November’s reading challenge was to read a book published in 2016. There have been several gems this year and I hope you found a book you truly enjoyed. I’ve been working my way through “The Broken Way” by Ann Voskamp. It’s not a book you can power through because it’s so thought provoking. I read small sections of it and take the time needed to ponder it before I move on. Her writing reminds me a lot of C.S. Lewis in that way. It’s as wonderful and challenging and encouraging as her first book, “One Thousand Gifts.” I love that it doesn’t seem like she rushed to put out another book (as I think some other authors tend to do). It’s definitely steak and potatoes kind of reading, but oh so good.
Since the weeks are becoming busier and busier, I’m going to include the December reading challenge here too. I think we’re all in favor of multitasking right now!
The most impactful change to my reading this year was incorporating more audiobooks into my life (thanks, Audible!) so it’s perfect that our final challenge is to “read” (listen) to an audiobook. I’ve decided to read/listen to “The Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens with my family. It’s perfect for the season and teaches an important lesson during this frantic time. It’s better to give than to receive. And oddly enough, that’s almost exactly what The Broken Way is about! I love when certain themes keep appearing in my reading life.
That’s a wrap, friends! Our reading challenge is basically over and I’m really thankful to each and every one of you that participated with me. It definitely challenged me and helped me to read more this year!
What did you read in November? And what will you listen to in December?