Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What I'm Reading Wednesday - 2014 Goal Edition

Last year, I set a goal for myself to read 75 books. I felt short of the goal only making it to 72. My total averages over a book a week, so I'm not going to be to hard on myself for not quite reaching it. I'm trying again this year to read the same number, but having a bit of a slow start.

Completed in 2014:

Unconventional by JJ Hebert

I liked the characters and found them relatable. Maybe because I (a Christian) met my husband ( an agnostic) on MySpace back in the day (kinda tells our age and the age of the book.) There were parts I wondered what the book's point was. Finished, I'm still not sure, perseverance? But something about the characters felt comfortable, familiar. Maybe a good book club book. Something I'd like to talk thru with someone. I feel like there is more to the story I'm missing.

Kissed in Paris by Juliette Sobanet
I just finished this one last night, and it was everything I love in a book. Lighthearted and fun. The story was predictable, but in a way that didn't discourage me from reading. I didn't realize this was the 2nd in a series, and had no trouble with the story having not read the first.

Currently Reading:

When Godly People Do Ungodly Things by Beth Moore

I'm only a few chapters into this one, and I'm struggling a bit. Being such a heavy subject, Moore tries to set the book up in the first few chapters. I'm only in chapter 3, but find myself wanting her to move on with things. Perhaps its because the subject matter is foreign to me. She makes a strong distinction between sins of rebellion and sins of supernatural temptation. Rebellion is more familiar to me, and NOT the focus of this book.

The Patriarchs by Beth Moore

This is one of her classic Bible study workbooks, and I'm only on day 1. I'm excited to delve in and see where this particular journey through the Word will takes us.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I hesitated in starting this book. Give the setting (Nazi Germany) and the narrator (Death), I kinda dreaded this one. Too many people recommended it for me to skip it, though, and now I see why. The story and characters are easy to follow. While the subject matter may become heavy, the reading process doesn't feel that way. I look forward to reading it. 

What are you currently reading??


  1. I've heard the Book Thief is really good. It's one I'll have to check out. I did The Patriarchs study and really enjoyed it.

  2. I love Beth Moore. I need to pick up one of her books.