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Alright so this month’s list is long but I had so many books in-flight and then we went on vacation. I finished 4 there and then plowed through a few more. Let’s get to it!
Beautiful Outlaw is a fantastic read about the personality of Jesus. You’ll have to read my post Where was Jesus? to grasp the full impact this book prompted. This is one of those books that will go down in the “Changed my Life” category.
Although I’m not a female leader in the church, I found Just Lead! to be applicable as a woman in a male-dominated field. Highly recommend to any working woman.
The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life
The Getaway Car is my second memoir from a writer and I loved this one too. Lots of great advice written with authenticity that has me wanting to complete a second read.
I didn’t find Start’s message to be much different than Jon’s previous book Quitter. It was good but if you’ve read Quitter, I’m just not sure you should rush to read Start. However, if you enjoy Jon’s humorous writing like me, you might enjoy the read anyway.
Unblogger: Discovering the Power of Story in a “How-to” World
Unblogger is a nice, short call for bloggers to be good characters in life.
The author and I went to the same church for a time when I was a teenager and even though we never really met, I still felt a sort of kinship to him while reading. A lot of our experiences were the same and his vernacular and such was so familiar, there was an instant comfort. Jonathan is a skilled writer and story teller and while parts of Prototype were moving and enlightening, others felt like we had drifted too far down a rabbit hole. Still, I call this one a must-read.
The Plot Skeleton, Creating Extraordinary Characters and Point of View: Writing Lessons from the Front
I’m including these three together as they’re meant to be read together and they’re all pretty short. If you have any interest at all in writing fiction, check these out. I know this is kind of a “duh” but I’ve found reading non-fiction by fiction authors to be outstanding. Two out of 3 of these are free for Kindle so writers, pick them up!
A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet
Whew, what a month. My reading has slowed as we’ve been back from vacation and working really hard to get the kids’ rooms back in order since the water leak last month—sharing more on that this week. What books have you read recently you’d recommend?