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Reading Check-In

Posted by on July 28, 2014

Happy Monday y’all!

Since we are halfway through the year, I thought it would be a good time to check in with our reading piles. Beginning of this year, I shared with y’all the books I hope to read this year. Let’s see how well I did…

For Fiction: 

Isn’t the cover beautiful & intriguing?

Caught me eye, but don’t have:

For writing:

For living & parenting:

Because you and I both know I need all the help I can get. Ha! Last year I didn’t spend the time I needed to in this category, so this year I will have to divide my reading time between awesome adventures and boring nonfiction. I’m just not sure what books I will tackle here. Any recommendations?

Am reading:

The Time of Your Life: Finding God’s Rest in Your Busy Schedule by Susie Davis

AND the books coming out this year that I’m looking forward to:

The adventure continues!



So, I didn’t do as well as I thought. BUT books not on my list that I have read thus far:

So how are you doing on your to-read list? What books have you read so far this year? Which ones are you looking forward to?

6 Responses to Reading Check-In

  1. Kessie

    My favorite parenting book is Hints on Child Training by Trumbull. (Sp?) his premise is that if we train dogs with gentle, firm persistence, why not rational children?

    For marriage, one of my favorites is For Women Only, a study on the secret lives of men. It’s so wonderful. Also anything by Elizabeth Elliot, but she’ll rototill you.

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Hi Kessie, thanks for sharing! I’ve not heard of Trumbull before, I will look him up. 🙂

      I have read a few of Elliot’s books. Good stuff. For Women Only…I will have to check it out and compare notes with my hubby. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. DJ Edwardson

    So, are the crossed off ones, the ones you read? Or is it the other way around?

    Your list of “incidental” books is quite large. Impressed that you have read so much!

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Thanks DJ! Being part of the CSFF blog tour has added to the incidental ones, and several were requests from the author/publisher. That said, I’m having to cut back the remaining of the year as I try to finish the edits of book two.

      The ones I’ve read are the ones I’ve crossed off. I’m going to try to not add anymore to my immediate to-read list and cross the rest of them off this year, but we’ll see! Fall is coming, and with it, many things will be starting back up. I’m trying NOT to hyperventilate as I think/prepare for it. Ha!

      Sorry, couldn’t jump on board with 6 Degrees this week. Was crazy busy, but many next week!

  3. Jenelle Leanne

    So far I’ve read one book from my list that I shared in your first post (Shadowhand)… haven’t yet gotten my hands on Abolished Impracticality, and Hail Frost isn’t out yet. And I still don’t have book 2 of the Amarias Adventures.

    I have read a ton of books so far this year, though. I didn’t think I would read this many, or this many new books. In the near future, I intend to read Through the Viscera, a couple more of the Dresden Files books, and then maybe head back to the library and see if I can find anything that catches my eye. I’m hoping to get a few of the others that are on my wish-list but not available at the library for my birthday in November! 🙂

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Sounds great Jenelle! I have a huge to-read list and I try to vary it between new books and older ones. Dresden is on my to-read pile for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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