What I’m Reading {May 2016}

My reading pace definitely slowed over the past month. My goal was to take May to rest, have a quiet(ish) schedule and get ready to start job hunting. Instead, this month has been packed full of some really interesting and exciting opportunities. Although that’s great, I just haven’t had many chunks of time to sit and read. There is just not enough time in the day with the wedding being less than three months away and so many changes coming. Anyways, here’s what I’ve been working through!

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

I created a list of books to read in 2016 that are different genres or just fun ideas that I found. This was my choice for a Science Fiction book, and I have to say it was a good one. I already knew some punch lines and parts of the book because of it being a movie (even though I haven’t seen it), so I thought it would be fun. This gets a four out of five stars because it definitely was an entertaining read.

The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price by Jennifer Maschari

This book is on my 2016 list because it is a local author. I’m only a few pages in, but it’s a pretty quick read because it’s a children’s book. It is a bit heavy so far, but also adventurous and beautiful writing! I have been picking a lot of books surrounding loss and/or death and that has made my pace slow. I need to find myself some light and happy reads! I’m not very far in, so I’m not putting stars on this yet.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

First, I have loved Jojo’s writing style. I like the little bit of scattered pieces, and that the unique details that are included. My best friend and fiance enlightened me that this is a sad read (they’ve seen the movie previews or heard various things), which has slowed my pace. I picked it up knowing it was popular and being made into a movie, and that was it. It definitely is a good book so far, but I’m really not that far in yet! I’m hoping to finish it on vacation next week!

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

I began reading this book in high school and didn’t get around to finishing it. I have started listening to it again, and I am so glad. It has been convicting and humbling, which is exactly what I needed. Although it’s fiction, C.S. Lewis keeps it so Biblically grounded. If you haven’t read this before, or it has been a few years, then it’s definitely worth picking up! This gets a five out of five, no question!

Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter

Okay, I very rarely leave reviews on Goodreads, unless I find that the reviews are far too good or far too bad for the quality of the book. I left a review for this book because I was so disappointed in it. I have seen it around a lot and the reviews were great, so I finally listened to it. It was a Lifetime movie snore-fest. The story lines were so incredibly predictable, and there weren’t quirky characters, great quotes or deep thoughts to redeem that factor! Each section of the book is written by a different author, so I kept giving it another chance and it kept disappointing me. Honestly, this book gets a two out of five stars in my book.

Have a blessed day,
-Sadie

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