Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Book Review Time

I only update my blog a few times a month, and I really need to give my blog stalkers something to read. Since I can't commit to blogging more often, I'll just recommend some awesome books.
I finished reading two books recently, but I can't mention one of these without mentioning its predecessor.
I read These is my Words about a year ago, and it has become one of my favorite books of all time. It is an adventure, a love story, and a coming of age novel all rolled into one. Historical fiction isn't always my favorite, and the fact that it was in diary form turned me off at first, but it was so worth the bargain. This book had a lot of heart. It was almost like poetry, and yet it felt so real and matter-of-fact. I have read it and re-read it. The end always makes me cry like a baby. Side note: If I could chose one role to play in a movie, it would be Sarah.

This is the sequel to These is my Words, picking up with Sarah about 10 years after the last book ends. I put off reading this because I was afraid Sarah's Quilt would somehow mar the original story for me. And to be honest, there were parts of this story I didn't like. (I don't want to go into detail in case anybody is planning on reading these books.) However, it was a good read, and I am glad I decided to go for it. But let it be known that I would take These is my Words over Sarah's Quilt any day of the week.
This author usually writes screenplays for movies. Her book seams like it is targeting a younger crowd, but I don't mind the "Young Adult Fiction" genre. I mean, I loved the Hunger Games trilogy.
The Girl Who Could Fly is sweet and creative. I enjoyed it very much and I can't wait until my kids are old enough to appreciate it. I love reading stories aloud, and this is perfect. I totally recommend it.

If you have read any of these novels, let me know what you thought. If you haven't read them, hop to it! They are good books!


T-Ray said...

ahhhhh..... I still need to finish "These is my words" I wish I read more like you. I probably would be smarter if I did too.

Lynette Mills said...

thanks for the recommendations... I really liked "These is My Words" too.

rachel v. said...

Oooh.. spring break is only a couple weeks away, maybe I will give one of these a read. They sound great, thanks for sharing!