I like updating my readers on what books I have my nose in each month. Each book feels like a portal and takes my thoughts in many directions. What I read truly influences my thinking. So here is where my bookmarks are presently:
Spurgeon’s Sorrows has been a balm to my soul and has provided me with instruments I need to turn my burden of depression into a song of praise. The writing is poetic and the information insightful as the author describes Charles Spurgeon and his lifelong ordeal with darkness. I think anyone who has depression or cares for someone who does should read this book.
Mrs. Sharp’s Traditions is a fun look into creating daily family traditions to make home a place of inspiration and consistency. I’ve been taking more note of what we are doing each day that will be remembered fondly by our children. It also speaks to my heart that wants our home to be a peaceful place. I’m eager to read more of this rich book with gorgeous illustrations.
My husband and I are traveling together through Africa as we read my friend’s book, All Things Strange and Wonderful. It’s better than a movie and is hard to put down. His adventures as a Peace Corps veterinarian are hilarious and incredible.
And I’m getting ready to dive into Lila by Marilynn Robinson. It’s an award-winning novel that I can’t wait to read since I just finished Dear Jane Austen. I also am listening to a couple of audiobooks, including Boys in a Boat.
Before I leave you to eat my Thanksgiving dinner, I wanted to mention that I’m still writing book reviews on my page titled THE BOOKSHELF. Be sure to check that out too.
What’s on your shelf?