Thursday, August 6, 2009

July Books and Count Down

After I read every adoption book out there on the process and then on bonding I turn to another genre. Fiction and non-fiction on Ethiopia. Just kidding, somewhat. I did read some books that had nothing to do with Ethiopia or Africa...but these were the books that I loved this past month.


There is No Me Without You. A non-fiction. Greene is beyond gifted. She takes human interest stories and blends the hard facts...some of them medical in nature..in seamlessly. Beautifully written. Hard and sad and surprisingly uplifting. I can't believe that it took me so long to pick this book up...and then when I did...it took me no time to finish. This may be one of my all time favorite books.


Sweetness in the Belly. This was recommended to me by a blog friend. Fiction. Part of this book takes place in Ethiopia. A behind the scenes look into the lives of devout muslims in Ethiopia. I really enjoyed reading this book. It also goes into some of the history of the past 50 years. The daughter of english hippies is raised by a Sufi muslim after her parents are killed.
Cutting with Stone. Fiction. Takes place in Ethiopia. Easy read. Twins "adopted" and raised by two doctors become doctors.

With 8 days until court....I need to find more books to read. After that I hope to be busy getting ready to travel. We are still away. The Vineyard has been really relaxing. The weather has been less than perfect but we are enjoying time together. (Actually, Zach and Andrew were just wrestling...and now Zach is crying...oops...I spoke too soon.)

5 comments:

Ryane said...

Jen,

I meant to tell you that I read Monique and the Mango Rain after you recommended it last month. It was really good! Thanks!!

Ryane

emily said...

Go get The Help by Kathryn Stockett- can't put it down.

So close my friend, so close.

Mark and Heidi said...

Thanks for the book recommendations! I read The Color of Water recently and would recommend it. Hoping for good news for you next week!

Rahel said...

I'm counting down with you!!!

Sparkz said...

Its getting close!!! We're counting down with you, praying, and can't wait until B comes HOME!