Hello readers. Today I am sharing my May ** What I read. As many of you know I am currently 9 months pregnant and have about a week to go before our little baby boy will be here and reading has not been at the top of my priority list. I have been wanting to read and then find myself falling asleep in the middle …. OOPS!!
Anyway, this month I actually got to finish four books and I was pretty proud of myself for that. I read the following books this month:
- Pressing Pause
- The One and Only
- Hope Unfolding
- I Didn’t want to be that Girl
Pressing Pause was such a fun, easy read. I am actually currently still in the process of reading it but only because it breaks down like a devotional. There are not labeled days or directions that say read one a day but with me being pregnant and reading being a little bit of a challenge lately, I decided this would be the easier route to go.
We all have those moments, especially as moms (parents) where we need a break. I wish we could be on Saved by the Bell and Zack Morris would call a time out so that I could just take a breather and not lash our or scream at my kids …. but who am I kidding that can’t happen in real life so I try to send the girls to do something or walk out of the room and just take a few deep breaths. This book puts into perspective that you aren’t alone. We all need those breathers and need to take a “pause” from our kids.
The book is easy to read and follow and is very relatable.
**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The One and Only. Aww what a lovely book. I have been wanting to read this book forever. I love Emily Giffin’s writing and have been looking and looking at this for as long as I can remember … since it came out pretty much! A few weeks ago my dad asked if I wanted to go to the book store so I said sure and lucky enough they had the hardback version of this book on sale for $6. Yes I said $6 … how could I pass that up?
This book is interesting and I don’t want to spoil anything for those who have not read it but it takes an interesting look on a relationship about love. It is unusual in my opinion but I know it happens but not sure how often. We can’t help who we fall in love with and this story is proof of that. It as always is a super easy read and the way that Emily writes is just beautiful. You definitely will not be able to put the book down.
Hope Unfolding is another book that I did for review purposes and I am so glad that God called me to choose this book. The book has lots of stories in it and she shows you how you aren’t alone in anything you do. Whatever you are feeling or going through, someone else out there has been through it as well.
The book makes you look at situations and really think about them. It is about doing our best because our best is always good enough. God calls us to do his work, his deeds, his positive callings. There are so many things that can happen throughout our day but if we try our best and get what we can achieved then God is going to be happy with us.
Becky writes in a way that you feel like you are sitting right there in the room with her and you two are best friends. I loved reading her stories and seeing how she tied them into her grace-filled life.
**“I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.”
I am part of a blogging group on Facebook and Sue reached out to us and asked if anyone wanted to do a review for her new Bible study based on Eve. I of course jumped right on it. I love doing book reviews and Bible studies have been really growing on me and I love taking a much deeper look at God’s words and seeing how much I can relate and translate into my life.
This Bible study is not really like many that I have done in the past. I am a huge Beth Moore fan and Sue’s writing is right up there with Beth’s. I love the personal stories within the Bible studies. She doesn’t just write to be writing she is relating each day and educational piece to her real life. The study is easy to read and follow with each day being a perfect length. I am not struggling to finish or get through each day, I enjoy each day and love the layout of the whole study. The study is also very relatable, Sue writes her stories in a way that you can see how it can relate to your life. We have all been in similar situations and to see how she relates those stories to the study portion is amazing. Each day is broken down into reading, applying, quotes, and then in the end there is an ending question and I love them. I love those ending questions. They make me think about all that we have read for the day and how I can take what I have learned and applied it to my life.
I would highly recommend any of these four books that I read this month. I am very happy with the choices that I made and I hope that some of you will pick one of them up and enjoy them as much as I did.