March Reading Round-Up: My Book Picks for This Month


Screen Shot 2013-03-24 at 8.37.20 PM1. Poison by Jordyn Redwood

I loved Jordyn’s first book, Proof, and so I knew I’d love Poison.  And, while I don’t want to give the plot away, I can definitely say that Poison didn’t disappoint.  This book is fast and furious, but also slow enough to allow you to get to know the characters as if they were friends.  I have always liked Jordyn Redwood– both as an author and as a person– and I’m so thrilled for the opportunity to recommend her latest work to you.

Screen Shot 2013-03-24 at 8.47.40 PM2.  Renewed:  Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World by Lucille Zimmerman

I have followed Lucille’s blog and Facebook page for years and have always found her words wise and refreshing.  And this book is no exception.  As moms, it’s so easy to put ourselves last while we attend to kids, work, housekeeping… life.  But Lucille has taught me that taking care of myself means I have the emotional capacity to take care of others.  And that’s so refreshing.  This book is full of practical strategies, easy-to-implement ideas and encouragement.

Screen Shot 2013-03-24 at 8.59.49 PM3. The Sky Beneath My Feet by Lisa Samson

I love a good read-under-the-covers read.  And Lisa Samson delivers with this one.  It’s light, fun and full of surprising twists and turns.  Samson takes you from a rent-a-mob encampment to Florida to downtown Baltimore to a decaying mansion inhabited by a famous artist.  And then she shows you that all of the twists and turns that come in this life are orchestrated by an all-loving and all-powerful God who loves you more than you know.

Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 3.13.35 PM 4. Working Women of the Bible by Susan DiMickele

I adored Susan’s first book, Chasing Superwoman… it made me feel empowered as I struggled to find work-life balance. Working Women of the Bible is equally empowering. Full of great biblical examples of women who managed to find work/life balance and inspiring stories, this is a must-read for any working mom.

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5.  Defending Jacob by Wiliam Landay

I’ve always loved a good legal novel (confession:  I devour every new John Grisham the second it releases) and so I downloaded this one.  And I was pleasantly surprised.  The book takes you through a very complicated trial in a way that’s both compelling and fascinating.  And, the ending… well, let’s just say there is a twist that you wouldn’t believe.