Inbox // Outbox: November 28, 2016

I continue to surge through my reading lists and here is a bit of what I’ve recently covered and what I’m reading next.

Inbox:

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

An old favorite… I’m usually drawn to it at least once every year.  This year, I’m listening to it on audiobook during my commute.  Rowell is one of my favorite YA authors and this book brings back so much.  As a former fan fiction author, I deeply relate with Cath’s obsession with fictional worlds.  Her journey through her first year of college brings me back to my own lonely, often miserable time as a freshman.

Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

Arnold has been on my radar for a long time and I’m looking forward to finally reading one of his books!

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

I am a big fan of the Humans of New York Facebook page and, when I found my library had this book in the system, immediately requested it.  I don’t know if I’ll read every story, but I am excited to flip through and explore.

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Outbox:

Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart by Christina Cleveland

In many ways, this has been the perfect book to read in the aftermath of the American presidential election.  Cleveland explores division and conflict in Christianity from a sociological lens with humility and skill.  I highly recommend this one for people of faith who are frustrated with church.

The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

I have this weird thing with Dickerson’s medieval fairy tale retellings.  I think they’re cheesy and obnoxiously Christian.  The characters are always physically beautiful, morally virtuous, and completely BORING.  The plots are formualic and predictable.  But… for some reason… I still read them.  I guess I just can’t resist a fairy tale, even if I know it won’t be that good.

The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

This Swedish novel is a delight!  It is very short (less than 200 pages) and took me a single afternoon to get through.  The concept of being billed for having a happy life is intriguing and this is one of those little books that makes you reflect on the pleasures of simple things.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

I’ve caught on to Matson’s books this year and have been loving them so far!  Since You’ve Been Gone is the perfect summer read… which, of course, is why I’m reading it in late November.

Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

Graphic novels are a relatively new medium for me and I really enjoyed my time within the pages of this book.  I look forward to getting the next issue!

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My next Inbox // Outbox will be on December 12

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