Thursday, March 31, 2011

March Books

I forgot to write down my book list from Feb.  And then I forgot what I read!
Someone- please remind me to stop forgetting stuff!!!  

Before I forget, here's what I read in March:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (fiction)
I really enjoyed this story.  This is one of those books that I would sneak away for a moment to read, only to be found five minutes later!  Fantastic character development.  I guess my only negative thought on this is that it seems to "white wash" over a very difficult time in our nation's history.  But the author clearly makes this known at the end- that she, as a modern day white woman, cannot know the depth of the pain and the hardship of the hired help during that time.  With that said, it is very enjoyable.   It reminded me of my grandmother, born and raised in Louisiana, who was best friends with her maid's daughter.  And all of the trouble that caused- for both of them.
I recommend this book.

One Thousand Gifts: Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp (religious non-fiction)
Oh.  This book ripped me upside down.  It is a beautiful book reminding the reader "in all things, give thanks".   I began this book in February and it took me weeks to finish.  It is one of those books that must be put down and mulled over.  Ann Voskamp writes beautifully.  Full on poetry.  Read this.

Read this.

Adopted for Life Russell D. Moore (religious non-fiction)
This book covers the Biblical foundations for adoption.  It reminds the reader that all Christians are called to orphan care, though our roles may look different.  Moore is an adoptive father and a pastor.  This is a great book!  It was given to us by our adoption agency.

For the kids:

Homer Price Robert McCloskey

Oh-this is a wonderful read aloud!  Get this one for sure!


Rosie_Kate said...

Ooh! Thanks for sharing! I'll have to try some out. Jonah and I have actually been reading "Homer Price". So fun! We were almost done, but then "Little Britches" came in at the library so we took a break to read it (and oh. my. GREAT book. Fantastic character lessons and wonderful story).

5 Chicks and a Farmer said...

now listen here missy! why didn't i know we were both reading dear Ann V's book at the same time??? girl, we could have offered each other moral support:). ripped me too! love it!

and love you!

Mandy said...

I agree about Ann's book. Usually, I read very quickly since I have so many books stacking up on my to-read list, but this one is taking me a while. I just want it all to sink in deeply.
Oh, and I wish my comment could sound like her writing, but I won't even try. Ha!

MarthaE said...

Hi- I know this comment is a year later. I was looking for March Book pictures. I happened to see the cover for One Thousand Gifts (listed under "March Books". It caught my attention and I may just have to get it to add to my reading.
Thanks for sharing.
I pray for blessings to you and your family.