“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ― C.S. Lewis
All these books can be enjoyed by youth and adult. Every single one got a 5 out of 5 rating by me on Goodreads. Listen up people, these are good books.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963- Moments of humor, moments of deep reflection. This books is worthy of its accolades and your time.
The Saturdays, The Four Story Mistake and Then There Were Five- the first three in a series of four. Heartwarming, vividly written stories of the Melendy family. Wholesome books the whole family will enjoy.
Counting By 7's- A glimpse of the mind of a genius. A walk through the journey of grief. The miracle of finding yourself surrounded by imperfect people that help you find your way.
Memorable characters, superbly written.
When You Reach Me- A nice throwback to A Wrinkle in Time. A coming of age with a twist of sci-fi.
Everything on a Waffle and One Year in Coal Harbor-
I like books with hard life topics brought to life and beautifully thought
through. Topics such as, loneliness, friendship, foster care,
livelihood, environmental protest, loss, love and business adventures.
Do I want to ponder on things that make the world tick? Yes.
Do I want sameness? No.
Can I celebrate diversity, independence, and free will? Yes, yes, and yes! I like this book because it makes one think. Yes it is sad, but there is something to be learned from the sadness and shock.
Gifted Hands- Anointed! Ben Carson is an amazingly talented man that persevered, worked hard, fought through prejudice, saved lives and changed his industry. Unashamedly a man of faith.
Never Abandoned by Lori Jo Schepers
Redemptive! LoriJo takes the reader on a journey from brokenness to
redemption, gives insight of the abandoned heart, and shares her
struggles with honesty. With glimpses from behind the veil and
touchstones from the Father, there is much to think about. This
is a must read for hurting teens, broken adults, pastors, teachers,
those pondering how a life can be redeemed, and anyone of influence. We
all are people of influence. The words we speak, the encouragement we
share, the love and concern of one makes a difference. LoriJo is a warrior, a spiritual champion. She will inspire you, her God will redeem you and change your life forever.
All of them were excellent reads! All of them!