Hello! I got the idea for today’s post from Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books, and it was originally started by Caitlin from Caitstiel’s Book World. I loved reading both of their posts, so I just had to do it, too! Basically, I am going to go through my Goodreads book recommendations, and decide whether or not I would read the books they’re recommending to me.
Today, I’m going to pick the first ten recommendations from my “read” shelf:
1. Streams in the Desert
Because I read My Utmost for His Highest Oswald Chambers
Streams in the Desert is a devotional book. I could see myself reading it in the future, but I’m pretty undecided at this point.
2. Radical Together
Because I read Forgotten God by Francis Chan
David Platt is a Christian speaker and author. I’ve done some of his Bible studies with my church before. While he’s not one of my favorites, I could still see myself reading this book.
3. Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione
Because I read Haunted Waters by Jerry B. Jenkins
I wouldn’t read Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione. I’m not very into knights, and so this book just doesn’t sound like something I would be interested in.
Because I read Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko
Christine Caine is another Christian author and speaker. While I haven’t read any of her books, I’ve heard really good things about her, and would definitely consider reading this book.
5. Bad Kitty
Because I Read several different books by Meg Cabot and Heist Society by Ally Carter
When I first saw the cover for Bad Kitty, I was sure I probably wouldn’t be interested. When I read the synopsis though, I actually really think it’ll be something I’m interested in! I love sassy characters and mysteries, and this book looks like it has both. I added this one to my TBR shelf!
6. A Long Way from Chicago
Because I read Holes by Louis Sachar and The Giver by Lois Lowry
I don’t know if I’ll read this book anytime soon, but it does look like something I might pick up if I were looking for a short and easy read. I think A Long Way from Chicago would have been a book I would have really liked when I was younger, though! Because of that, I did add it to my TBR shelf, just so I can remember it, if I ever do decide to give it a try.
Because I read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
I definitely want to read Winnie-the-Pooh someday! It’s one of those childhood classics I never read, and feel like I’ve missed out on. I have so many fond memories of watching the original cartoons with my grandparents when I was little. We were never allowed to watch the windy day episode when my cousin was there though, because it scared him too much…That used to irritate 5 year old me so much! haha 🙂 So, yes, this is a recommendation I completely agree with!
8. The Monstrumologist
Because I read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
I actually tried reading this book once, but I couldn’t get past the first couple of chapters because it was just too gruesome for me. I wanted to like it, but it was just too much.
9. So Not Happening
Because I read the Christy Miller Collection, Vol 1. by Robin Jones Gunn and Heist Society by Ally Carter
I actually bought So Not Happening at a library book sale! I haven’t read it yet, but I do plan on it! So, this recommendation works.
10. Kinderen van Moeder Aarde
Because I read Matilda by Roald Dahl
This book is in another language – I believe Dutch – and unfortunately, I only speak English. So, I’m going to have to pass on this book, lol. From what I gather, based on the English reviews, it’s a dystopian novel where society is ruled only by women because men messed the world up. If there was an English translation, I might give this book a chance, though!
This was so much fun to do!! I discovered a few new books I might like to read, too. I definitely plan on doing a post like this again, with some of my other Goodreads bookshelves.
Thanks so much for reading!
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