Book Review of
When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle’s delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast?
If so, you may be on your way to being a book girl.
Books were always Sarah Clarkson’s delight. Raised in the company of the lively Anne of Green Gables, the brave Pevensie children of Narnia, and the wise Austen heroines, she discovered reading early on as a daily gift, a way of encountering the world in all its wonder. But what she came to realize as an adult was just how powerfully books had shaped her as a woman to live a story within that world, to be a lifelong learner, to grasp hope in struggle, and to create and act with courage.
She’s convinced that books can do the same for you.
As soon as I saw this book, I knew I had to read it. A book about books and the reading life is a must read for me. It also seemed like the perfect book for a family of readers. I have read several books by Sally Clarkson and was excited to read one by her daughter Sarah. I really enjoyed this book. It is Sarah’s story of reading, how she developed a love for it, and why reading is so important. If you love reading, I think you will enjoy this book.
One of my favorite quotes from the book is a simple one, ” a girl who reads is a girl who learns.” There is so much truth in that. Reading and learning go together. I loved how Sarah shared her journey and love of reading, but what I think I love the most about this book are all the book lists in it. Many of the book were ones that I already know and love, but I also added so many books to my to read list.
Sarah might also be the one that finally convinces me to give Harry Potter a try. Yes, you read that right. I have not read Harry Potter. Neither has anyone in my family. More on that at a different time, but I love how Sarah explains why she loves a wide range of books including ones like Harry Potter.