What I Read | January 2018

Hi beautiful ones! I’m working hard on my Goodreads challenge and I think I’m going to beat my “Read 24 Books in 2018” goal. This month I read 5 books & I’d love to share that with you.

1| Speak, Nish Weiseth

I really enjoy following Weiseth on Twitter and what she was passionate about just verified my decision to ask for this book for Christmas. I appreciated the reminder that I need to listen before judging and tell my stories instead of my opinions.

2| The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

I know I’m late to the party, but this was a pretty good fiction book to start my year off. I have to admit I only watched the movie Gone Girl and hated the ending, so I favor this one a little more. Now I’m only debating whether I should read Gone Girl or just move on to a different fiction. Thoughts?

3| Beautiful Outlaw, John Eldredge

Wow. Guy, this is now at the top of my all-time favorite Christian books. This author paints an AMAZING picture of what Jesus is really like. Most of it is backed up by theology, so if you tend to picture Jesus as this unreachable higher power who was firm and serious all the time, you have to read this. Have you ever pictured Jesus eating breakfast with his friends (disciples), laughing and horsing around? Before this book, I didn’t think of him in that playful way at all.

4| Why Does He Do That?, Lundy Bancroft

This book I only picked up because I’m doing some research for my own book I’m writing. I will for sure be adding this to my resource list because it is a phenomenal book for those who have or are currently dealing with emotional abuse. Bancroft actually has two books you should check out – this and the “daily wisdom” book of the same name.

5| We Were Eight Years In Power, Ta-Nehisi Coates

I hands down recommend this book, as it has already come so highly recommended to me. This well-researched display of the currently state of America, perfectly describing the toxic political landscape in his collection of essays, is byfar one of the best books I’ve read on the subject of Obama, race, and the political climate. Coates is a superb author and it further inspires me to further pursue my dream of being a writer and journalist.

What did you read last month?

Published by Samantha Sali

Image-bearer. Jesus-seeker. Wife. Mother. Writer. Artist.

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