Recent Reads [February 2017]

I’m keeping up a good pace for my Goodreads Challenge so far, and we’re only two months into the year.  I read four books again, which was a little surprising because February is the shortest month of the year.  To be honest, I could’ve read at least five books, but there were a few days I was too tired to read or didn’t have time to.

The one thing I’m really proud of from my reading this month was that I finished one of the books in one day.  I’ve been wanting to do that for a while now, but you know, there’s never enough time in a day.  But thanks to one of our snowstorms earlier in the month, I was able to.

Snowstorms make perfect reading days.

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The first book of February was Living Among Lions by David and Jason Benham, and this book was fantastic!  It was spot on to what it’s like living as a follower of Jesus in America today.  I really felt a connection to this book because there have been people who know where I stand on issues that have been rising in our country, and have since unfriended me on social media.  The authors use the book of Daniel and his story to show how he stood strong in his faith in God when being persecuted while in exile.  Though Christians in America are not necessarily persecuted, we are still facing tons of pressure to turn away from our beliefs because they don’t fall in line with society’s.  I definitely plan to write up a review for this book in the near future, but in the meantime I recommend this book to every Christian out there who feels like they’re under pressure in today’s society.

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After this book I wanted to go back to fiction because I usually can’t handle too many non-fiction books in a row (no matter how good they are).  So I borrowed The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight from work and on one fateful snow-day, I read the entire book in one day.  I really enjoyed the story and there were just parts that made me grin like an idiot because it was so cute.  There was also a little twist in the story that I definitely was not expecting, and both Hadley and Oliver’s relationships with their parents made me appreciate my family more.

Since I was on a roll, the next day I started The Third Twin.  It’s been sitting on my shelf for almost a year now, so I knew it was time to pick it up.  (That, and I also had a cavity from the sweet story I had just finished so I needed a different genre)  This book did not disappoint – it kept me guessing what would happen next and wanting to know what the heck was going on if I was wrong.  I think the only problem I had with it was that because it was so interesting I went through it pretty quickly and didn’t really savor the story like I should have.

My final book, which I finished yesterday, was Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.  I really enjoyed Fangirl last month, so I was fairly certain I’d enjoy this one too… and I was right.  I think in a way I might have enjoyed this one a little more because it was just really interesting.  Half of the story is told through emails between Beth and Jennifer, and the other half focuses on Lincoln.  I was surprised that certain events didn’t happen as quickly as I thought they would, but man did I love the story.  And I just have to say that I loved how it was based in 1999-2000 and the nostalgia it brought back from growing up in that time.


What did you read this past month?

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