2018 Books, Reading Challenge

12 Months of Books: May Suggestions

Happy Friday! After a long, long delay, I've finally gotten around to sharing my suggestions for May's reading challenge. The month of May has been absolutely crazy for me, and, unfortunately, the blog had to get pushed to the bottom of the list! Now that things have slowed down for the next few months, I'm planning… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: May Suggestions

2018 Books, Book Reviews

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy is a new collection of short stories that all touch in some way upon the journeys of two brothers who are both named after demigods from the ancient text The Mahabharata. These stories, while spanning great distances in geography and time, all feel like parts of a larger work, a… Continue reading Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

2018 Books, Book Reviews

Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen

I honestly don't remember the first time I read Persuasion, but it was definitely after I had already read several other novels by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice, as you can imagine, was the first novel of hers I read, followed by Emma and others. I knew from the opening pages of Persuasion, however, that it would be my… Continue reading Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen

2018 Books, Reading Challenge

12 Months of Books: April Suggestions

Of all the themes we've been reading together for this year's Reading Challenge, so far I've been most excited about planning April's--poems and plays. April is national poetry month, and it's also the birth month of William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright in English literature. That's why I selected this theme for our 2018 reading journey!… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: April Suggestions

2018 Books, Book Reviews

The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

March is Women's History Month, so already this month I've been seeing lots of posts on social media about great books written by and about important women. The review I have to share with you today is about a woman whose life story is just now being rediscovered as important files from the NSA are… Continue reading The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

2018 Books, Reading Challenge, Reading Tips

12 Months of Books: March Suggestions

All right, we're two months in to 2018. How's your reading going? I'll be honest, I had an excellent reading month in January, but things really ground to a halt in February. I'm excited about the new month--and I'm hoping to be able to finish a few new books in the next 31 days. Counting… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: March Suggestions

2018 Books, Book Reviews

Anne’s House of Dreams

It's late on a school night as I write this post, but I feel somehow that I'd be remiss in letting February pass by without sharing at least one book review for our #12MonthsofBooks theme. This month the goal was to read books based around the idea that "The Greatest of these is Love." And… Continue reading Anne’s House of Dreams

2018 Books, Book Reviews, Insipration

The Consolation of Doubt

Can I tell you a story? It involves a bit of jumping around in time and place, but I think it's worth telling. Last month I read a book by Frederick Buechner called The Remarkable Ordinary. It wasn't the first of his books I've read--a few years back I read his book Telling the Truth, and I… Continue reading The Consolation of Doubt