Here’s what I’ve been reading lately.
50 Reasons People Give for Believing in God by Guy P. Harrison was an easy, interesting read. Each reason for believing is listed as a chapter. The author then gives reasons why these are not good reasons or proof to believe something. At the end of the book is listed every source and the page that his information came from. It was very in-depth and provided several books that I might add to my reading list.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Outlander is the first book in a 8 book series(possibly more). I like time travel books, so I enjoyed this one. Diana Gabaldon took fiction and mixed it with fact making me learn a bit about the Scottish Highlands. I was excited to learn all I could about Clair’s journey from 1945 Scotland to the year 1742, when she traveled back in time, by accident, after she passed through a large crack in some rocks. The book takes you though Clair’s journey and how she comes to marry a Scotsman named Jamie Fraser. It’s a long book, but it was interesting enough I didn’t mind.
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon is the second book in the Outlander series. Dragonfly in Amber picks up where Outlander left off. It too is a long book. While I enjoyed this book, I did find myself having to take breaks while reading this one. It just seemed to go on and on and is loaded with lots of information, so I felt we could have done without. We follow Jamie and Clair on many adventures as well as through some anger and heartache. This book ended on a sad note unlike the first one. I’m a book cheater and if it’s in a series I usually have to google the books and read a bit about them. Of course I find out spoilers this way and sometimes it makes me not want to continue one. That’s what has happened in this instance. While I am curious to find out what happens in the next book Voyager, it too is a long book and I found out some spoilers about some of my favorites in the series that I found a bit disappointing. A lot of people seem to love these books. I liked them, but did not love them. I will give it some time and when I’m ready for another long read with lots of information I’ll pick up the series again.
Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Karyl McBride. I’m currently reading this one. It’s written by a women’s psychology and health psychotherapist, who happens to have a narcissistic mother. I’m hoping this book will help me heal. It’s not a long read, but the author does want you to take several steps in healing that require a lot of writing. She warns that bringing up old memories will not be easy but must be done to move forward. I’ve honestly not wanted to dive into any memories where my mom is concerned recently, so I’ve just been reading through the book and then I will go back through and do the work. I’ll let you know how it goes when I’ve done this.
So, that’s what I’ve been reading over the past few months. How about you? Read anything good lately? I’ve not had a fantastic read in a long time. Got any suggestions?