I’ve done more reading lately. This month, I read four books and started a fifth one this afternoon.
1. Wordsmithy by Douglas Wilson. His books are so fun and enjoyable to me. I recommend this to anyone who writes.
2. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan. Thought I didn’t fully realize it, I needed to read this book. Bunyan’s honesty about his struggles has lifted my spirits. He shares his thinking and prayers regarding his imprisonment and his desire to not do anything that would shame Christ or hurt the church. What faith and endurance!
3. The Babylonians: A Survey of the Ancient Civilisation of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley by H.W.F. Saggs. This is a detailed history of ancient Babylon. This one is part of a long-term reading project. Last year, I worked my way through the poetry section of our local library, just reading as much as I could for enjoyment and exposure. No way did I read every single book of poetry in our library, but I enjoyed as much as I could in one year. In 2012, I want to go through the history section. Thus, The Babylonians is on my nightstand.
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I keep up with the vlogbrothers (John and Hank Green). They’re nerdy and silly and quirky, and I like them. I hope I’m not too old to be a nerdfighter. Despite all my liking, I had not planned to read John’s book because it is YA Fiction, which is not really my favorite genre. But a few nights ago, I read a short review that piqued my interest. I made a late-night, impulse purchase, and began reading. I couldn’t stop until I swiped the last page around 2AM. (Review to come!)
That’s it for me this month! What are you reading?