You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. – Paul Sweeney
I can’t believe that it is already July. This summer is just going by way too fast, but for me that is kind of good because summer is actually my least favorite season. It is just summer tends to be a bit of a break for me, so I do enjoy that.
So, since it is summer I have been doing quite a bit of reading, and I would love to share with you my favorites of what I have read. I read a few that are not in this post, but they were not great for one reason or another, and so they do not get to be in the blog post. When I am writing these posts, I’d much rather focus on the positive.
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
I’ve read this book before, but it has been years, and it was enjoyable to read a book that I enjoyed when I was younger.
Think by John Piper
This was a fascinating read for me about how often we do prefer logic to emotions. How often when we ask questions we want an answer that makes sense and not just be told to believe even if it is about something such as faith.
I really appreciated this book, and found it fascinating. It made me want to study the Bible more, so that I could find answers for questions that I have.
A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
This book was beautiful and heartbreaking and amazing. It was one of those books that takes you on a journey and makes you think while enjoying it.
It is historical fiction that takes place in two difficult time periods, in the aftermath of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and 9/11. There was so much heartache, but also so much love and hope.
Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey
This book is in some ways similar to ‘Think,’ but this one was more about answering some of those questions.
It was about a Christian worldview in a modern world, and it talked about some questions that are important to think about in this world that we live in.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
This was the first time that I read this classic horror story, and I was surprised at how different it was from what I was expecting. I enjoyed more the way that it was though than if it had been what I had been expecting.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
I enjoyed reading this book. What I find interesting about it is that Neil Gaiman also wrote the screen play for the movie, and he changed things from the two. I find it fascinating how you can see how he develops and changes his story from one medium to another. I’ve heard that the story also is changed slightly in the graphic novel version, but I have not seen or read it, so I am not sure how it changes.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
This was another Dracula story. It is a thriller that is more history than anything else, although not completely accurate since there is a vampire in it. I enjoyed it, and found it fascinating though it was not a particularly quick read.
So, those are my favorite books that I read last month. What was your favorite reads of this last month?