Read Along The Road

Read Along The RoadI’m taking a page from Modern Mrs. Darcy and doing my book reviews Twitter style. Not sure if I can keep these snippets under 140 characters a la MMD’s Twitterature, but I will certainly try!

Here’s what I’ve been reading:

100 Thing Challenge

100 Thing Challenge by Dave Bruno 

A bit pretentious at times, but I’m a sucker for anything related to simplicity. If you’re wanting a spiritual challenge and immense hilarity along with simplicity, you’re better off with Jen Hatmaker’s 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. #quickread

Adam

Adam by Henri Nouwen

Worldview rocked. I won’t ever look at physical, mental, or emotional disabilities the same. Nouwen’s heartfelt tribute to a dear friend is poignant, playing on themes from previous works like Life of The Beloved.

bread and wine

Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist

Read it. Make the recipes. Find people to share a meal at your table. #cookbook #fantasticbook #bestofbothworlds Then, read Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet.

How-Starbucks-saved-my-life

How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill

Didn’t have a ton of sympathy for Mike, but I closed the book loving Starbucks even more. Good for a coffee lover. #mythirdplace

My Hands Came Away Red

My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay

Extreme, but realistic, look at what could happen on a third-world missions trip. Not your typical “everything is perfect” Christian fiction ending. Plus, the teen romance factor wasn’t cloying or simpy. #pageturner #refreshing

 

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11 thoughts on “Read Along The Road

  1. Apparently i really need to read “Bread and Wine.” It’s been popping up all over the place lately…like the universe is telling me that i need this book in my life.

  2. Loving these reviews + suggestions! I, too, feel the same way about Bread & Wine! It’s now at the top of my list! Thanks, Emily!

      1. No, I haven’t — but I’ve heard so much about her. Adding them to my summer reading list! Cold Tangerines & Bittersweet, right?

    1. If you were going to pick one from this list, definitely go with Bread and Wine (since you’re a food blogger…). Thanks for stopping by, Dorothy!

  3. It’s been ages since I’ve read anything by Nouwen, but “worldview rocked!” sounds like a pretty good endorsement. :) Adding it to the list…

    And oh my goodness, I just loved Bread and Wine.

    I hadn’t heard of the Starbucks book, but I’m intrigued. And I love your #thirdplace hashtag!

    1. As much as I love exploring little cafes and finding new coffee shops when I travel, Starbucks really is my third place :)

      I hadn’t read Nouwen in a couple years and was glad I picked him up again. Life of The Beloved is one of my favorites!

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