My Bookshelf

repost – june 2, 2020

I am what some people would call a bookworm. Unfortunately I can’t be bookwormy enough for myself. I could read almost all day if I had time… But I don’t. I also don’t have the books to do that. So… if you, my friends, have any good book suggestions, I would be gratefulπŸ˜‰
I thought it would be kinda fun to do a post of some of the books I own and am reading now. Here you go!
And I don’t own near all the books I want to. Many I own aren’t favorites of mine, and many favorites of mine, I don’t own! Sometime I will have to do book reviews on my favorites…. we’ll see… I’m not promising anything….

 These books are from the library. Radiant by Priscilla Shirer is AMAZING. So good. I recommend you all read it. Defiantly buy it though cause only having it to read once and not being able to fill out some of the questions is a downside. Riddle of the Ruby Ring  and The Treacherous Trail by C.R. Hedgecock  are good too. They are in a series of 7 books called the Baker Family Adventures. It’s a pretty good series with a lot of good lessons and wisdom, though I would suggest it’s also a bit cheesy. I’m not sure how this family gets mixed up with bad guys and crazy adventures EVERY SINGLE summer but whatever… i guess its fiction. Also the kids seem a little too perfect. In one book Abby’s friend get into a argument with her brother and Abby is so worked up over this cause she can’t believe how siblings could fight like that! It is explains that the Baker kids used to have some problems but of course now they are pretty perfect…πŸ˜•

And this is the book I am currently reading. (Right) I’m almost finished and can’t wait to move to the next one. My mom owns this series but unfortunately doesn’t have book one and three. I read this series before… The library is closed so I can’t get the missing books… So i just started at book 2. I would recommend starting at the beginning but if you can’t there is some review in the other books and I don’t think you will have a problem understanding whats going on. I know there is a few plot lines that carry on through several books but that’s in the later ones. But these books are super good!! VERY GOOD!! There is some romance in the later books but nothing too touchy or anything. Very clean, and well written. And Corrie’s love story is very centered around God. Highly recommend these books!!

These are true stories/based on real people/biographies. Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis Majors is sooo good!! I can’t wait to read her second book, Daring to Hope.

Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand.  This is a good book too. I wouldn’t recommend it for young because he explains some of the torture he went through. But very encouraging and inspiring! 

Hiding in the Light by Rifqa Bary. Super good! I enjoyed this book so much. She is raped by her uncle and abused by her father as a child so not a book for sensitive readers. She doesn’t go into extreme detail but mentions it. But her journey to Christ is so amazing. 

Far Above Rubies by Lynette G. Clark.  I must say I had to plow through this book 😢 It is a great book, but I am a person who likes adventure and exciting books. Some chapter of this were interesting… but it wasn’t a completely captivating book. Bethan Lloyd-Jones was a great woman and a good role model. If you like biographies you will probably like this one. It wasn’t totally boring but if I had another book on hand I probably would have jumped to that one… just being honest. 

Elizabeth Elliot by Janet and Geoff Benge. Yes, I know I said I don’t enjoy biographies, but I actually really like this series! They write their subjects lives in story form instead of just stating things about them and what others have said about them. Highly recommend this books and the others in the Christian Heroes: Then and Now series. I think we own like 10 of them. 

hmmm… okay, yeah I guess I will say something about these…Flight of the Fugitives. This is the one on this stack that deserves the attention. Lol. As a younger girl I loved these! It’s the trailblazer series by Dave and Neta Jackson. Each book highlights a Christian hero. They are very good. 

The next two… are part of the Sisters in Time series. They are okay.  There’s nothing special about them really. I guess Maggie’s Dare is probably the best because it has to do with The Great Awakening time period. So yeah there are some good things in them I guess.. Okay don’t take my word on it, cause it’s been awhile since I read them.

Storyland Treasures. It’s been forever since I read this but I think it’s a bunch of short stories about kids who learn good lessons. I’d say it’s interesting for a younger reader… probably not my style now. πŸ™‚
And the bottom one is Hannah. It’s about a young blind girl who learns to over come her trials. I don’t think it’s ‘Christian’ per say, but it’s a good book. 

The Elsie Dinsmore Series by Martha FinleyI got these many years ago, and haven’t read them since… I’ve also heard this is alot more books in the series. I think these were pretty good. These are Christian books and have very good lessons. There is  romance in the books, especially the later ones…It’s not terrible, and I can’t remember it too much cause it’s been so long, but it is more of the “touchy” romance, I think…

I love these books!! The Remnant Trilogy by Tim Chaffey and K. Marie Adams. It was so interesting to read about what Noah’s life may have been like in his younger years. I wish the books didn’t end right as the flood was starting. Considering the time period, there is alot of violence and evil… These are also very romancy books… I guess it depends how you feel about that. All in all, these were great book, well written and I love them!

Haha, yes I own this book. My mom had two copies and so she gave one to me. πŸ™‚ Its super interesting!!! 

Stormy, Misty’s Foal. It’s been soooo long. There is no Christian moral in this book but it was very fun for me to read this as a child. I think I enjoyed it. 

