Books of the Month

Books of the Month: January 2013

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton: This book is part mystery, part saga, part romance, part fairy tale, and all-in-all an unforgettable story. 5 stars

Ten Poems to Change Your Life by Roger Housden: The ten poem selections are excellent. But, I felt the poems spoke for themselves and found Housden’s commentary distracting. 3 stars

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens: Even during my second read, I became absorbed in the drama and enamored with Dickens’ use of words. 5 stars

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli: The depth of this children’s novel makes it worthwhile for adults to read as well. It inspires hope that in any situation there is a door in the wall. 5 stars

Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress by Oliver Hunkin, John Bunyan, Alan Parry: The illustrations and story-book format of this beloved Christian classic are exquisite. It is an excellent book to read as a family. 5 stars