read || entry one

I love reading. I read quite a bit. Living in the middle of nowhere, there's little else to do.

But I don't mind.

I've finished a couple of books over the last month or so and I thought I might share my opinion on them with you.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis: Other than The Chronicles of Narnia, this was my first encounter with Lewis. And really, from the childhood stories, you don't get to fully see how brilliant Lewis' mind is. He thinks so logically, and it's refreshing to see Christianity examined from such a logical standpoint. The last couple of pages had some of the best quotes on individuality and personality that I've ever read, which was extremely meaningful to me, being a teenager in my "formative" years. I know that so many people have already read this book, but if you haven't, I definitely recommend it.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith: To quote my dear friend Sophie, this book is seriously underrated. Underrated because of the fact that no one has heard of it, and it deserves to be a classic of much larger proportions. The story is a poignant interpretation of what life in New York was like for 1st and 2nd-generation immigrants in the early 20th century. Not to mention, it features (in my opinion) one of the best literary characters in the history of forever, Johnny Nolan.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan: This series was good. Like Harry-Potter good. While the first two books were less-than-satisfactory, by The Titan's Curse I was absolutely hooked. What is it about children's book series' that make them so wonderful? Riordan created fantastic, likeable characters and a super awesome world for them to live in.

So what about you? What have you been reading lately? Anything you recommend? I love book recommendations, and I'd love to get some from you!


  1. The first two are my favorites, too :) A Tree Grows In Brooklyn is breathtakingly beautiful. Also, Logan and I gave up on the first Percy Jackson book, but after what you said, I think we should give it another try! Thanks for the reviews!

    1. Yes, you should definitely give it another try! If you can persevere through the first two books, you certainly won't be sorry.