much the same, with a couple recommendations thrown in for good measure.
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
I love a good murder mystery. I’m waiting impatiently for the next book in the Inspector Gamache series. When I heard about this series, (I believe it was mentioned on the Modern Mrs. Darcy podcast) I thought I’d check it out. I enjoyed the storyline, the narrator. What a cute, rambunctious, intelligent, yet naive little girl! Such a fun book.
Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Zinran
I discovered this gem of a book at my local library. It’s a short, quick, but poignant read. Shu Wen’s love for her husband is legendary. Shu Wen discovered a love for a county so different from her native China, a county that was at war with her and her husband, a land and people who gave and took so much from her. This is a beautiful, heart-wrenching read.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist was a harder read for me. I was never able to fully appreciate it. Many people love this book, perhaps people with a greater ability to decipher fables and the wisdom they convey. It is a read for those who love philosophy. I enjoyed it, but I think I wasn’t in the right frame of mind for it this month. Perhaps I will revisit it in the future.
Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan
I absolutely love books of essays, memoirs; and this one did not disappoint. Kelly has so much wisdom to share from the loss of loved ones in her life. I’m thankful for an author willing to share the not so lovely points in their lives. We are all flawed humans, and it’s through those thaws that we learn to be better humans.
Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey
My daughter, Jo, recommended this book, and I absolutely loved it! I want to read it over and over, and underline the heck out of it. EVERY Christian woman should read it.
The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
This book hooks you and keeps you on your guard until the very end. It’s a great thriller, a captivating read. It’s not literary fiction; but it’s a fun, scary read from cover to cover.
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