My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

What I’m Reading This Month

It appears I’ve been interested in a certain subject this month without even realizing it.



Have you ever felt like you were trying to find yourself? I think I’ve spent my entire life on this quest without always realizing it. The books I’ve read this month are no exception.

Finished It: The Bookshop on The Corner by Jenny Colgan

51zbzhmoxxl-_sx332_bo1204203200_I had to read this book about a woman who loves books. Nina was a self-proclaimed literary matchmaker. Facing a crossroads of an ordinary life or pursuing her dream (no matter how wild), Nina held my hand through her journey. The book is sweet and funny and full of books, but more than that it left me wondering what are my wild dreams and what am I doing about them?

Reading It: The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness by Maddie Dawson


Searching. For purpose. For love. For family. Another Nina is seeking to find who she was to create who she will become. Exploring relationships and all the odd, tragic, beautiful ways our lives are woven together, Dawson takes the reader on a journey far beyond adoption. Maybe when we lose who we thought we were, we will understand who we are. Maybe that’s exactly what I need.

Next Up: The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

51jvydkondl-_sx331_bo1204203200_I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was a kid. Something about having the ability, not only to choose what happens next, but to see the many possibilities and outcomes. Barnett’s book promises to be the pulling back of a curtain to the question What If? Three possible futures await, and maybe I just love the idea of possibility.


Happy page turning!

Linking up with these great writers today!



About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

6 Replies

  1. The Bookshop on The Corner sounds very interesting to me. I’m putting it on my TBR list.

    1. Becky Hastings

      I really enjoyed it Barbara…it was just what I needed to get lost in!

  2. I keep seeing The Broken Way pop up on people’s blogs. I need to get to the one soon! The Bookshop on the Corner sounds like my kind of book.

    1. Becky Hastings

      I’m excited to start The Broken Way. Ann Voskamp’s work is deep and her words are poetic, so I need to go slow and really savor them. And I loved The Bookshop on The Corner! It was sweet and challenging and let me get lost without it being too twisty!

  3. These all look like great books to me! I agree that we are drawn to what we need sometimes…and on the other hand, that I the bad part too…sometimes we learn so much from the books (and other things) that we wouldn’t have chosen for ourselves right away. Wonderful reflective, post- thanks.

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you Barrie! It is interesting the way words woven in different ways can have such a profound impact!

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