Reading in June

09 July 2020

I don't know if it's entirely worth it to put out a reading wrap up for the past month. I didn't have much time or motivation to read at all, and the two books I was able to finish are nonfiction books that may not appeal to many people. However, I love to use this space as a way to track my reading throughout every stage of my life. Sometimes that means I have an uneventful reading month, even though the rest of my life wasn't uneventful in the slightest. 

I'm settling into a new apartment, and in the first couple days of July I have already been reading so much more than I did in June! It feels great, but I'll talk all about that when I wrap up next month. Today I'm wrapping up my short, lack luster month of June.

I read Nabeel Qureshi's first book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, a while ago, in which he focused on his own life experience growing up as a devout Muslim who converted to Christianity. I learned so much about the Muslim worldview, as well as my own faith of Christianity through Nabeel's journey. This second book is a lot more academic, looking into the evidence for both Islam and Christianity on a variety of levels. It's a difficult book to read, but very informative. Nabeel doesn't pressure the reader to accept Christianity as the most compelling answer to his deep questions. He simply lays out the evidence and allows the reader to come to their own conclusion. If you're interested in learning more about how Christianity compares and contrasts to the Islamic faith, I would highly recommend this one. It's heavy and academic, but worth it!
Rating: ★

This was a compulsive audiobook read while I was cleaning. I listened to it all in a single day, and it was just as much a guilty pleasure as The Bachelor show is. It was super interesting to hear about the psychological analysis on the effects of watching the show and what it says about how our society views romance. It also looks into the early origins for the show and how producers manufacture drama for good TV. A good chunk of the book focused on basic behind-the-scenes stuff that wasn't anything groundbreaking or surprising. While most of the information revealed in this book can be found with a quick google search, it was interesting to listen to nonetheless.

What did you read in June?

1 comment

  1. I feel you: I was in a pretty huge reading slump most of quarantine, and have only just gotten out of it, so I haven't read much at all this year.

    Also, I've been meaning to read Nabeel Qureshi's books! I know my mom really likes his Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, but I haven't read it myself yet. I wasn't aware he had another book, so that's good to know!

    Hanne ||