Just reporting on my reading over the last couple of months. I have so enjoyed these books that I have read/listened to. I would love to hear from you, if you have read or are planning to read any of the titles below.
The Secret Keeper
Loved this book! A sophisticated mystery. I loved the back and forth between modern day England and World War II England. The story was enthralling and I adored the characters. This was my first book by Kate Morton. When I finished, I wanted more, and dove right into The House at Riverton.
I was so excited to read this book. I was told, if I liked Downton Abbey, I would like The House of Riverton. Another mystery set in modern day England and 1920’s England, with the upstairs/downstairs of Downton Abbey. I didn’t like it as well as I liked The Secret Keeper, but I enjoyed the read.
Wow, compelling story, enthralling read. The story begins with the horrific murder of a 14 year old girl. It focused on this girl while in heaven watching over her family, her friends, and her murderer as they tried to cope with her disappearance and death. Because of the subject matter of this story, I was surprised at the hope that was laced throughout the pages of this novel.
Such a great read. A collection of essays on motherhood that celebrate the authentic, imperfect, joyful, and messy mothering moments. I was on the book team to promote the book and posted about it here. It is inspirational. A great Mother’s Day gift.
The sequel to Divergent. This sequel began where Divergent ended and followed the character’s as they try to live in a futuristic faction society. I didn’t like it as well as the first but am hopeful for the third.
I’ll finish this one soon. A book that celebrates our deepest desires, what do we want most, and how can we celebrate God in the way He intended us to. I thought this would be such a quick read, but there is much to think about on each page.
This was such a fun read. If any have little dancers, this book is a must have. Three sisters, very different, attend a dance/acting school together. They struggle through different experiences, learning valuable life lessons along the way. My daughter has enjoyed it and I even caught my 10 year old son at times listening as I read.
The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
This is a study guide for those that would like to achieve a classical education. It takes you step by step through a series of activities that directs you on how to read and study the classics. I loved it and am hoping to incorporate a way to use it in the books I’ll read (and study) in 2015.
Shadow of the Hegemon
I’m reading this right now. I have read a lot of Orson Scott Card and thoroughly enjoy his novels. This is the sequel to Ender’s Shadow. It follows the character Bean. I’m really enjoying it, no surprise there.
You can find my January & February Book Report here.
I also did a great post on Spring Picture Books here.