I can’t believe that it has been two months since we shared our latest books reviews. The last few months have been so crazy and we are trying to get back to normal. Whatever normal is right now.
We have shared a wide range of books over the last two months. Some of them we loved and some of them were not for us.
Over the last few weeks we have reviewed some nonfiction, some lighter fiction reads, a couple of Christian books, and at least one book that will make my top books for the year. If you have read any of them we would love to hear your thoughts!
I have seen I Capture the Castle on so many reading lists that I knew I had to give it a try. This book is considered a modern classic by many. Some consider it the first real young adult novel. Click here for my full review of I Capture the Castle.
The story is set in a beach town. It deals with messy pasts, friendship, dysfunctional families, and of course a little romance. Click here to read my full review of The Prayer Box.
I knew some about the Spanish Revolution in Europe because it ties in with World War II history. I also learned about it in world history, but this was the first stand alone book I had read. If you have not read anything about the Spanish Revolution from the 1930’s, you should read Spain In Our Hearts. Click here to read Grace’s full review of Spain in Our Hearts.
This book shares a part of history that I didn’t know anything about. I am pretty sure I am not alone on that. I don’t think a lot of people know about this time period in Spain. I loved how the author wove the characters lives together. She took characters from totally different background and classes and made it work in a believable way. This would make a great book pairing with Spain in Our Hearts. Click here to read my full review of The Fountains of Silence.
The Splendid and The Vile by Erik Larson was an example of the right book at the right time. I am sure I would have enjoyed this book no matter when I read it, but reading it, in the spring of 2020 with all the crazy stuff going on, made me appreciate this book even more. After I read this my husband listened to the audio book and loved it. We gave it to my father in-law for a gift and he loved it as well. You can read my full review of The Splendid and the Vile here.
This is one of those books that I feel like I shouldn’t say too much about. Anything I say might take away from the story. So I will just say that if you love WWII books, The Tattooist Of Auschwitz is a book that you need to add to your TBR list. You can read my full review of it here.
Indianapolisis such a heartbreaking story. It is about a military tragedy. War taking lives. The corruption, blame game of the government. At the same time, it shows hope and determination of the survivors. You can read Grace’s full review of Indianapolis here.
I knew some about this trial case that Alexander Hamilton and Arron Burr participated in, but I had not read it in the amount of detail Duel with the Devil covers. It was a crime story that I enjoyed. There were a lot of details, the what ifs that are great and what the world knows happened for sure. Click here to read Grace’s full review.
I have heard 84, Charing Cross Road described as a love story and in a way it is, but it isn’t so much a love story between people. This book is more of a love story and friendship of people who love books. And not just any books. This is a love story of people who cherish old quality rare books. Click here to read my full review of 84, Charing Cross Road.
I almost didn’t read this because it got so much attention. But earlier this year I read Tender Roses by the same author, and I loved it. I knew that I wanted to read more books by Lisa Wingate and decided to try it. I now understand why this book as so many four and five star reviews. Click here for my full review of Before We Were Yours.
If you read and loved Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, Before and After is a must read! Maybe saying it is a must read is a bit strong, but if you love knowing the facts behind the fiction, I think you will love Before and After by Lisa Wingate. It contains the real life stories behind the kids who survived the Tennessee Children’s Home. Click here to see my full review of Before and After.
The Unknowns is a fascinating story about the Unknown Soldier. I have been to the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, but I knew none of the history behind the tomb or what went into it. You can read Grace’s full review here.
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis is probably the most thought provoking book of his that I have read. You can read Grace’s full review of A Grief Observed here.
I bought the ebook, Her Royal Spyness, when it was on sale. I finally read it when we took a weekend trip earlier this year to Dallas, TX. It made a great read for the car trip. I enjoy cozy mysteries and had heard great things about this series. You can read my full review of Her Royal Spyness here.
If you enjoy shows like the Crown or Downton Abbey, The Gown by Jennifer Robson is a book you will probably love. After having surgery last fall, I read quite a few fiction books. The Gown was one of them. It was a great book to read while I recovered. You can read my full review of The Gown here.
I read John Owens The Glory of Christ because I have seen many things about John Owen and have heard a lot of people talk about his writings. I didn’t know where to start when it came to his books, so I started with The Glory of Christ. You can read Grace’s full review here.
I read The Confessions of St. Augustine because I keep reading books that quote St. Augustine. You can read Grace’s full review of The Confessions of St. Augustine.