Book 9: The Good Wife’s Guide by Darlene Schacht
Wow. This book was really bad. I got it from the thrift store because I thought maybe it would be good, because it has bible quotes in it. Was I ever wrong! This is all about traditional gender roles. Let’s just say that there were a few times while reading this book that I visualized myself running outside in my pjs and tossing it in the dumpster. I restrained myself. Some of the cleaning tips were pretty good, but don’t tell me that I need to put makeup on and shower before my husband gets home to “ensure that [I am] presentable”. If your husband can’t see you in sweatpants, who can??
Book 10: In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
This book was really intense. It’s about a Polish girl living during World War II, who saves a number of Jewish people. She sacrifices a LOT in order to save these people, and it’s an amazing story. This book really hit me because my grandparents were in Poland during the war, and it’s very possible that they could have known this girl. Such an impactful book.
Book 11: The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
Hey, remember the movie The Social Network? Well, this book is exactly that movie, except more boring. It’s got all the things that happened in the movie.. and maybe a couple extra ones. Honestly, what I’d like to see is a book or something that is actually from Mark Zuckerberg’s perspective. It’s all well and good to have what everyone else says. I want to know what HE says tbh. Also, I really didn’t like how the writer kept referring to everyone in the book as “kid” (ie: that kid over there. the kid was sitting by himself.. etc). Seeing as they are all in their early 20′s in university, they are not kids. If it had happened one or two times, it wouldn’t have been a big deal.. but it was often enough to be annoying.
Book 12: This Momentary Marriage by John Piper
To be honest, I had a hard time getting through this. There were at least one thing that I majorly disagreed with the writer on a moral level, that I didn’t enjoy the book, and so I didn’t finish it. It was also just pretty dull. I’ve read a few Christian marriage books, and this was by far the most boring. I have to do a lot of reading for school, that when I’m reading for pleasure, I don’t want to be falling asleep half the time. Sorry!
Book 13: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I read this a few years ago, so this was a re-read. I recently purchased the movie DVD (for $10!!) and after having watched it with my husband, it inspired me to re-read the book. I think that I enjoyed it more since I had just watched the movie, too. A lot of the scenes in the movie are word-for-word from the book, which is pretty cool. Plus, the book had some extra stuff that the movie didn’t, and I enjoyed reading that! It was great
What have you been reading lately?