These Are a Few of Our Favorite Books! C – Blogging Through The Alphabet

Books C

This week’s selections are not quite as varied but still a small selection. Enjoy!

City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau


City of Ember is about a city that is just is like any other city – except for the fact that it is underground. Ember (the city) is surrounded by pitch blackness on all sides. All of Ember’s light comes from huge floodlights, far above the citizens’ heads, that run on a generator that is slowly falling apart. Ember wasn’t made to last forever. 12-year-olds Lina and Doon find a mysterious piece of paper that could contain instructions for how to escape Ember, but they have to put it together piece by piece and some parts are missing.

E – This book appealed to me because it had a good plot line that had twists that I didn’t expect. I could relate to Lina a lot because her thought process is a lot like mine. It was set in the future, which I really like, because so many people have so many different ideas about it. This book was also a nice book because it didn’t have any language in it, which is kind of strange for a book in the young adult section in the library.

Corrie ten Boom: Keeper of the Angels’ Den – Janet and Geoff Benge


This book is from the Christian Heroes: Then and Now series. Corrie ten Boom was born in 1892 in the Netherlands. During WWII, Corrie ten Boom and her family hid four Jews and two members of the underground in their house, though they went to prison for it. Corrie and her sister Betsie ten Boom stayed in prison longer than any of their family, but they constantly encouraged one another and built each other’s faith in God.

E – This book was really good because it helps remind us that God is always there with us, even when it’s hard and even when we can’t see it. It was a very well written book, it kept me turning pages, wanting to find out what happened next.

The Christmas Doll – Elvira Woodruff


This book is about two sisters named Lucy and Glory who live in London a long time ago. They live in an orphanage and Lucy, the older sister, entertains Glory with stories about a doll that Glory had when she was a baby. When the flu sweeps through London and a lot of the girls in their orphanage get sick, Lucy is afraid Glory will get sick, too. She takes her sister away from the orphanage. Along the way, they find an old doll and Glory decides it must be her doll from when she was a little girl. After finding the doll, Lucy also finds a job and the story ends happily.

L – This is a sweet story about Christmas.

Counting By 7s – Holly Goldberg Sloan


This story is about Willow, who is very different. She has lived an unfair life, but she understands much about life that the average person doesn’t get. As she is seeking for belonging, you will enjoy her story.

E chose this one. My thoughts on why she likes it? This is a very different story and it just kind of grabs you.

Hope you found another new one to check out this week!

Lori, At Home.

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8 thoughts on “These Are a Few of Our Favorite Books! C – Blogging Through The Alphabet

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) October 13, 2019 at 11:33 pm Reply

    I know Corrie Ten Boom’s story though I haven’t read this version, City of Ember sounds really familiar so I’ve probably read it. The others are new to me. Counting by 7s intrigues.

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  6. Megan Rusell February 6, 2020 at 12:46 pm Reply

    City of Ember looks fantastic! I am going to look for it at the library.

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