What I’m Reading Now

I’ve been on a reading binge this summer. I cannot stop. And I can’t stay in just one book at a time. Oh, no, that would be too simple.

Here is what I’m currently reading:

{1} The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson: Very interesting. I’m only three chapters in, and it’s already challenging my prayer life. Full discussion of this one to come once I finish.

{2} Anything, Jennie Allen: Jennie’s story is relatable for many of us: good girls building their American Dream lives while trying to love the Lord with all their hearts, and then finding that it just isn’t working. Jennie and her husband pray a bold prayer, and I can’t wait to see how He answers.

{3} The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis: I’m in literary love with this guy. Lewis has a gift for clearly communicating spiritual complexities, and even though he was writing decades ago, it all seems so timely. He keeps me thinking, “I wish I had written this!”

{4} 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, Jen Hatmaker: Hilarious, convicting, and pragmatic. I’ve finished this one and want to be the author’s best friend now.

What are you reading, friends?

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the ever-growing reading list

Every day I discover at least one more book I want to read. Half of the time, I forget the name before I even get it written down somewhere. My post-baby brain is pretty faulty these days. Here is my current “hope to read soonish” book list:

{1} The Grace Effect, Larry Taunton: Written by my cousin’s former Bible study leader. A wonderful story from what I’ve heard.

{2} The Hunger Games trilogy: Because I’m the only literate person on earth who hasn’t read them yet.

{3} The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis: This will be my second C.S. Lewis selection for the summer.

{4} You Are a Writer, Jeff Goins: Got it for free (!) on Amazon the other day. Really excited about this one.

{5} Grace for the Good Girl, Emily P. Freeman: I’ve been meaning to read this for many months and am determined to get to it this summer. The excerpt I’ve read is so promising.

{6} Dream Big, Heather Boersma: I have it downloaded but haven’t read it yet. Can’t wait for some inspiration from this one.

And I’m currently reading:

Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis: This book does not disappoint. It lives up to all the hype and praise that has been heaped on it for decades. Lewis’ words feel timely and poignant even though they were written in a different era. And the guy is seriously funny….like laugh out loud in a room by yourself funny. (Or maybe I just like the humor of academicians?)

Quiet, Susan Cain: I finally got around to this book about introversion and am finding it very interesting and relatable.