Saturday, Sept. 26: What’s on your to-read list, and what have you recently read?
Whew, this is going to be a tough one, guys. Like a lot of you, I love to read. I think I did all of the reading gushing on Day 14 of the challenge. Suffice it to say, yay books.
My to-read list is well over 75 books and that’s only the ones I’ve written down to try to remember…not all the ones on my Kindle and all the ones I want to read.
Here’s a few in each category of past-present-and future reads.
Past | Recently Read:
The Scent of rain in the Balkans – Gordana Kuic
This is a story of a Bosnian Jewish family living in Sarajevo surviving World War II in the Balkans. It was an interesting read for me because I knew every street they mentioned and every location they went to during the narrative. I think it might be a little boring for those who don’t know the area though, but what do I know?
Peace Like a River – Leif Enger
This novel follows an 11 year old asthmatic boy and his family as they search for his outlaw brother. I really enjoyed Leif’s writing style and how he wrote his dialogues. His characters were very real and honest and witty.
The Martian – Andy Weir
This one is pretty popular these days and will be a movie soon. I really enjoyed this read. The character was hilarious and I found myself wishing he was a real person. I felt like I learned a lot, and kept having to remind myself that this was fiction, but it wasn’t overly scientific or boring. Warning, he does use strong language and innuendos from what I remember.
Present | Currently reading
1. Demon– Tosca Lee
Obviousy I’m not finished with this one yet but so far so good. It’s about a demon who visits a publisher and has the guy write his memoirs. He goes through the whole Bible story through the eyes of the fallen angels. Really cool perspective on worship and sin. I think it will be along the lines of Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness in being theology shaping and mind provoking.
2. Pursuit of a Thirsty Fool– TJ MacLeslie
This is just a guy’s testimony of God meeting him and pursuing him. Ultimately the author and his wife end up moving overseas, starting a family, dealing with some health issues, and learning a lot about God. Not finished yet but it’s alright.
3. One Conversation at a Time – D. Michael Henderson
I literally just started this one yesterday with the ladies on my team. A friend of one of our teammates gifted us all a copy. The premise is that Jesus ministered through intimate exchanges with His disciples and we should follow his example.
Future | What’s up next
Just to name a few:
1. The Ragamuffin Gospel – Brendan Manning
2. The Prydain Chronicles – Lloyd Alexander
3. Connecting – Larry Crabb
4. Simply Tuesday – Emily Freeman
5.The Selection Series – Kiera Cass (Thanks to many of the Blog-tember posts from Day 14 )
6. War and Peace– Tolstoy (Mostly so I can watch Lily James in the miniseries coming out in 2016)
Forcing myself to stop now. 🙂 Excited to scout out your posts today to add more books to my to-read list!