Monday, August 25, 2014

A Reading Rainbow

I read some pretty great books in 2012-2013.  But you don't have to take my word for it.

Titles and Authors:
The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
The Emperor of All Maladies:  A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Hector Finds Time (Hector's Journeys) by Francois Lelord & Carol Gilogley
Help, Thanks, Wow:  The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret by Dr. & Mrs. Howard Taylor
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
The King's Speech:  How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
Little Bee:  A Novel by Chris Cleave
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink & by Carol Brown January
Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Got Married by Gary Chapman
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
To Be Told by Dan Allender
Trauma and Grace by Serene Jones
Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
Wild At Heart by John Eldredge
A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by by L. Frank Baum
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

This quick update of my Book Log wouldn't be compete without a few notes and helpful tips.

  • The Hunger Games were captivating enough to listen to while jogging. Thanks, Ms. Collins!
  • Little Bee stung.  They Things They Carried was haunting. The Reader was depressing. Sometimes the worst does happen.
  • The audiobook version of The King's Speech was incredible. Being able to listen to actual recordings of the King was the icing on the cake. 
  • I hope I never have to read Drama of the Gifted Child again. Once was enough.
  • I don't recommend reading both The Emperor of All Maladies and The Fault in Our Stars right before your annual cancer check-up.  It gives you something to worry about.
♥, Molly


Jill said...

Looks like some good choices. When I read Little Bee I woke up in cold sweat! I guess that's when you know a story has affected you! Love you.

Alfred Robert said...

Nice blog. My best choice is MIRACLES on MAPLE HILL. I read it in my college life. Thanks for review the book.

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