A Few Great Books I’ve Read

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One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love, by Dr. John Perkins : I read through this book over the summer in 2020 and spent time discussing it every other week or so with my friend Kathleen. It was not only very timely but also eye-opening and educational.

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter : You know those books that you cannot get out of your head? This is one of those books for me. I still think about this family and all that they went through during WWII.

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin : I read this book years ago but it made a huge impact on how I’m able to understand my ability to form habits and actually succeed. For example, I’m an “Obliger” (per the book) and it wasn’t until I found a workout routine that involved friends who were counting on me for me to really stick to something.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley : A twisty murder mystery that started a touch slow but then I flew through the last half of the book and was very surprised at the ending.

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo : A love story involving a life-altering choice

Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper : I read this book so long ago but I remember really enjoying it! It’s about a blind cat and how he impacts his owner.

Currently reading:

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi : I’m working slowly through this but am interested in learning about Kendi’s experience.

New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul David Tripp : This is something I read most mornings of the week. Each day there is a new page and it’s a reflection or reminder or charge originating from Christianity.


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 02.01.21

Thanks for the reviews! I need to check these out! ❤️✨

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Shelly Janac says · 02.01.21

I need to get back to How to Be An Antiracist…it’s alot to absorb. I listened to I’m Still Here by Austing Channing Brown and it was really good and she’s easy to listen to.

Kate says · 02.01.21

Thanks for sharing!

Amanda says · 02.01.21

Hi Kate!

I saw your mention if We were the lucky ones in your last post and read it. It is an amazing and beautiful story. I loved it, thanks for the recommendation!


Chelsea Finn says · 02.01.21

Thanks for sharing! Definitely going to check these out!

xx Chelsea Finn

Frannie says · 02.02.21

I’m glad to see the variety of books you are reading 🙂 If you liked We were the Lucky Ones, have you tried The Nightingale? Also the Lilac Girls- both beautiful books I thought about for weeks.

Rosetta says · 02.07.21

Is it The Lilac Girl by Barbour or Lilac Girls by Gervas? I’m interested.

Tiffany Gomes says · 02.04.22

One of my all time favorites!!

LISA WILSON says · 02.03.21

Saw another blogger recommend the Guest List… tried so hard to read it and finally gave up. Did I give up too soon?

Brittany says · 02.03.21

I would say you did not give up too soon. I read the entire book and the ending made everything fit together too nicely so that it simply was not believable.

Rachael McKinney says · 02.10.21

The Light We Lost was my favorite book of 2019. I still think about it constantly.

Sarah says · 06.01.22

Can you share your goodreads name? I love your recommendations!

KellyThomas says · 11.21.22

Thank you for the recommendations. I heard about a few books, and I will for sure read them a little bit later. I love reading and try to do it often because, first of all, it improves my skills and is good for self-development, and secondly, it’s part of the educational process. Last time I read a story called The Yellow Wallpaper, and I loved it. And also, I came across this page https://edubirdie.com/examples/the-yellow-wallpaper/ with different writing examples about this story, which helped me to understand the story better. And when we discussed it in the lecture, I was the only one who managed to answer all questions and explain all details. And if you haven’t read it, I sincerely recommend doing it.

KellyThomas says · 05.13.23

Finished The Guest List by Lucy Foley yesterday – what a great book. I found it on this list and totally loved it.
Thank you again for providing it