Stone Soup for Five: Books for April

Books for April

Last month I finished 7 books (not all were started last month) and made good progress on the ones I didn't finish.

April's books include:
Book 3 of the Chronicles of Narnia.  So far my boys have said they LOVE this one.  I'm really enjoying it too, and doing the voices is always a lot of fun for me (though the boys give me sideways looks on some of them).

The Uncle Eric books on economy came recommended to me as a quick and easy read on economics.  Since my older boys will be studying this next year I picked up these used copies at our favorite homeschool bookstore, Exodus Books.

Mary Jones and her Bible is part of the recommended reading for my youngest son as a read-aloud book for our curriculum this year.  Right now, a few chapters into the book, I'm a little bitter about it because Mary is so hungry to learn how to read so she can read a Bible... that they can't afford or have access to.  It is hard to read to a bunch of boys who act like they could care less about learning and that it is more a form of torture than something they would actually strive for.

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School.  This book, oh my gosh.  SO SO GOOD.  I picked it up from a recommendation someone made on Facebook about what cookbooks changed their lives.  I requested it from the library thinking it was simply a cookbook.  But actually it's documenting an experiment done by a chef who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and it reads like a novel.  It is so warm and cozy and encouraging.  It is totally changing the way I think about cooking and am just about ready to throw out every pre-packaged soup, sauce, and box.  It is definitely going to change what our menu and meals look like (as soon as I finish out these 2 weeks I've already shopped for).  She makes fresh, simple, delicious food seem easy and attainable... and if 9 other women who couldn't cook at all can do it, so can I.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  Do not miss this book!

The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry.  By the same author as above, about her time at Le Cordon Bleu.  Excited to start it after I finish the last few chapters of the one above.

You're Loved No Matter What.  A blogger review book.  I've read another book by Holly Gerth and she is very authentic and encouraging.  Can't wait to jump into this one!

Undone.  I follow Michelle Cushatt on her blog ever since I heard her on Michael Hyatt's podcast.  She is an amazing woman who has struggled beautifully through cancer and huge life changes.  She is so genuine and real that I feel I know her.  This book is going to be amazing.  Another blogger review book.

Love Does.  I hear so many good things about this book but have yet to read it.  April is the month!

Still working on Overcoming Sin and Temptation.  This book has so many underlines and highlights and margin notes, I'm sure it will take all year to finish.  It's so full of thought provoking passages that I'm really enjoying taking my time.  I'm going at about a chapter a week pace and loving it, while it kills and convicts me.

Let me know if you have any amazing books you are reading! I'm always looking to add more to my list!

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