I have a goal to read 50 books in 2018 and I am doing great [so far] on my goal of 2 or 3 books a month. (9 so far in 2018!). This month travel helped me read more--time on the plane and on a road trip added to some reading hours.
I started the month with Slaying the Debt Dragon: How One Family Conquered the Debt Dragon and Found an Inspired Happily Ever After. At the University, we hosted Cherie Lowe to do a day's worth of talks on Faith & Debt. Cherie shared her family story of paying off $127,000 in four years. The students loved her positive, shame-free wisdom of how to get and stay out of debt. It was inspiring! Better than Before inspired me to stop eating dessert (which I am still doing--although I have had some dessert in the last month, but MUCH less dessert!), Cherie inspired me to knock out some lingering debt we want to take care of. Cherie's book is down-to-earth, fun and filled with practical suggestions. 4 star recommend!
In late January I did something I never do. I am huge fan of listening to books, but I research the
books I listen to and have specific criteria (fast-moving, suspenseful, usually YA). I read a ton of reviews before I commit to listening to a book. This one I chose on a whim! Artemis is a fantasy-type novel about a young woman who lives on the moon and gets mixed up in some low level crime that makes her a target by a mafia-style moon-based company. It's by the author of The Martian which is why I chose it. I liked it overall--the second half is much better than the first. Good suspense at the end! I really enjoyed the moon city world which was very scientifically believable to me. Quite a bit of vulgarity so I don't recommend.
So there you have it!
Sneak peak of March: I just finished Rilla of Ingleside and have started The Nightingale (book club book) and have Subversive Sabbath sitting on my couch. I am trying to finish A Wrinkle in Time (I have read it before several times), before I see the movie this week.