Favorite Books for February 2015

Another month of great reading.  The three fiction books I selected as my favorites couldn’t be more different.  You can find everything I’ve read so far this month HERE, and below are my


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This book was delightful.  Really an entertaining story and terrific characters.  If you are looking for a light and enjoyable escape, give this one a go.  The main character, Juliet gets pulled into the life of a small island through correspondence with various inhabitants of Guernsey.  Before she knows it, she is off to the island and to a new life.  My rating 4.5 out of 5.

The story of a 13 year old boy trying to make sense of a series of deaths in his hometown – some close to his family, some not close, yet affected him nonetheless.  There is a bit of a mystery surrounding several of the deaths, a lot of sadness, and a lot of moments of unexpected grace.  My rating 4 out of 5.

The story starts with Rachel taking the train into London.  It moves back and forth between her narrative and that of several other characters.  At first this was a bit disconcerting – as their narratives move back and forth between the present and the past (I found myself having to flip back and forth a few times trying to figure out the timeline), but fairly soon the story starts to pull together and the reader discovers there is more to Rachel and the other characters than we see on the surface – each chapter reveals a bit more until everything is pieced together at the end.  My rating 4.5 out of 5.


Well, since I loved both of Shauna Niequist’s other books, it’s no surprise that this was a favorite.   Similar to her other books, this one is a series of essays delving into topics relevant to her life – focusing especially on a time of upheaval, how she dealt with it and the lessons learned.  Beautifully written and full of many wise nuggets.  My rating 4 out of 5.

Lots of great lessons in this one – I found myself taking notes throughout (which is always the sign of a good book to me!).   Although we ALL know how important it is to say no sometimes – and allow ourselves the freedom in our schedules to say yes to the best things in life, Lysa also shares some valid reasons WHY as well as some tools for HOW to reserve our time for “the best yes.”  Lovely book full of wisdom.  My rating 4.5 out of 5.

So what have you been reading lately?  Anything extra good that you’d like to share?  Please do so in the comments – and I’ll add it to my never-ending list of books I want to read!

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