Non-Fiction Recommendations

In addition to reading books in print, on my kindle or listening to audio, another way I keep myself reading, is to always be part way into a book. I generally have a fiction and a non-fiction book going at any one time.  Some of my top non-fiction recommendations from my reading this year are: Continue reading “Non-Fiction Recommendations”

Book(ish Odds and) Ends

If you’re not much for rom-coms or beach reads, or you need a different kind of book to break you out of a reading slump, here are some other fiction titles that I have really enjoyed and recommend frequently over the past few months.  I am indebted to my reader friend and book club convenerContinue reading “Book(ish Odds and) Ends”

Book Review: Audio Books

This year, I have tried two new things in my reading life. First, I overcame my resistance to learning new technology and downloaded the Storygraph app.  While I was perfectly content with my paper-and-pen-book journal for logging what I had read, I have to say the graphed data this provides is pretty interesting. And, I’veContinue reading “Book Review: Audio Books”

Reading Roundup: Thrillers

The other week some of my friends from college were vacationing nearby and inquired about getting together. Between the pandemic and moving, my hostess skills are a bit rusty (and it wasn’t great that our dishwasher was broken that night. Why did I serve something that required bowls and plates for dinner?!), but we hadContinue reading “Reading Roundup: Thrillers”

Book Review: Lovers in the Wilderness

“No one escapes the wilderness on the way to the promised land.” – Annie Dillard While I’d like to leave the wilderness themes behind me now that we are through the liturgical season of lent, this biblical image repeats and resonates in a variety of ways. Moving now into a transition season in our familyContinue reading “Book Review: Lovers in the Wilderness”

Book Review: Samaritan Cookbook

The intersection of food and faith is always something that has interested me. My first foray into online writing was a food blog. After a few years of posting about recipes I was trying and working on the editorial team to assemble a heritage cookbook, I was in the process of dreaming and relaunching myContinue reading “Book Review: Samaritan Cookbook”

Reading Round Up

Black Widow by Leslie Gray Streeter I bought this book for myself months ago after listening to an interview with the author. I love memoir, and this was a beautiful read about loss, race, parenthood and identity. We Need to Talk: A Memoir About Wealth by Jennifer Risher This is a thought provoking memoir/self-improvement book.Continue reading “Reading Round Up”

Book Review: Walking Each Other Home

I grew up in a pastor’s family. From the beginning of their marriage my parents were in ministry together, and as I grew up, my mom continued to embrace her own sense of call and giftedness.  Perhaps then it’s unsurprising that I, too, now find myself in ministry; embracing my calling and gifts as myContinue reading “Book Review: Walking Each Other Home”

Reading Round Up (August)

Strike Me Down by Mindy Mejia A thriller about forensic accounting? I was very intrigued. Read through this in on afternoon. The concept was interesting, but I didn’t care for all the elements of the storytelling. This one was just okay for me. But Some of Us Are Brave edited by Akasha Hull, Patricia BellContinue reading “Reading Round Up (August)”