Even though we've been pretty busy here in America, I've been reading a lot.
Because there are a lot of books here.
Libraries are huge, bookshops are many, and it's usually not hard to find the book your looking for.
And I love that. A lot.
|this is my traveling library, that keeps growing. My suitcases are heavy.|
Here are some of the books I've been reading in my spare time that I've really loved.
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Miri is a mountain girl. The kind of girl that lowlanders look down upon. That's why, when the villagers of Mount Eskel hear the King's message, Miri is sure it cannot be true. Would lowlanders really allow a mountain girl to become princess?
This is a story of home. It's a story of friendship, of courage, and of kindness. And it's a story that I will not soon forget.
This book was amazing. It is beautifully written, and the whole thing is just so real. I really recommend this!
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
This book is a masterpiece. It is loosely based on the fairy-tale Cinderella - but a kind of Cinderella story like never before written.
This story begins with a girl named Ella. She's a kind, smart girl who has an unusual problem: she has to do what she's told. Always. At first, this doesn't seem like a bad problem at all. But then - what if she's told to do something wrong? What if she is told to do something that puts her loved ones' lives in danger? This of "gift"obedience, given to her at birth by a foolish fairy, turns out to be more dangerous and more devastating then she ever could have imagined. Isn't there some way to break the curse?
Ella Enchanted is such a sweet book. Read it, okay? :)
Shadow of His Hand by Wendy Lawton
Young Anita Dittman's world crumbles as Hitler begins his rise to power in Germany, but because she's a Christian and only half-Jewish, Anita feels sure she and her family are safe from 'the Final Solution'. She could not have been more wrong. - goodread's summary
I've always been interested in WWII, and so I've read lots of books written about that time. This one might be one of my favorites. Anita's story is amazing - it's amazing how a girl not much older than me could go through all that, never giving up hope, and always trusting that God has a purpose.
I really recommend this book, and the rest of the "Daughters of the Faith" series.
Nine Day Queen of England by Faith Cook
The story of Lady Jane Grey is one of tragedy, cruelty, and danger. A young girl growing up during Tudor England, her life is far from being easy. Often called the "the Tudor Pawn", Jane is forced to do things her whole life. But there is one thing that no one could ever force her to do - deny her faith in Christ.
This is not fiction. This is all facts. This all really happened. It's just history.
And yet it was one of the most interesting and exciting books I have ever read. I couldn't put it down. This book is amazing.
I hope all of you are having a lovely summer!