I was skimming back through old blog posts the other day and saw my original post on Waterwalk. When I wrote that post, I hadn’t finished the book yet, so in my post, I promised to come back and write a more thorough review of the book. Well, just in case any of you have been waiting for that, this isn’t that post.
I did finish the book, and I did enjoy it, but when I look back, all I remember is how tired I was when I read it, which doesn’t make for a very exciting blog post or a very accurate book review. You know how there are those foods that you got sick over once, and now every time you see that food, it reminds you of being sick? That’s kind of how I feel about Waterwalk. It has absolutely nothing to do with the book and a lot to do with the fact that I read it in my first trimester. Actually, it’s honestly saying a lot for the book, because as tired as I was, I didn’t want to stop reading, but then I would finally get to the point where I was so exhausted I felt sick (usually around 7:30 or 8 PM), and that’s when I would put the book down. So now, when I think about the book, that’s what I remember.
Anyway, all that to say that I don’t have much to say about Waterwalk, except that you should read it, but you should definitely not read it during the first trimester of pregnancy.
On that note, I’m now in my third trimester and done with work, so in an effort to stay off my feet and to stay cool indoors, I have been doing a fair amount of reading this summer. Here’s a few titles I’ve read or am reading and would recommend:
- Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp. I’m not very far into this one yet, but it has been practical, thought-provoking, and biblical so far. A good read for any parent or soon-to-be parent.
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting. I haven’t read this one cover to cover either, but it’s got a ton of helpful information for the expecting mom. It’s fun to sit down with the hubby every week and read about our little girl’s development. 🙂
- The Testament by John Grisham. This one’s been around for a while, but somehow I had never read it or any Grisham until this summer. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot and characters were strong, and it ended mostly how I wanted it to without being predictable.
- At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon. My mom recommended the Mitford series, and although I’ve only read the first one, I’m hooked. The main character is a rector in an Episcopalian church in the tiny town of Mitford. Doesn’t sound too exciting off the bat, but it was a really enjoyable read. An awful lot can happen in a small town!
- Island of the World by Michael O’Brien. I include this one because it came to me on such good recommendation. I’m just starting it, and it might be a while before I finish it since it’s over 800 pages. I’ve heard it’s a really powerful story. “Gut-wrencher” was one of the terms used to describe it.
What are you reading this summer?