End of the Month Reading Update

Can you believe we’re finishing up the first month of 2021 already? Since reading is one of the goals for many of us, let’s check in and see how we’re doing. What are you reading? What books have you finished? Did you try any books this month and quit? Let’s share our favorite finds for the month of January!

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End of the Month Reading Update

I have to admit that I gave up on several books this month. I really wanted to read a couple books about homestead type hobbies so I picked up two ebooks about soap making and one about basic homestead tasks. Unfortunately, the books were poorly written and the first few pages had so many typos and grammar mistakes that I just couldn’t convince myself to keep going. I think some e-books are published before they finish full editing.

Right now, I am in the middle of two paperbacks that were on my TBR list at the beginning of the month and enjoying snippets from a third book of quotations.

Active Defense

In Active Defense, Heather Fontaine has served her country, saved lives and done her duty in Afghanistan hospitals and now it’s time for her to come home and focus on healing herself. But the nightmares and memories have not gone away as every day she deals with the trauma of all she experienced – especially the last patient she lost in the battlefield hospital.

Added to that is the fact that Heather knows that she is being watched. The final straw is when she realizes someone has been in her home and is now targeting her friends as well. Heather goes into hiding and her friends go into action.

I have read several books by Linette Eason and she never lets me down. I know I can count on a book full of suspense and intrigue with characters that are well developed and a story that is worth reading.

Whether I am in the car waiting at ball or band practice, I am set with a good book!

About Active Defense

As a former field surgeon in Afghanistan, Heather Fontaine is used to life-or-death situations. She just didn’t expect them to follow her home. When she returns from a party to find that someone has broken into her house–and threatened her friends–she assumes it is the stalker who has been following her and creeping her out. She hopes to find safety and peace of mind by leaving the city and hiding out in a small town. But trouble has followed her even there.

Luckily, a stalker isn’t the only one watching Heather. Travis Walker has been secretly watching out for her for weeks. As owner of his own security agency, it’s what he does. Together, Travis and Heather must figure out who wants her dead–and why–before it’s too late.

Lynette Eason Website


The Case for a Creator

This two sided abridged version of these classic books by Lee Strobel is an honest assessment of the author’s pursuit of truth. As a self proclaimed atheist with no use or need for a Creator or God, Strobel begins the search to prove that God does not exist. His straighforward look at the facts and his research into Christinanity are a good place to start for anyone who is on the journey to truth.

This is not a long indepth book and is written in a very conversational style that lets you easily absorb his research and start thinking in new ways.


Hey! It’s Your Day

Technically, yes, this is a book I’m reading, but it’s not a book I sit down and read at one time. Hey! It’s Your Day is full of motivational and inspirational one liners by June Cotner. I just read a couple of these little snippets and then think about them througout the day. This is the perfect book that will eventually find it’s way into a gift bag when I hear that someone is having a hard week and needs a lift!

Inspiration at your fingertips in minutes. June Cotner has been gathering her favorite quotes for more than two decades. Now, she shares these specially curated words of wisdom to guide readers on their personal journeys of positive thinking. Featuring an eclectic selection of figures like Edward Abbey, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Oprah Winfrey, this positive thinking book captivates readers with fresh, insightful, and engaging motivational quotes. Inside, they may even discover a new book, mantra, or role model.

I always try to make it easy for you to order the books I’m reading but I can’t find this particular 2 part version. But here are some options I found on Amazon.

What are you reading right now? I’d love to hear!

I’m tracking my progress in GoodReads, want to join me there?

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