Books of 2019 – April

In the interest of keeping track of my book stack, here’s another book post!
march reading
1. Knowing God. Nonfiction by J.I. Packer. Worked on this one slowly over several months as part of my “spiritual growth” stack. Highly recommended.

2. The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Nonfiction by Andrew Lawler. The History aspect is interesting but the “why” about how this event became so fixed in American culture is perhaps even more intriguing.

3. The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris. Nonfiction by Mark Honigsbaum. Fascinating but not for the faint of heart. (That said, my oldest daughter also devoured this one. It inspired some great discussions.)

4. Openness Unhindered. Nonfiction by Rosaria Butterfield. I appreciate Butterfield’s testimony and thoughtful writing. Somehow I had missed this follow-up to her first memoir.

5. Lies Women Believe. Nonfiction by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. I participated in a twelve week study of this. Lots of good discussion material here. Incidentally, this gave me my first experience doing “facebook live” video. I’ve resisted doing anything like that before but it went OK.

6. The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken. Fiction by Tarquin Hall. A new favorite mystery series. (Be prepared to order Indian takeout if you start on this series: It always makes me hungry.)

7. The Ravenmaster. Nonfiction by Christopher Skaife. Fascinating memoir (and short history lesson) about life at the Tower of London with the most famous ravens in the world.

8. The Radium Girls. Nonfiction by Kate Moore. I’d seen a special on PBS about this but I’d missed the book until now. Heartbreaking, infuriating, and inspiring story.

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