30 November, 2010

Read Books

I thought I'd recap on the books I've read this year. New ones, old ones, I won't list the non-fiction, I would say it was between 50 to a 100 and I don't have the time to go over those. However here are the fiction books I've read. (Not in any particular order.)

Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin. An amazing read by an amazing author. I’ve wanted to read this for some time and this past Summer finally got the chance too. If you haven’t read this, do so immediately.
A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin as well as her second novel A Memory Between Us. Sarah is a new author of Historical Romance and debuted her first novel this past March.

Rocky Mountain Match by Pamela Neissen. I was reluctant to read this because I’m not interested in romance, but was happy I did pick this book up.

A Light to My Path by Lynn Austin, the third and final book in her Refiner’s Fire series. Now Candle in the Darkness is my favorite in the series, though this one made me tear up the most. You won’t be disappointed with any book in this series.

The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel, I had seen the made for TV movie based on the book and just loved it so I knew I had to read this. It differs from the movie some, but I was delighted with this book anyway.

Havah: The Story of Eve by Tosca Lee, this has to be my favorite read this past year. I had never read anything by Ms. Lee prior to this, but my sister purchased the book and shared it with our church library. Havah: The Story of Eve is the most thought provoking, tear jerking novel I’ve read in a long time. I was amazed by it and Tosca is now on my favorite authors list!

A Woman’s Place by Lynn Austin, yes another one, as you can tell I’m a Lynn Austin fan. A Woman’s Place didn’t make me tear up like A Light to My Path, but it was amazing just the same. It’s not a romance, but an endearing story of how life in WWII was like and how it changed the lives of so many.

Unashamed by Francine Rivers, the second in the Lineage of Grace series and was a fictional account of the story of Rahab, one of my favorite ladies from the Bible, and had to read this! It was short and sweet and still had some of Francine’s wonderful edginess all tied in.

I have tried to read many other books. Some by Penelope J. Stokes, her WWII series, couldn’t get into it. The NCIS series by Mel Odom which was over dramatized, some books I can’t even remember what their title was or who wrote them they left so little of an impact on me. I have reviewed some of the above books and you can look forward to me reviewing the rest. My latest read is Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar, which was given to me as a birthday present by my sister Veronica Leigh. You can look forward to a review of this book!

The year isn’t over yet and I have many more books that I hope to read from now until December. Some fiction and some non-fiction, though I will only review the fiction ones. Mainly because the non-fiction will reveal my latest book I am working on.

So tell me, what books have you read this year? Have you read any of the above mentioned ones? If so have you liked them or reviewed them? Take care and happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. Great list. Some of those I have read, some I have not but plan to. And still some that I have no intention whatsoever picking up. I can't recall all of the books I have read this year. 90% of them were non-fiction. The new Bonhoeffer biography by Eric Metaxes was super kewl, as was "The Secret Holocaust Diaries," by Nonna Barrister. Whatever fiction I have read this year was clearly not worthwhile because I can't remember it.