I’m being more intentional with what I read this year. So far, so good. I’m really enjoying making sure I’m reading a variety of books each month. I’ve also found I’m reading more so I can reach my goals. In the past, I would usually just grab a book from my to-read pile or start reading what is available from my hold list on Overdrive. Instead, I am going to choose a fiction, historical, biographical, inspirational and classic to read each month and then after I have read those five, I can read whatever I find that’s available. I will also have book club books to read from a moms group and the online book club on this site. Oh, and there are the advanced copies I receive to review. Lots of reading going on here!
In May, I read the following 9 books (reviews to come soon):
- The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans
- To The Last Man by Jeff Shaara
- Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas
- Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
- Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
- The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch
- Martin Luther in His Own Words by Jack D. Kilcrease
For June, here is my to-read list:
Fiction: The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz
I added this book to my list after seeing it reviews in Bookpages. The story looks intriguing. I have a few other fiction books checked out from the library that I might get to this month, too.
Historical: Lights Out by Ted Koppel
So, I know this book isn’t technically history, but it talks about a future possibility for our country. It could end up being our history if our power grid were to go down for any length of time. I’m curious to know more about this topic after reading Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom book.
Biographical: The Story of a Soul by St. Therese de Lisieux
St. Therese is well known in the Catholic Church for wanting to do little things for God. I have been wanting to read more about her for a while. I think this book might be very convicting.
Inspirational: A Medley of Modern-DayMiracles by John Herzog
The author of this book goes to my church and gave out copies after service last month. I read Eric Metaxas’ book Miracles and am interested in reading more about them.
Classic: The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I added this book to my to-read list after finishing Eric Metaxas’ biography on Bonhoeffer, which I highly recommend. Bonhoeffer saw the writing on the wall in Germany before and during WWII. I am looking forward to reading his book.
Read more about this choice at the link above.
Moms book club: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
I don’t know much about this book or author, but I’m hoping it makes for a great book club discussion.
Requested Reviews/Advanced Copies/Book Launch books:
Nothing is Strange by Mike Russell
What are you reading right now?
What are you planning to read this month?