Friday, December 11, 2009

Books, Books, Books...I LOVE BOOKS!

Don't you love the sound of paper rustling? Pages flipping... the warm, homey smell of a new book... HEAVEN! So, I am here to recommend a few books for any age that really are so cool, I can hardly stand it. To make it easier, I'll categorize them~ Books for Everyone~
  1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain- amazing book for the whole family! I would only recommend reading Tom Sawyer first since it introduces the characters
  2. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain- awesome book about being a kid
  3. Little Britches and other books by Ralph Moody- my dad has been reading this series out loud to our family for a year now and I love them! My favorite is Little Britches, the first one. The rest are really good too, but I love the first two the best.
  4. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder- the best stories... love Laura!

Books Recommended for Ladies~

  1. A Promise for Ellie by Lauraine Snelling- awesome book for young ladies as is the third in the series-
  2. Grace Above All by Lauraine Snelling- my favorite story! About a girl who's deaf but overcomes it
  3. Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer- unique story about a girl who spends the summer driving the president of a shoe company to Texas to save the day!
  4. Hope was Here by Joan Bauer- a young lady and her aunt are working in a classic diner and helping a man with cancer... awesome awesome awesome!!! My favorite by Joan Bauer

Books for People 13 and Up~

(Please note that these aren't inappropriate, just more advanced in the way they're written)

  1. The Big Burn by Jeannette Ingold- I LOVE THIS BOOK! about the great fire that consumed the west, told from a pioneer lady, a ranger, and a railroad worker.
  2. Stand Tall by Joan Bauer- about a 6'5" 7th grade boy and his plans to reconfigure his life after his parents divorce. Floods, friends, and an awesome grandpa make this book so cool.
  3. Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff- about a young girl in the foster care system and her adotion- fiction, and funny
  4. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie- my favorite book by Agatha Christie, so funny! I love detective novels, and this one just sucked me right in!\
  5. Hitch by Jeannette Ingold- a young boy joins the CCC...and loves it.
  6. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini- includes Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and the last book whose name has not yet been revealed! my favorite of all favorite series to read over and over

I hope that you enjoy looking into these books!