Five Fall Favorites, Day 1: Mystery and Christian Fiction
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Yep! We’ve got some awesome stuff being given away. I’m very jealous of you. You at least get a chance of winning … I don’t. 🙁 😉
Anyway, today I’m going to be telling you about my top five favorites for the genres mystery and Christian fiction. Now, these aren’t my only favorites from those two genres and they sure aren’t in any particular order (that would be too cruel for words!), just so you know. 🙂
The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
I don’t know why, but this book really drew me in and kept my attention! It’s a really thrilling mystery. DON’T READ IT ON A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT!!! 🙂 Find my review here.
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
I don’t think I really need to explain this one, do I? It’s an absolutely shiver-worthy, clever, incredible mystery! Of course it is … it’s Sherlock Holmes!
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Not only is this an interesting, original battle between good and evil, but it’s also hilarious.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This is possibly the best children’s book on earth … though, y’know … it’s not exactly a mystery (at least not after about the second half), but it still has a lot of mysterious stuff in it. 🙂
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Okay, let me amend my former statement … this is the best children’s book ever! 😛 Not really a huge fan of the rest of the books, but this first one is amazing!
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I thought this was gonna be soooo incredibly boring, but I ended up falling 100% in love with it. It’s a beautiful, miserable story, and I adore it. The writing is so beautiful, too. People just don’t describe stuff the way they used to anymore. 🙂 Find my review here.
Journey to Love by Amanda Tero
This is an amazing story that really tears you up and shreds your heart, yet it’s so beautiful and happy. 🙂 Find my review here!
The Elsie Dinsmore series by Martha Finley
And I mean the original ones, though the Life of Faiths are good, too (in a different way, though). Find my review here!
The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton Porter
This. Is. The. Best. Book. Ever. Of course, every one of my favorites (and I believe I’ll be listing sixty books in all) is the Best Book Ever, so … Find my review here!
A Bird in the Tree by Elizabeth Goudge
I don’t really have words for this, the last of my favorites from the Christian fiction category. It’s a fantastic story … and the description, I must add, is awesome (though I know many of you would probably find it a bit dull). I especially love Elizabeth Goudge’s extremely real characters. She’s a true student of humankind. Find my review here.
Now that we’ve gotten through that (although … that was kind of the whole post … XD ), time to announce what room I am today!
That’s right! I’m the blanket room today. *tosses quilts at everyone* *snuggles down with a red one tossed around my shoulders*
Find the book room and comment ASAP to win the door prize! At the end of this post, you’ll find a graphic for each of the blogs … click on each to search for the book room.
Well, that’s about all for today! Remember that you can enter to win the grand prize now … go on! The prizes are amazing!
Great first post, Kellyn! Ah, yes, “The Secret Garden.” I like that story. 🙂
I have great memories of my mom reading it to me … I was both a little freaked out and very happy. 🙂
I really should find a Julie Klassen book to read. She seems to be a great Christian author. 🙂 I should also find the Mysterious Benedict Society, because I know some fans of that book. (Like Megan and Allison :P) I also want to read Journey to Love, and if I win the grand prize, then I will! 😀
I know what you mean … there are so many books I need to read, too!
I’ve only read one book of Julie Klassen’s books, but my sister loves her writings!
I also want to read more of Sherlock Holmes, because…well, of course! 😀
Which one was that? Some are better than others, though I like pretty much all of them. 🙂
It was “The Dancing Master” – I found it a little slow, but her writing style is good! 🙂
The Dancing Master didn’t really stick with me … although I liked it. I think it was a little less … I don’t know. Action-packed than her other novels. 🙂
I love The Secret Garden and The Boxcar Children! And did you say MBS?! *ears perk up* *smiles widely* *runs off to retread it*
I really need to read MBS again! It’s a super good book … and I haven’t read it in a year or so … I should be whipped. 😉
*whips Kellyn* *apologizes* Have you read the sequels and the prequel?
I’ve read one of the sequels, but I haven’t read the rest yet. 🙁 I really need to get to that … but things keep coming up … I have so many books to read! XD
So much to read, so little time! ? ?
*sigh* I really need more Arthur Conan Doyle in my life…
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Haha, my thoughts exactly on the prize, Kellyn! ^_^
Ohhh…love the books you chose! 🙂
I know, right?! THAT PRIZE SHOULD BE MINE!!! (because I should magically get everything I want … wait a minute, that’s not right! 😉 )
Wow! I’ve actually heard of/read most of these books!*grabs a quilt* *really has nothing else to say but is commenting anyway* The party is fantastic!
What can I say? I tell you about/make you read all my favorite books …
Ohhhhh! I am so happy because I recognized a bunch of these. 🙂 I have a quite a few of the Elsie Dinsmore books (the originals-I didn’t even know they had different ones!) and The Scarlet Letter! I GET to read that one on assignment next year for school. Yes, I am homeschooled. 🙂 And we have the Boxcar Children book one! I love that book! 🙂 And I really want to read Journey to Love. 🙂
That’s fun! The Scarlet Letter is great as long as you can get through all that description. 🙂
These look like a lot of good books.
They definitely are! At least, well, I think so … 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Oooh! More great books to read!! I can’t wait to see what your other favorites are! 🙂
I can’t wait to share them with you. 😀
I love The Boxcar Children!!!!!!
I know; they’re really amazing! 🙂
Oh, I LOVE the original Elsie series!! I lot of my friends feel they’re kinda outdated and unrealistic, and maybe they are, but I just love them so much! *is happy to find someone else who loves them* 😉 I must reread them again soon!
Maybe they are outdated and unrealistic (yeah, they almost definitely are!), but … yep, they’re still awesome! 🙂
Great post! I love the Elsie Dinsmore series! (Every time I bring it up, my siblings say Elsie Dismal… which get’s really annoying!?)
The Boxcar Children… Those were (the younger half, anyway) of my childhood favorite series! Once I got a little older, The Hardy Boys became my favorite. Mystery stories are always fun!
Ah, so many great books! How does one find time to read them all…??
Too many books, too little time. 🙂
I loved reading through your book list! Some I just might need to try! 🙂
And super honored to be on your top-5 for Christian fiction! <3
Well, it’s a really great book! 🙂
The Secret of Pembrooke Park sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing!
I like the Secret Garden story! 🙂
It’s really beautiful, and kinda sad, but mostly happy … and true, too! I always feel like it’s a happy set of mind that really heals people. 🙂
Thank you for this giveaway. I am interested in all these books.They look so exciting.