I was excited about reading six books from my 2014 reading list in September! I felt like I needed a good month of reading if I was going to make it through all of my list by the end of the year.
I’ve been able to get most of the books I’ve read at the library or I’ve purchased them fairly inexpensively in book form or on my Kindle. Several of the books left on my list cost a bit more, so I’m hoping that I can find them on sale.
Here are the six books I read from my list last month.
- The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful by Mquillyn Smith. I so enjoyed this book! It’s not as much an interior decorating book as it is an instruction manual on your attitude about your home and how to personalize it with what you already have and by adding items you love.
- A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily P. Freeman
- Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected About Being a Mom by Lisa-Jo Baker
- The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery Volume 1 Edited by Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston. This was an interesting read. I’ve enjoyed the Anne of Green Gables series for so long and I thought it would be interesting to learn more about the author. However, she had a rather difficult life and was prone to depression. Having read so many of her books, I expected the journal entries to have a lighter, happier tone than they actually did.
- If by Amy Carmichael
- The Husband Project: 21 Days of Loving Your Man – On Purpose and with a Plan by Kathi Lipp. This book was full of ideas of different ways to show your husband your love for him.
These two book were not on my reading list.
- Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years by Michelle Icard. This book was not written from a Christian perspective, but offered some helpful advice for dealing with the 11 to 13-year-old age group. One of the best sections didn’t even apply to me! “There’s More Than One Way to Be Cool” deals with helping your son make connections with other guys when he doesn’t play sports. Middle and high school scenes for boys often revolve around sports, but the author offers advice for parents of boys whose interests lie outside of soccer and basketball. She talks about developing his other strengths and encouraging pursuits that give him different outlets for connecting with others.
- The Chase by Susan Wales and Robin Shope. This was my light fiction read for the airplane and hotel downtime when I traveled with my husband to Colorado last week.
What have you been reading lately?
The Nesting Place sounds like an interesting read, and I've read the Husband Project before (and should probably read it again!). How many books do you have left?
Huh. I think it's surprising, too, to hear L.M. Montgomery was so prone to depression.