If you answered “wallet” then you have just proven the power of advertising. But that wasn’t where I was going. I was headed toward “bookshelf, or personal library, or reading list.”
I know that during this time many of you seemed to have less free time, but I ended up with quite a bit more, and took advantage of it by reading . . . a lot. In the past I would pride myself with reading one, maybe two books a month. That seemed pretty good. But then the shutdown came and since I had a bit more time on my hands, I joined two book clubs . . . where some of the members read 12 books a month! (Overachievers!)
Now I didn’t suddenly aspire to be their equal, but I did find that I was capable of doing more reading, and before I knew it, I had quite a list of completed books! Here are a few that I have enjoyed.
From the Christian market I read My Boy, Ben by David Wheaton (a man and his dog story), and Called Out by former AMG Weekend co-host Paula Faris (about willingly leaving a lucrative journalistic career). I even consumed a few more Dee Henderson books (mystery with some romance sprinkled in) and Dani Pettrey titles (romance with some mystery sprinkled in). I am currently reading Slave by John Macarthur.
From the secular market I have read Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Educated by Tara Westover, Wild Swans by Jung Chan, The Pioneers by David McCullough, and The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan (Talk about an eclectic mix!) Currently, I am reading Curveball by Barry Zito.
Even though the state and country are opening back up, I kind of like this new habit of reading more and watching TV (in particular the news) less. So I am up for suggestions and would love to know what you have been reading! Let me know! I look forward to hearing from you!