The photo is twofold—to show off my cute baby and introduce the topic for today: books!
It’s been quite a while since I’ve recommended any books (my other recommendation posts can be found here and here), and I’ve fallen in love with a few in the meantime.
Let’s just jump right in:
1. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. This book became one of my favorites before I had even finished reading it. This is Lewis’s own favorite of his books, and I can see why. The writing is beautiful, the characters, particularly the main character, are wonderful, and there is one scene that I will never forget (though I can’t share why . . . spoilers!).
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. This book made me want to move to a place I’d never even heard of before. The characters were lovable and I laughed out loud several times, which is pretty impressive for a book about World War II.
3. Fall Walk by Virginia Brimhall Snow. My friend gave me this book at my book exchange party as a gift for Frederick. It was written by her mother, and it is so beautiful! I love the poetry, I love the colors, and I love that it identifies all the leaves of fall. It’s going to be a great book in a few years when Frederick and I can go on a walk, gathering leaves, and then come home and find their names.
4. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Of course I have to recommend a Brandon Sanderson book! This list wouldn’t be complete without one. Steelheart was great. It’s set in postapocalyptic Chicago where a calamity has given ordinary people superpowers, only there are no superheros, only supervillains. It’s fast-paced and just generally Sandersonian (which is a new adjective synonymous with awesomeness).
Shameless plug: The Silver Sickle by Ellie Ann. I edited this book a few months back, and by that I mean I read it voraciously and added a comma here and there. This book is fantastic, and I was so lucky to work on it. It has everything: a strong female lead, action, romance, and a great fantasy landscape but with aliens and clockwork robots. It’s great; just read it.
Any good books you’ve read recently? I’m planning a no-screen November (meaning no posts next month—sorry!), and I’ll be reading a ton, so recommendations are appreciated.