Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Direction

Alright my reading ladies. Our current system is not working. And I understand. Summer is hard because people are out of town, busy with projects, and for those less fortunate souls, working. I've been brainstorming some ideas for our club, and I think I've come up with a solution.

Rather than having a specific book each month that every one is supposed to read, I want you to read whatever you want. After you read a book, come on here and tell us about it, even if you dislike it. This will allow you to get recommendations for books, which is what I believe all of us really want to get out of this. Now, if you read a book that someone has already posted on, you can also post about it. Just because it's already been talked about doesn't mean that you can't write about it! I'm still going to try to have at least one book per month to recommend, and I'll always tell you what book I'm about to read.

Hopefully this will encourage all of us to write more, since you get to pick what you want to read.

I have two recommendations for you today.

Recommendation One: The Appeal by John Grisham. I've never really been too interested in Grisham's work, because everyone reads him, but after listening to The Testament I was hooked to his work. I read The Appeal while in Red River, NM. It is a page turner for sure! I couldn't put it down. It gives an inside look to political campaigns that I've never considered. It was unbelievable. The character development is excellent- I felt as though they were real. And, in true Grisham style, the ending is crazy. That's what I love about Grisham, you never know where the book is going, but you know it's not going where you think it is. I highly recommend this book.

Recommendation Two: Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I can't even put in to words what this book has done to me. Really, I shouldn't say what the book has done to me, but what Jesus has done to me through this book. I recommend reading this book in conjunction with Donald Miller's book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. Be prepared to be wrecked.

The book I'm about to start is Letters by a Modern Mystic. I'll let you know what I think when I'm done. It comes highly recommended (thanks Katie!), so I'm sure it'll be wonderful.

Let me know what you think of this new format. Please post, and don't be afraid. We want to hear what you think.