Saturday, June 14, 2014

Week in Review: June 8-14

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Betty Smith. 1943/2006. HarperCollins. 496 pages. [Source: Bought]
History of England. Jane Austen. 1977. 64 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
A Child's History of England. Charles Dickens. 1851-1853.  390 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
Finally (Willow Falls #2) Wendy Mass. 2010. Scholastic. 304 pages. [Source: Review copy]
You Wish. Mandy Hubbard. 2010. Penguin. 304 pages. [Source: Review copy]
 The Story of the Amulet. E. Nesbit. 1906/1996. Puffin. 292 pages. [Source: Bought]
The Lost Sun. (The United States of Asgard #1) Tess Gratton. 2013. Random House. 368 pages. [Source: Library]
A Place In His Heart. Rebecca DeMarino. 2014. Revell. 336 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Deeper Places: Experiencing God in the Psalms. Matthew Jacoby. 2013. Baker Books. 183 pages. [Source: Bought]
Wounded Tiger. A Nonfiction Novel. T. Martin Bennett. 2014. Onstad Press. 472 pages. [Source: Review copy]

This week's favorite:

I enjoyed many books this week. I did. I really loved reading two very different "history of England" books. One by Jane Austen. One by Charles Dickens. I found Wounded Tiger to be a compelling World War II novel with unforgettable characters. But. One book stood out above the others: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. This classic novel by Betty Smith was just so WONDERFUL. Francie, the heroine, is a kindred spirit in some ways. I'm sure many book lovers can agree! On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.

© 2014 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


A Haven For Readers 6:24 PM  

10 books in a week? That is truly amazing! One day I hope to be on your level, haha.

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