How the world has changed since I shared my last “What I Read” post… March 18th marked the beginning of my quarantine, and I have been working from home ever since. April’s list will be much, much longer for this reason. But during March, I read a mix of fiction, non-fiction, and Christian-living. I really enjoyed most of these books and have loved keeping track of what I’m reading in this way!
QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING BY SUSAN CAIN – 2 STARS
I did not enjoy this book nearly as much as I anticipated. I honestly believe that it primarily has to do with the fact that I listened to it on audio, and I picked it up directly after finishing up Just Mercy, which I absolutely adored. The narrator was so, well, quiet, and I had a hard time focusing on the material. I’m an introvert myself, so I related to so much of the content, but it just wasn’t enough to keep me entertained.
THE POWER OF A PRAYING WIFE BY STORMIE OMARTIAN – 5 STARS
I was gifted this book by dear friends the day after Evan proposed to me, and have been slowly working through it ever since. It taught me so much about marriage, mindset, and literally how to pray for my husband. The author is honest and straightforward in all aspects, and I found myself underlining and taking so many notes to remember as we step into marriage very soon. I think this will be one that I look back to often.
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE BY J.K. ROWLING – 5 STARS
There’s really nothing to be said here – I will re-read Harry Potter once a year until I die. I will recommend Harry Potter to everyone I know until I die. And I will always, always, always rate them 5 stars. If you haven’t started this series, I highly recommend.
THE JETSETTERS BY AMANDA EYRE WARD – 4 STARS
This book was picked for our March book club meeting, which I had planned on hosting. Obviously, with quarantine and social distancing in place that meeting didn’t happen, but I loved this book nonetheless! It was an interesting read, as it covers some pretty heavy topics (divorce, addiction, infidelity, etc.) in a relatively light-hearted way. It was set on a European cruise and followed a dysfunctional family throughout their vacation. I recommend if you’re looking for an easy, entertaining read.
ALL THE MISSING GIRLS BY MEGAN MIRANDA – 4 STARS
Since I’ve been hanging out at home for the last month, I’ve really been drawn to thrillers. I want something gripping that reads quickly, and this book is just that. I will admit that the beginning was just a little bit slow for me, but as I got into it, I literally couldn’t stop reading until I found out what happened. I love a good twisty thriller, and that’s what you get in All The Missing Girls!