Saturday, March 15, 2014

My Library Book Reads:March 2014


My new library card is a blessing and a curse.  I am enjoying the benefits of having access to a library online while living overseas.  On the other hand, I have been reading more fluff than I would like, but it has been a fun diversion. I noticed that all my books read this month are from the library. This is a first for me. So here are my books for the month-fluff included.  By the way, I am linking up with the Modern Mrs. Darcy in her twitterture linkup where the reviews are short and hopefully sweet.  I love reading the other reviews.  They challenge me to branch out and read books I wouldn't have known about or tried. 


A book recommended by Ann at Modern Mrs.Darcy.  The author developed these seven principles through his years of scientific research.  The book was practical and easy reading.  My husband and I even enjoyed doing one of the exercises on our date night.  Practical and easy to read. My favourite take away was working on our love map.

2. Notes from the Back of Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenrider 

Living overseas, I related to Tsh's view that it is easier to live life slower overseas.  Tsh's journey was a fun and relaxing read. Hopefully whenever we move back to the states, we can find a good balance between the things we like from here and the things we like from our new home.


3. Unspoken by Dee Henderson

I love Dee Henderson and her characters.  This book was no exception.  The plot included mystery, a delightful wooing of one of the main characters, selling old coins,and a couple who solves cold cases as a way to spend time together.

4. Submerged and Shattered by Dani Pettrey

These books are set in Alaska and centered around a family who runs an outdoor adventure store.  The romance might have been too central to the plots but they were fun reads.  Diving(first book), snowboarding(snowboarding), murder,a girl named Piper, and the family's interactions add to the entertainment.


5. Cottonwood Whispers and Catching Moondrops by Jennifer Valent

I laughed and cried my way through the second and third books of this series set in the south during the late 1930's.  They are the story of white girl coming of age as she fights against the injustice of her day and deals with the hate that wants to grow inside of her.  I am putting these books on my daughter's summer reading list.

So what books have you enjoyed this month? I am always looking to add to my neverending to read list.  

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4 comments:

Betsy Cruz said...

I just read Notes From a Blue Bicycle and really enjoyed it. It was a quick read, but worth it.

I love the MMD site and get lots of book recommendations from her. One that I just finished and loved was Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. He told so many fascinating stories. I read it from cover to cover. (on my kindle!)

Chris and Julie Medley said...

I just finished Broken Down House: Living Productively in a World Gone Bad by Paul David Tripp. It gives great encouragement for all of us facing the consequences of sin all around us. I highly recommend it!

TJ said...

I enjoyed Outliers also. I am hoping to read another Malcolm Gladwell this year because he makes you think about the world around me differently.

TJ said...

I just bought it on your recommendation. Lucky for me, it was only 1.99 on kindle. It is going towards the top of my to read list. Thanks for sharing.