Friday, September 25, 2015
Autumn TBR List
Annie Hawthorne wrote out her Autumn To Be Read list over at Curious Wren this week, and I liked the idea so much, I'm going to do it over here as well. Most of these books are new, one is an old favorite--all seem to be perfect for this time of year.
A Cast of Stones, by Patrick Carr
Patrick Carr's thoughtful choice of words and exciting tension-release plotting keep me coming back to this book. I savor the same paragraphs and same characters every time I read it. Errol's journey and coming-to-manhood has the best characterization arc I've ever read.
The Butterfly and the Violin, by Kristy Cambron
I got to meet Kristy Cambron a week ago, and she was so sweet I couldn't wait to try out her book. The main character is a lady violinist in WW2 Germany--that's a recipe for a gripping, and I'm sure, heart-wrenching story.
Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens
I've been waiting on this book for way too long--a couple of years, in fact. It's next in my Dickens pile, and I can't wait to dive into another kaleidoscope of Dickensian twists and vivid characters.
7 Women and the Secret of Their Greatness, by Eric Metaxas
This book contains Corrie Ten Boom (one of my personal heroes) Joan of Arc (he'd better be nice to John of Bedford), Hannah Moore, and a host of other worthy ladies that are worth imitating. I'm so glad he decided to do a companion book to 7 Men!
Storming, by K.M. Weiland
While this will be my first time with steampunk, from past experience I know that anything by Katie is bound to be good. Can't wait--airshows, red ballgowns, and high stakes for adventure!
Waterfall, by Lisa T. Bergren
At the request of a homeschool mom, I picked up Lisa T. Bergren's Waterfall, the first book in a fantasy series based in Italy. We shall see!
You Never Stop Being a Parent, by Jim Newheiser and Elyse Fitzpatrick
This was a birthday gift. It's got some excellent, Biblical advice for parenting the 18-23 age range, but also I think some reverse advice for living at home during those years. Look out for it on the blog in coming weeks.
Let Me Be a Woman, by Elisabeth Elliot
I've never read an Elisabeth Elliot book. In light of her passing this year, I look forward to soaking in her words of wisdom and learning much from them.
So many books to read, but these are on top of my stack! What's on your TBR list for autumn? Tell me in the comments or post a link to your own blog. I'd love to see your choices. :D