Saturday, December 3, 2016

November Book Haul

I love this time of year. There are so many great book sales going on. I definitely took advantage them. Here are the books I purchased in the month of November.

Ebooks:
None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing)Far and Near (Haven Seekers #4)The Girl from The Savoy
Orphan TrainThe Other EinsteinSister Dear
Though My Heart Is Torn (The Cadence of Grace, #2)Secrets of Nanreath Hall

Physical Books:
All the Pretty Things: The Story of a Southern Girl Who Went Through Fire to Find Her Way HomeThe Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane31 Verses to Write on Your Heart
Of Stillness and StormThe Memory of WaterThe Time Between

I'm most excited to read None Like Him. I've had my eye on it for a while, so I was thrilled when it went on sale on cyber Monday. I'm currently reading Of Stillness and Storm. I'll be doing a review of it in the next week or so.

What books have you gotten lately? Let me know in the comments.

I'm linking up with Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves and The Deliberate Reader for New on the Stack, so check them out for more book hauls. Happy reading!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November Reading Wrap Up

I read six books this month. My Goodreads goal for the year is seventy. I am currently at 68, so I should make it with no problem. Here are the books I read in November and what I thought about them.

Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2)
I was on the influencer team for this book. It was a lot of fun, and I got a free book. I did a full review here. I highly recommend this series, and I'm really looking forward to the last book coming out next year.

To Have and to Hold
To Have and to Hold: Three Autumn Love Stories
This was a really cute novella collection I won in a Goodreads giveaway. The one by Katie Ganshert was my favorite.

A Sound Among the Trees
A Sound Among the Trees
I featured this book in my big, creepy house post here. It would be easy to call this a ghost story, but it's really more about spiritual strongholds and the things that hold us back from living full lives. Highly recommended, especially if you are looking for something a little creepy at Halloween.

Newton and Polly
Newton & Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace
This was an excellent fictional bio of John Newton and his wife Polly. I did a full review here.

All the Pretty Things
All the Pretty Things: The Story of a Southern Girl Who Went Through Fire to Find Her Way Home
When I first started this memoir, I didn't think I would be able to make it all the way through. It has some very heavy subject matter, but the writing style makes it very readable. I did a full review here.

Stones for Bread
Stones for Bread
I was a little disappointed in this one. I have read a couple of other books by this author and really enjoyed them. I just don't enjoy books about food. They make me hungry, and there are a lot of long descriptions that don't really move the story along. If you want to read a book by Christa Parrish, I would recommend Still Life.

Let me know what you have been reading lately?

Waiting on Wednesday ~ A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

What I'm waiting on:
A Note Yet Unsung (Belmont Mansion, #3)

When does it release? January 31, 2017

Why am I waiting? I love books with a musical story line.

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme originated by Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

Today I'm linking up with Book Date to share what I'm reading this week.

Currently Reading
The Girl in the Glass

Up Next
Of Stillness and Storm

What are you reading this week?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Purgatory Road by Samuel Parker

What I'm waiting on:
Purgatory Road

When does it release? January 3, 2017

Why am I waiting? This one looks good and creepy.

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme that was started by Breaking the Spine.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Book Review ~ All the Pretty Things by Edie Wadsworth

All the Pretty Things: The Story of a Southern Girl Who Went Through Fire to Find Her Way Home
All the Pretty Things

I really enjoyed this book. I started out thinking it was going to be really slow and depressing, but the writing is so beautiful and the story is told in a way that feels like a novel. It moves along at a really good pace. It feels like good southern fiction, but it's a true story that absolutely breaks your heart. It also shows how God's grace is always present in our lives. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy spiritual memoir, and also to readers who have had loved ones struggle with addiction.

I received this book for free for the purpose of review.