Welcome, to Floyd’s Book Club! Below you will find a list of the books I have read within the current month – complete with “Love,” “Weeping,” and “Donita” Factors. I even have links to the books on Amazon, for your viewing pleasure!

I sincerely hope that you find a book or two within this newsletter that catches your interest. Whether you pick one up at the library, a local bookstore, or on your E-reader – I wish you Happy Reading!

– Jana M. Floyd

The Lost Queen by Signe Pike


Some say the legend of Merlin was based on a man named Lailoken. But what some do not know is the Lailoken had a twin sister who became a Queen. This is her forgotten story.

What’s the catch? The next book in the series doesn’t come out till the summer of 2020 – which I did not know until after I finished the book. Insert grumpy face here.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 out of 5 Teapots

*Donita Factor: This factor will tell you if there are any steamy bits in the book. The scale will be measured by Teapots of Steam. 1 being just a little steam and 5 being… well…. you get the picture.

Finding God in the Waves by Mike McHargue41zRAm+0OEL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_

Mike McHargue is better known as Science Mike, of the Science Mike and The Liturgists podcasts. He is great. I mean, really great.

This book is one part science and one part autobiography. And yes, the science part that feels heavy… but I found it super interesting and helpful.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 1 out of 5 Tears

Favorite Quote: “We can approach beliefs not as gems to be mined from the earth and protected with clenched fists, but as butterflies that land on an open hand – as gifts to enjoy but not possess.

Helen of Sparta by Amalia Carosella51DVdktI8mL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_

This book was recommended by Libbie Hawker (you know her as the author of many great books including The Book of Coming Forth by Day series) on her Facebook page.

This is a different version of Helen than I have ever heard of. For example, Helen isn’t married to Menelaus…yet. I have book two of these series, and it is in the Que to be read.

Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

Donita Factor: 2 out of 5 Teapots

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty 51ccMKHmt3L._SX281_BO1,204,203,200_

I heard about this book on the podcast “Unlikable Female Characters.” And as you may guess, none of the characters are particularly likable. But I found myself unable to put it down. The writing is excellent and the characters are so very human.

Cecilia Fitzpatrick finds an old letter, addresses to her to be read in the event of her husband’s death. This will change everything for several families.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

Design Before You Design by Jacob deNeui 41J2uScVLDL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

This book is about the design of Social Impact. Told in one part parable and one part case studies, deNeui builds a great argument on how Social Impact can change the world – through business or as an individual.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

Favorite Quotes: “Pickle ice cream sundae: two good things mixed together do not always equal a better product.”

“People matter, regardless of economic status…”

Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse51kdtjYAaPL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

I loved this novel! Book Two of the Sixth World series. You should definitely read Book One, Trail of Lightening, first.

Our hero, Maggie, a Native American young woman who has been nicknamed ‘god-slayer,’ is back and better than ever. With friends kidnapped and a cult leader threatening to destroy her home, she must once again face her inner demons and fight for the fate of the world.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

If you would like to send me a book recommendation, become a guest reviewer, or just want to chat about any of the books in today’s issue – please feel free to email me or comment on this post!


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One response to “FLOYD’S BOOKCLUB – May”

  1. […] Check out the first book in this two part series here! […]


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