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[2 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]
Book Clubs :: SOC Sista Short List for 16-17

My apologies. I’ve been remiss in announcing the short list of books selected by the SOC Sistas for 2016-2017. We are already one in – having read The Boys in the Boat for June.
Some firsts about this list: For the first time two books were selected unanimously by the group (The Boys in the Boat and The Handmaid’s Tale). (If you’re just catching up, here’s where I talk about our book selection process.) Also, I had read three of the books selected before we started, which is more than ever …

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[19 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Book Clubs :: SOC Sistas Long List

April is when our book club makes its selections of books for the upcoming year. We started this three years ago, it has worked beautifully and prevents those painful moments at the end of the meeting when someone is trying to think of a great recommendation that they’ve heard of but aren’t sure if they really think it will be good for the group.
If you’re just catching up, here’s where I talk about our process. At the bottom of the post are past years’ long and short lists.
Finally, let me …

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[8 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Book Review :: Shattered Dreams

Nothing like a book called Shattered Dreams to start out the new year, huh? ūüôā
Well, we all have them.¬†Larry Crabb’s book Shattered Dreams: God’s Unexpected Pathway to Joy¬†is the best book I’ve ever read about what to do with them. Through the eyes of Naomi from the book of Ruth, Crabb unpacks the journey of a Christ-follower whose dreams have been shattered.
So often, when bad things happen, we put a “God works all things together for good” ¬†band-aid on it, apply triple antibiotic prayer and expect healing – or at …

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[31 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
Book Review :: Best Books from 2015

I accomplished a first¬†in 2015 – finishing¬†100 books. Most years, I read about 65. A few times I’ve topped out near 85, but this year I actually hit three digits. To see the books and¬†some cool stats about them, goodreads puts together a nice year-end summary. Or, for a quick list, divided by books I physically read vs those I listened to,¬†I keep a running list on this site.
But that’s not really what this post is about. People often ask me for ¬†book recommendations, so this post is about the …

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[28 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
Literary Roundup :: Best Books of 2015

This time of year it seems everyone has a “best of” list, so below is a literary roundup of 2015’s Best Books as listed by many of the sites that are our go-to places to find our next book. If’ I’ve left off one of your favorite sources, let me know & I’ll add it!
Amazon
The Atlantic
Barnes and Noble
Bloomberg
Bookriot
goodreads
The Guardian
Harper’s Bazaar
Huffington Post
Indigo
Kirkus
NPR
New York Times
Washington Post
Popsugar
Publishers Weekly
PureWow
Time