Oh my goodness, I cannot believe that the last time I wrote a book review was over three months ago. I sure have been slacking. Don’t you worry, though, I definitely wasn’t behind on my reading. Which means I have many books in which I just must bring you up to speed. Here are a few books that I have read (or am reading) lately.
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. So far this book has been amazing. I’ve been praying for my husband since before we were married, but since then sometimes I forget to or I am just not sure what to say. In her book, Stormie not only shares practical insights on how to pray but she also explains how important it is for us wives to pray for our husbands. If you are a wife, I highly recommend this book.
Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist- One of my new, all-time favorite books. Shauna shares on life around the table and how food has brought her together with so many different people in so many different seasons of life. Her stories are great and her recipes are to die for. Seriously, try the goat cheese biscuits. They just melt in your mouth. I finished this book several weeks ago and am already ready to read it all over again. Lucky for me, I received her other two books for Christmas and my birthday so I will be stocked until her next book is released in March.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a memoir that everyone and their grandmother should read. This true story about Jeannette and her brother and sisters and how they were raised by their dysfunctional parents, is a story that everyone should hear. While reading this book, I kept picturing this happening a 100+ years ago because of the poverty that they lived in. But it wasn’t. The author was born in 1960, meaning that this took place only a short time ago. Read it for yourself and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes-This one will make your heart ache. In this story of a young woman who takes care of a quadriplegic, your eyes will be opened to a whole new perspective of life. I had so many mixed feelings in this book. There were sweet and funny moments and there were also times that I got so angry that I would slam the book down on my knee. It was a very powerful and moving story and one I will never forget.
Mary Higgins Clark– I didn’t pick any one book of hers to highlight in particular but rather the author herself. After I read a few novels that are sometimes heavier reads, I like to go back to her books as they are light mysteries. A few of my favorite are “On the Street Where You Live”, “I’ll Walk Alone”, and “Daddy’s Gone A Hunting”.