Thursday, June 4, 2015
March and April Reads
Love the Home You Have by Melissa Michaels: I could not wait to read this book on decorating from a fellow pastor's wife. Unfortunately the book really wasn't at all what I expected. I love the premise behind the book to fully embrace and love your current living situation. In my 6.5 years of married life we have lived in a variety of homes from owning our own home to our current living situation where we live in lovely church parsonage on 7 acres. I just did not find the book that inspiring. (If you follow her blog The Inspired Room then you might feel differently about the book.) I was hoping that she would have included more commentary about her life as a pastor's wife and how her husband's ministry influenced her home.
The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis: Every time I read one of Lewis' books I never really know what to say about them without giving away too much of the book. I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it. When it comes to summer I just don't think there is anything better than curling up with a great fiction book. In a way I equate reading one of these books as the same as watching a sweet girl movie like Pride and Prejudice. Please note that I did receive a review copy from Harvest House Publishers.
Capture The Moment by Sarah Wilkerson: I really enjoyed this simple book on photography. It was so inspiring and I found myself reaching for my camera a lot more after reading this book. I guess you could say I'm a wannabe photographer without skills. :) I am looking forward to cultivating my photography skills this summer. If I could only move away from the auto button! The photographs in this book are simply stunning. It is one of those books that would make a great coffee table type of book if you are into that sort of thing. Please note that I did receive a free copy of this book from Blogging For Books.
Everyday Grace: Infusing All of Your Relationships With The Love of Jesus by Jessica Thompson: I really wanted to like this book but for some reason I just couldn't get into it. A friend had recently asked me if I thought Thompson focused too much on grace so I think that thought permeated the back of my mind the entire time I was reading this book. I didn't want to read with a critical spirit but that thought just kept permeating my mind. I think I'm going to try to pick this book back up in 6 months. I just don't think I was in the mood to read this type of book right now. Please note that I did receive a review copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.
What books have you read in the past few months? I would also love to hear your recommendations for summer read alouds for my children who are five and one.