Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Gifts of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You AreThe Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I rarely read this type of book, but this came at a good time for me. She has some great suggestions for ways to tweak day-to-day life to live more wholeheartedly and authentically.

Out of the Storm

Out of the Storm (Beacons of Hope #0.5)Out of the Storm by Jody Hedlund
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sweet historical romance novella.

Beautiful Affliction

Beautiful AfflictionBeautiful Affliction by Lene Fogelberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved the poetic and lyrical style of this memoir written by a woman born with a congenital heart defect that went undiagnosed for 30 years. Incredible story.

The Grand Sophy

The Grand SophyThe Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Re-read this one by accident. Still thought it was darling!

Tell Me Three Things

Tell Me Three ThingsTell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cute little YA romance you can read in one sitting.

Peculiar Treasures

Peculiar Treasures (Katie Weldon, #1)Peculiar Treasures by Robin Jones Gunn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Squeaky clean Christian romance I would happily recommend to a teenager, but way too drawn out and cheesy for me.

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Landing of the Pilgrims

The Landing of the PilgrimsThe Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A decent primer about the Pilgrims, spanning 1607-1623. Good for grades 4-8.

William Bradford: Pilgrim Boy

William Bradford: Pilgrim BoyWilliam Bradford: Pilgrim Boy by Bradford Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great introduction to William Bradford, the governor of Plymouth Colony. Perfect for upper elementary-aged students.

Heidi

Heidi (Heidi, #1)Heidi by Johanna Spyri
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So, it turns out, there are really good reasons why certain books become classics. This was a delightful book to study with my littles.

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes AirWhen Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Wow. One of the most worthwhile things I've read.