In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!
1. One of the best stories that I read for my British and American short fiction class was “An Appointment with Love.” My classmates engaged in a friendly debate about whether this story was realistic. If you have an opinion, please share.
2. I finished the Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series this month (I started the series in June), and I cannot overstate how much I love these books. I convinced the children’s literature professor at my alma mater to give the books a chance, and she read two of them within a week. If you find even the slightest enjoyment in reading children’s literature, you have to read this series.
3. Do you remember Stephanie Meyer? Yes, I mean the same Stephanie Meyer that started the nationwide obsession with vampires in 2008. This month, I discovered a book that she published in 2016 titled The Chemist, and it is so good! No vampires or werewolves are involved.
4. I usually only share 3 stories/books, but here is a bonus treasure: Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale.
As I said in July, I am still making steady progress on my reading from the 100 Books Bucket List, but nothing is worth recommending. Honestly, I wonder how some of these books made the list.
1. When I was in middle school and high school, Skillet was one of my favorite bands. I generally listen to tamer music now, but Skillet released a new album this month, and I have been listening to it on repeat (on the lowest volume settings lol). I can’t decide which song is my favorite, but “Anchor” is the least “rocky,” so I will link to that one. 🙂
“In angry oceans, You’ve never broken through
Every wave of the storm
You are my anchor”
2. I didn’t realize how much I liked “Every Mile Mattered” by Nicole Nordeman until I told a friend that I thought she would like it. And then I started listening to it all the time.
“Mercy always finds a way
To wrap your blisters up in grace”
August is an interesting month. Because it is still summer, the weather is generally hot. Yet, a thunderstorm can strike out of nowhere. These photos are from days when the unpredictable weather forced me to change my plans. As you can see, it all turned out okay 🙂
What were your simple joys this month?