Friday, February 27, 2015

3 Favorite Books From February

There is a huge sigh of relief that comes at the end of February for me. My soul shouts:
YES! We made it! The coldest months are behind us and even though there could be a few cold days ahead, they will succumb to the inevitable, delightful Spring. Amen and Amen.

Here are a few of the best books from the frigid month of February.

Wait. First of all, if you haven’t watched a Kid President video, I’m sorry. Stop everything you’re doing and watch this:

I promise, it’s probably the best thing on the YouTubes and Googles combined. I simply adore him and the message. I’ve been intrigued by him from the start, so I had to read The Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome, of course. It’s filled with stories about people who are doing awesome things like helping kids read in poor communities, giving away eyeglasses, and handing out cupcakes to homeless people. It’s impossible to read this book without feeling inspired.

Good News for Weary Women by Elyse Fitzpatrick was another encouraging book - lots of highlighting and YES in the margin. I appreciated her no-nonsense way of taking my attention to the scriptures to find my identity and not Christian culture. Sometimes we see other Christian women and think – Oh, should I be doing that? Or this? Christ’s sacrifice for me makes me righteous. NOTHING. ELSE. I needed that.

You know I love getting good books for my classroom and I found GOLD this month with Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt. Oh my goodness. This companion book to The Wednesday Wars is nothing short of genius. I loved it because it broke my heart and put it back together again. No biggie.

Other books I read this month: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm (middle grade fiction), Home is Where My People Are by Sophie Hudson (memoir), The Honest Truth (middle grade fiction)

Your turn! What books have you read lately that I need to know about?

1 comment:

Rachel Powell said...

Just finished Maze Runner at the suggestion of my son! Now, anxiously waiting to read the 2nd book in line. . . hope I enjoy that one as much since it sounds like the books are going to get darker and darker. .. . but, Maze Runner was gripping!