My Latest Reading Obsessions

Here is a quick run-down on a few books that have been keep me busy lately.

1. The Hunger GamesI started this book, which is the first of a three book series, two weeks ago. And I have already finished it. And I have finished Catching Fire, the second book in the series. And I have finished Mockingjay, the third book in the series. Yep, obsessed. Do yourself a favor and get lost in this series. You might lose a couple of weeks, but you will rediscover your childlike love for reading.

“…a superb tale of physical adventure, political suspense, and romance.” Booklist

2. Streams in the Desert – A couple of weeks ago Amanda suggested I pick up a copy of this timeless devotional by L.B. Cowman. And I am LOVING IT. Every day I find comforting words that offer truth and perspective. It is a powerful daily read for anyone who is struggling. And if you are like me, you know someone that is struggling, or more likely, lots of someones who are struggling.

“Fresh water from a time-tested fountainhead of faith” Gary Smalley

3. Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me: A Memoir…of Sorts – I read Ian Cron’s stunningly beautiful memoir a couple of months ago. It’s about time to read it again. It is that good. I know it’s not out until June, but you should go ahead and pre-order it. I guarantee you won’t regret it.

“Simply the best memoir I have read in years. It is engaging, clever, heartbreaking, and God-drenched in all the right ways.” Phyllis Tickle

What have you been reading lately?

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dogs Molly and Maisy, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club.

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  • After I finished the Hunger Games trilogy I read Matched by Allie Condie. Loved. It. Also reading The Reading Promise a memoir about a daughter and dad reading nightly to stay connected.

  • Alicia G

    A Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and The Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen

  • Just finished “When you are engulfed by flames,” by David Sedaris. In no way life changing but it is a good collection of humorous essays particularly the last one about quitting smoking.

  • The Hunger Games was the samw for me. I finished them all in two weeks.
    Steams in the Desert is an old friend of mine. I bought one years ago with a journal on the side which I date and write a line or two of what I learned or what is going on, just something. I don not read it all the time, but it has become a treasure
    SO, since I am a fan of your first two books, I will make sure to check out the third. Love posts like this, BTW!
    My favorites that I am reading now are Practicing Affirmation and The Student Whisperer and I recently finished The Convenient Groom which I will be reviewing soon.
    Have a great day,
    Amy @ Missional Mama

  • Get Work Done by Pressfield

    Love Wins Rob Bell

    A Couple of Tozer books to class everything up a bit

  • Necessary Endings–Dr. Henry Cloud

    I can only handle one book at a time!! 🙂

  • Oh goodness. I’m in the midst of several.

    The Thank You Economy by Gary V

    Leadership is Dead by Jeremie Kubicek. Jeremie has been a good friend for the last 7 years or so and I was pumped that he finally decided to write a book. It’s a great read.

    Flight Plan by Braxton Brady. He gave this to me to review for my dad blog, I’ve just slacked in finishing it.

    hoeffer by Eric Metaxas. This will take be 13 years to finish.

  • Lynndag

    Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning and Finding God in unexpected places by Philip Yancey. One in my handbag and one next to my bed. Both amazing books!!

  • I’m reading:
    The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas MertonSpaghetti on the Chandelier by Ruth TrumanWabi-Sabi, the Art of Everyday Living by Diane Durston

    I’ve also got my bookmark in Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks, but that’s not really a read, its a reference book. 🙂

    • Sorry, there were line breaks in there, not sure what happened.

  • Just finished reading “The Rose Tattoo”, a play by Tennessee Williams (crazed and wonderful). Just picked up “Cell” buy Stephen King yesterday at the used bookstore. Might read that.

  • Holly Newton

    Hey Lindsey! I’m re-reading “Think Differently Live Differently” by Bob Hamp. ( Simple but deep truths that point us to freedom. I’ve been in the church all of my life but this one is a game (and life) changer.

  • Amanda

    I keep hearing about The Hunger Games. I think I need to get those! And I’m so glad that you like Streams in the Desert.

  • Jera

    I need some new ideas. I’m finishing Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick, Jesus Calling is my favorite devotional. I’m reading Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy, someone who owns a business makes her employees read it so I wanted to check it out.

  • Just finished Tribes by Seth. Now reading Boundaries with Kids by Cloud and Townsend. The Old Man and The Sea (Hemingway) – for the 3rd time is queued up after that. I love getting lost in that story.

  • Hunger Games. I knew that would be first. I hope it has vampires in it too. Me? I only read books about sex. Vampires no. Unicorns? Always.

  • I raced through the Hunger Games trilogy too. My latest favorite is The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. I can’t wait to read her previous two novels! She writes beautifully and kept me guessing until the very end.

  • bethanyplanton

    I just finished Eat, Pray, Love and then immediately picked up the sequel Committed. I absolutely loved Both of them are written more fiction like, but they do make you think and question and evaluate.

    Eat, Pray, Love and highly recommend it. So far I am enjoying Committed as well.

  • bethanyplanton

    Also thank you for this post. I love hearing what others are reading to see if I want to add anything to my list.

  •  I just finished the following:- Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeir Hansson – The Bureau by Ronald Kressler- In the President’s Service by Ronald KresslerCurrent Read:- Delivering Happiness by Tony Hseih