What I Read: January 2017

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on February 8, 2017

in Reviews

Rather than doing reviews for every book I read, I thought I’d join in the ranks of Laura and Caroline with a monthly recap. I’m hoping to read a lot more in 2017, so this feels like an easier way to capture everything. Plus, if there’s a dud, I can still acknowledge it without a full review. Let’s be honest, not every book is going to be a winner. January was a slower month, only finishing three books.

What I Read: January 2017

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

I’m in the minority, I think, that I’m not super familiar with Amy Schumer. I’ve seen her movie, but that’s about the extent of it. While some chapters are the Amy Schumer people know and love, she doesn’t hesitate to talk about some of the most personal experiences that shaped her life. While certainly not for those easily offended by crude humor, it is a book I would recommend to anyone looking for laugh. Just be ready, because you’ll certainly cry as well. After reading her book, Amy has a new fan.

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

This was one of the most powerful books I’ve read recently. Melton is extremely honest and vulnerable, creating a space to deeply connect with the reader. Although I can’t directly relate to some of her struggles, the reality is that we are all dealing with something. She is brutally honest. Often, I felt like I was connecting with a friend over a glass of wine, rather than reading her stories. In case you missed it, I wrote a post last week that touched on one particular passage from this book.

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science by Mike McHargue

The water is a place where I most experience God. After struggling with my faith over the last couple years, I was drawn to the title of this book. The fact that Rob Bell wrote the forward was another selling point! McHargue spent most of his life dedicated to his faith, but fell away over time. He goes into detail about his journey, but science, cosmology and neuroscience in particular, is both what led him away from God, and back again. Although I didn’t always connect with the science aspect, his spiritual struggles were deeply impactful.

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Sana February 8, 2017 at 10:06 pm

I just got a hand me down kindle so this is the perfect time for me to get in some good reads. It is sad how little time I actually have these days to read 🙁
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Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution February 9, 2017 at 9:34 am

I’m actually working on a post with ideas on how to read more, so keep an eye out! 😉

Kristen February 9, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Love these! I’m obsessed with books and always love a good recommendation!

Anmaria Djong I Onelazychic February 9, 2017 at 8:52 pm

I don’t always have time to find a good book, and your recommendation on Finding God in the Wave is really a good recommendation for me to get this book. Thank you for sharing.
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hal February 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm

Amy Schumer is the BEST!

Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms February 9, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Amy Schumer’s book is on my to-read list! I’m glad to hear you liked it!

Ali B February 10, 2017 at 3:33 am

I think it’s a great idea to do a recap of what you read. These sound like good reads.
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Bev February 10, 2017 at 11:42 am

I love your list. Reading more is one of my goals for 2017. I will be adding some of the books you have listed to my book list.

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