Literary Pursuits

Reading Lately


Here are some books I’ve been reading lately that fit into the 2016 Reading Challenge. This post includes affiliate links. Click on the book covers if you are interested in reading more about it on Amazon.

 A book with a one-word title: Freefall by Kristen Heitzmann. I especially enjoyed the Hawaiian setting since some friends of ours spent 2 weeks in Hawaii this summer.

 A book by or about a missionary: Waking Up to Who You Really Are by Ted Dekker. Not exactly a missionary story, but Ted Dekker is a “missionary kid” which had a strong influence on his life.

 A book about relationships or friendship: The Vigil by Marian Merritt. This was a NetGalley title. My take: “Intriguing story with believable characters and interesting plot twists. I loved the setting and the Cajun heritage that was part of the story. I found it a little predictable in places, but appreciated the message of forgiveness and second chances.”

A book about food: Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson. Another NetGalley title. It will be available to buy October 1, 2016. It’s a cookbook and the recipes do sound yummy, but more than that I enjoyed the stories woven throughout. I love Shellie’s writing style.

 A book about marriage: A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund. This is a historical novel about German immigrants to Michigan in the late 1800s.

And then, of course, a few titles not on the reading challenge…

 The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston Hill. If you missed my review, you can read it here.

 A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck. This book follows A Long Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. A Season of Gifts isn’t quite as good, but still a fun read.

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck. Not sure it quite lived up to the hype, and the story was a little far-fetched, but I did enjoy how the main character’s relationship with her ex-fiance/friend developed.

{Linking up with Reading Lately and Literacy Musing Mondays.}


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