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My good friends, tomorrow is my birthday. Tomorrow I turn 35.
And I’m SOOOO okay with that. No. Really. I am.
Anyway, I read a whole bunch of books as a 34 year old. BUT, I wanted to share 10 with you. And tell you what was so great about them.
And, at the end of the post, I’ll have a chance for you to win something kind of cool. But you’ve got to work for it…just a little. 🙂
Now, in no certain order, are 10 Great Books From My 34th Year…
~ Every Bush Is Burning by Brandon Clements. I reviewed this book a few months ago (read that review HERE). I appreciate that Brandon had a story to tell and did it, not listening to the demands of the “market”. Well worth the read.
~ Isn’t It Time For a Coffee Break by Amelia Rhodes. Amelia blended humor, personal stories, Scripture, and practical action steps to create this book about doing life together. Great to read with a book club, women’s small group, or Sunday School.
~ Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. Either you love it, or you hate it. Nobody seems to be “middle of the road” on this novel. I loved it. Foer is a modern day literary giant.
~The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. I read this to my kids. It is fun, touching, full of meaning…so much more than what you might expect from a book written for kids. Beautiful, beautiful book. So much better than the movie. Read this. Now.
~ The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I know, so sue me. I liked this book. But not because it was popular or because Peeta is so much better in the book than the movie (although it’s true). This book is a mirror for us as a society. Yikes. Not looking so good…
~ Jesus For President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw. This book caused me to ponder my responsibility as a Christian who votes in USA elections. It was a good time to refocus my allegiances, and to consider if they are to God or country.
~ King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson by Kenneth Kraegel. This picture book is beautiful. The story is funny, touching, meaningful. Get thyself to Amazon and buy this book for your kids…and for yourself. It’s a great one.
~ Zora and Nicky by Claudia Mair Burney. Beautifully written, full of conflict, ending in redemption. Very glad to read this book. Very grateful for the author who put her heart into it. This is what Christian fiction can and should be.
~ Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame by L.L. Samson. Fun book for middle grade. The narrator has a great, humorous voice. The action is exciting. The characters are believable. I look forward to reading the other books in the Enchanted Attic Series!
Now it’s your turn! Tell me a few books you’ve read recently. What made them great?
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