Book Talk

Thursday, January 15, 2015

It's been a while since we've talked about what we're reading! I look forward to winter reading pretty much all year long. I haven't done very much reading so far this winter, but here in the PNW we are pretty much guaranteed to have at least two more months of winter (and maybe even more).

Today I'm linking up with Anne and we'll be talking about two light reads, one mystery, and a book that will get you thinking! 

"Lizzy and Jane" by Katherine Reay // This was the book club pick for the month of January. I finished it on my flight from Atlanta to Salt Lake City after reading in short spurts during my vacation. It's an easy, light read, but it didn't really suck me in like I thought it would. It's probably not one I'd recommend, but I am going to give Reay another chance! 

"Think" by John Piper // This is a book that will definitely get you thinking. If you're not familiar with John Piper, you should definitely look him up! This book centers around the idea that as Christians we are to be serious about both thinking and feeling as we seek to love God and one another. I'm taking my time with this book and I think you'll love it! 

"The Doorbell Rang" by Rex Stout // My Mom is really great about going to the library and finding some obscure author that has been forgotten. Last winter she came across this book and introduced us both to the excellence that is a Rex Stout mystery! Since then, she has picked up a handful of his books at used book sales and flew through each one of them. My friend Shauna and I are currently reading this book together (well, she actually finished her copy already). I'll definitely be back for more! 

"While We Were Watching Downton Abbey" by Wendy Wax // This was on the recently added list on my mail order library. It sounded interesting, so I picked it up. It is sort of interesting, but it's got too much drama for me. I can't recommend this book and I won't be picking up any more of Wax's books in the future. 

Before you sign off, I'd like to invite you to join my Good Reads book club! We read and discuss one book each month. Click HERE to sign up. Voting for February's book is scheduled to begin tomorrow!

What have you been reading? 



  1. That's kind of how I felt about Lizzy and Jane as well. I liked Dear Mr. Knightley much better. My husband got Think for Christmas, so I will have to borrow his copy at some point.

  2. I haven't read any of Piper's books, but I have heard many good things about him. I may just have to check one out.

  3. Okay, I AM going to read the Goodreads book for February. For the last few months I've been in the middle of different books and can't stop in time for all you crazy people :) But I want to do it!

  4. Sad to hear about the While We Were Watching Downton Abbey book! That definitely intrigued me when I saw it in your photo.


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