Since last time I’ve completed:
Everyday Battles: Knowing God Through Our Daily Conflicts by Bob Schultz, with my youngest son, reviewed here.
In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer about three friends from the same orphanage awarded a scholarship to college just before WWI, the different routes they go, temptations they face, etc., reviewed here (including some general thoughts on romance in Christian fiction). Very good.
Loving by Karen Kingsbury, the last of the Bailey Flannigan series, not reviewed. A satisfying end to Bailey’s story, despite sentences like, “He squinted against the glare of his breaking heart” (p. 90) and “His tone was so sincere it was like she had a front row seat in the arena of his heart” (p. 249). Wince.
Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin, not reviewed, about a girl excessively caught up in her novels (and more than a touch immature and self-centered) who loses her job as a librarian during the Depression. She takes some donated books to Kentucky, ends up having to stay there much longer than she had planned, learns and grows through the frustrating and sometimes dangerous situations she encounters. Enjoyable, except I did get quite perturbed that the two primary Christians in the book forced (at gunpoint in one instance), coerced, and even tricked her into doing what they wanted, which is not how Christians should usually operate.
Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life by Emily P. Freeman, reviewed here. Excellent.
I’m currently reading/listening to:
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (audiobook). Enjoying it very much!
The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis.
I have Galahad at Blandings by Wodehouse on hand from the library for Carrie’s April book club, but will wait to see if I have time after I finish Psmith. There are not many days left in April!
Infinitely More by Alex Krutov, nonfiction about an abandoned orphan in Russia whom God brought to Himself.
It Is Not Death to Die: A New Biography of Hudson Taylor by Jim Cromarty.
When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin.
Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys by Hal and Melanie Young.
That should keep me busy for a while. What are you reading?