Sunday, May 25, 2008

Caitlin's Reading List

This is Caitlin. She is my new little sister from the junior high youth group. She's actually the big sister to 5 younger brothers and sisters, so I figure she needs a big sis -- so here I am. She is a HUGE reader. Every time I give her books, she gobbles them up! Her mom and dad told me she is quickly outreading them! Well, I imagine Caitlin will also outread me eventually, but while I can, I'll make her a summer reading list. Here you go:

1. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall. This is a GREAT summer reading story! I think you'll like all the sisters in it, as I did. Batty is so much like Claire, and you are rather Rosalind. It's a fun, sweet story.

2. The Fisherman's Lady by George MacDonald -- Beth Bloom suggested these to me, and they are excellent. Out of print, but I have them, if you'd like to borrow.

3. The Marquis' Secret by George MacDonald -- sequel to #2

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamilo (light read, but outstanding story with strong redemptive themes).

5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Your mom and dad can call this one, but I think it's just amazing, and that you'll really like it.

6. The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright. I hope you haven't already read this. I love these stories so much! If you like it, read the rest of the Quartet: The Four-Story Mistake, Then There Were Five, Spiderweb for Two.

7. Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper. Again -- maybe your parents already had you read this, but if not, it's such a solid book and an inspiration.

8. Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss. Fiction, but written like a girl's diary as she grows up and shows how she wrestles with her faith, first to believe, then to begin to be sanctified as she becomes a young wife and mother.

Happy reading, Caitlin! Love you, little sis!


Caitlin said...

Awesome, Thanks so much! The only one I've read is Stepping Heavenward. I agree, its a great book. I'm so excited to get reading!

Love, Caitlin
P.S. Did I give Daddy-Long-Legs back to you yet?

Gretchen said...

Yes, you did. And you gave me Wouldbegoods, too.

I figured you'd already read Stepping Heavenward, but it's so good, I had to try!

Chrissy lost Treasure Seekers, but that's okay, I'm getting another one.

Donette said...

Hey Gret - I tagged you on a "5 things about me" post. Check out my blog for details.

And I love all the book recommendations!

Chrissy said...

Mrs. Gretchen,
I love Caitlin's Reading list!
Can you make me one too?
And I didn't lose Treasure seekers... It's just Temporarily misplaced. :)
See you Sunday!


Eight Is Enough said...

Lynnea needs to meet this girl. As a "little" girl of seven years old with 5 younger brother, she might find great encouragement. I love your encouragement about the whole Titus 2 principle. It has been a passion of mine for so long. I love to see you discuss it on your blog. Thanks to Jillia I got the link. I would love to connect with you some time!

Jennifer Humrichous