Hi there! If you’ve been following this blog for a little while then you’ll know that I love to read. It’s one of my favorite ways to escape, learn, and entertain–without having to be on an electronic device. Whenever I read, I must have an actual, physical book in my hands–otherwise it’s just not the same. I’ve shared before some other posts on books I’ve read and/or wanted to read and I’m doing the same thing today. I have a little bit of everything this time and so if you are looking for something to read, maybe one of these will be interesting to you.
The Summer Before the War: A Novel by Helen Simonson
This book was recommended to me by one of my Facebook friends and I’m looking forward to reading it. I’ve read a lot of reviews that this book is similar to Downton Abbey–which I love!
Is It Just Me? By Miranda Hart
Miranda Hart’s sitcom, Miranda, is one of those shows that I pull up on YouTube when I need a good laugh and it’s become a classic to me. I was so excited when I found this book written by Miranda and the style is a lot like how she communicates on the show. Miranda is hilarious and shares real life, awkward experiences and how to survive the sometimes awkwardness of adulthood. That sounds like a book that’s perfect for me….
I have been reading through this book with a couple of friends and it has been really powerful so far. This book is written about the book of Ephesians and it’s helping me to see that in a whole different light. I’m looking forward to continuing to read it with friends and learn together. P.S. if you have friends who like to read or have the opportunity to be a part of a book club–I would highly recommend that you become part of one. I have been in a book club for the past 3 years and it’s been such a blessing to my life.
Practical Theology for Women by Wendy Alsup
A few weeks ago, I was talking with the same friends about how there never seems to be any Christian theology books written by women. For whatever reason it seems that men are more interested in theology and women take almost a more passive approach to it. If you’re a woman and that statement does not describe you at all–please don’t take offense, it was just an observation I’ve had on my part. However, I found this book on Amazon and wanted to read it to see if it was the book my friends and I had been looking for.
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Melissa Hartwig
I have completed Whole30 two times now and think it has been life-changing for me. I bought the official Whole30 book to keep learning more about it, how different foods can effect your body, and learn new recipes to cook. If you want to know more about Whole30, read my recap posts here, here, here, and here.