Monday, March 5, 2007

Books I've read

Part of my resolutions for this year included reading. I'm a little behind where I wanted to be, but still it seems good to me to post about three that I have read.

The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle

This is an interesting fiction read. The story revolves around a widowed mother of two who unexpectedly takes in her best friend's son when the woman and her husband are arrested for child molestation and child pornography. It's engrossing - I couldn't put it down. The horror of what happened to the boy in the story kept me turning pages. The family eventually adopts the boy. What I found sad is that this is about a Jewish family who has no more faith in God than they do in Jesus. Instead of relying on their faith, the experience pretty much destroys it. Still, I'd recommend the book. While it's not terribly graphic, I would not let a teenager read it.

White Chocolate Moments by Lori Wick

I normally love Lori Wick's books, but I prefer her stories to take place over a few months instead of several years. She starts the book with main character at 11 years old, and takes her into her late 20s. The story is interesting, but slow. Nothing stands out about it, but sometimes I like to read mindlessly, and this book fit the bill.

The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis

It has nothing to do with divorce - instead, it's one of those lovely twists where you realize at the very end of the story that it was all a dream. A man travels from Hell to Heaven, and has to make the decision whether or not to stay. The fascinating part of the story is the interactions of others in the story - their own internal battles against God and themselves. It's a short book, but it leaves you thinking for a long time afterward.

1 comment:

aimee said...

You need to read Jodi Piccoult's books. Her stories are always a bit controversial, and yet really find a way to draw you into the lives and minds of the characters involved. I have read two of her books and have one sitting around waiting to be read. One of the books is about a young boy who was molested by a priest, and how it affects his family. Her books aren't always easy to read but she really makes you think about how you would react yourself in a similar situation. You would enjoy her books,check her out sometime.