Below are three non-fiction and three fiction books I read this month that I can recommend to you.
1. Essential Enneagram
The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide
by David N. Daniels
Do you know about the Enneagram? It’s a personality typing system and then some. This book isn’t my favorite (The Wisdom of the Enneagram is, so far), but it’s shorter and it’s still helpful. It offers specific practices for spiritual growth for each of the nine types.
2. Without You, There Is No Us
My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite
by Suki Kim
Excellent book by a journalist who went undercover to teach English at a boys’ college in North Korea. Kim’s stories are haunting and sad, but also endearing. I count this an important read to understand more about North Koreans.
3. The Jesus Creed
Loving God, Loving Others
by Scot McKnight
I recommend this re-read because it gets back to the basics: love God, love others. It’s what our Christianity is all about. We too often forget and get distracted.
4. The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson Walker
A little disturbing, this novel is a coming of age story when the earth’s rotation suddenly begins slowing down, more each day. I have mixed feelings about it, but it’s definitely a book that will get you thinking about how you would react if catastrophe struck, albeit in a gradual way like this.
5. The War that Saved My Life
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
In another coming of age story (this won the WSJ’s Best Children’s Book of 2015), nine-year-old Ada and her brother get moved out of London during World War II to escape the bombings. But the move is interesting when you compare what they leave behind to what they move to.
6. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
by Karen Joy Fowler
Rosemary Cooke tells the story of her life, alluding to some mysterious event that occurred early on. It takes awhile for her to reveal it, and I never would have figured it out on my own. A very unusual but interesting plot.
- The One-in-a-Million Boy
by Monica Wood
- The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
- The Road Back to You
An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
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What are you reading this month? Please share here.
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