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5 Great Books I Read in April

This was a crazy, busy month. I knit and crocheted on many projects, which meant that three of these books were audio-books. I find that some books lend themselves quite well to being heard vs. read, especially memoir. “The Ministry of Ordinary Places,” by Shannan Martin, and “Juliet’s School of Possibilities,” by Laura Vanderkam worked well as audio-books.

*Rated G 5/5

“The Problem of Pain,” by C.S. Lewis, is a classic. It’s not light, fun-filled reading. But I would recommend it to all.

Rated: G 5/5

Shannan Martin’s, “The Ministry of Ordinary Places,” is a thought-provoking memoir. I enjoyed reading her other book also. “Falling Free.” Both books were convicting and inspiring.

Rated: PG13 5/5

“The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared,” by Jonas Jonasson, is a fun read. I smiled and shook my head in unbelief through most of the book. Jonasson has an vivid imagination. I was hooked from the first page.

Rated: PG 5/5

“Homes,” by Abu Bakr Al-Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung was the Big Library Read from my local library. This story of a refuge family’s trials to find safety and a home should be required reading for all.

Rated: PG 5

The short story, “Juliet’s School of Possibilities,” by Laura Vanderkam, is a modern parable. It’s a quick, easy read. The story line predictable, but the moral is good.

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