My husband and I spent the first half of last week in St. Augustine, Florida. We explored a few old churches, took a carriage tour of the historic district, browsed in used bookstores, walked through unique stores, discovered gourmet chocolate shops, and ate Kilwins ice cream (more than once). Our favorite find was actually a small restaurant in Jacksonville called The French Pantry; the sandwiches were amazing and the cake we shared for dessert was one of the best I’ve ever eaten.
While we obviously enjoyed our food on the trip, I also had some extra time for reading. Here are the books I read in April, three of which were on my 2013 reading list.
- A Season of Angels by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer. I’ve always enjoyed the Cape Light and Angel Island novels.
- I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris. A thought-provoking read that challenges the status quo of dating. I plan to read this again in a couple of years and will probably have our daughters read it when they’re older. I’ve also added the follow-up book, Boy Meets Girl, to my reading list.
- The Beautiful Home: Decorating Ideas on a Budget for Your Dream Home by Michelle Stewart (e-book)
- The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee
- How To Be Close To Your Children by Dr. Jeff Fugate
- The Negotiator by Dee Henderson
- Hope for the Weary Mom by Stacey Thacker and Brooke McGothlin
- For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn. This book gave interesting insights into the thought lives of men.
I finished reading Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson aloud to our daughters. Yet another classic that I never read while growing up, this was an exciting book for all of us. It was on our Read Aloud list for the year.
Have you read any good books lately?