Book Reviews: The Last 3 books I Read

5/17/2018 09:20:00 PM

Ok, friends.

Welcome to my brain. These are the last 3 books I've read. You can follow me on my Goodreads account to see my other book choices.

Let's begin, shall we?

Book: A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership
Author: James Comey


I was knee-deep in the pre-election and post-election political world so I had  to read James Comey's book. While it obviously was about his experiences with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, some memos and Russia, there were some other stories... but truth? Just watch his various T.V. interviews and you will hear the contents of the book.

Quote that stuck out to me: "Our brains have evolved to crave information consistent with what we already believe. We seek out and focus on facts and arguments that support our beliefs." (Ah, sweet, sweet confirmation bias.)


Skip it.

But I mean, if you like to learn by experience and not by example, here's the link.


Book: Anxious for Nothing. Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
Author: Max Lucado

"Anxiety is a meteor shower of what-ifs."

Right? Life is full of worries and fears and this sweet book was a gentle reminder that there's a plan for your life and it doesn't include shouldering the burdens of life by yourself.

If you're a "Jesus, take the wheel" kind of person, or you open to having God jump in and do his job - read this.

It was a lovely reminder that in life there will be obstacles, but you can and will get through it all.

Quote that stuck out to me: "Do not meditate on the mess. You gain nothing by setting your eyes on the problem. You gain everything by setting your eyes on the Lord."

I really enjoyed this book.

Check it out it here.


Book: Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love
Author: Katherine Wolf, Jay Wolf

I've had this book in my cart for over a year. I just haven't been in the right frame of mind to read it. It just seemed so... tragic.

Finally, I read it...

...and I am pleased that I did so.

Everyone has a story and everyone's story matters.

It's the real-life tale of a young couple -- you know the type: perfect, kind, the world is their oyster and then BAM! Everything.changes.times 100.

This story is one of tragedy, enduring love, enduring faith and perseverance. I was reading this book and would pause to tell Craig about it. "CRAIG. listen to this.... LIST TO THIS..."

My heart was pained at so many points throughout, but in the end, I smiled.

(Because all things work together for good.)

I think it puts my obstacles and concerns into perspective and it's yet another reminder that there is always someone being tested far more than we are.

Quote that stuck out to me: "Perhaps in the breaking, we can find the healing we long for."

You can check it out here.'


Friends, let me know if you read any of these books. I'd love to know what you thought.


What am I reading now?

Title: Odd Girl Out: My Extraordinary Autistic LIfe
Author: Laura James


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