I saw this tag over at Jacquie’s blog, Rattle the Stars, and decided to participate! Thanks for your inspirational post, Jacquie! ? (Like, a month ago, but hey!)
I guess since it’s the middle of July, we are indeed more than halfway through 2017 already. Mind blown. Given that I suddenly have a lot of time on my hands, I’ve made it a goal to read a lot this year. It’s going pretty well so far, so let’s see what I’ve been reading!
Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017
The book moved me beyond what I thought I was capable of feeling. And it truly showed that our Lord still performs miracles. If you have never read this book, you must. I want to read it again! If you read The Diary of Anne Frank as a child or young adult, this is the next step you must take.
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2017
This short book really helped me to see my chronic illnesses in a different light. To God be the glory.
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet but Want To
I’ve just recently started this one.
Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of the Year
I was hoping to feel some solidarity with this guy since we both had pituitary tumors, although his was related to acromegaly and mine was a prolactinoma (and I didn’t experience apoplexy, thank goodness.) But this basically turned out to be a description of an unspoken competition between the author and his mother over which one of them was more ill.
I hadn’t realized until I read this book how little I knew about the civil war in Yugoslavia, although I was only about 6 years old at the time. I was surprised by how moving this book was and how it flowed like a memoir, despite being historical fiction. I devoured this one in a day.
Favorite New Author
Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets, The Wars of the Roses, and now The Templars (among several other historical novels.) Never has reading about actual history been so exciting!
Favorite New Crush
Umm…I don’t think the types of books I read have crushable characters, for the most part. But can I include Dan Jones? He’s a fantastic author. I can’t even explain his skill of somehow taking even the most boring details about an historical event and turning them into something fascinating.
Favorite New Characters
Pretty much anyone in this book. They’re quite the collection of people.
Books That Made You Cry
So yeah…I cry a lot.
A Book That Made You Happy
I’ll just let you read my review: ” A fantastic book by one of the world’s most skilled and compassionate endometriosis excision specialists, Dr. Tamer Seckin. Dr. Seckin clearly portrays the true face of endometriosis through patient stories and anecdotes from his practice, explaining the disease well without going over the reader’s head. As a sufferer of endometriosis myself, I can personally attest to the accuracy of this book. Although Dr. Seckin did not perform my own excision surgery (I did have an equally skilled surgeon, though!), I completely trust and recommend all that Dr. Seckin recommends in this book. If you have endometriosis or know someone who does, this is a MUST READ!”
Most Beautiful Books You’ve Bought So Far This Year
What Books Do You Need to Read Before the End of the Year?
And many others of course, but some of these are on my “currently reading” list and have stalled out. Sigh. I’m so bad about that sometimes!
I tag anyone who would like to participate in this tag! Have fun!