4 Books I’m Reading In February
I love how winter and books go together. The long slow days of January left me with a full list. I was so excited for February books!
And somehow the 3 less days threw me off. I still read, but not quite as diligently. Have you had that happen? Do you read more during certain months?
Don’t worry, my nightstand was far from empty.
I operate in two timetables…very late to the party or very early. Reading was no exception.
Belong to Me by Marisa De Los Santos was a novel I had heard about quietly for years. Yes, I know it was a bestseller, but I had missed it. So I did something about it. And I’m so glad. De Los Santos weaves a story of characters together that make you want to love them all, flaws included. Intertwining of family, friendship, loss, and love minus cliché expectations of each, Belong to Me was a wonderful world to get lost in. My only regret, not reading the story about the main character in De Los Santos first book before reading this. (I like when things go in order.)
Skipping over to a non-fiction new release, I consumed Rebekah Lyon’s latest late at night after my people were fast asleep. You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are is a thoughtful intertwining of pieces of her story and inspiring truth for my own life. Lyons writes honest and brave about calling and purpose without pressuring us to do more or measure up.
God cares more about our presence than our performance.
Rebekah Lyons, You Are Free
Don’t miss this soul-stirring look at who you are and what God has for you. This will not be the last time you hear about this book at My Ink Dance!
I am finishing up my journey with Michele Cushatt in I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is, and I am still loving it. You can read more about it here.
And on the family reading list…
We had lost track of a book a while back, and decided to pick it up again. I’m so glad we did! The Green Ember by S.D. Smith is the first book in an adventure series that will captivate little ones and older ones alike! The story of two rabbits thrust from their comfortable, safe life into a world full of chaos and calamity, we learn about fighting for what we believe in, standing firm, loving well, and being a person of honor. A great family read, especially in a world that feels very chaotic.
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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.