As we progress through the second month of 2013, I have taken a look back over the books I made posts about in 2012. There were so many good ones!! I wanted to share my top 10 favorites with you! (Please bear in mind that I enjoyed them all so much I couldn’t make one more important than the other so these are in no particular order).
1. An Entirely New Country – Alistair Duncan
a. An Entirely New Country is a biography of the 10 year period in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, lived and worked at Undershaw. While there, Doyle wrote The Hounds of Baskervilles. What’s the coolest part about this book? 50% of the proceeds go the Undershaw Preservation Trust to help in the effort to preserve Undershaw.
b. Read the full post on An Entirely New Country Here! : http://seelizzieread.blogspot.com/2012/05/entirely-new-country-by-alastair-duncan.html
2. Carol’s Christmas – N.E. David
a. Carol’s Christmas is a heartwarming novella about a father and daughter pair who rekindle their father/daughter relationship during one Christmas. It is a great read for travelling or just staying at home curled up with a cup of coco and a book one evening.
b. Read the full post on Carol’s Christmas Here! : http://seelizzieread.blogspot.com/2012/12/carols-christmas-by-n-e-david.html
3. The Champion – Carla Capshaw
a. The Champion is about a young gladiator who is charged with caring for and protecting a young woman who has run away from her father’s anger. What neither of them realizes is that through this, they will find the love they need, in their Creator and in each other.
b. Read the full post on The Champion here! : http://seelizzieread.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-champion-by-carla-capshaw.html
4. Night – Elie Wiesel
a. This is a heart-wrenching true story written by a real survivor of the holocaust. Readers, this book IS NOT for children. It is VERY graphic. I urge you and encourage you to read this book. It will open your eyes.
b. Read the full post on Night here!: http://seelizzieread.blogspot.com/2012/06/night-by-elie-wiesel.html
5. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
a. A young woman meets and soon marries a handsome stranger with a past. She knows he loves her but the only thing everyone else says is how different she is from Rebecca. Who is Rebecca? And what happened to her? The truth is more shocking that she could have imagined.
b. Read the full post on Rebecca here! : http://seelizzieread.blogspot.com/2012/08/rebecca-by-daphne-du-maurier.html
6. Death of a Dreamer – M.C. Beaton
a. Hamish MacBeth is an red-haired police officer is a small town. However his little city seems to attract more mysteries than any large city. Now that a newcomer in town has been murdered, and the other newcomer is the prime suspect, Hamish must work fast to find out what really happened and why. The answer will shock and amaze you!
b. Read the full post on Death of a Dreamer here! : http://seelizzieread.blogspot.com/2012/07/death-of-dreamer-by-mc-beaton.html
7. In the Shadow of the Sun King by Golden Keyes Parsons
a. This book kept me on the edge of my seat! The frist installment in a short series, In the Shadow of the Sun King is a story about a mother who must try using an old connection with a king to save her family. Will a long lost connection be enough? Or must she resort to other means?
b. Read the full post on In the Shadow of the Sun King here!: http://seelizzieread.blogspot.com/2012/02/summer-pick-2012-in-shadow-of-sun-king.html
8. Here Burns My Candle – Liz Curtis Higgs
a. This first of two books inspired by the life of Ruth will enthrall you! Lots of twists and turns to keep you reading! You will laugh, cry, and cheer for the characters and even be disappointed when the book ends!
b. Read the full post on Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs here: http://seelizzieread.blogspot.com/2012/04/here-burns-my-candle-liz-curtis-higgs.html
9. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
a. The Help is the book behind the award winning movie The Help starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and many more! You will enjoy this book just as much as the motion picture!
b. Read the full post on The Help here!: http://seelizzieread.blogspot.com/2012/03/spring-pick-2012-help-by-kathryn.html
10. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
a. Readers, I am an avid Jane Austen fan and her book Sense and Sensibility will not disappoint! An engaging story of love lost, love found, and the bonds of family will warm your heart!
b. Read the full post on Sense and Sensibility here!: http://seelizzieread.blogspot.com/2012/06/sense-and-sensibility-by-jane-austen.html
Here's to more great posts in 2013! Until next time!,