Tuesday, September 30, 2008

September Reading List

Anna's Books

Completed this Month:
  • North and South by Elizabeth Glaskell - If you're looking for a good, clean, classic novel, this is one for you! Having enjoyed the movie, I noticed it in the college bookstore, and just had to get it. After telling Miriam I'd bought it, she reminded me that I'd already read it, and had in fact written a post about it. I'd completely forgotten - how embarrassing! I did remember more once I started reading it, and I really enjoyed it this second time through. It took me a month to complete, however, not because it wasn't interesting, but because I didn't have much free time to read outside of homework!
  • God's Gift to Women by Eric Ludy - This book I read in August, but as it was a birthday gift for my brother Elijah, I couldn't review it lest he figured out what I was getting him! =) So, yes, the book is actually written for guys, but I enjoyed reading it and getting a few pointers on how men think and how to interact with and support them. If you're looking for a gift for your brother or guy friend, this book is a good one!
Currently Reading:
  • Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem
  • The Reason for God by Timothy Keller (The college Sunday school class is going through this one)
  • Valley of Vision compiled by Arthur Bennet
  • And once again, many many things for homework!

Miriam's Books

Completed this Month:

  • The Zion Chronicles by Brock and Bodie Thoene - I always enjoy reading anything to do with history and these books were rich with historical events interwoven with fiction. The events in this series centers around the Jews and Arabs in post-WWII Palestine.
  • The Zion Covenant by Brock and Bodie Thoene - This series actually comes before the Zion Chronicles and was just as good. World War II is just around the corner and everyone watches in horror as Hitler's evil plans fall into place. The last couple of books also deal with pre-WWII Palestine. An excellent series. I also found out that 2 or 3 more books were written much later on and were also good. I hope to read them eventually.
  • Life on the Edge by James Dobson - A must read for anybody, in my opinion. Centered on an audience of ages 16-26, Dobson is very honest on many subjects that come across our paths today in this sinful world. It's hard to give a short summary, but I highly recommend this.
  • Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott - Always a favorite. I pick up something new everytime I read this book. The joys and sorrows of four young sisters as they grow are so well written. I'm a Jo myself, but each of the girls' have something that I can relate to.
  • Not My Will by Francena H. Arnold - Another favorite read of mine. A willful young woman is brought up by her aunt and learns to deceive her through highschool, something she regrets later. Her aunt dies and Eleanor goes to college. She meets a young man and they marry, with Eleanor ignoring a twist in her aunt's will that would have changed many events afterward thrown into action. After two years of marriage her husband is killed in an accident with no one ever knowing they were married. After a near mental collapse, she ends up running to her husband's family which takes her in. She comes to know the Lord in the way her husband did and sets about righting her wrongs.
  • The Calling of Emily Evans by Janette Oke - Emily is a young woman who is called by the Lord to the ministry. She is placed in a small town that hesitates to accept a preacher, much less a woman, at first, but the people slowly warm to her. She works hard and the Lord rewards her kind and forgiving spirit.
  • Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques - A book from the Redwall series. They are written for a young audience, but my dad still enjoys reading them. The talking animals are hilarious and the plots are well written. If you need a fun and relaxing read, these are great.

Currently Reading:

  • Marlfox by Brian Jacques
  • Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally
  • American Government by CliffNotes


Anna Naomi said...

Wow, Miriam! You've had one full month of reading! You certainly polished off both of the Zion series quickly! ;-) Glad you enjoyed them!

Ella said...

YOu have read a lot, both of you!! Miriam, I am on book 8 of Zion Covenant--if you can find the others, get them!!

Anonymous said...

What? No Dickens? I started David Copperfield today and am enjoying it very much.

You really do read a lot, Miriam, and suddenly my list doesn't seem so impressive longer. :D

Maria Pauline

Anonymous said...

Miriam, I am Jo too! I love Little Women. Also I would like to know what you think about the Brian Jacques series. I've always looked at them, but wasn't quite sure. Thank you! Andrea Kay

Miriam Rebekah said...

Don't measure your booklist by mine! I've always been a quick reader and can read a lot in a short time.

I always have enjoyed reading the books by Brian Jacques. I've only read the Redwall books but there is quite a few of them and they are all good. They're hilarious, too.

Mrs. Hart said...

See me after class!
Your teacher (Mother)

PoetLady said...

Uh, looks like someone is in trouble with their teacher:) (just teasing)

Maria, Anna's sister

Miriam Rebekah said...

Oh, sorry Mum! I looked over and over that sentence and still used the wrong grammar.