January was such an accomplishing month for me! 7 amazing books out of 30 have been read, and i’m just getting warmed up!
While February will be a busy month for moi, I intend to finish the following books …
1. Draw the Circle ; 40 Day Prayer Challenge.
I’m halfway through this devotional that I started at the beginning of January. The purpose of reading it is not only to draw closer to God, but to learn the strategy of effective, if not powerful, prayers.
I started this read last year but never finished it, mostly because I felt the story wasn’t getting anywhere. Matter of fact, I still don’t know where the plot is heading. Is this about a young woman finding her place in the world without her sister? Is it about her finishing a novel? Is it about her becoming romantically involved with someone? Or is it all the above…? Still, I like to finish what I start, for the sake of having a clear conscience, so I’ve decided to read on and finish Fangirl. Don’t worry, I didn’t get too far (i’m still in the first few chapters) so it’s not like I’m cheating with my reads.
3. A Court of Thorns & Roses
Sooooo… I know this book was fairly popular last year, mostly due to the 3rd installation of the series, but as late as I am, I decided I wanted to read this book based on my desire to read it and not because of hype or trend.
After reading a brief synopsis, it seems like this book draws inspiration from the classic ‘Beauty & the Beast,’ although I should add that it’s not a kid-friendly story.
4. The Nightingale
I’ve recently begun reading stories and biographies based on WW2 and The Holocaust. Some have been fiction, others (like Anne Frank’s Diary) nonfiction.
The Nightingale tells the story of two sisters and their struggle to survive and resist German occupation of France. It was inspired by the story of a Belgian woman, Andrée de Jongh, who helped downed Allied pilots to escape Nazi territory.
5. Anne Frank & Me
I read this book back in high-school and although it contains historical events and stories based on actual events, it’s a fictional read. But I loved every moment of it!
The main character, a modern day junior to high school aged girl, finds herself in Nazi occupied France, and while her carefree happy life is all that she’s ever dreamed of having, she finds herself struggling to survive when she is forced into hiding.
Happy reading, book dragons everywhere! 📖