Thursday, November 8, 2012

Our Favorite Reads For October

Gerard loved this one--his first audio book!

Gerard's Favorite:

Into the Fire is a Firsthand account of the most extraordinary battle in the Afghan War by Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer and Bing West (New York Times Bestselling Author). This is an audio book read by Zach Mclarty. What an amazing true story it is! Dakota Meyer is a true hero. This book tells the story of the battle at Genuisal. This is what war is really all about. I was able to get the audio book and liked listening to it in the car. I think I got more out of it than if I read the book. Either way, please take time to read or listen to this account and thank our armed forces that are still fighting. Mr. Meyer, thank you for your service.
(Gerard's review, rating 5+++ stars)

Read this one, Woof!  Woof!

Abby's Favorite:

was a non-fiction book, Little Boy Blue by Kim Kavin.  This was also Gerard's close second.

Karen's Favorite:

Realistic Christian Teen Fiction
One For the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt is about being someone’s hero and showing unconditional love. Although it is considered juvenile fiction, I really liked it! The main character, Carly, has been neglected and abused but finds a good foster home while her mother recovers from a beating she took from her husband. Julie Murphy, the foster home mother, is the wife of a fireman with three boys that shows kindness and love to Carly who doesn’t quite know what to make of it. This heart-warming book has humor, a good message, and is a touching quick read. It made even made me tear up at certain parts. If you like stories about kids and family, I recommend this one! It will tug at your heartstrings.
 (Karen's review, rating 5 stars)

Here's a trailer for the book:
(This is the author's debut novel, her first draft of it received the Tassy Walden Award for New Voices in Children's Literature.)

Historical Christian fiction
My close second was Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof, a new author, this being the first in a series.

 Spunky's and Manny's Favorite: 

Trapped by Pete the Cat and Peg Kehret 
(Karen liked it too but Gerard missed out because he didn't read it!)

One of 3 books by Pete the Cat--we liked them all but this one best!
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Dianne said...

your guys are very well read :)

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Here is what I am into right now....possibly the BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ!
"1000 Gifts: Dare to live fully, right where you are" by Anna VosKamp. Almost poetic, lyrical, uplifting and true.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Steadfast Ahoya: Thanks for the recommendation, I'll look this one up! That is high praise! Other than the Bible, I really couldn't pick an all-time best book I've ever read--there have been so many very good ones!

Lin said...

I just finished "Life of Pi"...Have you read it? I LOVED it!! The movie is coming out soon, but the book is always better, you know? I read it in about 4 days-couldn't put it down!

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