Still catching up here... I think you know how much I love books. Reading is one of my favorite ways to explore creativity, beauty, and well, life. It seemed only fitting to include an edition of Twitterature in this month's series.
Here's what I've loved about the books that have found their way into my hands in the last month.
by Jane Austen
This was the first Austen novel I ever read, and to be honest, this time it went very slowly for me, despite always loving the story (and of course, Mr. Knightly!). I think maybe its familiarity is part of what has kept it a favorite for so many years. Emma isn't my favorite Austen heroine by any stretch. In fact this year, I think I preferred Emma Approved to the original (I know! the horror!).
by Jane Austen
NA caught me by surprise. I read it faster than I've ever read a classic, and it was definitely a record for the Austen novels I've been reading. Maybe its starkly different style carried me through quicker. Regardless of why, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
by Rainbow Rowell
Super loved this one. The more I read of Ms. Rowell, the more I love her writing style and her creative stories. The character development is deep, the plot is laid out in a unique way, and the emotion is real (the fantastical element isn't even that weird or out of place; it just... fits). Bonus: Landline really got my own creative juices flowing.
by Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp
We read this book with the leadership team at church and it was enlightening and encouraging, and full of anecdotes illustrating its points. Whenever we watch Frozen and the diva troll sings, "Cause people don't really change," Gigi and I look at each other and I remind her, oh yes they do. Jesus transforms people's hearts and lives.
- This Is Where I Leave You (a bit graphic, but loving the family dynamics)
- Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands (legit)
- and as always, a few more...
Read anything good lately?
Linking up with the lovely Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy. Affiliate links included, thanks for the support!
This is Day 18 of 31 Days of the Life Poetic. View the other posts in this series here.