Each month I share the books I have been reading as a part of The 2016 Reading Challenge, as well as books I have read for fun. I hope that these quick reviews provide you with some new titles to add to your list of Books to Read.
I’ve had a lot of fun reading on the back porch these past few weeks! Now that my kiddos are a bit older, I can kick my feet up, grab a good book, and read while they play in the backyard. It’s blissful!
What I’m Reading: June Edition
Book Boss by Abby Lawson
Ok, so this isn’t technically a book, but I have been spending a lot of time reading and working on it! Book Boss is a fantastic course written and taught by Abby Lawson, of Just a Girl and Her Blog, that will help you create and launch a profitable e-book in 90 days. If you’ve ever thought about writing an e-book, this is absolutely the best resource available to help you. I have been working REALLY hard over the past few weeks on my upcoming e-book. I’m waiting a few more weeks before I spill all the details, but for now I’ll give you a hint: it is designed to help you and your family celebrate the feasts and fasts of the church. Look for more info coming soon!
Blueprints for the Little Church by Elissa Bjeletich and Caleb Shoemaker
I was super excited to receive a pre-release copy of this book (look for a review later this week!). Blueprints for the Little Church is a practical guide for Orthodox families that helps them integrate the faith and life of the church into their homes. It focuses on three major elements of the faith: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. I found many helpful tips and ideas that I can implement into our little church right away. A fantastic resource for Orthodox Christians!
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Sophie Kinsella is the queen of summer reading lit. Her novels are fun, light, quick reads–basically a chick flick in a book. In The Undomestic Goddess, Samantha is a successful, high-powered lawyer at one of the most prestigious law firms in London. When she makes a huge mistake, her bright future comes crashing down around her. Desperate, she leaves the city and finds herself accidentally interviewing for–and getting– a housekeeper position out in the country. There’s just one problem: she has no idea how to cook or clean! Hilarity (and romance) ensue. The book does have some cursing and one (fairly mild) sex scene, but overall it is a fun read that begs to be read with a glass of wine in hand and an ocean view in front.
The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman
I have been enjoying getting back into some Tony Hillerman mysteries. I decided to read his very first one, and possibly the only one I hadn’t read before. Overall, I think it is one of his weaker mysteries, but it does set the stage for the rest of his work. Hillerman writes about two Navajo tribal police officers who solve mysteries on the reservation. His sense of setting and understanding of culture is phenomenal. If you haven’t read any before, I’d recommend starting with The Dance Hall of the Dead–his second mystery and, in my opinion, a stronger work than his first.
What have you been reading this month?
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