RRose reads for 2024

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RRose reads for 2024

1R_Rose
Editado: Dez 31, 2023, 12:51 pm

My year goal is to read 100+ children’s/YA books. I love being able to discuss books with my kids, read to my littles, and finding reads to add to our home library.

I also aim to read 12+ adultish reads, but I really want to up this goal this year. Right now I’m tentatively striving for 24, but 12 at least. We’ll see how it goes. 😉

2mabith
Jan 6, 10:13 am

Hello! I'm a big fan of children's literature myself. I do have twelve nieces and nephews, but it's more that there are some great books out there and obviously they're the first step toward creating adults who love reading as well.

Looking forward to seeing your reads!

3R_Rose
Jan 7, 9:03 am

>2 mabith: There sure are some great “kids” reads that are enjoyable as an adult!

4R_Rose
Fev 1, 6:18 am

January juvenile reads:

1. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park— Short but moving and insightful read about daily challenges some Africans face. Fiction, but based on a true story brimming with accuracy. As someone who lives in Africa, I highly recommend. For strong and not sensitive readers, I’d recommend for ages 8+ as an independent read.

2. Jungle Doctor Spots a Leopard by Paul White (Jungle Doctor#3)— Another excellent Africa read about a missionary doctor and his African friends dealing with real-life situations. Based on true events. Very good depiction of Tanzania/East Africa culture and life, and Biblically sound spiritual themes. Recommend for 8+ years reading independently.

3-5. Imagination Station #28: Islands and Enemies, #29: Sled Run for Survival, #30: The Land of the Lost— Good additions to this high-interest historical fiction/sci-fi series written at about 2nd grade level.

6. Arty and the Hunt for Phantom by Mark Redmond (The Adventures of Arty Anderson #3)— Short read about Christian teenage cowboy dealing with life. Excellent spiritual themes. Might interest ages 9+.

7-11. Continuing to read the classic Nancy Drew books— #41: Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes (Because this one is set in Scotland, I liked this one more than many other Nancy Drews.), #42: Phantom of Pine Hill, #43: Mystery of the 99 Steps, #44: Clue in the Crossword Cipher, #45: Spider Sapphire Mystery

12. Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss— A favorite read-aloud music picture book. Very colorful and introduces common orchestral instruments and names for instrumental ensembles from solo to a chamber orchestra of ten.

5R_Rose
Fev 1, 8:03 am

January adult reads:

1. Prophet by R. J. Larson (Books of the Infinite #1)— Although this book has many elements that I love (fantasy with undercurrents of Biblical allegory, an adventure-driven plot, a magnificent horse), it fell short of being a favorite read. However since this was the author’s first fantasy book, I am still interested in trying the other books in the trilogy and her Realms of the Infinite series.

2. The Call of the Wild by Jack London— About as different from Prophet as you can get, except for the adventure plot element. A short, serious, masterful, thought-provoking read.

3. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan (Richard Hannay #1)— Scotland again! An engaging but not gruesome suspense/mystery book. I liked the book better than Hitchcock’s film. Kept me guessing the resolution right to the end.

6scunliffe
Fev 1, 11:29 pm

Buchan was quite an interesting man. Played a key role in the British Department of Propaganda in WW1, and went on to become governor general of Canada. I think 39 steps is his best work of fiction. For another book in the same vein, good chaps defeating dastardly German plans to invade) you might want to try The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers who had an even more remarkable life, and death.

7R_Rose
Fev 2, 11:44 am

>6 scunliffe: Thanks! I’ll check it out!