The Giver

Dallas’ Pick: The Giver by Lois Lowry Lois Lowery did a wonderful job on this classic novel. I have recently read a newer young adult book Matched by Ally Condie that was so similar to this classic novel I was shocked. You can clearly see where Condie got her inspiration from and I can’t say…

God Came Near

Dallas’ Pick: God came Near by Max Lucado Max Lucado has made a life from writing Christian inspirational books. I have read a few of them and I am attempting to read even more of his work. Lucado has a way of explaining God and His wonderful creations into everyday terms that are easier for…

Where the Red Fern Grows

Dallas’ Pick: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls I went on a classic novel binge and decided to read some of the older books that I never got read growing up. I have always heard such great praises for this book and since it was about puppy’s I decided to give it a…

The Maze Runner

Dallas’ Pick: The Maze Runner by James Dashner By now I feel like most people have read this book series or watched the movies, me being me, I have not done either until recently. For starters I thought the book progressed slowly and it was not too exciting until about halfway through. It did speed…

Wonder

Dallas’ Pick: Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Juvenile Fiction) With all the hype of the new movie coming out I decided to see what made Wonder so interesting to the school age group. This is another book that I had no idea what it was even about but I picked it up for its popularity. I…

The Good Daughter

Dallas’ Pick: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter The more adult thrillers I read the more hooked I become. I picked up the Good Daughter because I needed an audiobook to listen too while I was working on a few projects. It just happened to be on the shelf and I had no clue what…

Project Semicolon

Dallas’ Pick: Project Semicolon by Amy Bleul The Semicolon project started in 2013 to help people battling with mental illness. The Semicolon represents that it may be bad right now but does not mean this has to be the end just like in grammar, a semicolon means the thought is not over.  Over the years…

The Identicals

Dallas’ Pick: The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand I started 2018 wanting to read more of a variety of books since I mostly stick to YA and Children’s. I picked this book up in playaway form because it looked interesting and reminded me of the parent trap movie. This book was nothing like the Parent Trap,…

Taking the Titanic

Dallas’ Pick: Taking the Titanic by James Patterson This was the first adult book that I read. I checked out one of our kindles and of course we have to have James Patterson on there.  Now this is not part of a series in fact it is a bookshot, which took me all of about…

If I Stay

Dallas’ Pick: If I Stay by Gayle Forman Oh goodness where to begin. First off within the first five minutes of reading you are going to want to put the book down, cry, and go hug your parents. If I stay is about a girl named Mia who is in a terrible car wreck involving…

I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters

Dallas’ Pick: I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis I have read a few different I Survived books, which I do truly enjoy and recommend to most children that come in and say they enjoy historical events. I myself love history so no matter if it is Fiction or non-fiction I have…

The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas

Dallas’ Pick: The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by John Boyne One of the most interesting times to me is World War II and the holocaust. I originally watched this movie a few years ago on Netflix and it was really well done. I was a little skeptical to read the book because I did…