After the previous post about the reading couch, I had some requests to list what books we read. Strangely, we both stuck to “Young Adult Literature.” It wasn’t really planned, it just so happened that those were the types of books Colin grabbed off our nightstand in a haste to get out the door; plus they were the only ones that seemed interesting enough to choose out of the RMH library.
Here are the titles and a short review (mine only), complete with “star” rating:
- The Giver— Enjoyed very much. Made me thankful that we have variety in this world and trials and our agency to make choices. (4 stars)
- Artemis Fowl (Book 1)— Was a pretty entertaining read. Not the best fantasy book ever. But after our trip to Ireland, I’m a sucker for anything remotely Celtic. (3 stars)
- Anne of Green Gables— Absolutely loved this book! Can’t believe I didn’t read it before! Made me want to move to Prince Edward Island it sounded so beautiful. (5 stars)
- The Hiding Place— Incredible story. Everyone should read it. The true meaning of charity and Christlike love. (5 stars)
- To Kill a Mockingbird— A classic. Such a good story! Love the writing style. (5 stars)
- Tuck Everlasting— A sweet story that I thought ended too quickly. (4 stars)
- Las Crónicas de Narnia (2 out of the 7 books)
- Artemis Fowl (Book 1)
- Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (Book 2)
- Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code (Book 3)
YA Literature is safe. And it’s usually pretty good. I enjoy reading it knowing that I won’t stumble onto some raunchy sex scene or run across fowl language. It’s generally uplifting, too; which makes it more appealing since why would I want to spend my escape time taking in ideas/scenarios/lifestyles that are going to drag me down? It’s why I flat out stopped reading Ken Follet’s, “Pillars of the Earth,” though many recommended it to me.
But I do love more than just those that have won the Newbery Medal. For a more detailed look at my preferences, you can check me out on Goodreads.
What books have you read lately that you’d recommend?