What I’m Reading–May 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!

What I'm Reading--May 2017

My “feast or famine” reading cycle continues this year. I finished a bunch of books in April, but now I’m in a reading slump again. Nothing appeals to me right now.

Finished in April

  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes. I listened to this in audiobook format, and it was wonderful. I don’t usually read celebrity books, but this was an exception worth making. No gossip or backstabbing; just fond memories and fun stories about the making of The Princess Bride film.
  • Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith by Diana Butler Bass. Completed this for my church book group. It did get me thinking about ways to revitalize our parish life.
  • The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore. I checked this out from the library on a whim. It was a quick read, but definitely for younger readers. Teenage love stories aren’t really my demographic anymore.
  • Universal Harvester by John Darnielle. This book was so good, but it is so weird and creepy and strange that I hesitate to recommend it. Read the synopsis. If it sounds intriguing, you won’t be disappointed.
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. This was a re-read for me. I first read this book a few years ago. I love books about creativity and the creative process, and this is one of the better ones.

What I’m Reading Now

  • Truth Speaks to Power by Walter Brueggemann. To be honest, I haven’t started reading this yet, but it is the book group book this month for my church group.
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. This is another re-read. I’m not ashamed to admit I kind of love this book. Gilbert provides the gentle kick in the pants I need to keep creating and showing up.

So, that’s what I’m reading these days. How about you?

 

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