As I mentioned in my last post, I am writing this months after I read these books, and I find myself surprised at how well I was keeping to my goal. Probably the fact that Spring Break fell in March accounts for my having had enough time to do that.
Feminist Prayers for My Daughter by Shannon K Evans
I was on the launch team for this important book that would make a great gift for a mother or mother-to-be. There are prayers for every occasion and the author is especially creative in her use of alternative names for God.
The Ditchdigger’s Daughter by Yvonne S. Thornton
Our in-person book club read this and we were not sure how to feel about it. On the one hand the father had tremendous drive and a work ethic that he instilled in his daughters, resulting in their future success–four out of five became doctors–but on the other his methods bordered on abusive. I have never been a poor uneducated Black man obviously, so I feel I cannot judge him too harshly for what he felt he had to do to secure a better future for his daughters, but I felt uncomfortable.
The Friendship Project by Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet
This was a re-read for me because I had wanted to focus on friendships this year, which really has not happened because THIS YEAR. It’s a helpful book, though, with examples of holy friendships between saints woven in with personal stories by the authors. It’s also interactive, with places to journal and reflect.
Being Present by Jeanine W. Turner
This was a Georgetown choice that was a slog to get through. It was not about what I thought it was, and I did not agree with the author who seems to think we should all just give up and accept that no one can ever put down their phones and just listen to other people. And it was boring.
Warleggan by Winston Graham
George Warleggan is such a great villain. The show improved upon the book. making him even more evil and interesting but even occasionally just a little sympathetic. Seriously though, if you have not started watching Poldark yet do yourself a favor and go do it. You will love hating George, I promise.
Greywaren by Maggie Stiefaver
I was very excited to read this long-anticipated third book in this trilogy, themselves a sequel to The Raven Cycle, which I loved. I read this one so fast that I really need to go back and read it (and the ones that preceded it) again, now that I won’t be so anxious. After all, the stakes were pretty high in this one as the heroes strove to prevent the actual end of the world.
That’s it for March!