What I’m Reading

I can’t remember a time I wasn’t reading a book. I learned to read when I was really young because I just sat in on my older sister’s school. We played together all the time before it was time for her to start school and my mom didn’t want me to feel left out so she got me the same workbooks as my sister thought I would just scribble in them. Instead, I surprised her by doing all the lessons. I sat with them for that whole year of school and just continued doing school with my older sister. Because of that there really isn’t a time I can remember where I couldn’t read!

In fact, reading inspired me to be a writer. Today, I shall share the books that I am reading this week. There are quite a few. (I never seem to be able to only read one book at a time!!)

I also wanted to announce that a friend of mine, Karissa, just launched her blog and I would definitely recommend checking it out. There, you can find book reviews, articles, pieces of flash fiction, author interviews, and book recommendations. All focused on remembering the stories. You can check out her blog by clicking the link below.

The Storylight Blog

Onto the books!


The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Genre:

Realistic Fiction

Favorite Quote:

“Don’t kill her now, just when we’ve gone to all that trouble to rescue her.”

Why:

Just for fun

Thoughts:

This is the third time I’ve read this book, and wow. . .I love it more every time. The first time, I didn’t put it down. Literally. I love the characters in this book, the sisters and Jeffery seem so real. Their adventures. Their struggles. Just wow.

Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey

Genre:

Christian Literature

Favorite Quote:

“Faith means believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.”

Why:

For school

Thoughts:

I normally don’t read nonfiction. But I have to read Disappointment with God for school. I was shocked when I was actually enjoying reading it. There are few books that will do that to me. I’ll start reading, thinking I would despise the book, but I end up loving it. I really enjoyed all personal stories and illustrations. Definitely a great read!

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Genre:

Historical Fiction

Favorite Quote:

“People are afraid of things they don’t understand.”

Why:

I heard my mom reading it to my younger sister for her school read-aloud and I couldn’t help myself. I had to start reading it again.

Thoughts:

This book is absolutely the best. I love the characters and the struggles. I love reading historical fiction in general but Elizabeth George Speare does an outstanding job with this piece. The characters are so real and I became so attached to them very early in the story. Kit is definitely someone you can’t feel sorry for her and her strength and pluck are encouraging. I would totally recommend reading it.

Side note: Karissa from Storylight blog did a book review on it and would definitely check it out.


Have you read any of these? What are you reading right now? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

P.S. I realized all of these are Sonlight books which is the homeschool curriculum we use. If you ever are looking for good book recommendations, I suggest checking out their website or book lists. Rarely am I disappointed with my reading assignments. =D

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