Here's what I read in June!
The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom: I heard about this book on several podcasts, so i decided to give it a try. It was a gripping novel, to the point that I begged my sister for ten more minutes of babysitting so that I could finish the last few pages before she left for the day. I'm looking forward to the sequel, Glory Over Everything, as soon as I can get it from the library!
Subversive Jesus, by Craig Greenfield: I enjoyed this book and was challenged by it. You can read my full review here.
A House for Happy Mothers, by Amulya Malladi: A got this book as a free Kindle new release. It was a good middle-of-the-night read. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, but I did enjoy reading about Indian culture, which is outside of my normal reading selections.
Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande: So, so good. I absolutely love Gawande's writing and was ecstatic to find out that he had released two books since I'd read Better in 2011. Being Mortal is an excellent book on end-of-life care and the art of dying well.
When We Were the Kennedys, by Monica Wood: I grabbed this book as a cheap Kindle deal because I thought it was about the Kennedys, with whom I am slightly obsessed. It is not really about the Kennedys, but it is a very well-written memoir, the kind that makes you slow down and re-read sentences just because they are that good.
The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande: See above. I'm a Gawande geek. I tried a few times to explain to PJ why a book about checklists was so good. I didn't succeed at that, but I did love the book.
Heaven, by Randy Alcorn: This book is a monster at 560 pages, but it was such an important read for me. Since getting our trauma kids, I've desired Heaven more than ever before, but I have a hard time grasping a stimulating, joyful, perfect eternity with my to-do minded brain. Alcorn's book helped shape my thoughts according to Scripture and make me desire Heaven for what it truly is. The page count is huge, but the forty-six chapters are short enough that I could easily squeeze in one per day.
What great summer reads have you discovered?
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