February passed so quickly, it always does. Two of my daughters have birthdays in this month, one at the beginning and another at the end. I think that is a fantastic was for months to begin and end. Some of our kids are prolific readers, and others not so much. That is the case in the February birthdays. So for one of these celebrations, enough books to nearly fill a shelf were gifted. Her to be read pile is very tall right now.
One to what I read this month. Again, audiobooks were how I took in the most “pages.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown. This book is in my top 5 most influencial books list. As a woman who grew up with shame and then passed shame onto my own children, I am excited to have more information and encouragement to continue to learn to live differently. This was an audiobook narrated by Karen White.
Project Mnemosyne (When No One was Looking Book 1) by Kim Frauli. (Book dying to read, MMD Read for Fun) This is a book I was sent for review. Can I say, I loved this book for the masterful use of suspense while remaining family friendly.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by the author. (Newbery Award winner MMD Read for Growth)Another audiobook. This one, I feel priviledged to have had the opportunity to read this book. During this time of so much unrest, and division in our country, cities and communities, it is very important to seek to understand others.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, read by Rachel McAdams. An old favorite. (Set somewhere I’ve never been, but would love to MMD Read for Fun)
The Essence of Courage by Lynn U Watson. (A genre I typically avoid, MMD Read for Growth) An interesting journey with women of the Bible, essential oils and a community of women who are learning through them.
Birthbond: Reunions Between Birthparents and Adoptees– by Judith S Gedimen. For anyone involved in post adoption reunions, this book offers a wealth of information. Just remember that each journey is unique and cant be defined by anyone else’s journey.
Forgotten God by Francis Chan, read by the author. (3 books by same author, MMD Read for Growth) I am reading and re reading the books by Francis Chan this winter, finding them once again full of Biblical encouragement.
The Gentle Art of Discipling Women: Nurturing Authentic Faith in Ourselves and Others by Dana Yeakley. This book helped me fill in blanks in my spiritual journey, and gave me the push I needed to get into a mentoring relationship with another woman in our congregation. Game changing.
Overall I completed 4 audiobooks, 2 paper and ink books and 2 books on my Kindle.
As March begins I am reading The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, Crazy Love by Francis Chan, What Really Happened in the Garden?: The Reality and Ramifications of the Creation and Fall of Man, His Word in my Heart by Janet Pope, and Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction by Asheritah Ciuciu.
What are you reading these days? Do you have any book suggestions for me?