Friday, October 11, 2019

Recent Reads

The Baker's Secret I love a good world war II story but I am too sensitive for most of them. This Normandy story was really good but there were quite a few graphic or vulgar moments that had me wondering if it was worth picking it up again.

The Complicated Heart* I was so excited for this healing journey memoir by Sarah Mae. Her story is heartbreaking to say the least but seeing her transition was pretty amazing. There is difficult subject matter here for sure but if you're working through anything at all you might find this interesting.

Halsted House* This is a sweet postwar story about a woman, her young daughter, and their life as they run their home as a boarding house. The relationships are fun to read about and the whole book has this sweet feel that's reminiscent of books from another era.

My Name is Lucy Barton I heard several people say on What Should I Read Next that this is one of their three favorites. I personally didn't understand it. I didn't dislike it- although parts were a bit much for me- but it didn't feel remarkable to me.

Strong, Brave, Loved*... These short, empowering devotions also include a journal element which I always love. I've been meaning to read Holly Gerth for a few years now and I'm now looking forward to her other works too.

Unscripted*... To be completely honest, I thought this was going to be more of a suspense. The synopsis gave me no reason to imagine such, I just immediately crafted a story in my mind. For that reason I felt a little disappointed but I admit that was just me and the novel itself is plenty good. It's a smart story with interesting characters and another good Christian fiction.

You are Enough... I found this body image/eating disorder book by chance and found it so helpful, chock full of helpful information. It's meant for teens but because of that was a very quick read.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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