Books Read in May

I finished four books during the month of May. My reading goal for the year is to read at least three books in each of thirteen different categories. To date, I’ve read twenty-two books toward my goal of thirty-nine.

Here are the books I read and a brief review of each.

I reviewed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks a few weeks ago. You can read my review here.

Gary Thomas has become a favorite of mine. His books on marriage and family relationships are outstanding. There’s absolutely no psychobabble in his writing, just good, meaty, biblical counsel. Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy lived up to its title. Happy marriages are, indeed, a good thing, but what if God’s intention was to use marriage to make us holy instead of happy? The primary relationship isn’t between you and your spouse, it’s between you and God. If your marriage is happy, this book will be a good read. If your marriage is unhappy, you will benefit greatly from reading this book.

Love him or hate him, Dave Ramsey’s financial message is a popular one. You’ll find Copper and I definitely in the “like him a lot” category! Financial Peace Revisited came as part of a DVD course we purchased from Mr. Ramsey. Dave’s advice has caused us to make some big financial changes in our home, and they’ve all been good changes.

I won my copy of Country Living Simple Country Wisdom: 501 Old-Fashioned Ideas to Simplify Your Life in a drawing hosted by Manuela quite some time ago. I’ve shared a few quotes with you from the book as I read it. Published by Country Living Magazine, the book features dozens of beautiful pictures and, as the title implies, hundreds of bits of “country wisdom”. I don’t know that there was anything unique, or really new, in this book, but it was a delightful read, and I enjoyed the way the various tips for making our homes prettier, more comfortable and homey were presented.

June is already off to a good start in the reading department. I’ve been wanting to get to some of the books in my current stack for quite awhile.

Have you read any good books lately?

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9 comments to Books Read in May

  • tammy

    I love to hear what folks are reading. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the books you have read. I love the variety in your choices and your discernment. It sure helps me to know what is out there. Lately I have read Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen (glory do i love the kitchen, and kitchen stores and food and …),The Pursuit of Holiness, The book of Romans (still reading), And a Hercule Poirot. Thanks again for sharing your reads!

  • tammy

    *I forgot, my husband has given me *Radical* by David Platt to be next on my list. Have you read this?

    • I’m pretty sure that Radical is on my Amazon wish list (which is where I keep all of the books I want to read). Let me know what you think of it when you’ve had a chance to read it.

  • In May I read Boy Meets Girl by Joshua Harris, The Overton Window by Glenn Beck, You Can Be Anything God Wants You To Be by Max Lucado, and Bringing up Girls by Dr. James Dobson. I am well into Bringing Up Boys this month. It was a great reading month for me! I am trying to average 3 books a month to bring me to 36 for the year. you can visit my blog to see my progress…if you like. I think I am going to have to add Sacred marriage to my list though! Happy reading!

  • Hi Cheryl,
    I too love to read. I went last night and brought a couple books and a magazine to read this month. I am starting to explore new things. Opening up my mind to read new kinds of books and Poetry. I am reading Dream Work, One Amazing Thing, Thinkers,Pygmalion and some speech books To aid me in Toastmasters.I am going to 2 books clubs each month which broadens my horizons. Like you I love books.
    Elizabeth Q

  • Hello Cheryl I have my local library sourcing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as I became very interested after reading your review.
    I also did some research on the web and found out more on this lady.
    Thank you