Librarian’s Bookshelf: May 2014

Here’s what I’ve been reading during the last month:

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte

You know a book is good when you finish reading it and you want to go read all the sources listed in the notes! That’s how I felt when I finished this book. It’s a fascinating look at how Americans’ spend their time in comparison to other parts of the world.

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
I’m only a few chapters in, but I’m really enjoying how Kiernan weaves history with personal narratives. Definitely pick this up if you’re a fan of the TV series Bomb Girls.

Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women by Sarah Bessey
This is the latest in the string of books I’ve read on women and the church, and it’s definitely the most accessible. Bessey writes beautifully and convincingly and it’s a great introduction to the topic. (I also recommend How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership: Compelling Stories From Prominent Evangelicals, edited by Alan F. Johnson).

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