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May Books

Most of my April books were reviews, that were already posted on the blog, so this a recap of what else I read in April and the books I read in May. It was a good month of reading.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller - A follow up to Blue Like Jazz. Great bits of truth with interesting stories in between. Thought provoking and challenging.

The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst - A good book for thinking about why you do the things you do and making sure that the "yes" you give is the best one it can be.

Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst - The real purpose of who we are comes from God, not others. But that still doesn't make it any easier to face rejection. But the truth is we are always loved by God.

Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst - We were all made to crave something. Sin has caused that craving to turn to food and other addictions rather than God.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple - A fun, quirky story of a dysfunctional family that really fall apart when the mother goes missing. A good, quick summer read.

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica - A suspenseful thriller, but without any thing that is too difficult to read for sensitive readers. The twist at the end I did not expect.

Wild and Free by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan - God is a wild God, doing things we would never expect. God is also free from anything that may hinder him. Because we are followers of Him, we to can live our lives wild and free.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty - Many years ago, a tragedy happened that changed everyone lives forever and still effecting the present day. My first books by Moriarty and I am hooked!

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandell - A flu pandemic sweeps the world, wiping most of the population. Now, those left behind must rebuild their lives with what they have left.

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