mini book reviews {#2}


Because I don’t talk about books nearly enough on this blog.


~A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – This book is frighteningly relevant to my life right now because my dad has terminal cancer.  I understood A Monster Calls more than I would have at any other time; it’s one of the truest things I’ve ever read.


~The Cherokee Trail by Louis L’Amour – One of my mom’s favorite books.  It’s neat that L’Amour has written a book with a strong female lead (as opposed to women being supporting roles/two-dimensional love interests in most of his stories).  One of his best novels.


~House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker – Just no.

(I’m not even putting a picture of the cover here. *shudders*)

~We’ll Always Have Casablanca by Noah Isenberg – The third book I’ve read about the history, making, and legacy of ‘Casablanca’.  Fascinating read, though I already knew most of the facts presented.


~The Daybreakers by Louis L’Amour – One of my favorite books by Louis L’Amour.  It’s not the most interesting one, but the characters are rich and well-developed (my brother thinks that L’Amour put more effort into his Sackett books than any of the others).  Tom Sunday breaks my heart.  And more cracks appeared when I found out that Glenn Ford plays him in the TV miniseries because it’s horribly perfect casting.


~Textrovert by Lindsey Summers – A cute, fun read with more than a couple surprises.  I think it’s cool that the author got her start on Wattpad.


What have you been reading lately?



14 thoughts on “mini book reviews {#2}

  1. These all sound great. I’m curious about the book that you wouldn’t discuss much, what is that about? Is it a horrible story? I’ve been reading Jane Eyre (for like the 100th time 🙂 )and just did a post on it. My next post is going to be about my favourite screen adaptation of the novel.


    1. Oh, you mean ‘House’? Well, basically it’s Christian horror fiction that goes past the boundaries of violence/scariness that I, personally, feel comfortable with. And none of the characters are likable. It was horrid.

      Jane Eyre is awesome! Heading over to your blog right now…

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  2. jessica prescott

    Eva, I’m so, so sorry about your dad. I don’t know what to say; but please tell your family that I’m praying for all of you, and I will keep praying. *hugs*

    I really want to read A Monster Calls. And The Cherokee Trail (which my library claims to have, but actually doesn’t . . .)

    What have I been reading lately? Hm. I read the latest book in the Ilyon Chronicles, “Exiles,” which was a lot of fun; and I read “My Name Is Asher Lev” which was sad but EXCELLENT, and I read “Summerlost” which was also sad but excellent.


  3. Ugh, House. That was one of the worst books I’ve read. I’m glad I read it, though. It helped me appreciate all the good and even mediocre books out there. Plus, it’s strangely satisfying to mark a book ‘one star’ on goodreads.


  4. Cool book selections! My mom read The Cherokee Trail aloud to me years ago, when I was less than 12 years old. I bought a copy recently at a thrift store, so hoping to read it… one of these days.

    I’m reading a textual analysis of The Lord of the Rings right now, and can’t for the life of me recall the title. And starting to re-read The Fellowship of the Ring. And getting close to finishing Echoes of Sherlock Holmes, a collection of stories inspired by the Holmes canon. Fun stuff!


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