I’ve mentioned before that I’m a bit of a book hoarder. I usually have a precariously-placed tower of books on my nightstand, but recently that tower has spilled over onto the floor and the nearby chair. I thought I’d share a few of the books I’ve enjoyed recently. Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos – This memoir details Nia’s journey through infertility and then the foster-adopt system with humor and poignancy. I love it. Wild by Cheryl Strayed – In her 20’s, Cheryl made the decision to backpack alone for 2 months on what become a healing journey. I loved this book, though I’m not quite ready to hit the PCA. A Pocket Guide to the Bible by Jason Boyett – This book is a hilarious little guide to the bible that is both entertaining and informative. It’s a fun read no matter what your faith. Unfinished by Richard Stearns – The CEO of World Vision issues a strong call to action for Christians to get involved in social justice. Great read. O Me of Little Faith by Jason Boyett – (Jason Boyett fan club, party of one!) This memoir explores Jason’s doubts about his faith in a way that is raw, honest, and often hilarious. I related to it so much. How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp by Shawn & Maille Smucker – Shawn and Maille pack up their kids and head out for a road trip, living life out of a blue bus as they travel across the country. It’s an epic adventure book but it’s sprinkled with observations on parenting, faith, and life. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay – This is one of those books I’ve owned forever but never got around to reading, and I finally picked it up. I really enjoyed this book but (without giving away too much) I found the ending a bit contrived.