On our plane ride to California this past month, I got a lot of reading done. Here are my short reviews of the books I read this month. (Today I’m linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Twitterature: book reviews Twitter-style.)
I encourage all Christians and all Feminists (whether you put the two together or not) to read this book. Though I didn’t necessarily agree with 100% of the book, it provided John and me with 2+ hours of conversation at dinner one night. #ThoughtProvoking
Here are three quotes from the book to pique your interest:
“At the core, feminism simply consists of the radical notion that women are people, too. Feminism only means we champion the dignity, rights, responsibilities, and glories of women as equal in importance – not greater than, but certainly not less than – to those of men, and we refuse discrimination against women.”
“Christian feminists can celebrate any sort of feminism that brings more justice and human flourishing to the world, no matter who is bringing it, since we recognize the hand of God in all that is good.”
“In a time when women were almost silent or invisible in literature, Scripture affirms and celebrates women. Women were a part of Jesus’ teaching, part of his life. Women were there for all of it.”
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Quirky, fast paced plot of a socially awkward professor trying to find a wife via a scientific survey. When he meets Rosie his meticulous plan is waylaid. #FunFiction
How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) by Ruth Soukup
The title says it all: A short, practical guide to monetize your blog. I picked up some useful tips on blogging and planning posts but a lot of the monetization comes into play once you have thousands of followers… though this is a dream of mine one day… #DreamBig
A Wind in the Door
by Madeleine L’Engle
Growing up, I loved Madeleine L’Engle’s books, and when I reread A Wrinkle in Time over Christmas, I knew I needed to revisit her whole series. Expect fantastical, captivating plots from all of her children’s books, even if you’re an adult! #KidLitForAdults
You can read some thoughts I had on this book in this post, We Are Namers.
Allegiant (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth
I read the first two Divergent series books for last month’s Twitterature, so here’s my thoughts on the third (and final) book. I did not like the writing style or the plot as much as the first two; however, it was compelling overall and a pretty good conclusion to the series. Much better than the third Hunger Games book in my opinion!