Wednesday, October 15, 2014
December 2013 was the last time I joined in on the Twitterature link-up hosted at Modern Mrs. Darcy, so I thought I would recap back to then. I need to get started on a few more books before the year is over, but I was pleasantly surprised that I surpassed my goal of reading eight books this year! So, here is a quick break down of what I have read this year. What have you loved and loathed in books lately?
Daring Greatly- Brene Brown: Though I don't jump on the self-help train in books very often, I enjoyed this. It gave me some things to think about it regards to IPV advocacy especially.
Pope Awesome and Other Stories- Cari Donaldson: As a cradle Catholic, conversion stories are fascinating for me. Donaldson has an easy style and it was really nice to read an author that lives a similar chaos.
The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning- Simcha Fisher: I didn't think I needed to read a book on NFP, but this was less NFP and more Catholic Person. Simcha's a funny lady!
Lean In- Sheryl Sandberg: I put off reading this, and found that maybe I should have just looked up her TED talks. Sandberg has some great points, but it felt a bit repetitive to me.
Neptune Noir- Rob Thomas: This was a guilty pleasure read: a collection of essays about the show Veronica Mars that I picked up to read in anticipation of the movie/ first book. It was fun!
Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church: Long and a bit dense, but I really appreciated the thorough take on social justice. It is a great resource, and I'm glad I kept plugging away at it!
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line- Rob Thomas: I'm a Marshmallow. Of course I loved the book.
Something Other Than God- Jennifer Fulwiler: Another conversion story. I didn't plan to read it, but I got sucked into the hype. I am glad I picked it up: Fulwiler's perspective was an interesting one.
Momnipotent- Danielle Bean: While this book's style was more relatable than other Catholic mom books I have read, I still found myself hung up a bit on feminine genius, and found the general message to be lacking.
Life, In Spite of Me- Kristen Jane Anderson: I typically like to finish reading a book that I start. This one was a quick enough read that I did go ahead and finish, but I'd skip it if given the chance again.
Mrs. Poe- Lynn Cullen: Totally not what I was expecting. I am a huge Poe fan, so reading about his "hidden life?" was interesting, but the romance felt a bit heavy handed, and I didn't think that was what I was getting into at first.
The Screwtape Letters- C.S. Lewis: Fascinating perspective here. It was a great examination of why we do what we do and what influences us.
Now I need to finish writing my essay so that I can get back to reading and posting here. Be sure to leave a comment about what you are reading!