a good pamphlet
in the last few months i've read a few books that have stuck with me:
one teen lit
one children's picture book
wow, i am so well rounded :)
let's look at them, shall we?
by Donna Tartt
it's been on all of the best lists for a reason,
it's one of the best!
700 pages gives you the chance to jump in &
get to know young Theo & the Goldfinch.
it's also enough time to just enjoy the story.
don't get me wrong, i wanted to read it lots & find out what happened but let's be real, it wasn't like i was going to read it in one day.
i don't love to give a summary of the book,
you can check that on Amazon or wherever.
i'll just say that this book is exciting & sweet & though it drags a tiny bit in the middle, it is really compelling.
give it a shot, i say!
by Addie Zierman
the beginning of this book mirrors very closely the way i grew up in church, how it was as i got older, & how i started to feel in the last few years.
i was nodding through the entire first half.
the thing i love about this book is that it's not full of answers,
if anything it's full of questions.
but that made me feel like i could relate so much more than books that tell me what i should be doing & how.
after reading it i felt like i wasn't the only one who loves Jesus but isn't sure how to navigate adult church life & spirituality.
& that was so nice.
this book would be good for anyone questioning or anyone who knows someone who is questioning...
so pretty much everyone.
by Rainbow Rowell
it is really hard for me to talk about this book for a few reasons:
1) i just loved it so much.
2) it's such a fast read that everyone should just read it & then we can talk.
3) it makes you feel all of the best parts of being a weird kid with a crush (i know i'm not the only weird kid who had major crushes. i'm pretty sure i'm not. i hope i'm not?)
4) it gives you two beautiful characters to love & pull for. you just fall in love with them both.
5) you should just stop reading this & go start reading Eleanor & Park. i won't be mad. i'm pulling for you, too...
by Drew Daywalt
ever wonder what your crayons are thinking?
but that's why we're not published authors, i guess.
(well, i'm not :)
this book is so cute & funny & a must read for anyone who loves to color (but maybe favors a few crayons over others. sorry, white!)
would be an adorable gift with a pad of paper & some you-know-whats...
(well, not really reviews,
cheers for things i love?
ramblings of a happy reader?)
writing these just made me smile
(& in the case of Eleanor & Park made my stomach all butterfly-ish even just typing about it)
i read other books between these but this group stuck with me
& stuck with me hard.
have you read any of these goodies?
tell me about a book or two that has stuck with you...