Sunday, December 13, 2009

Good Book!

I love to read, and lately, I've been reading more than I should. What I mean is, I have A LOT to do to get ready for Christmas, not to mention managing the regular business of life with DoJo. Still, I can't seem to help myself. I mostly read Young Adult or Children's literature because that way I don't have to deal with the PG-13 or R-rated stuff. In the past month, I've read the following books:
  • The Hunger Games and its sequel Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Both 5-star reads!)

  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (I liked this one better than Angels & Demons or The DaVinci Code.)

  • The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, River Secrets, and Forest Born from the series The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale. (I liked The Goose Girl best, but the others are good too. My friend Diana says that Princess Diaries and Book of a Thousand Days from this same author are her favorites. They are on my shelf waiting.)

  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. ( I actually bought the series for DoJo and he enjoyed it so I decided to give it a try. I'm saving the four sequel books for Christmas Break.)

And now for my most recent favorite book of all time: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

I love historical fiction and this book is the best I've read in a long, long time. I had never even heard of it until Thanksgiving when I saw my sweet niece Becky was reading it. She recommended it, so I bought the book from because I was too lazy to go to the library and get my name on a waiting list. Once I started reading, I could not put it down! I won't spoil it for you by giving away the details, but let me say, it will make you giggle and cry on the same page. It rivals my love of The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. No I'm not obsessed with WWII or the German occupation, or concentration camps, but it just so happens that is the topic of both books. I found hope, and fear, and the pure love of Christ in the pages of this book. Like The Hiding Place, this is the kind of book you will want to buy for yourself so that you can read it again and again. Plus, you will enjoy the unique format...the entire book is written in letters. I hope you love it as much as I did.



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  2. Bud and I are going on a little Christmas vacation, since we can't make it back to the states - too expensive. Anyway, I took your recommendation and ordered the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society to take with us. I have been meaning to read it but haven't got around to it. I also ordered The Historian - a past recommendation of yours. I hope this will make for a relaxing vacation on the beach!

  3. Yay! I'm glad you liked it. I kept reading parts out loud to Noah all the way home because I just thought it was so funny.

  4. Becky, I CRACKED UP when I read how she got her first job with the newspaper. What do women fear most? Ha ha.