Well into February and I am just taking a look at what I read last month. Both of the Modern Mrs Darcy 2017 Reading Challenges are taped into my bullet journal, but it’s the next page of that journal that I’m enjoying filling in.
First of all, audiobooks. During busy seasons, it is the audiobooks that are getting completed becuase I can listen while driving and waiting for kids. Just last night knitting was what I wanted to do, but I felt like I should be reading. That is when I realized, an audibook and knitting would be fantastic! Here are the audiobooks I completed in January:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith – (a book published before you were born, MMD Reading for Growth challenge)this classic “coming of age” story is the best story I’ve read recently. It may stay on top as my best read of this year, it is that good. Originally published in 1943, it fits the “classic” category that I am wanting to read more of, but it is the story that makes it truly worth reading. The audible narration was very well done by Kate Burton. This is a story that my daughters need to read!
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne – (a book you’ve already read, MMD Reading for Fun challenge) another classic, a reread for me. Builder and I took a short road trip at the beginning of January with a couple of our kids. This was the book we choose to listen to. He hadn’t ever read the, and the rest of us were happy to hear it again.
You and Me Forever by Francis and Lisa Chan – (Three books by the Same Author, MMD Reading for Fun) this is the first marriage book I’ve read in quite awhile. This book is more about being a Christ-follower first, and letting that express itself within marriage. Very encouraging, and it will be downloaded onto Builder’s phone the next time he travels!
Gifted Hands by Ben Carson – (book recommended by someone with great taste,MMD Reading for Fun) My youngest daughter has medical school dreams and reads many books that are beyond me. But this one she asked me to read, is simply good. Overdrive had it available quickly, and it is a short book, so I think I finished it in a week.
Using my Kindle and the Kindle app is another way I’m getting reading in. Now that I’ve learned how to turn on the night time light filter, I read ebooks at night, so that I can turn out the light for my hubby, and still get in a little reading. Lines at the grocery store don’t bother me any more, it’s a chance to get a few more paragraphs, or even pages read! The is how I read Chasing Mona Lisa (a topic I already love MMD R4Fun) and Horse in the Wilderness in January.
While I am thankful for Kindle and Audiobooks, Paper and Ink books are still my favorite way to read. It is so satisfying to hold the book in my hands, and to see the bookmark moving from day to day. I read, or completed reading, You Carried Me, (genre that addresses current events MMD Read for Growth) and The 30 Day Praise Challenge.
That is eight books this month, thanks to audible, Christian Audio and Kindle! In February I am hoping balance out my reading a little more and tackle a couple more books in our family library bookshelves.
What did you read in January? My stack is tall for February, but do you have any recommendations for reading in March?