Welll, I haven’t read much at all lately. We had a lot of travel days and one of the books I had with me just wasn’t a good plane book, if you know what I mean.. Here is what I read in October. Hopefully you read more than I did, lol.
Messy Beautiful Friendship by Christine Hoover – Women long for deep and lasting friendships but often find them challenging to make. The private angst they feel regarding friendship often translates into their own insecurity and isolation. Christine Hoover offers women a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules. She shows women
– what’s holding them back from developing satisfying friendships
– how to make and deepen friendships
– how to overcome insecurity, self-imposed isolation, and past hurts
– how to embrace the people God has already placed in their lives as potential friends
– and how to revel in the beauty and joy of everyday friendship
With stories of real friendships and guidance drawn from Scripture, Hoover encourages women to intentionally and purposefully invest in one of the most rewarding relationships God has given us.
What I thought: Some of this book had me nodding right along, like, yes…this is me! And then I got lost in the shuffle.. But all in all I think it was a good book!
Room by Emma Donoghue – To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack’s curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.
Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating–a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.
What I thought – I loved this book! I kind of guessed about how certain things would go, but it was still nicely done! I am kind of wondering how the movie was, as I have not seen it. It was the book that I finished quicker than the other one this month as it was fiction and I tend to read those faster. I enjoyed it!
That’s it…that’s all I read for the whole month! Let me know if you read anything that you loved!