No, seriously, I am critical about my books

31 Mar

Most people who know me know that I am a book addict. I love reading. I would rather read than do just about anything else, including eat or sleep. I decided to participate in GoodReads 2011 Reading Challenge to keep track of how many books I am reading throughout the year. I am currently 13% toward my goal of 100, but will make up ground over the lazy, hot summer.

Here is an update of the books I’ve read since my last “Critics Corner”


Adopted for Life by Russell D. Moore: This book was amazing. It made me so excited to someday adopt children. It reminds us that sometimes its hard, and not fun, but it is always worth it.

The 19th Wife by David Ebershhoff: This book was really really long, but very very good. It is about Ann Eliza Young, the famous 19th wife of Brigham Young, founder of the Mormon Church. It was a fascinating look at how polygamy worked, and how Joseph Smith and Brigham Young came to fame.

Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison: This is the first book before Secrets of a Shoe Addict, and again, it is an amazingly fluffy book. She is one of my favorite writers.

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver: I’m not the biggest fan of this book…I was just looking for something more from it. I drug my heels reading it, too.

Hope in a Jar by Beth Harbison: This is probably my favorite book of her’s, I read it in about 5 hours on a Saturday afternoon.

Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand: This book is amazing. It made me cry, and made me so thankful for the freedoms we have in this country. It inspired me to pray and figure out ways to help our brothers and sisters in Christ who don’t have the same freedoms.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: Am I the only person in America that couldn’t stand this book? To the point that Jason asked me why I was still reading it, since I was complaining about it so much.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hogdson Burnett: I love this book so much I wanted to reread it. It always fills me with such joy, happiness, and optimism.

Colic Solved by Bryan Vartabedian: I learned a lot from this book, including signs of reflux, and ways to prevent your baby from suffering.

The Zone Diet by Barry Sears: This book was helpful, since I was looking for ways to get more protein into my diet. He offered a different way of looking at food, and also offered ways to sneak protein into my diet.

Ninteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult: Oh. My. Goodness. This book was an amazing, and scarily realistic portrait of bullying, and what happens in the teenage mind as you reach your wall. I have a whole other post I plan on writing based on this amazing book. You should read this.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum: I had to reread this. I love The Wizard of Oz. Its one of my favorite things, and anything related to. P.S…for those wondering, the book is 400,000 times better than the movie.

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah: I loved this book, right up to its stereotypical ending. Don’t get me wrong, the ending still made me cry like a baby, but it was foreseen. Not the best book ever, but not a waste of time.

I’m currently reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. So far, I have no idea what the hype is about, nor why anyone would want to make a movie out of it. Here’s to hoping it improves, and quickly.


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