What I’m Reading {February 2016}

I’ve always got between 4-6 books going at once. I tried really hard to get that down to two: one fiction and one non-fiction. That lasted for about two weeks, and then I was back to my random collection of ongoing books.

I’ve decided to start posting what I’m currently reading, because I know everyone out there is dying to know!

1. The Gospel in Genesis by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

This book has been phenomenal. I’ve decided to read through the Bible from cover to cover, but to find books that are written specifically on each book as I go. I am still in Genesis right now, because I got behind on my reading. This has truly changed my outlook on Genesis and I’m realizing how everything really comes down to the first three chapters of the Bible. It’s incredible!

3. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

This book was a major page turner for me in the beginning. I read half of it in a few days, but then life got crazy and I’ve barely touched it since. I have to say, I’m discovering a new favorite author through this book. This guy can write! I find the story line interesting, but but it’s really the writing that has impressed me. I feel like I’m truly in the characters mind and walking through this adventure myself. It’s a great fiction page-turner!

3. The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

Okay, I’m not entirely sure if this one counts, because I’m about 5 pages in. The thing is, it’s been on my must read list since it came out, and I found it on the clearance rack at BAM. I am “currently reading” it because I just can’t get myself to put it on the shelf with all my other unread books. Therefore, I don’t really have anything to say about this book at the moment, except that I cannot wait to get into it.

4. Seven by Jen Hatmaker

Okay, it’s a little embarrassing, but I feel like I’ve made new friends because of this book. I have basically been cyber stalking Jen since opening this book. I quickly discovered Jamie Ivey and her podcast, so I’ve listened to their interviews together (Check out Jamie’s blog here). Because of the podcast, I learned about Jen’s show on HGTV, and so I binge watched that in a day. Back to the book though, and enough embarrassing myself. This book is amazing. Since I have started capsule wardrobes, I’ve really grown to understand consumerism and the toll it takes on us. I feel like there is so much in this book that I have just been nodding along with and completely understanding. On top of that, her writing is so entertaining, I have found several times with tears running down my cheeks from laughing to hard! I can’t get enough!

5. Spurgeon’s Sorrows by Zack Eswine
This is another one that I devoured at first, and the paused on. This book is all about Spurgeon’s struggle with depression and what that looked like as such a strong and inspiring preacher. This book is for anyone who is, or knows someone, struggling with depression. It opens up a lot of good conversation about mental illness and shines a much needed light on it. Incredibly read thus far!

Well, that’s it folks! A wide variety of reads happening, and I sometimes open each of these books in one day. Hopefully you found a new book or two to add to your list!

Have a blessed day,

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