June has been a good reading month for me because I’ve been in a good rhythm with my reading. I’ve been reading some sort of devotional writing during my quiet time, and then I’ve been reading my other book of choice during the other pockets of time during the day when I sneak in a chance to read. During June, I have read
- The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
- The Chosen by Chaim Potok
- In Search of Mockingbird by Loretta Ellsworth
- Girl Meets God by Lauren F. Winner (review forthcoming)
- Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck (audiobook)
(Clicking any of the above titles will take you to my review of that book.)
Of all the books I’ve read this month, I found the connections between The Chosen and Girl Meets God the most interesting. Although one is fiction and one is a memoir, due to the subject matter, they make a good pairing. It’s was one of those serendipitous little arrangements that worked to my advantage in helping me to think about the issues in them.
I’ve almost finished A Shepherd Looks at Pslam 23 by W. Phillip Keller, and I predict I’ll have quite a lot to write about this wonderful little book. I’ve also almost finished The Pirate’s Son by Geraldine McCaughrean, a memorable YA fiction selection that I look forward to reviewing in the next few days.
Since there is still a week left in June, I imagine I’ll have a few more things to to my list for the month. I am participating in the Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge, so I’ll be reading some Narnia in the next month or so. I have a few more challenges (like this one–hat-tip Semicolon) that I hope to keep up with, but other than that, I plan to read as the Spirit moves me!