Thursday, January 03, 2008

13 Books I Read in 2007 that I blogged about!

Obviously, I read more books than these during the past year. But these are the ones I actually mentioned in my blog. Here goes:

February--My Heart's in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland , by Liz Curtis Higgs--"After finishing the book, the images and impressions remain, hovering over me like a gentle Scottish mist. One of the dreams of my life is to see Scotland in person, but surely this book is the next best thing."

March--Quaker Summer, by Lisa Samson--"Loved it--vintage Lisa Samson!"

May--Remember to Forget, by Deborah Raney--"...grabs you from paragraph one and doesn't let you go until you've put the book down. In my case, that included some major sleep deprivation, so absorbed was I in the story of Maggie Anderson."

June--The Song Weaver, by B. J. Hoff--"Like a warm visit with a good friend over a hot cup of tea, The Song Weaver offers comfort and satisfaction...and you don't want the visit to come to an end.

Into the Deep, by Robert Rogers--"Both extremely painful and unrelentingly you agonize with Robert Rogers over the loss of his family, you will also rejoice over a faith that is able to sustain a person over the most catastrophic and horrifically painful times."

Return to Me, by Robin Lee Hatcher--"Robin Lee Hatcher has taken the essential elements of the age-old tale [the prodigal son] to spin a modern story of two sisters. And under her skillful pen, the result is an enjoyable and absorbing read."

July--The Restorer, by Sharon Hinck--" unusual book, and one that, frankly, I wasn't sure I was going to like. It's a unique blend of fantasy and faith--pretty hard to describe. But as I told Sharon, she grabbed me from the first paragraph. I had a really, really hard time putting the book down--I LOVED it..."

Just Beyond the Clouds, by Karen Kingsbury--"a sensitive, thoughtful story..."

August--One Little Secret, by Allison Bottke--"...absorbing and entertaining...a terrific read"

Deception, by Randy Alcorn--"The story begins grippingly, as Ollie arrives on the scene of a murder that portends a lot of troubling questions for him personally. From that point on, the story doesn't let you go. As a reviewer once said about a book, and I'm paraphrasing, 'Don't plan on doing much else while you're reading this book.'"

September--Let Them Eat Cake, by Sandra Byrd--"I liked this book so much, I scarfed in down almost as fast as I would a piece of my mom's legendary brownie chocolate cake...While I've enjoyed some Christian 'chick lit' lately, some of it can veer into the self-consciously cute and trying a little too hard to be funny zone. Not this book. Sandra Byrd's humor is wryly amusing instead of broadly slapstick, her protagonist's interaction with God believable instead of goofy. "

November--Magic Foods for Better Blood Sugar, by Marianne Wait--"The book is so reader-friendly and informative, I find myself consulting it frequently. ..Best of all, I can see the results in my blood sugar, which has improved so much, I am down to one diabetes pill a day. I guess the proof is in the pudding--or many other recipes in this very helpful book. "

Auralia's Colors, by Jeffrey Overstreet "Even in conversation, Overstreet is a wordsmith, words flowing eloquently and effortlessly to articulate the thought he wants to get across.The book hooked me immediately, and throughout the book I marveled at Overstreet's gift for weaving a story as compellingly as his heroine weaves her magical colors."

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Sassy Lucy said...

Great list, more books for my to read list, which is getting very long indeed.

Diana said...

Interesting list. I haven't heard of most of those books!

Kay said...

I forgot it was Thursday, so I didn't do a TT today.
I like your list, though. I've only read two of those, but there are a couple others on there that I'd like to.

Greatfullivin said...

I haven't read any of these, but you make me want to read all of them...Thanks!

Nancy J. Bond said...

Your November pick really caught my interest as my grandson was just diagnosed with diabetes at 16 mos old. It's a challenge to adapt recipes for one so young and I'm always on the hunt for a good book...I'll surely check this one out!

Dane Bramage said...

I should resolve to read more in 2008. I really need to just sit down and pick up a book. I have a slew that I bought fully intending to read but never got around to it. You are an inspiration to us lazy readers!
Thanks for visiting my T13!

Chelle Y. said...

My goal is to read more this year. Maybe I will try a few of these.

damozel said...

Wow, thanks for the quickie book reviews. It's always nice to get a concise list like this one for future reference.

Mine: 13 Unresolved Issues from 2007

Nicholas said...

I haven't heard of any of those but it's always interesting to see what other people have been reading.

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

I read your review for Magic foods for better blood sugar. And I ordered the book. I am very excited to read & implement it. Thanks! ~Amy

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