What I’ve Been Reading – May 2019

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK

There were so many good fiction books these past few months: More than once I was scribbling quotes down or taking pictures of whole pages of text. Toward the end I was on a France kick…I don’t even know why.

One Day in December was definitely my fluff-favorite…it was just fun, but at the same time very relatable. It was also another of Reese’s Book Club suggestions.

The Baker’s Secret was hands-down my absolute favorite. This one had been on my TBR list for years and with being on bed-rest I requested it from the library.

It was so well written. So much of the truth and hard beauty of WW2 and humanity. The writing was well done, the characters were developed and well thought out. Just all around a REALLY good book.

FAVORITE NON-FICTION BOOK

The Wondering Years and The Ministry of Ordinary Places were two wildly different books. Both were very good for what they are. (I reviewed both of them over the past few months, links are right above).

Honestly, neither of them achieved favorite status, but between the two, The Wondering Years was the more enjoyable read. It just appealed to my interest in pop culture.

THE BOOK I DIDN’T LIKE

The Poisonwood Bible. It was a struggle and I so wanted to like it. A friend had suggested it and I always feel bad when I don’t like a book that someone else thought I would.

It was just too long and too wordy. It had really good bits, but there was so much that I ended up just skimming over, because it just was not worth the effort to read and decipher what was going on.

What have you been reading?

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(I’ve notated books I’ve read for my book club * and F for Fiction, NF for Non-Fiction, and A if it was an Audiobook).

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Jessica

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