Zion Covenant Series, by Bodie Thoene

The bulk of my reading tends to be middle grade, supplemented by a hearty dose of young adult, but this year found me picking up more volumes of higher-level historical fiction. To cap off the year and carry me through the holiday season, I'm going to introduce you to my top four historical picks for … Continue reading Zion Covenant Series, by Bodie Thoene

The Beloved Daughter, by Alana Terry

READERS' FAVORITE, 1ST PLACE GOLD MEDAL GRACE AWARDS, 1ST PLACE WOMEN OF FAITH WRITING CONTEST, 2ND PLACE BOOK CLUB NETWORK, 1ST PLACE BOOK OF THE MONTH INDIEFAB FINALIST, RELIGIOUS FICTION I don’t rave about books very often, but this one blew me away. I’ve familiarized myself with some of the inhumane activities going on in … Continue reading The Beloved Daughter, by Alana Terry

Out of the Silent Planet (The Cosmic Trilogy), by C.S. Lewis (1938)

A huge fan of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series, I recently purchased the first in his “adult” sci-fi trilogy, Out of the Silent Planet. It’s comparable to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, who wrote a few decades earlier than Lewis. But I found I didn’t care for this one as much as the work I’ve read … Continue reading Out of the Silent Planet (The Cosmic Trilogy), by C.S. Lewis (1938)

The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia), by C.S. Lewis, 1956

This one also posted only on my old self-hosted site. I had to include it here to complete the set! I’m always a little sad when I reach the end of a great series, no matter how many times I read it. Narnia is no exception. And The Last Battle certainly wraps up the series. It is … Continue reading The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia), by C.S. Lewis, 1956

The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia), by C.S. Lewis, 1954

Once again I’ve been delighted by my journey through Narnia with my son. Like all the others, we finished The Horse and His Boy in a week because neither of us wanted to put it down. (Though not moving on to math had something to do with it, too, I’m sure.) Though late in the series, this … Continue reading The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia), by C.S. Lewis, 1954

The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia), 1955

I published this post on my self-hosted blog last spring. Since the first five Narnia books are on this blog, I wanted to put this one here, too. I’m nearly done working my way through the Chronicles of Narnia with my son. This is the sixth and second-to-last book in the series. Oddly enough, it tells of … Continue reading The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia), 1955

The Silver Chair, by C.S. Lewis, book review

The Silver Chair is my least favorite book in the Narnia series, but that by no means makes it junk. Eustace returns and brings with him a new character, a schoolmate by the name of Jill Pole. Immediately Aslan sets them a task: locate and rescue Prince Rilian, son of King Caspian, who was kidnapped ten … Continue reading The Silver Chair, by C.S. Lewis, book review