What I’m Reading – March/April 2016

What I’m Reading – March/April 2016

Yes, I’m one of those people who has more than one book going at a time!  Here’s what I’m reading these days.

(1) The Code of Silence series.  I posted a review the first book a few days ago.  Since then I read the second and third books, and I thoroughly enjoyed them too!  All three books are nail-biters and are hard to put down.  You have been warned!  (They’re also free of profanity and other icky stuff, so they get bonus points from me.)

 

(2) The Chief Inspector Gamache series.  I heard this recommended by Modern Mrs. Darcy on a podcast, I think.  I began with The Beautiful Mystery not realizing it was Book 8 in the series!  I got so sucked into the story line that I quickly read How the Light Gets In and The Long Way HomeThis is a beautifully written series.  I enjoy how the author lets us see deeply into the minds of the characters, and I LOVE the love the characters have for each other.  It’s a beautiful thing to read!  (The profanity is less beautiful to read.  I could do without that.)

(3) Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Home Front is one I’ve been working on for a few months now.  It’s an emotional read for me, the wife of a retired Air Force man and the mom of a new-to-the-Air Force man.  I’m having to tackle it little by little.  I know a lot of what the author is saying already, but I’m learning that being the MOM of an Airman is a very different thing from being the WIFE of an Airman!

(4) Losing Control and Liking It: How to Set Your Teen (and Yourself) Free is in my stack to re-read.  This book dovetails with some of the challenges/encouragement in Be Safe, Love Mom.  It’s good stuff!  I plan to do a thorough review of this one soon.

(5) A Sherlock Holmes Devotional: Uncovering the Mysteries of God.  Go ahead and laugh!  I did when I first saw it!  I purchased the Kindle version of this book when it was on sale one day, and I really didn’t expect much from it. Each short chapter takes a quote from a Sherlock Holmes story and then links a thought from that to Scripture.  While some of them ARE a reach, I must admit that I’ve been impressed with the depth of some of the points it makes.  It’s not a deep Bible study, and it doesn’t claim to be.  I don’t read from it every day, but I do really enjoy it on the days when I pick it up and read a chapter.

(6) The House by the Lake, the sequal to Paris Time CapsuleBoth of these books are great reads.  They make me want to get back to Europe immediately!  The author weaves history into sweet, poignant stories of family and love.  *happy sigh*

Cassandra, over at Migratory Mind, is talking books today too, by the way!  Pop on over there to see some books that she loves!

I may well share more about some (most) of these books later.  Let me know if you’re especially interested in one of them!  What are YOU reading lately?  Please share in the comment section below!  (And if you don’t see a place to comment, click on the title of this post (above), and THEN you’ll see it at the bottom of the post.)

 

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