What I’m Reading Now
Three Junes : Julia Glass
All Time Favorites
Love Does : This is one of my all time favorite books, and it’s written by a guy named Bob Goff. Bob is someone that I refer to using first name only (much like Ann, see my websites page for an explanation), and whenever I type it I usually use all caps, like, “oh, BOB.” Love Does is honestly one of the most uplifting, wonderful books I have read about faith. It’s in the top 3 category of books that have drastically changed the way I live my life (other than the Bible), and it’s a huge reason I now see love as a verb. Bob writes how love is an action, or something tangible that we choose to live by, rather than a mess of fleeting feelings or emotions. GO BOB. I want to be your adopted daughter.
A Walk in the Woods : Another one of my absolute favorites. Bill Bryson writes about the time him and his friend, Katz, decided to hike the Appalachian Trail. You will feel like you’re right there with him as he navigates the expensive aisles of backpacking equipment, and you’ll really empathize with him when he excitedly embarks on his journey in Georgia, only to be greeted by intense inclines and unrelenting weather. Bill writes with honest humor and sneaky intellect- no doubt you will learn more about the Appalachian Trail and its history than you ever thought existed. It’s a great book, and I even packed it to read while hiking part of the AT in Virginia with my sister and cousin. It’s also a movie, apparently. Let it be known however, for once, “I read it before it was cool.”
Anything by C.S. Lewis : that man was brilliant.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society : Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
Captivating : John and Stasi Eldredge
Blue Like Jazz : Donald Miller
The Namesake : Jhumpa Lahiri
Redeeming Love : Francine Rivers