On my birthday this year, I wrote a 30 Before 30 list. One of my goals was to read 40 books, 20 of them fiction. That's only 10 books a year and so far I've read 14! (And I'm only 8 months in!)
In addition to listing completed books on my list, I decided to join Modern Mrs. Darcy's monthly book link up and write book reviews Twitter style (140 characters or less) to catalog what I've read. You can see my other Twitteratures here.
Exiles: A Novel by Ron Hansen
Parallel narratives of 5 nuns who died in Deutchland shipwreck & priest who memorialized them in poetry. Sad! Good read. #basedonatruestory
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
You can trust your snap judgments. Except when you can't. Fascinating examples from music, relationships & war. A new favorite author.
The Cana Mystery by David Beckett
A mystery thriller based on the lost Jars of Cana. A free download, it was surprisingly entertaining.
My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir by Colleen Carroll Campbell
From college to presidential speech writing(!) to motherhood, Campbell shares a Saint that guided her through each era of life. #newfavorite
Halfway to Each Other: How A Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home by Susan Pohlman
On the brink of divorce, American woman moves to Italy with her husband, teen & preteen. Loved how Catholic faith was an underlying current.
After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing & Hope by Karen Edmisten
Must-read for mothers after pregnancy loss. I dream of starting a charity to send this & other resources to comfort women after loss.
Wholly Mary: Mother of God by Chris Padgett
Overview of Church's Marian teachings & practical suggestions for growing closer to the Blessed Mother. Hilarious ch on family rosary time.
Currently in the works:
Worthy: See Yourself as God Does
My Name is Mary Sutter