My reading list is unusual this month in that I read more fiction books than non-fiction. That almost never happens!
The first book is on my 2016 reading list; the other four were not. All three of the fiction books were read just before or during our vacation week.
1. Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer. This book on prayer reminds us of who our real enemy is and the importance of using prayer to defeat him. Each chapter deals with a specific prayer topic, and includes verses to use in developing your own prayer for each situation.
2. I’m Happy for You (Sort Of….Not Really) by Kay Wills Wyma. This was a re-read; I just felt like I needed to be reminded of the truths that Kay shared in this book. You can read my extensive review of this book here.
3. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. I actually got this young adult book to preview for my teenager, but ended up reading the whole thing myself before I passed it on to her. It’s a Newberry Award winner, and quite a clever little mystery.
4. The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn. Reading a story set on the island of Patmos was interesting and thought-provoking. I’ve always related that location to the apostle John and his writing of Revelation, but it was neat to realize that it’s a place where people actually live today. This book seemed a little slow at points for me….but maybe that’s because I ended up comparing it to my next read.
5. Gold of Kings by Davis Bunn. This was an entertaining read, with lots of adventure and mystery. I really enjoyed this one!
What have you been reading lately?
Good books! I'm going to have to add some of them, well, all of them, to my reading list. Except for The Patmos Deception since I've already read it. 🙂
Especially the one by Ky Wills Wyma.
Tracey Brewer says
Yes – I thought you'd already read that one! 🙂
Elizabeth Spencer says
Oh my word, Tracey, I logged onto our library's online site to check on–and, thank goodness, reserve–"I'm Happy for You (Sort Of….Not Really)" so fast it made my keyboard spin. Wow. Thank you for this recommendation, because I KNOW I need to read this book. Frankly, I don't expect to enjoy it, but I know I need it. The comparison trap is a constant lure for me. My girls and I are going camping with my parents in a couple weeks, and this book will be in the book bag. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. In other news, my Bible study ladies and I have Priscilla Shirer's armor of God study on deck for our new season starting this fall! Happy 4th of July weekend to you and your family!
Tracey Brewer says
I know what you mean – I knew I needed to read "I'm Happy for You" again, not to make me feel good 🙂 but to challenge me. I hope you find it speaks to you, too! I love her writing style and she includes lots of examples from her own life as a mom that really hit home for me.
I hope y'all have a great time camping with your parents – and a wonderful holiday weekend!