What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.
A Couple of Books I Read Recently That I Loved, and What I’m Currently Reading.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
A wonderful rom-com, set at a publishing company, about how hating someone can sometimes feel similar to loving someone. I couldn’t put it down. I loved the characters so much.
“Love and hate are visceral. Your stomach twists at the thought of that person. The heart in your chest beats heavy and bright, nearly visible through your flesh and clothes. Your appetite and sleep are shredded. Every interaction spikes your blood with adrenaline, and you’re in the brink of fight or flight. Your body is barely under your control“
What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything by Rob Bell
Rob Bell takes a fresh look at the Bible, and addresses all those ethical dilemmas so many of us have. (I especially loved the chapter that reveals that Jesus’s mission was funded by women) I’ve really enjoyed all of Bell’s other books but this one (his latest) is his best.
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
I’ve never read anything by Sophie Kinsella so I was excited to get my hands on this. It’s light and fun, and I’m really loving it so far.
The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic
I’ve only read the introduction but I’m really into this book so far!
“What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it”