Book Club

It’s no secret that I love me some books; but since I finished Drop Dead Healthy, I’ve been unable to power through a new story: fiction or nonfiction.  I’ve been floating around between a few different reads:

 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker

So I discovered Jen Hatmaker on someone’s Facebook page, and I must say, she is extremely entertaining.  I’ve never read any Christian lit, but I loved the concept of this book so much.  My library didn’t carry it so I requested that they purchase it (which they did, as they are unspeakably awesome).  The more I read, the more pleased I am that more people will get to enjoy it.  It’s not un-put-downable for me (likely because it forces me to grapple with some of the harsher realities of modern life, and sometimes that is too much at bedtime), but each time I pick it up I’m enthralled.  The section on Waste has been particularly eye-opening.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The prose is just gorgeous, and I know Oprah never leads me astray; but this book is very… heavy.  And right now I need light and airy.  So I may put this away for awhile.

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

This is a Gretchen Rubin-recommended book (er, textbook) that I want to delve into and love.  But upon reading the first few pages, the tone seems very… dry?  GR said the book changed the way she viewed the world, and I want that.  But in order to get that, I may have to force myself to read 10 pages per night.  Or give up this read until school is done.  Or forever.  Not sure yet.

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

I adored The Pillars of the Earth and mother-in-law recommended this book to me.  Thus far I have been listening to the audio book in an attempt to pique my interest.  So far I’m slightly curious, but not engrossed.

Any book recommendations for a sister?


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