It is time for another What I’m Reading list! It has been awhile since I shared what I have been reading. Grace and I used to do these posts all the time, but haven’t done a lot of them recently. We are hoping to change and want to start sharing a list of what we have recently read.
Grace and I both read a wide variety of books, so these lists are always fun to share. This month I am sharing my list of what I’ve been reading, and Grace will share her list soon.
As you can see from the picture above, I read a wide range of topics in the last month. I normally have several books going at once. It usually includes a fiction and several nonfiction books. When it comes to nonfiction, I read all kinds of topics. I enjoy memoirs, history, Christian books, biographies, and lots of other topics.
I like to vary what I read, so that I don’t get bored with what I am reading. I don’t always agree with everything I am reading, but reading varying topics pushes me outside of my comfort zone and keeps me from getting into a reading slump.
Here is a list of what I have been reading. It includes a short review of each book.
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter is now on my list of favorite fiction books. I am picky when it comes to novels and fiction, but I loved this book. It is fiction, but it is based on the author’s real life family. Click here for my full review of We Were the Lucky Ones.
I read American Fire by Monica Hesse as part of my non-fiction books for every state challenge. It is another one of those books that I doubt I would have read if it hadn’t been for my challenge. It was also another one of those books that I am so glad that the challenge encouraged me to read it.
I can’t say that I loved this book because it was a hard book to read. It is a book about fire and crime in rural Virginia. The book is in a way a journalistic type of book, but at the same time it is a page turner that at times I could not put down. Click here for my full review of American Fire.
If you enjoy historical fiction, I think you will love this book. I can see why it has gotten so much attention on social media. The reviews of it have been great. The writing is well done and creative.I have mixed thoughts on it though, but I usually do when it comes to fiction. You can read my full review and thoughts here.
A Picture of Murder by T E Kinsey is the fourth book in the Lady Hardcastle Mystery series. I have read all the books in this series and love them! They are a cozy mystery type of book. Click here for my full review.
Grace has been trying to get me to read this book for a long time. It is one of her favorite books. I finally moved it to the top of my TBR list. I started it on audio and finished it in book form. The audio version of this was great, but I switched to the book form when I was sick and had time for some reading. Click here for a full review.
Grand Forks by Marilyn Hagerty is a fun book for those that love food or that live in or have traveled to North Dakota. I bought this ebook when it was on sale for only a dollar or two. I knew that it would work perfectly for my nonfiction books for every state challenge because it is all about Grand Forks, North Dakota. Click here for a full review and more information.
Billy Graham authored many books over the course of his ministry. Peace with God is a book he wrote in his early years. I have read many Christian books over the years, but this is the first book by Billy Graham that I have read. Last year, I had someone tell me that if I was going to read a book by Billy Graham this was the one to read. For more of my thoughts about this book click here.
The White Darkness by David Grann is an interesting read about exploration to the south pole. It is a man’s journey through incredible circumstances. For a full review click here.
One of my reading goals for this year is to read more Christian biographies. I love biographies and used to read Christian biographies all the time. Over the last few years I have not read very many of them and I want to work on changing that. I want to read a wide variety of biographies, so that I can learn more about people that I have never heard of or that I know very little about. So I am looking for unusual or lesser known Christian biographies.
The Expository Genius of John Calvin was one I picked up recently to read and I enjoyed it. It was not the best written biography that I have read, but it had a lot of information in it that I did not know. It was fairly short and easy to get through. I am glad that I read it and will probably pass it on to someone else that enjoys Christian biographies.
I would love to hear what you have been reading? Please leave a comment sharing your recent reads?