Most of the books I read get reviewed here on my blog. Â They generally have something to do with faith, ministry or music but I also have been intentionally reading more novels and other types books to keep my mind entertained and mix things up a bit. Â Here are a few books I’ve read over the past couple months….
SH*T MY DAD SAYS ::: Justin Halpern
An incredibly funny book. Â I literally laughed until I cried on more than one occasion. Â If you’re someone easily offended by profanity then it’s not for you, but I completely enjoyed many of the quotes and anecdotes. Â Lots of laughs and some heartwarming moments too. Â Check it out on Amazon HERE.
SHIFT ::: Peter Arnell
I picked this up at the library because I’m looking at the re-branding/re-crafting of my approach to music and my career. Â While I appreciated some of the thoughts in this book, I felt like a lot of the material wasn’t accessible because it was specific to the author and related to his successes….even a bit narcissistic at times. Â Check it out on Amazon HERE.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO ::: Stieg Larsson
I had this series recommended to me by an employee at Barnes & Noble. Â I wasn’t disappointed. Â It did take me a good 150-200 pages to really get into this novel, but it was an entertaining read after I got through the set-up. Â The characters were well developed and the plot was intriguing. Â Again, if you’re easily offended profanity Â or put off by the subject matter of sexual assault or abuse then you might want to pass, but I didn’t feel like any of it was gratuitous or obnoxious because it was fitting to the dialog and true to the story and characters. Â Check it out on Amazon HERE.
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE ::: Stieg Larsson
The second book in a trilogy of sorts from this author. Â I was engaged in the story much quicker in this book because several of the characters are carried over from the first in the series (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.) Â Another fun ride with some very unexpected twists. Â I liked the fact that part of the main storyline in this book was uncovering some of the reality and tragedy of sex–trafficking. Â Check it out on Amazon HERE.
**note: I have a quick review of the final book in this series here.