Mondays after a long weekend are the worst. On the bright side, I received a couple of new books this week that I’m looking forward to.
Breaking Up with God by Sarah Sentilles
(From TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.)
Sarah Sentilles offers a poignant, beautifully wrought memoir of her personal crisis of faith. Sentilles was on the way to becoming a priest when she ultimately faced the truth: she no longer believed. Her moving story examines the question of how you leave the most powerful being in the universe—and, if you do, where do you go? Breaking Up with God is an inspiring reflection no matter where you stand on the matter of faith.
Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick
(Won at Fantasy & SciFi Lovin’ News & Reviews. Thanks, Theresa!)
Drothe has been a member of the Kin for years, rubbing elbows with thieves and murderers in the employ of a crime lord while smuggling relics on the side. But when an ancient book falls into his hands, Drothe finds himself in possession of a relic capable of bringing down emperors-a relic everyone in the underworld would kill to obtain.
Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon
On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen.
Fifteen years later, Phoebe is in love with Sam, a practical, sensible man who doesn’t fear the dark and doesn’t have bad dreams—who, in fact, helps Phoebe ignore her own. But suddenly the couple is faced with a series of eerie, unexplained occurrences that challenge Sam’s hardheaded, realistic view of the world. As they question their reality, a terrible promise Sam made years ago is revealed—a promise that could destroy them all.
Mailbox Monday is taking a blog tour. This month’s host is Amy at Passages to the Past. Head over there to see what goodies others got in their boxes and to share your own loot.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Here’s my sad little report today. I just didn’t do much reading, or reviewing, last week.
Last week’s Reviews:
- “Her Plea” (flash fiction by me)
- Five Things I Love To Do (what do you love to do, but haven’t lately?)
Finished Last Week:
- “The Golden Goose” by The Brothers Grimm
- “Ponies” by Kij Johnson
Currently Reading (still):
- In Christ Alone by Sinclair B. Ferguson
- The Seven Songs of Merlin by T. A. Barron (with Amber)
- The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Listening to (still):
- The Shimmer by David Morrell
- The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket (with Amber)
- Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
- The Hanging Wood by Martin Edwards
What have you been reading?