WHAT I READ: JANUARY-MARCH
Done with the first quarter of the year. (What?!??) it's been a slower start than I'd like, but we did have a baby in November so I'm letting it go. I was also in a bit of a book hangover after All the Light. Here's what I read.
- •The Martian by Andy WeirNot my favorite book ever. I skimmed a lot of the math/potato heavy passages. But towards the end I couldn't put it down. I had goosebumps.
- •The Memoir Project by Marion Roach Smith 😍Perhaps my favorite book on writing. (Of the ones I've read, anyway.) Both practical and inspiring.
- •Nobody's Cuter than You by Melanie ShankleShort, sweet, and funny. I recommend Melanie's memoirs to anyone looking for something heartwarming and humorous, though I will say this one wasn't as funny as her first 2.
- •Coming Clean by Seth HainesA journal of Haines' first 90 days of sobriety. I so related to some of his story of church as a child and how it affected his faith as an adult. Writing style bothered me a bit here and there, which was surprising to me because I love his blog.
- •All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr😍😍😍😭😍Best book I've ever read. In awe. It's a masterpiece.
- •Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoungMore relevant and insightful than I expected. A good faith-based look at our productivity-obsessed culture. Easy to finish this book in a day.
- •After You by Jojo MoyesDid not love this as much as Me Before You. It felt more contrived and predictable. But still worth the read if you loved Me Before You.
- •Out of Sorts by Sarah Bessey 😍😍LOVE this. I think it's a must-read for anyone who grew up in church and has continued to wrestle with their faith and church experience as an adult. Bessey is one of my favorite writers.
- •Started but not yet finished:Rising Strong, Writing Down the Bones, The Nightingale, The Fringe Hours, The Jesus Way, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn