Friday, February 27, 2015

"Chocolate?"

 My plan was to shorten my reading list. As you can see, that didn't happen.

 But, what can I say, I love books.

 That said, here is my Winter Reading List. (All of these books are reviewed except for the last few on the list. You can check out my review book or goodreads page if you want a more in-depth review on them.)



The Hobbit
I have read this once before, but with the last Hobbit moving coming out I determined to read it before I saw the movie. It was just as good as the first time, except for the little line about Kili and Fili's deaths. (ONE LITTLE LINE!!)

A Time to Die
This was one of those government in control of everything books. But, I was shocked by how much I enjoyed it. Of course, I wanted to throw it at someone and had to slam some doors over the ending, but nevertheless, I love it.

Ivanhoe
LOCKSLEY! THE BLACK KNIGHT! IVANHOE HIMSELF! JOUSTS! 

Christmas at the Tittletons
Another reread. It is a great Christmas story, and a mystery which I love. It is somewhat of my Christmas tradition now to read it.

To Kill a Mockingbird
I LOVE this book SO MUCH. Scout and Jem and Atticus.....anyone who hasn't read it, read it now. (ALSO the squeal is coming out this summer!!!!!!!!!!!!)

King's Warrior
Reread. With the feel of The Lord of the Rings, this book is one of my favourites. And it has Brant. And I love Brant.

It Took A War
A Civil War short story which left me wanting more.

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Duh, yes, reread. NARNIA! 

Devil at my Heels
Louie Zamperini's book he wrote about his time as a POW.  It was wonderful, and painful, hearing the story from his view point.

Fun with Kirk and Spock
One of my Christmas presents. It is written like the Dick and Jane books and had me rolling on the floor laughing.

Unbroken
The delightfully fat book about Louie Zamperini and Russell Allen Phillips and all the amazing men who Louie met while a POW. This book. Everyone needs to read it.

Farmer Giles of Ham
One of Tolkien's books for kids. I loved the charm of it.

Smith of Wootton Major
Another of Tolkien's. I adored this one, and liked it even more than Farmer Giles. 

The Chosen
This book is hard to describe. It has a wonderful feel to it, and it also has Danny and Rueven. I really enjoyed it.

Behind Enemy Lines
The true story of a French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany. An amazing woman.

Summer Dreams and the Kleig Light Gas Company
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was written by Louie's wife. I want to review it someday when I can get my thoughts all arranged.

The Story of King Arthur and his Knights
Need I say more? It is King Arthur. Oh yes, and Howard Pyle wrote it.

Haphazardly Implausible
My book, which I had to reread so I could work on the last one in the series.

Brothers-in-Arms
Everyone seems to know about this one now. My WWII book. I edited it, which I guess counts as reading it.

Orphan's Song
THIS one is so good! Charming and hard to put down. And Birdie is adorable. Also KY!

He Whistles for the Cricket
A short story about a girl and her dog. I laughed and cried.

Moonless Night
The true story of Jimmy James, one of the men who took part in The Great Escape. I loved reading his story

Bleeding Heart
A collection of poems written by a mother and daughter. 

Sabotage in the Sky
This book was written in the 1940's. It's about pilots, WWII, and sabotage...as the title implies. I loved it.

Rescued
A short allegory. I only complained because I wanted it ,longer.

A Higher Call
This book. I can't say enough about it. Just read it. It is the true story of two WWII pilots. One was an American bomber who got his plane so shot up he shouldn't have been able to keep it airborne and the other was a German who helped fly him to safety. An amazing story.

Firmament: Machiavellian
I love this series. This is the third book in it, and kept me on the edge of my seat more than the first too. It was hard to put down.

The False Prince
A reread. I love this book so much. 

The Iron Duke
By the same Author as Sabotage in the Sky. While I didn't enjoy it more - I have a thing for pilots - I did really like it.

Essie
A short story about a girl who fought with the Bielski brothers. (They were three brothers in WWII who set up a camp in the woods, helped escaping Jews, and fought the Germans.)

Abolished Impracticality
Because I had to reread it to make sure book three is consistent.

A Book I Edited. (Not sure if I am allowed to share the title yet or not.)
I do a lot of books like this. I read them and then can't talk about them until they are closer to being published.

Band of Brothers
This book!!!!!!!!! I loved it so much!!! I stayed up late to try and finish it one night. I have a review coming soon.

The Song of the Wren-Falcon
While this book isn't the style I enjoy - epic fantasy or something like that? - I really ended up enjoying it. And I am looking forward to more in the series.


 And there it is, my Winter Reading List. I doubt my spring list will be as long. I'm really trying to read less, ans I realized I didn't really do much else. (Though, winter was so cold off and on I couldn't get out much. I do more outside in the spring.)

 Quote is from Band of Brothers, the mini series, not the book. When Roe is getting supplies and meets a nurse who gives him a chocolate bar.


 ALLONS-Y!

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4 comments :

  1. Lovely reading list! I didn't know you'd read He Whistles for the Cricket!!! Yay, I'm so glad you liked it! It's probably my favorite book ever... of course, I'm biased! :)

    I really need to get my hands on Abolished... and I need to re-read Haphazardly... and I REALLY want to read the Loyalty books!!! Yeah... cutting back on reading is not something I am capable of. LOL

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  2. Wow, great list! Howard Pyle is lovely. Have you read his book on pirates? I believe it's called "Tales of Pirates and Buccaneers." He illustrated it, too!

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  3. What a great reading list! "To Kill a Mockingbird" really is great isn't it? I wasn't expecting to like it when I read it- I thought it was going to be very serious: a good for you sort of book. But it was just a really great story about a really good man. I love Atticus.

    I'm also glad to hear that you've read "Moonless Night" Jimmy James is one of my personal heroes, and I loved his story.I found Mad Jack Churchill fascinating and looked up more about him when I was finished with that book. He was quite mad indeed. There was one time when he managed to capture around 30 German soldiers almost single-handedly (he had an aide with him at the time) by sneaking up on then one by one in the dark, and threatening them with a broadsword. I wish someone would write a biography about *him*.

    Since you enjoyed "Smith of Wootton Major"so much, you should also try "Leaf by Niggle" It is another one of Tolkien's short stories, and has a similar feel to it.

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  4. your reading list sounds spectacular! I love it!!!! There is a lot of variety there 8-D Lots of funness and feels in that lot of books.

    NARNIA!

    HOBBIT!!

    MOONLESS NIGHT!!!!

    FUN WITH KIRK AND SPOCK!!!!

    I need to spend a week reading

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