Wife, Mummy, Nurse: April Reads #atozchallenge

01 April 2018

April Reads #atozchallenge

I started off the year reading 5 books in January, but in February my reading drastically dwindled. (Thanks to a trip to Pennsylvania and forgetting one book at my parent's house and losing a book, only to find it underneath my bed.) My goal for April is to finish three books that I started to read earlier this year and start and finish one book.

So, what are the books I hope to read?

  1. Freedom train: The story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling. I started reading this book as a read aloud to my daughter. We took it to PA, but she left it in her room at my parent's house. Since it's a library book, I requested that they mail it back. I have done to max renewals on it, and it's due next week. So, I am motivated to finish reading it aloud to her.
  2. The broker by John Grisham. I have been participating in our library's #bwellread challenge this year. March's prompt was "read a book with a one word title." Even though it technically has two words, I count it because I don't count "the", "a", or "an" as part of the title.
  3. Gettysburg by MacKinlay Kantor. This is the only book I have yet to start. Charis has requested to go to Gettysburg a few times. I want to read this first before handing it over to her. After she reads it and we talk about the Battle of Gettysburg, Drew and I hope to go there on a day trip this summer.
  4. Hero of heroes: Seeing Christ in the beatitudes by Iain Duguid. I am re-memorizing the Beatitudes. I had previously learned them when I was in 6th grade, but like everything, if I am not reviewing it or meditating on that Scripture, I quickly forget what I learned. Thankfully, since I learned them once, it's easier to relearn them. I decided to read a book to better understand the Beatitudes. I have also learned that there are a few that I have not properly understood in the past.
What books are you hoping to read this month? 
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  1. A diverse selection of titles. I've nothing to read right now, even though I have a couple shelves full of books I have yet to read. lol

  2. Last month I read Micheal Meade and Robert Johnson PhD and the theme seems to be vulnerability and accepting it!

  3. I used to have a reading goal of something like 24 books in a year, but after the first year I wasn't able to keep up with my goal, so I've since reduced it to 12 for 2018. I'm so jealous of your ability to read 5 books in one month (even if you weren't able to last month)! (I can never keep up with reading challenges during busy travel months, so I totally get this post.) Hopefully, you have more success with it this month.

    With Love,

  4. Your recently work was really good, and this is also amazing. I like it and I'll share it with my friends soon. They are also our art group members so they will also love these things....