Noah's Wife by Lindsay Starck - I stumbled on this one just browsing the library shelves. Honestly, that's my favorite way to find good books because there is no expectation, just curiosity, and yet my "to-be-read" pile (list) is just too long to allow for frequent browsing. This was a lovely story of a preacher named Noah, and his wife, who move to a town where it won't stop raining. It's not a re-telling of the Biblical story, but there are animals that take refuge in the town church. I liked it and am glad I took a chance on it.
Give Your Child the World by Jamie Martin - This book is a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to introduce their children to stories that take place all over the globe. Mostly this is a book list, divided into age and geographical categories, but it's packed full of wonderful recommendations for your family. And as a fun little side note, I'm quoted in it (and didn't even remember submitting the quote!).
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - I waited a long time for this one and it was worth the wait. This book lived up to the hype and I loved it. It's not often that I finish a book and immediately look forward to reading it again someday. It's a beautiful story (historical fiction) that takes place during the Nazi regime - a story of bravery, courage and beauty in a desperate time.
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny - This was the second in the Inspector Gamache series and I enjoyed it immensely. I never would have described myself as a lover of mysteries, but I'm enjoying them when I read them. There were so many interesting details and tidbits woven into the story that I'm still working out in my mind (like the title). I look forward to reading the third book in this series soon.
Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski - I think I first heard about this book on the Sorta Awesome podcast where it was described as a must read for all women. I ordered it, recommended it to a friend, then started reading it. And started wondering if I should have recommended it to my friend. This book made me blush at times and some of the homework assignments were uncomfortable (so I skipped them), but I also learned so much about female sexuality. I also watched the author's TED talk and found myself giggling at her humor.
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo - This was our first read aloud of summer. We love Kate DiCamillo's books and this was also a fun read. It's not a tale of grand adventure - just the story of three ordinary girls who become friends. My girls thought it was fun that it was set in 1975, when I was just 1 year old.
I'd love to know if you've read any of these titles and what you think of them. I'd also love to know what you are reading now....
I'm linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy for Quick Lit