What I’m Reading–March 2017

Every month I share what books I finished last month and what I’m reading now. I also love to hear what others are reading. Share your own book recommendations in the comments or friend me on Goodreads!

Books Read in March 2017

February may be the shortest month, but I managed to get a lot of reading done.

Finished in February 2017

  • The Heart of What Was Lost by Tad Williams. I saw this at my local public library and had to check it out. This was such a fun nostalgia read for me. Williams’ fantasy trilogy Memory, Sorrow and Thorn was a favorite of mine in my twenties. Now, after all these years, Williams is returning to the world of Osten Ard with all new stories. Reading this book was like visiting with very old, dear friends.
  • The Introvert Entrepreneur by Beth Buelow. I did not get as much out of this as I had hoped. The information was very basic, written for people who need definitions of introverts and extroverts.
  • Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett. Oh my gosh, I finally finished this book! I bought the book in print last summer and started reading it, but had a hard time getting into it. Then I discovered the audiobook version — SO MUCH BETTER! The audiobook includes excerpts from Krista’s original interviews, so you are hearing people’s words in their own words. The audiobook is fantasic, and I will probably listen to it again.
  • To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue. his was the book club pick for my church’s book club. I had mixed feelings about it. John O’Donohue is a wonderful spiritual thinker and poet, and I enjoyed the essays in this book. I loved some of the lines in the blessings, too, but overall, the blessings did not really speak to my experience, so I had a difficult time relating to them.
  • The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters. Maybe I will finally finish the Cadfael mysteries this year, too. I enjoyed this entry in the series, even though the mystery didn’t appear until halfway through the book. I only have two books left in the series.

 

What I’m Reading Now

  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath. I enjoy pop psychology and business books like this, even though they rarely live up to their hype. I am enjoying Switch, however. The authors take a very simple metaphor (Rider, Elephant, Path) and back it up with studies and examples that make a lot of sense.
  • I Am With You by Kathryn Greene-McCreight. This is the book club book for my church group this month. To be honest, I haven’t cracked it open yet! Don’t tell. :)
  • The Greatest of Marlys by Lynda Barry. This book collects 30 years of Marlys comics by the incomparable Lynda Barry. Barry’s artistic style is so unique, and these comics manage to capture childhood in the late 1960s to 1970s with an honesty that is unflinching and completely lacking in nostalgia. You remember how awful it was to be in the third grade all over again.

So, what are you reading this month? Let me know in the comments! I love new recommendations!

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