I can't believe we're almost three months in to 2015 and I haven't posted a summary of what I've been reading for you! I've already read some really good books, and I'm knee deep in a few more. Quick lit is my favorite way to share books with you because I can squeeze so much into one post-- okay, maybe 2 posts in this case. ;)
So here are the books I've read so far in 2015, in order finished.
You are a Writer by Jeff Goins
This was a quick read, and a veritable kick in the pants. Just what I needed honestly. I'm always inspired by what Jeff writes. I'm still working on acting like a writer, but at least now I'm not afraid to call myself one, after reading this.
Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay
I was thrilled to read Katherine Reay's second novel since I loved Dear Mr. Knightly so much. This one didn't disappoint. It was a captivating story, albeit not exactly what I was expecting. Lizzy & Jane explores the depths of family relationships, a bit of sweet romance, food, and fighting adversity.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The book club bled over into 2015 for me as I wrapped up my last Jane novel in early January. It took me longer than I expected to get through S&S this time, but I still loved it. Recently I rewatched the Hugh Grant/Emma Grant movie version and remembered how well done it was-- Kate Winslet's Marianne is so spot on.
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Mayes
Another great novel by Mayes. This one was a story of survival in German-occupied WWI France, within a modern tale of unlikely love and legal turmoil. I loved the juxtaposition of the two heroines as they fought their way through their own struggles.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
This was my first foray into audiobooks. I dabbled a little with some LibriVox recordings of Jane Austen's novels, but this one I checked out through OverDrive and my library. Honestly, having Tina Fey read her book made it for me. It was slow getting in to it. I wasn't really into the first third, but I loved it after that as she got more into her career and family stories.
The Art of Work by Jeff Goins
This book moved and challenged and inspired me in so many ways. It's all about finding your calling in life and it just wasn't really what I was expecting (in the best sort of way). Jeff doesn't just talk about himself for a couple hundred pages. Throughout the book he tells stories of real people and how they've found their callings through their life journey. I can't recommend this one enough.
I really want to get this post out to you today, so I'm going to stop here and wrap up the rest in a part two. Got to get some homeschooling and life-living done now!
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