April Reading Update

One third of the way through the year….over halfway to achieving my goal of reading 52 books!  Without further ado, here’s the entire list, with the ones I read in April in bold.

Non-fiction:
Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty
Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker
7 by Jen Hatmaker
Breaking Free by Beth Moore
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson
The Envy of Eve by Melissa Kruger
Recapture the Wonder by Ravi Zacharias
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Depression: Looking Up From The Stubborn Darkness (Edward T. Welch)
Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that can’t Stop Talking (Susan Cain)
The Fringe Hours (Jessica Turner)
Jesus the King (Timothy Keller)
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A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet (Sophie Hudson) – this is such a fun memoir.  Sophie has another book that I can’t wait to read.
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He Chose the Nails (Max Lucado) – I do love the devotional and contemplative style Lucado uses in his books.
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Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard (Laura Bates) – I must confess that I skimmed this one.  I checked it out from the Library on my Kindle and couldn’t renew it so I had to read it in a day.  I may revisit it soon.
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Sabbath (Wayne Muller) – I would have been fine with only reading the first half of this book.  The second half got a little too meditative and new age-y for me.  
Fiction:
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Alan Bradley)
Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)
The Magician’s Nephew (C.S. Lewis)
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
The Good Girl (Mary Kubica)
The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd)
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The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag (Alan Bradley) – this is the second book in the Flavia de Luce series.  I just love them — entertaining and an easy read.
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Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks) – historical fiction is quickly becoming my favorite genre.  This one did not disappoint.  It’s about the Black Plague so it’s sad – don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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Three Wishes (Liane Moriarty) – I actually listened to this one on Audible.  I didn’t like it as much as Big Little Lies.
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Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline) – by far the BEST book I read in April.  It’s probably second only to The Invention of Wings.

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The Things we do for Love (Kristin Hannah) – enjoyable.  Definitely a beach read that I wasn’t reading on the beach.
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Angels Walking (Karen Kingsbury) – it was fine. 
On Deck:
Still by Lauren Winner
A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling

Total Finished as of April 30, 2015 — 28

So I really am going to the beach later this month.  What should I be sure to bring with me?
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