Friday, October 27, 2017

Books I Read in October

This was another month of so-so reading. I'm longing for a really good book that I can get lost in without, at the same time, having to say good-bye to my brains. (I hear Jane Austen calling me...) From worst to best here's the list:

Where Wildflowers Bloom by Shorey (reviewed here)
A Matter of Honor by Herries (only read half, my thoughts)
Refuge on Crescent Hill by Dobson (reviewed here)
On the Art of Reading by Arthur Quiller-Couch (lectures delivered in 1920, reviewed here)
June Bug by Chris Fabry (my thoughts here)
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Book Lover's Guide to Great Reading by Glaspey (Christian non-fiction reviewed here)
Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert (Christian non-fiction)
Classics of British Literature - 48 outstanding lectures by John Sutherland (from The Great Courses)

Books that are on sale this month: Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury is $3.99, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy is marked down to $2.99. The Keys of the Kingdom by A.J. Cronin is $3.99



Pilly S. said...

I read your blog every week and look forward to your recommendations. If you're looking for a really good, long book try The Count of Monte Cristo, translated by Robin Buss. Hands down this is going to be my favorite novel of 2017.

hopeinbrazil said...

Yes, Pilly, I LOVE the Count of Monte Cristo too.

Barbara H. said...

Secrets of an Unlikely Convert is one of my favorite non-fiction books. I just read Old Yeller for the first time earlier this year - loved it. I read June Bug either earlier this year or last - I'll have to go check out your thoughts on it.

Have you ever read The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings? Loved both the story and the sense of the culture she painted of that time and place and people.

hopeinbrazil said...

No, Barbara, I haven't read The Yearling yet, but I want to!

Carol said...

A couple of lighter reading suggestions that also are intelligent:

'Pied Piper' by Nevil Shute (an author I often choose when I'm in a reading quandry. This one has WW2 setting)n
You've probably read this but if not I think you'd enjoy "The Saltzburg Connection' by Helen Macinnes.
But you can never gp wrong with Austen :)