Friday, January 28, 2011

January Books read

So I started January off with a post about 4 books that I wanted to read plus 1 more that I had not picked.  This post is a summary of the books that a read, not quite from the list I had set out to read but non the less I did finish the below books:

  1. The Shack by William P. Young
    1. To start off I should say while I do consider myself to be religious and spiritual I am not a regular church goer nor do I preach my thoughts of religion to others.  This book I did find moving.  The number one lesson for me was the importance of forgiveness and even though it is hard that we are not to be judge and jury to other people.  I am not sure if something similar happened to me if I would be able to let go and forgive the someone for causing so much pain and suffering. I did enjoy this book and was glad that I was given a copy for Christmas, otherwise I would not have read it I am sure.
  2. Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
    1. I am not sure if I would enjoy the movie for this book so I think I will avoid it, but the book itself was a decent read.  I am however drawn to look up Julie's blog and read through some of her previous posts to read about her adventures.  I enjoyed the writing style,  humor and her growth within the story. 
  3. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
    1. I had read this for my January book club and I really enjoyed it.  All the members of the book club enjoyed this book.
  4. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
    1. I borrowed this book as an e-book from the library to have something else to listen to besides the radio while playing with my baby.  I don't listen to e-books often but I did truely enjoy having this going during the days as a change from the radio. I am nearly done this book and I think I may have taken more away from it if I had just read it not listened to it.
  5. Invasion by Jon A Lewis
    1. This is a book that I received to read and post a review from book sneeze.  See my post on this book here.
  6. Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
    1. I am loving this book! not surprising since I love historical fiction type books especially when royalty is the subject. 

So I have completed 4 books and will have the other 2 finished before the end of the month.  I am posting this today because I will not have another chance before the month is up.  Next month I hope to read 4-5 books if anyone has any suggestion I would love to hear them.


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  2. I really didn't enjoy the Julie & Julia movie but loved the book. Her next book "Cleaving" was way different! I found it to be dark and slightly depressed in relation to this book.