read in july

I thought perhaps I would post the books I read each month and tell you what I thought of them.
So, here's the books read July!


The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis

This was the third C.S. Lewis book I've read (not counting the Chronicles of Narnia). 1) The Screwtape Letters, 2) Mere Christianity, 3) The Problem of Pain. Mere Christianity still stands as my favorite so far, but I really enjoyed The Problem of Pain, though it took me awhile to read. But I think that's the way it should be with good books. They should take you awhile to process because they matter. And, frankly, C.S. Lewis just blows my mind. It's amazing how much valuable information can fit into a small book. So yes, it was a good one. I would recommend it. And that last chapter -- oh.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I was a bit skeptical at first, but was surprised at how much I ended up liking this book. It contains so much more than the movie did (yes, I watched the movie before I read the book. oops.). The only other book I'd read about this time in history was The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. It was interesting to see Nazi Germany from a different perspective. And besides the initial weirdness of the book being narrated by "Death" and some language, I really enjoyed this book. It's bittersweet and the most poetic book I've read thus far. 


Read any good books lately? xo

1 comment:

  1. c.s lewis is just awesome. seriously, his stuff, just woah.
    and i've been wanting to read "the book thief" after hearing so much about it, but something in me is still a bit hesitant. :P