I Can’t Stop Reading! (Recent Reads)

Hello, hello! Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend so far! I’m down in Houston visiting with my sister and her family which is always fun for me! I love that they’re only a few hours away – I get to see them pretty often and I can catch up on podcasts along the way! I listened to the latest episode of The Gilmore Guys (now the Bunhead Bros) on the way down, and later today when I drive back I’m going to start in on Missing Richard Simmons. Have you listened to it yet? I keep hearing about it EVERYWHERE and from EVERYONE, so I need to see what all the fuss is about!

Like always, I’ve been reading up a storm and I have some more books that I’ve finished recently to share!

Murder on the Orient Express || This is such a classic and famous story (and movie) and it was about time I read it. I saw an article somewhere that they are going to remake the movie soon (I think it’s coming out later this year?), so I wanted to read it before then! The story went by pretty quickly and I was making wrong guesses throughout the entire plot. That Poirot – he is a smart one!

Interrupted || This was the first book I’ve read by Jen Hatmaker, who is a fairly well known Christian author and there were so many good little nuggets in this book. The 2nd part of the title says “When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity” and it really got me thinking about being a good witness and showing God’s love through my actions. I highly recommend that you give it a read or a listen (I got this from the library as an audiobook but kid of wish I had a physical copy to highlight and underline.)

Good as Gone || Ehhhh, this book was… ok. Didn’t love it. It was supposed to be suspenseful and thrilling and kind of a mystery but I just… I just didn’t super care for it. I liked that the cover was bright, but that’s about it. It kind of had the same plot as that ABC show from last year, The Family. A kid goes missing and then out of nowhere, returns home 10 years later. But is it actually the same person?!? I honestly don’t really recommend this one… didn’t love the characters, didn’t love the way the story unfolded or a lot of the elements of the story, either.

Paris for One and Other Stories || This was half book, half short stories, and mostly great. The bulk of the book was one story, “Paris for One” and that story was SO ADORABLE!!! I wished that the entire book was just that one story and we would have gotten to spend more time with the characters! And it was a happy story, not one that will make you cry like a baby like some of Moyes’s other books. The other short stories in the book were ok… but the first one was definitely the best.

That’s it for today! Oh and a quick update on my new apartment – I’m STILL not done unpacking yet!!! I AM SO SLOW!!!! But it’s ok, I’m fine with it. For now. I am planning on hosting a brunch at my new place soon though, so that will get me motivated to get everything put away and hang pictures and things like that. I also need to find my hammer… I know it has to be around somewhere…

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