I am forever in the middle of at least a handful of books. Books for schooling, books for Bible studies, non-fiction, fiction (heavy reads), fiction (light reads). Throw in one, perhaps two, audiobooks and you get quite the mash up of books. As the saying goes,
a jack of all trades, master of none, er…a reader of many books, a finisher of none.
Last night I finished Fault in Our Stars. And I cried. I laughed. I nodded in agreement. I laughed and cried some more.
I rarely participate in Mama Kat’s Writing Prompts but I’ve been a long-time reader. Her prompts encourage writing for the love of writing, something I haven’t done much in years. So.
This week’s chosen prompt is List the the top 6 books on your list to read next.
1) Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes--A dear friend has recommended me this book to me several times, so I finally gave in for it when I found it on sale for my Kindle. I started it a week ago but I put it aside for Fault in Our Stars.
2) Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions–I actually have the older version, Evolving in Monkey Town. Rachel Held Evans is one of my favorite bloggers. I struggle to reconcile my faith, my social stances and what the church has taught me growing up. Through her posts and books, they all make sense and I don’t have to put aside any of that. I’m about halfway through this book, having started in months ago, and I’m determined to finish it this month.
3) Beautiful Ruins–This book came up several times as recommended reading on Overdrive. The cover caught my eye but I passed it by. Then I saw in on Modern Mrs. Darcy’s On the Big Screen Summer Reading Guide. I love almost every recommendation I find on her site, so I put it in my queue. I hope to start this over the weekend.
5) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet–The recommendation friend from Bread & Wine also recommended this one to me. I started it twice but didn’t make it past chapter one but I’m going to give it another shot.