I’m surprised that I was able to read as much as I did in August! It was a very busy month, but here’s how I did with the books on my August reading list.
Spiritual: The Sovereignty of God by Arthur Pink. Honestly, I only read half of this book. While I could have plowed through it, I kept getting bogged down in the debate between God’s sovereignty and man’s free will, and didn’t feel like I was getting what I expected from this book.
Marriage: What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul David Tripp. I’m enjoying this book so far….which means I didn’t get it finished this month! Thanks to the Kindle, I know I’m only about 15% into the book, so I’ll hope to finish it up in September.
Parenting: Raising Great Kids: A Comprehensive Guide to Parenting with Grace and Truth by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. This book dealt with the following six character traits that the authors believe we need to help our children develop: connectedness, responsibility, reality, competence, morality, and worship/spiritual life. I like how the authors related these to each stage of childhood, and – since I’m dealing with this stage – a couple of chapters at the end of the book emphasizing teenage issues.
Personal Growth: Eat, Move, Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes by Tom Rath. I enjoyed this book full of easy adjustments we can make in our lifestyle that will help us to eat right, move more, and sleep better. I breezed through it the first time (it’s an easy read), so I read it a second time in hopes of motivating myself to adapt at least a few of the ideas the author shared.
I read three other books in August.
Prairie School by Lois Lenski. I read this aloud to my 12-year-old. It was okay, but there are other Lois Lenksi books I’ve enjoyed more.
To Write a Wrong by Robin Caroll. This was my first fiction read for our Boston vacation. It was the sequel to Injustice for All which I read last month.
The Candidate by Susan Wales and Robin Shope. Mu other fiction read this month was the third book in its series. It had been awhile since I read the first two; this one was okay, but I thought the first two were more intriguing.
(Re-reading this post makes it sound like I had high expectations for my books this month!!)
Here are the books I hope to read/finish in September.
Spiritual: The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a’ Kempis
Marriage: What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul David Tripp
Parenting: And Then I Had Teenagers: Encouragement for Parents of Teens and Preteens by Susan Alexander Yates
Personal Growth: Apartment Therapy: Complete + Happy Home by Maxwell Ryan and Janel Laban
What have you been reading lately?