This month I read some diverse books, but I enjoyed them all.
Who Left that Body in the Rain by Patricia Sprinkle is book recommended by my mother. While it's not a deep, thought-provoking book, I really enjoyed reading it every night before going to bed. The heroine is an older lady who lives in a small town in Georgia which is my home state, so I can relate. One of her good friends is murdered, and she sets out to figure our who murdered him and why. This book is good, clean fun.
I bought Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas as a newlywed, so I honestly did not get much out of it when I read it the first time. This second time, however, I did. Unlike the prevailing thought during the Middle Ages, Thomas argues that being married does not make you a second-class Christian. As a matter of fact, it can be harder to be married than not to be because of the added stress of living so closely with another sinner. I think the subtitle to the book says it all: What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?
Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston is another book I read about the internment of Japanese during the Second World War. This one is a true story, though, and it takes place when the author was just seven years old. I cannot believe how we Americans treated the Japanese during this time: forcing them into internment camps; taking everything but what they could carry from them; and most of all, stealing their dignity. What a hard book to read, and yet a good one because we need our eyes opened to the shameful parts of our history.
I also read The Moved Outers by Florence Crannell Means which is a fictional story about the Japanese internment. You can read my full review here.
I just started reading A Light in the Window by Jan Karon. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the Mitford series, so I imagine I will like this one, too.