Thursday, November 26, 2015

Who Likes Books for Cheep?


Like most other bookworms, great books make their way onto my "things I'm thankful for" list every year. It's hard to choose favorites, but  I went ahead and picked five books/series that I read in 2015 and am thankful for.

  1. The League of Princes Trilogy by Christopher Healy. Has anyone else read these books yet? You need to. They have pretty much everything I ask for in fairy tale retellings. Adventure, humor, a few touching moments, references, intricacy. Maybe my ships didn't quite work out the way I wanted to, but I still love these books, and I'm glad that I finally picked them up early this summer.

  2. Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. My mother brought home the first book of this trilogy and made me read it, saying that it'd be a good study for my own writing. And, indeed, it was. Ah, Constance. Or, shall I say, Ah Contraire ...

  3. Bones of Makaidos by Bryan Davis. Ah! Such a conclusion to the Oracles of Fire series. Also, there were some interesting thoughts in there that caused me to think through some of the plot elements and prophecies in the Rizkaland Legends, which is always wonderful.

  4. Goldstone Woods by Anne Elizabeth Stengl. After my library got through Shadow Hand, and I picked up Golden Daughter, I proceeded to devour this series. Honestly, I've never read such a deep, meaningful, intricate, high-concept series. I love these books.

  5. Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight. No contest here. Not only are the books amazing, but through its small fandom, I've gained a good number of friends.

  6. I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to another great year of reading! Speaking of more reading, here's one more thing to be grateful for. Books on sale! In honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, a group of independent Christian authors banded together to offer over seventy discounted books on Nov 27-30. There's literally something for everyone.

    Every single book listed on Indie Christian Books is on sale in one or more ways. Find discounted paperbacks, dozens of books offered with free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals and more. Even if you have a budget of $0, new reading material awaits you.

    Don't know what to pick? The fearless Indie Christian Books team created a quiz that will generate a book list perfect for you! Check it out!

    Book Quiz

    What awesome reads of 2015 are you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2016?

    A note on the Ebooks Only page. All books are listed as "Sold Out." This only refers to paperback copies of these titles. Please click onto the product pages to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks.

    Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good for her work organizing this sale, Gloria Repp for completing the time consuming job of uploading book info to the sale website, and Hannah Mills  for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.


    1. YES SOMEONE ELSE HAS READ THE LEAGUE OF PRINCES BOOKS! :D I love those books, but it's impossible to find anyone else who's read them.

      1. Texas had the first book as a contestant in the Bluebonnet Books contest thing that Texas does, and so my library had it on display, and who am I to turn down a Fairy Tale Retelling that looks absolutely brilliant?

    2. For the most part I've also enjoyed the Tales of Goldstone Wood series; I had a lot of problems with Dragonwitch (you can find my delightful review on Goodreads under "S.A. Thorup"), but I liked the rest. I still need to read Golden Daughter and the novella :)


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