We have reached the middle of 2023 and the days seem to breeze by with intense speed. However, I am glad that I slowed myself down to read the five books in this month’s blog.
You never know by Connie Briscoe. I found this book amongst the recommendations in a book group that I am in on Facebook. I read a lot of books that are heavy in research data and sometimes I need to breakaway to another genre to ensure that I am enjoying the journey of reading. I am glad that I took the recommendation. The book starts with the attack of the main character as she is being interviewed by the police. This is the story of a hearing impaired woman who journeys through the terror of a dream marriage that turns into a complete stranger. The plot twist of this book had me guessing until the end. So many secrets and so many things to unpack was a key part in hiding the plot twist. A pretty good read if you’re looking for a thriller that will leave you guessing.
The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom. This book was a gift from a dear friend. The premise of the book is centered around the question of what would happen if we cried out to God and someone claiming to God would appear right before us. The story is narrated by Benji, who is recounting his story as a passenger in the lifeboat. This book was written like action packed thriller and I could not put the book down. I finished the book on my flight back home. No matter where you are in your beliefs, this book will pose questions that bring examination to what you think you know. A key takeaway is the understanding that our prayers are not answered in the way that we expect and can show up in the strangest of forms (and places). An excellent read.
Authentic by Chekesha Duncan. This is a poetry book that contains 39 lovely, insightful poems. Here are one of my favorite lines: “There is power…