Heyo everyone! Since my last post focused on books, I thought I would give it a companion. Today I’ll be sharing the six categories of books that I read from. Most of the time, I have all six of these categories going at once. I’ve tried reading just one at a time, but I can’t. XD I find that it is easier for me to be able to read little bits from a lot of books at once. That way I never get burnt out of one.
#1 – Non-fiction Autobiography/Biography
I absolutely love autobiogrpahies/biographies. As a kid, that was mainly what I read and I’ve come to love them even more over the years. I think it is one of my favorite genres now. There are so many incredible stories out there. It is so inspiring to see how God works in the lives of so many people all around the world.
Currently reading: In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Burnham and Rescue the Captors by Russell M. Stendal.
Favorites: God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew and The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (but man, there are so many awesome autobiographies out there!)
#2 – Classic
I’ve found that I have a love for classics. This love was sparked by an awesome literature class that I took. It started with Greek stories including The Illiad, the Odyssey, and random plays and poetry and explored many other classic pieces of literature. While they were long and sometimes hard to understand, I realized that they had depth and beauty that many of the modern books lacked. After I finished my classes, I didn’t stop reading classics.
Currently reading: Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Favorites: Count of Monte Cristo. *smiles* I also looooove The Odyssey. And Les Miserables is…beautiful. *dabs eyes*
#3 – Modern Fiction/Fantasy
I used to be really into fantasy and modern fiction, but have lost a lot of interest in it recently. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of incredible modern stories, but I have a hard time finding them.
As for fantasy, I absolutely love Lord of the Rings. It is one of the most amazing stories ever. I will read it again and again. However, there is a sad lack of other fantasy stories like it.
Currently Reading: I just finished Away From Home (In Grandma’s Attic Series book #5) by Arleta Richardson
Favorites: Hands down, Lord of the Rings, followed very closely by The Hobbit.
#4 – Health/Study
I really enjoy books that focus on the body and mind and how it works. I think it is completely fascinating. I enjoy learning how to live healthier, how to cure illnesses and how incredible the mind is. It usually takes me a while to get through these books, but I always learn a lot and become more awed by how complex and wonderful our bodies are.
Currently reading: I’m about to start The Dyslexic Advantage
Favorites: Say Goodbye to Illness by Devi Nambudripad. It was fascinating!
#5 – Christianity/Faith/Christian Living
I want to grow in my faith. I learn so much through books. So I think that it is important to read books that strengthen and encourage me in my walk with God. They bring me closer to God and put me in awe of his power and love.
Currently reading: The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl Trueman and Crazy Love by Francis Chan.
Favorites: Crazy Love is really good.
#6 – Birth
Because my future career will be dealing with birthing women (first as a doula, later a midwife), I need to learn everything I can. I make rather slow progress through birthing books, but at least I am gaining information. 😉
Currently reading: I just finished The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin. Haven’t started a new one yet, haha, but will soon.
What categories of books do you enjoy? What is your favorite book?