Children’s and Young Adult Fiction:
Orleans by Sherri Smith.
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen.
The Dragon’s Apprentice by James A. Owen. Book 5 in The Chronicles of the Geographica Imaginarium. I need to read Book 6, The Dragons of Winter, and be ready for Book 7, The First Dragon, due out in November.
Doc by Mary Doria Russell.
The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge.
To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander.
Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley.
Though Mountains Fall by Dale Cramer.
There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene.
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan.
The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life by Rod Dreher.
Twelve Little Cakes by Dominika Dery. Recommended by Kerry at Shelf Elf.
Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies Table Our Journey Through the Middle East by Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis.
The Last Train: A Holocaust Story by Rona Arato.
Beautiful Nate: A Memoir of a Family’s Love, a Life Lost, and Heaven’s Promises by Dennis Mansfield. This memoir by a Christian father about his prodigal son is probably my favorite book from this month, but I’m having trouble writing about it because I identify so strongly with the father, Mr. Mansfield. Read this book if you have a prodigal or know a family dealing with young adult children who choose sin over the love of Jesus. But be ready for some hard truths as well as encouragement as you read