Top Monthly Reads

Top July-August 2018 Reads

Here’s another Bi-Monthly Top Reads post where I highlight the books I’ve really enjoyed these past two months. There were four out of twelve this time.

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As Good as Gold by Patricia FurstenbergThis simple, short collection of poems was sweet and a pleasure to read. I love dogs, so reading anything in their perspective is always a plus!

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What I Loved:

– poems were easy to understand
– sections helped to separate the different topics
– realistic situations and viewpoints
– adorable puppy and dog pictures
– put a smile on my face 🙂

 

 

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Number the Stars by Lois LowryI will forever be grateful to the book that taught me there’s a lot more to the world than my house, school, and stores. This children’s historical fiction is the one that opened my eyes and helped me appreciate all that I have in my life.47281

What I Loved:

– likable and well-developed main characters
– introduction to WWII
– great themes to explore
– perfect balance of seriousness, realism, and lighter moments
– Annemarie grew at a steady pace and I felt myself growing with her when I was her age — making this ten-year-old very relatable
– plot held my attention throughout

 

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisThis classic fantasy was just so fun to revisit. Reading it this time, I noticed more Biblical connections while the four children travel to the magical land of Narnia.

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What I Loved:

– great visualization of scenes and surroundings
– themes were explored well
– Biblical references were interesting to read about
– plot was exciting and held my interest
– characters were likable and sibling interactions were realistic

 

 

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When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson FischerThis sweet and gripping story of schizophrenia and the love of a baby elephant was something I really enjoyed reading.

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What I Loved:

– well-developed, likable characters
– themes were portrayed well
– steady and exciting plot
– easy to feel for the protagonist and her situation
– relationship with newborn elephant was sweet to read about
– protagonist showed much growth

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I really enjoyed the above books. Hope you also had a great couple of months reading, too! Let’s hope the next two months will bring on some more great adventures!

Thank you for reading! Until next time!

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