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Monday, 31 December 2012

Top Book List

Hey guys! I'm sorry I haven't posted for ages. To be honest, I haven't for a few reasons:
  1. I've made some not-so-good choices with my time.
  2. I've been away for Christmas.
  3. I have a post, but it took a while to write, and I'm still not sure it's as good as I want it to be. So it'll take a while to process and edit it.
 But meanwhile, I thought I may as well post a list of my top favourite books.(Happy New Year, by the way!) So here goes! (By the way, they are in no particular order.)

  1. 'Before You Meet Prince Charming' by Sarah Mally. Topic: Relationships/Dating/Courtship/Purity
  2. 'The Lost Art of True Beauty' by Leslie Ludy. Topic: Becoming the lovely woman that God wants you to be.
  3. 'Secret Keeper' by Dannah Gresh (Got this for Christmas; it's an AMAZING book on modesty. However, it's VERY heavy and mature, so DEFINITELY get your mum to read it before you.)
  4. 'God's Smuggler' by Brother Andrew. Topic: Autobiography of Brother Andrew, founder of Open Doors (which seeks to encourage persecuted Christians) and a hero of the faith. Plus being an epic adventure novel! Highly recommended.
Fiction/Historical Fiction
  1. The Elsie Dinsmore series by Martha Finley. (Unfortunately, I only have the first four abridged ones. I'm sure the originals are much better, but I can't vouch for that personally. These books (the abridged ones at least) are about a Christian girl goes through trials because of her faith, but stands strong, making her a good example to all who want to follow God with a steadfast heart.)
  2. 'The Bronze Bow' by Elizabeth George Speare. (Set in the time of Jesus. About a bitter boy who wishes to avenge his father's death at the hands of the Romans, and who needs to realise that the Kingdom will come through the man Jesus, but in a different way than expected. Very good, even though my blurb may not portray it that way!)
  3. 'The Phantom Tolbooth' by Norton Juster. (Even though it may sound like a scary sci-fi story, it's not. It's about a boy called Milo who is bored with life. But through a journey to {many places} he basically realised the exciting-ness and importance of word, numbers, sound, colour, expectations etc. Even though it sounds, ahem, boring, it's NOT. It's really very clever and interesting. 

 And that's about it! Próspero año y felicidad! (meaning "Merry Christmas, a prosperous year and happiness")

Cassie xoxoxo