- Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery – During the snow days, I wanted some light reading. Visiting Prince Edward Island through the pen of L.M. Montgomery is always a favorite. Jane is one of my favorite Montgomery characters. She is industrious, learns to stand up for herself, and she reunites her parents. It’s a heartwarming tale.
- Where is the Water? by Diana E. Greene – I own this book so I included it in the picture for the month, but I “read” this book through the audiobook version this month. I know the author personally and she offered me a free copy of the audiobook for a honest review on Amazon. I enjoyed hearing this book through Diana’s own voice. It’s a quick read/listen. It’s encouraging for those who desire a Spirit-led life.
- All the Feels: Discover Why Emotions Are (Mostly) Awesome and How to Untangle Them When They’re Not by Elizabeth Laing Thompson – This was a book club read. After doing a deep dive into the Enneagram last month, I felt this book was a good follow-up. While I don’t view myself as an overly emotional person, I do tip closer to emotional verses unemotional. Processing emotions and giving them a proper place in our life is an important thing to process.
- Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans – This was the last book by this author that I had yet to read. Her life and unexpected passing in 2019 had a profound impact on me. While I don’t always draw the same conclusions as Evans, I appreciate how she processed her childhood faith/church culture and found a way to keep her faith through doubts and earnest questioning. She was an excellent writer and conveyed yourself as a friend.
- Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang – A friend let me borrow this book and informed me that it was intense. She was right! Wow! It’s a thick book with small font and the content is heavy. While it was difficult to read, I appreciate how it opened my eyes to Chinese history from the personal perspective of the author and her family.
- Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery – This book is quick read, but a lovely story. After reading Wild Swans, the snow days called for sweet tales from Prince Edward Island.
- In the Company of Others by Jan Karon – I’ve been stalled in reading the Father Tim/Mitford books because I was waiting for this book from the library. I did a happy dance when this book was finally available. I have three more books in this series and I have genuinely enjoyed journeying alongside Father Tim. His people and his town have become friends of mine.
I love Jane of Lantern Hill! Such a strong character with unique and brave problem-solving skills. I reread it myself in February.