Thursday, January 7, 2010

Books!



I love to read. And having a stack of books ready for me, is like, Christmas day for this chica! Here's some books that I've got ready to read. "With Justice For All" is a social justice book sent to me by one of my former co-workers. "Super Baby Food", "Praise Habit", and "The Year of Living Like Jesus" were Christmas Presents. "Three Cups Of Tea" I picked up at a garage sale and the rest are from my book-supplying mother in law! I'm also reading through a cookbook I got for Christmas but that's in my kitchen.

I'd love to get any book recommendations from you all- if you've recently read a book that you LOVE, let me know!

Here's one for you:


My friend Cathi gave me this book to read and it was one of the best books I'd read in a long time. Go read it!! It's about African American maids living in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960's. I was hooked by page 2! Here's the amazon summary of the book:
http://www.amazon.com/Help-Kathryn-Stockett/dp/0399155341

You can thank me later. :)

6 comments:

josh and michele said...

hey chaeli! the best book i've read in a long time, and possibly my favorite ever (and suggested to me by my brother), is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. It's a memoir of her life - its completely crazy/sad/hillarious... I think you'd like it. Good luck getting through all those books!
love michele

Chaeli said...

Hey girl!
I've heard a lot about that book, I definitely need to read it, thanks!

T Heap said...

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers...amazing book. I read it at least once a year. It's Christian fiction, but fantastic! Even Justin has read it.

I am also reading The Sacred Marriage, which can be heavy at times, but a thought-provoking book about what marriage is all about.

Chaeli said...

Trish- Redeeming love is pretty good. I didn't absolutely love it, but I know a lot of people who really enjoyed it. My parents recommend Sacred Marriage too- I'm going to try and pick that one up!

jayfersgirl said...

There's Sacred Parenting too -- haven't read it since being a parent, but I keep meaning to:)
I just read The Help on the new Kindle Jay's parents gave us for Christmas -- really, really good.
I recommend anything by Fannie Flagg but my favorites are Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and Can't Wait to Get to Heaven.

The Feitl Family said...

Scott and I are both reading The Year of Living Like Jesus. Scott actually finished already. It has made for some interesting conversations. Scott actually ordered some new prayer books as a result to continue our learning and such. Enjoy!