I did a good amount of reading in August. I thought it was pretty good especially since I have started back to school. I was sick twice this month, so I did quiet a bit of western reading. For some reason I am always in a western mode when I’m sick. I also finished a World War II book that may make my favorites list of 2017.
Convicted: I wasn’t sure when I got this review copy of this book if I would like it. In the end, I found it to be really good. This story is very amazing in how God was able to work in both of the men in the stories lives and make them forgive and become a better person in the end. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy personal stories that have an amazing ending.
Robbers’ Roost: This is a decent western. I enjoyed the characters and the story line was predictable, but good.
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: Don’t let the title scare you. I let it keep me from reading it for a long time, but I found it to be so fascinating once I started reading it. I never realized what it was like in Africa in recent times. I also loved learning about ancient manuscripts and the quest to save them.
Death of a Hangman: I was impressed with Ralph Compton’s other book I read, but I did not like this one. It had a lot of stuff in it about whores, woman, and hangings. I don’t really recommend this book to younger western lovers. I didn’t really like the plot either which I found to be rather bizarre and weird. I didn’t quiet get the point of the story especially when it ended.
Mission: Jimmy Stewart: I enjoyed this book. I found it fascinating to learn about Stewart and what he did during World War II. This is a good biography about his younger life and war career. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to learn about actors or about World War II.
Captives of the Desert: This was a good Zane Grey book. I liked the descriptions of the country side and learning about the characters.
Code of the West: This is my second favorite Zane Grey that I have read. It had some great characters and funny/good love story that I liked.
Helmets and Lipstick: I loved reading this memoir of a nurse who served during World War II. I have read very little about the nurses in World War and this book educated me on what was like to be a nurse during this time. I really enjoyed Haskell’s writing style and her descriptions of the conditions during her time overseas.
Daring to Hope: I was so excited when I heard this book was coming out. I was even more thrilled to learn that I got to be a part of the review team. I enjoyed all the amazing stories in this book. I am always amazed to read about this incredible woman’s life. If you have not read her first book Kisses from Katie, I highly recommend it and this book.