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Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry: Why Women Lose When They Give In
I just discovered this in the box of books I brought to my hall of residence with me when I moved in last semester. I decided to skim through it and e...more
May 25, 2010
Aug 02, 2009
Religion, Media, and the Marketplace
This was the first book I read when starting research for my Honours Project examining the evolution of the Christian publishing industry in North Ame...more
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Opening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream: 40 Days of Encouragement for Your Heart
Holley Gerth has been able to achieve her God-sized dream, and she wants to help other women take the first steps in reaching out for their own dreams...more
May 31, 2014
Jul 21, 2013
Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape
Started on December 22nd, abandoned on January 11th.

I read an extract from this book in the Guardian sometime in early 2013 and was immediately intrig...more
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May 06, 2013
12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry
I was looking through my GoodReads shelves for books to purge, and came across a book that is no longer terribly useful to me. My husband and I got en...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Note: I own the 4th edition which is updated and has an entirely different cover. I think the British edition differs slightly from the American one.

Dec 31, 2013
Jan 20, 2014
How to Crack an Egg with One Hand: A Pocketbook for the New Mother
This book was a Christmas gift from my mother, who had just found out that Simon and I were expecting our first child. I think she picked this up in a...more
Jan 28, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Christian Fiction: A Guide to the Genre
This is an amazing resource for educating yourself on the history of the Christian Fiction genre. Particularly useful for someone like me, who only re...more
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 05, 2012
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong and What You Really Need to Know
I read a recommendation for this book online and have been waiting for it to arrive at the library for quite some time now. I got an email in December...more
Feb 02, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
The Mitford Girls: the biography of an extraordinary family
This was a fascinating book, and I'm now very excited about reading Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love for my Reading the 1940s course...and will pro...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
A Vindication of the Rights of Men/A Vindication of the Rights of Woman/An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution
Read "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" for EN4363: Romantic Writing and Women.

I was pleasantly surprised by what an engaging and enlightening re...more
Feb 18, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Faith and Fiction: Christian Literature in America Today
This book wasn't quite as useful as I expected it to be, but the chapters that specifically focused on religion in the US and how it affected literatu...more
Nov 22, 2012
Oct 05, 2012
The Duggars: 20 and Counting!: Raising One of America's Largest Families—How They Do It
I wasn't a massive fan of the format of this book, where little snippets of information on totally unrelated topics were often inserted into the middl...more
Dec 23, 2012
May 27, 2012
The Last Enemy
Read for EN4413: Reading the 1940s, 2011-2012.

This was one of the set texts on my Reading the 1940s course, and I wasn't entirely sure what to expect...more
Oct 25, 2011
May 12, 2011
A Pacifist's War: Diaries 1939-1945: Volume 1
Read for EN4413: Reading the 1940s, 2011-2012.

I never thought I'd enjoy reading someone's diary so much as I did Frances Partridge's account of her pe...more
Jan 13, 2012
May 12, 2011
Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book. The first chapter told the story of how the events of April 20th 1999 enfolded from the parents' po...more
Dec 29, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
This is a non-fiction guide to student life as a Christian. It was a really useful read, and not at all preachy - likely because the person who wrote...more
Nov 05, 2008
Jun 02, 2008
Sex 180: The Next Revolution
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and thought that it had some excellent teaching. My only issue was that it seemed a bit repetitive in places, and...more
Sep 03, 2009
Jun 02, 2008
I Do... Every Day: Words of Wisdom for Newlyweds and Not So Newlyweds
Although I didn't find all of the entries in this devotional particularly useful or relevant, the majority of them spoke something of wealth to either...more
Aug 31, 2011
May 17, 2011
The Babymoon Experience: How to nurture yourself and your baby through pregnancy and the early weeks
I'm torn over rating this one. There were some great, informative and encouraging parts (particularly those about labour and recovery) and it had a to...more
Mar 02, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
The Proverbs 31 Woman: One Virtue At A Time
I'm terrible at reading devotionals every day, so I dipped in and out of this book at various points over the last few months. This devotional is repe...more
Jul 20, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
I Dared To Call Him Father
This was a short book - it only took me an evening to read - but it was very inspiring. I already knew that Muslims who converted to Christianity were...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 26, 2009
Frida: Chosen To Die, Destined To Live
Read in Germany, June 2009.
Given to Johanna.

* might be best to read up on the events in Rwanda before starting this book. As I was two when t...more
Jun 2009
Jan 26, 2009
Female Chauvinist Pigs
How wonderful to find a book that so exactly echoed my thoughts on so-called modern "feminism". While I do wish that the book had been a little more s...more
Sep 26, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
The Ultimate Marriage Vow
Although this was better written than The Proverbs 31 Woman: One Virtue at a Time, the devotions were a mixed bag. Some of them felt relevant to my ma...more
Jul 21, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "Master"
I think I need some time to properly process my thoughts on this book, but ultimately, it's one of the best books I've read in recent years. This isn'...more
Dec 28, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
101 Ways to Have a Christian Christmas
There are some reasonable ideas on this book, but a lot of them would only work if you a) lived in the US, b) had a tight-knit local community who all...more
Oct 28, 2012
Nov 10, 2011
The Rules of Parenting: A Personal Code for Raising Happy Confident Children
My husband and I have been discussing when we want to start a family. At the moment, I feel 90% certain that I'm ready to be a mum, but there are mome...more
Jun 06, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women
Initially I was really excited to read this book as I'm fascinated by the Amish, but in terms of tit-bits and trivia, there wasn't much included in th...more
Dec 08, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving
I tried reading this book last year and gave up after about 25%. I put it back on my to-read shelf, but after thinking about it, I'm not feeling terri...more
May 30, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
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