It’s in the Waiting: Review of The Invention of Wings

January 21, 2017

In her 1990 book, When the Heart Waits, Sue Monk Kidd teaches us about waiting. She sees waiting as a sacred time in which are hearts find the grace they need in order for us to transform our lives:

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Tell Me Something Real: When Change Finds You

September 22, 2016

The Soul Librarian tries to help readers who are soul seekers bring more intentionality and mindfulness to their reading. The Soul Reading process and the lens through which many books are suggested and reviewed on this site are geared toward building awareness in our lives that might lead

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Multiple Choice: A Review

August 25, 2016

If the previous two books on the August 2016 Reading List have offer gentle nudges to pay attention to how stories can expand our worlds, Multiple Choice by Alejandra Zambra kicks us in the pants. Yes, stories have the power to expand our world, but it is ultimately our choice to let them. Further,

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The Faraway Nearby: A Review

August 22, 2016

Rebecca Solnit’s 2013 memoir, The Faraway Nearby is one of my favorite books. There is so much depth to mine within it that I hesitated to include it on the list this month. I think I could read it a dozen more times and get so much more out of it, how could I do justice to it after just one thorough, savoring

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All the Light We Cannot See: A Review

August 17, 2016

This month we are exploring the power of stories to expand our worlds. The first book on the reading list for this month is Anthony Doerr’s novel, All the Light We Cannot See, a critical and popular favorite published in 2014.

Imagine it’s the 1930s in Europe…

Werner is a boy living in Germany.

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Modern Lovers and Mismatched Expectations

July 31, 2016

One of the tenets of Soul Reading is that books not only shape us, but that we also shape the experience we have with a story. In other words, we each bring something different

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Words of Wisdom: Inspector Gamache Series (1 – 3)

July 25, 2016

If you’ve read Being Caught Up is a Good Place to Be, you know that I am immersed in reading the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. I’ve completed the first three books and I am completely captivated by the world of Gamache and the characters who live in Three Pines.

My biggest aspiration for myself is to be as Penny describes Clara – both sensible and sensitive.

This post is simply a sharing of some of my favorite quotes from the first three books

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All Souls Trilogy and the Immortality of Love

July 15, 2016

Today is the two-year publication anniversary of The Book of Life, the concluding volume of the wonderful All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. The Book of Life followed

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Sweetbitter and the Terroir of Cynicism

June 29, 2016

Sweetbitter is a fairly straight-forward coming-of-age story about a young woman who moves from Ohio to New York after college to build and exciting and culture-filled life. The story follows Tess through her first year

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The Neapolitan Novels: Soul Lessons for the Social World

May 14, 2016

Oh how I love Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels! This four-book series shifted my perspective forever about what novels can do. I’m not alone in my adoration for these books

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