April Books // Lacey Reads
This month I caved and added in some audiobooks. You could use the Amazon Audible app but our library app has plenty to listen to. Even if most of mine are on hold, I listened to a lot!
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Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis // This was the first audiobook I listened to and I didn’t know how to speed it up so it did seem slow. I kept hearing a ton of hype about this book and it wasn’t bad but it also wasn’t my favorite. Personally I felt like it was a little humble bragging. But y’all this is MY opinion. So many people love this book so I would def say check it out for yourself. I personally feel like she missed a giant opportunity to point us all to God’s glory. This book is in a Christian category from a Christian publisher so I was thinking it would be less worldly and more Godly. Now I’m not here judging her faith, but if you reference 1 Corinthians 1:31, we should boast for the Lord. I would not consider her message a Christian message. She’s putting a lot of pressure on herself and I just can’t do it all alone. I need God. I need my husband. I need others. Yes, I have to do things, but it’s not all my weight to hold.
What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done by Matthew Aaron Perman // I started listening to this and feel like it’s a little too much for me to comprehend this way so I put a hold on it at the library and will read it in paperback soon.
Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More by Rachel Macy Stafford // Rachel is very inspiring and she gives you a great gut check about things. Both her books are wonderful.
In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu // Another book I listened to and I liked that it was read by the author. I enjoyed hearing him talk about his family and childhood and how his parents taught them to love others. Politics aside, I can say that the lessons he says he learned from his parents were also taught to his siblings and then their children. There were debates from people that all facts in the book aren’t correct and I don’t have time to go fact check each historical point he makes. The history part of the book is what I enjoyed. I already know his opinion of Trump so he didn’t have to bash him, other politicians, or republicans throughout the book. I got this from the library and I listened to the whole thing, but I wouldn’t purchase the book.
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan // Hilarious. Just listen or read it. But listening is great because he reads it and it makes it extra funny.
Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling // Easy read. Upbeat and encouraging.
Dance Stand Run by Jess Connolly // LOVE! I read this book before but I listened to it see if I would change my view on audiobooks. I felt like I was hanging out with Jess and being so encouraged! Must read!
Always Enough, Never Too Much by Jess Connolly & Hayley Morgan // This is a must have for women. Give it as a gift, buy it for yourself. We all need these words!
Strong and Kind by Korie Robertson // Wonderful listen. Great easy book for moms.