January Book Reviews

I read/listened to 7 books this month. Here they are and here are some very quick thoughts on them:

I loved this book. A true story of remarkable courage as a very young woman saves the lives of 13 Jews during World War 2, doing whatever necessary to keep them hidden until the war is through. It has been added to our list of books for our kids to read for school. Highly recommend. 5 out of 5 stars.

This book was good, not great. I feel kind of bad saying that because it was well written and it is very personal so you want to be sensitive to that but, with that being said, I wouldn’t read it again and I probably wouldn’t recommend it to all. I take that back, it’s definitely not for everyone. If you love reading about how people persevere through difficult times, especially those dealing with mental illness or family members that have mental illness, then you would probably find comfort in the book. 3 out of 5 stars.

Loved this book. I found this story inspiring as you follow the life of Ayse Hitchins as she experiences one difficulty after another yet perseveres through it all to find her true calling in life and faith that will get her through anything else that lays ahead for her. This was also added to our list of homeschool reads for the older kids. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

If you love thrillers and don’t mind some language, this book is for you. It is a page turner for sure and keeps you guessing until the very end. I’m not even a huge lover of the thriller/mystery genre but I thoroughly enjoyed this book all the way through. My only complaint is the language. I was listening to it and couldn’t listen to it with my kids in the room, with that being said, I’m picky about language though so it might not bother others at all. 4 out of 5 stars.

I really, really liked this book. I didn’t want to put it down and I LOVED the contagious spunk of the main character, Emmeline Lake, and the endearing friendship she has with her bestie, Bunty. If you like books like The Guernsey Literacy and Potato Peel Society and/or Lilac Girls, you will enjoy this book. Definitely recommend. 4 out of 5 stars.

My FAVORITE book this month. This book is inspiring from the beginning to the end. I won’t even try to summarize because I won’t do it justice. Go read it, you won’t be disappointed. I talked about this book with our kids throughout the whole thing and put it high on the list of books they will be reading for school. 5 out of 5 stars.

I really, really loved this book. It was so cute. Super fun, easy read that is a little bittersweet but mostly sweet. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

If you read any of these reach out and let me know what you think! I love discussing books. I’m one book down in February and it was a great one, can’t wait to keep reading and share more books next month!


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