And, ahh, the Grandma’s Attic Series! I love these books. I highly recommend them!! They teach such great lessons and have hilarious stories!! I think there is 4 in the series, so I’m only missing one. The first one is actually my Mom’s so I don’t know why its in my bookshelf… but whatever!

The Harbinger.  From Amazon: Is it possible…That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America’s future?
That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy?
That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America?
That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come?
 I must say this book was very fascinating, and confusing at times. I think I had to read it twice:) It was written in story form so that was very helpful. I’m not sure what I think about it all, but I guess you should just read it for yourself!! 

The Dog Who Was There. Lets just say I loved this book. It’s in the front row of my bookshelf. (I have a very deep one that fits two rows… which is good cause it’s also a small bookcase (nightstand size) so I need the space:) ) This is about a dog who was there when Jesus died, and it was such a moving story! πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

Little Prairie Girl  is about a young girl named Clara, who lives in Russia. These are true stories, written by Clara’s daughter. It’s a wonderful story of how a this family trusts God to provide their food and safety. 

Hello Stars is written by Alena Pitts, niece of Priscilla Shirer, and actor of Danielle Jordan, in War Room. She writes the book with her mother. It’s for younger girls, but I won it from a Clubhouse Magazine Challenge so I read it anyway. I think it teaches some good lessons. 

Adventures of a Traveling Dog Salesman. This is a series of true books written by Matt Snader. Their family lives in Alaska, and they have so many adventures to tell. I believe there is now 9 books… We have 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6. I am hoping to get the others soon. Matt has so many hilarious stories and his humor is side-spliting. These books are soooo interesting!! My brother got one for his birthday and he didn’t want anyone reading it before he finished it but I loved it so much I would hide behind the couch and read it when ever I got the chance. πŸ˜‚

New Eyes For Rosa. This is about a blind girl and a family who helps her. I think it is a true story. It was okay. Not the best book I’ve ever read. Definitely geared toward my younger self…. Lots of good lessons. 

I got these when I was 9 I think. American Girl isn’t Christian so don’t expect anything super profound. They have some good morals in them but use discernment. In the Kit series there is nothing inappropriate or questionable that I can recall so that’s a plus!

Lamplighter Books. They are really good! We have the audio drama for The Haunted Room too and it’s amazing. I think these books are a little confusing. Comfortable Troubles was probably the hardest one to understand. It just didn’t make sense what was going on… Maybe I should read it againπŸ’ But these are very good books in the sense that they are clean. Lamplighter makes sure of that! Great lessons too.

Journey to the Cross by Avery E. Hitch. My ALLTIME favorite book!!! Ahhh it is soooo good!! The only thing that bothers me about it is that two or three times a mother calls her baby Janey (the name of another baby) when her baby’s name is Abby. That was a very frustrating typo. “WHY ARE YOU CALLING YOUR BABY THE WRONG NAME WOMAN?!?!?” Okay sorry, just had to let that out. It was driving me nuts. Other than that this book is sooo good, Amazing. READ IT!!! NOW!!! Except first read Be Ye Thankful, cause that’s the prequel. Also read her other book…A Penny Parcel.  Another favorite of mine. It’s so amazing!! And of course who doesn’t love a 500 page book? I wish every book was that long! 
Peoples can I tell you something? Okay, thanks. ALL BOOKS SHOULD BE AT LEAST 500 PAGES!!! Got that? FIVE. HUNDRED. So if you plan to write a book and want it to make my favorites list…. write a lllloooonnnnggg book. Thank you. 

< This book is really good to. I love Grace’s journey! Again, romance, so read with discernment. *And Mimi, if you are reading this, I will try to return this book to you soon!πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ Thank you for lending it to me! I loved it!*

My TBR list…. Well the ones that I own… I have plenty of TBR’s at the library! πŸ™‚ Yes, I realize most of these are like spiritual books… yes they are the hardest for me to read. Most of these I’ve started and never finished. But I plan to.  SOMETIME!! Soon. Hopefully >

This Changes Everything by Jaquelle Crowe. This book is sooooooo good!! Amazing!! Highly recommend it!! I didn’t finish it yet, but it’s already so amazing! <

Sorry it’s sideways… This is book four of The Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister. Yes, it’s been a while since I wrote about book two. And I finished it! Okay, I haven’t even read a word in this book yet but it has taken the journey form my Mom’s bookshelf to my dresser. I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to read book 3 for awhile, but it’s okay… I’ve read it before so I will hopefully be able to fill in the blanks… >

< Ugh… sideways again… I started reading this back in October. I took it to the cabin and by the time we went home I had only a few chapters left. Buuuutttt… Mom left it at the cabin. So finally, two weeks ago, we went to the cabin again and I was able to get the book. I have yet to finish it though…(Wrapping up school and lettuce house work keeps me busy these days…)

And That’s a Read!!
So this has gotten to be quite lengthy πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒ… I hope you’ve enjoyed it!!
Which of these books have you read? Do you like them?


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