Yes, it’s Spring (can it be?) and that means it’s time for Katrina’s Spring Reading Thing challenge
! Actually, it’s not so much a challenge as it is fun to post a list of titles you intend to read this spring and then go around and check out what everyone else is reading. As if that weren’t fun enough in and of itself, Katrina will be hosting weekly giveaways
(of books!) and other fun things. When the
fun is over in June, participants post a wrap up, listing what they read, what they didn’t, what they liked, and what they didn’t. Sound like your kind of deal? Head over to Callapidder Days
to get all the info, write up your post and link it up. Then, read!
So, for my lists…
FICTION / MEMOIR (that’s for you, Jennifer)
So Brave, Young and Handsome: A Novel, Leif Enger–currently reading
I loved (LOVED!) Peace Like a River so I am so excited to be reading Enger’s second novel.
The back cover describes this book as “true adventures of climbing mountains, running marathons, and becoming a dad.”
Y’all know of my affection for Jane Austen and this Austen-esque novel came at the recommendation of my friend Carrie, whose reviewing prowess is greatly admired over at 5 Minutes for Books.
The Passion of Mary-Margaret, Lisa Samson
Some of Samson’s novel I have loved; a few I haven’t been as crazy about. I do know this: she isn’t afraid to push the envelope and I’m thinking this title is no different.
Dough: A Memoir, Mort Zachter
An interesting memoir of a working class immigrant family in Manhattan.
Certain Jeopardy, Struecker and Gansky
A novel of suspense, Special Ops and stealth engagement…
I have generally avoided evangelism books like the plague; this one, however, is really good, both convicting and encouraging as it reminds me of the glory of the gospel of Jesus Christ!
I’ve enjoyed reading this book by a real mom who encourages other real moms to look to Jesus in all aspects of their mothering life.
Carrie and I will be offering a dual review at 5 Minutes for Books of this intriguing title about the righteousness of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit and their role in living for Christ. I’m very excited about reading this one!
Subtitled, “How to Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens with Biblical Counsel.” I’m thinking this one may be relevant at some point in my near future.
I’m coming to terms with the idea that I am becoming one of the “older women” Paul refers to in Titus 2. I look forward to the practical encouragement of this book as I seek to encourage other young moms to serve the Lord Jesus as they serve their husbands and families.
From the publisher’s description, this book “invites readers into a daily celebration of Christ and his incarnation, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, ascension, and ongoing reign as Lord. These thirty-one devotions provide busy Christian women with brief but deep reminders of how God’s truth powerfully connects to their everyday lives.” Sign me up!
An ambitious list, is it not? So many books, too little time! What are you planning on reading this spring? Link up your list at Katrina’s and join in the Spring Reading Thing fun!