It was a book-filled month thanks to the plethora of library holds that surprisingly appeared in my email cache: "You have 2 new holds..." "You have 3 new holds..." "You have 5 new holds..." It was dizzily exciting. I had moments of decision-making anxiety but then I simply tucked, not one, but two books into my bag as I headed out the door to work. I knew if one book didn't work out, the other surely would. I am ever grateful I have a job that affords me the opportunity to read. Although, this past month's weather has busy in my neck of the 'woods'. With numerous thunderstorms, rain showers, rapidly changing visibilities and ceilings, all of which means this weather girl is busy, busy. I was reading between weather observations.
My month of reading began with the quite memorable, stunning, and heartwarming, Dear Edward - definitely going on my top ___ list book of the year. I also read the acclaimed Project Hail Mary, another science fiction phenomenal by Andy Weir, the author of The Martian. And I could easily see Project Hail Mary being made into a movie! The Lost Book of Names was another favorite of this month's reads. I was beyond thrilled when Jeff and I read the last chapter's of Revelation this month, as we finished an 18-month long journey through The Holy Bible. And we finished another spiritual formation book, Don't Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table. Content was good. But the writing was - excruciatingly tepid and occasionally cringe-worthy. As I was reading it a-loud, I could save us occasionally from some very bad writing.
I am filling up the bookshelf with all the books I have been reading this year. My goal is 100 books in 2021 and at 87 I am well on my way to fulfilling this goal. There are 118 'books' on the shelf, though. Maybe that will be new goal!