Here's a look at what I'm reading this month...
Thanks to a recommendation by Sarah of Library Hospital, I recently finished reading The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Fans of Downton Abbey will enjoy this story of an American heiress marrying an impoverished English manor lord. I thought it a charming and delightful if improbably titled novel.
Last night I finished The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton. Um...let's just say it's an odd book. Very strange indeed. I think maybe I enjoyed it? To be honest, I'm not sure. Have any of you read it? What did you think?
I am currently reading The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament by Edmund Clowney in preparation for Bible study this fall and also because I find it interesting.
I'm also begun reading A Woman's Wisdom: How the Book of Proverbs Speaks to Everything by Lydia Brownback. I picked this one up at The Gospel Coalition Women's Conference and what I've read so far I really like. My friend Jessalyn at Desiring Virtue has chosen this title for her September bookclub.
Speaking of bookclub, some of my blog friends are reading Small Wonder: Essays by Barbara Kingsolver. I pretty much stink at online bookclubs so I haven't decided if I'll join the fun or not. I may grab the book from the library just so I can eavesdrop on their discussion with some degree of intelligence. :)
Some books I'm looking forward to reading, should the library inventory and/or book budget allow, include
- Opening Moves: The Bowers Files by Steven James. I'm a big fan of the Patrick Bowers series.
- The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. Aren't we all excited about this one?
So what are you reading this month? Have you read anything particularly good lately? I'm always on the lookout for recommendations, particularly for that exceptionally good fiction read.
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