books i read
You can really tell it’s summertime by my book list this month…
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – Absolutely satisfying summer evening read. I even bought it to re-read it. And the premise sparked really interesting discussions with my friends for a few days.
The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty – I picked this one up after I loved What Alice Forgot but it wasn’t as good. Very slow-moving.
Inferno by Dan Brown – A terrible, terrible waste of my time. I repent.
Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurest – Nothing too new, perhaps, but good reminders.
Sleeping in Eden: A Novel by Nicole Baart – This is one of my favourite “Christian fiction” writers. I’m not sure why she receives that designation since her books aren’t at all typical Christian fare. I first discovered her work in The Moment Between and this one is creepy and interesting. She’s a very good writer.
She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy – A gorgeous book. Not only the collection of poetry itself but even the physical book itself. They don’t bind books like this enough.
A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon by Sophie Hudson – Fun and warm.
The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse by Michael Gungor – Brilliant. Can’t recommend highly enough.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Hipster Nicholas Sparks but I liked it anyway.
books on my nightstand right now
The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
Abdication: A Novel by Julie Nicolson
Outlander: A Novel by Diane Gabaldon
When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey
When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams
Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series) by David E. Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw
Wild Goslings: Engaging with Kids in the Mysteries of God by Brandy Walker
television worth watching
Miranda – If you love Miranda Hart who plays Chummy in Call the Midwife, allow me to make your day. Miranda is actually a comedic actress with her own sitcom! (This is why I love Twitter. I never would have known without my Twitter people. I could have missed the hilarious episode about her “holiday” which would have been a tragedy indeed.) I devoured the first season on Hulu (thanks to Tunnel Bear) while Brian was out of town for a few weeks in July. It is hilarious, warm, irreverent, brilliant, and I think she might be my new patronus.
I can’t figure out how to watch Season 2 online so any tips are much appreciated!
movies i’ve watched – in or out of the theatre
Nope. No movies this month, I’m afraid.
in my ears
I’ve had The Lone Bellow on the loop for the entire month of July. Best music for a summer evening.
best stuff i pinned
Johnny Cash’s response when someone asked him to describe paradise
Mini strawberry cheesecake bites (perfect for the summer sweet tooth)
So, friends, what about you?
What’s on your nightstand? What television show has captured your imagination? What are you pinning or cooking or planning?
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