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Yearly Book Review #8

Past review posts: Year 1 (lost) |  Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 6 | Year 7 |

2015reads1. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus book #5) by Rick Riordan – 2.5 stars
2. The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer book #2) by Michelle Hodkin – 4 stars
3. The Naked Gospel: The Truth You May Never Hear in Church by Andrew Farley – 3 stars
4.  Sarah (Ellie’s People book #8) by Mary Christner Borntrager – 3 stars
5. Dreams of Joy (Shanghai Girls book #2) by Lisa See – 3.5 stars
6. Against the Death Penalty: Christian and Secular Arguments Against Capital Punishment by Gardner C. Hanks – 3 stars
7. The Journey (Guardians of Ga’Hoole book #2) by Kathryn Lasky – 3 stars
8. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – 4 stars
9. Mandy (Ellie’s People book #9) by Mary Christner Borntrager – 3.5 stars
10. Awaiting the Dawn by Dorcas Hoover – 3.25 stars
11. Against the Wind: Finishing Well in a World of Compromise by K.P. Yohannan – 3 stars
12. My Amish Childhood: A True Story of Faith, Family, and the Simple Life by Jerry S. Eicher – 2 stars
13. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – 3.5 stars
14. Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa by Melanie Dobson – 3.75 stars
15. Not Lost Forever: My Story of Survival by Carmina Salcido & Steve Jackson – 4 stars
16. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate – 3.5 stars
17. The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer book #3) by Michelle Hodkin- 2 stars
18. Ireland (Notes From a Spinning Planet book #1) by Melody Carlson – 3 stars
19. The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy book #2) by Jennifer A. Nielsen – 3.5 stars
20. Uglies (Uglies book #1) by Scott Westerfeld – 3.75 stars
21. Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Wartime Sarajevo by Zlata Filipovic – 3 stars
22. Vultures and Butterflies: Living the Contradictions by Susan Classen – 3 stars
23. The Rescue (Guardians of Ga’Hoole book #3) by Kathryn Lasky – 3.25 stars
24. Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World by Shirley Hershey Showalter – 3 stars
25. Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet book #1) by Orson Scott Card – 3.25 stars
26. Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games by Lopez Lomong – 5 stars!!!!
27. The Story Girl (The Story Girl book #1) by L.M. Montgomery – 3 stars
28. The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy book #3) by Jennifer A. Nielsen – 2.75 stars
29. Fire By Night (Refiner’s Fire book #2) by Lynn Austin – 3.5 stars
30. Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy book #1) by Pierce Brown – 3 stars
31. Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart for Justice by Susie Larson – 3 stars
32. Lords of the Earth by Don Richardson – 4 stars
33. The Rules of Regret by Megan Squires – 4 stars
34. Love on a Dime (Ladies of Summerhill book #1) by Cara Lynn James – 3.25 stars
35. The Power of Blessing Your Children by Ruth Mary Swope – 3 stars
36. Deliver Me from Evil (Freedom book #1) by Kathi Macais – 3 stars
37. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – 5 stars!!!!
38. Love Finds You in Martha’s Vineyard, MA by Melody Carlson – 2 stars
39. Annie (Ellie’s People book #10) by Mary Christner Borntrager – 4 stars
40. The Jungle Books (The Jungle Book books #1 and #2) by Rudyard Kipling – 2 stars
41. Nightmare Along the River Nile by S.E. Nelson – 2 stars
42. Pretties (Uglies book #2) by Scott Westerfield – 3 stars
43. Love on Assignment (Ladies of Summerhill book #2) by Cara Lynn James – 3 stars
44. A Kiss A Day: A Jewish Roots Devotional Commentary by Jamie Lash – 3 stars
45. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles book #1) by Marissa Meyer – 4 stars
46. SOS: Save Our Sisters; An Action Guide for Helping Girls at Risk Worldwide by Deborah Meroff – 3 stars
47. Iraq: A Journey of Hope and Peace by Peggy Gish – 3 stars
48. By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer – 3.5 stars
49. Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children by Faith J.H. McDonnell and Grace Akallo – 3.5 stars
50. Love Finds You in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by Annalisa Daughety – 2 stars
51. Praying For Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most by Brooke McGlothlin – 2.25 stars
52. Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim – 3 stars
53. A Change of Allegiance by Dean Taylor – 3 stars
54. Specials (Uglies book #3) by Scott Westerfeld – 1.25 stars
55. Winters Awakening (Seasons of Sugarcreek book #1) by Shelley Shepherd Gray – 3.75 stars
56. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut – 1 star
57. Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks book #1) by Miranda Kenneally – 2 stars
58. The Poor Will Be Glad: Joining the Revolution to Lift the World Out of Poverty by Peter Greer and Phil Smith – 2 stars
59. Extras (Uglies book #4) by Scott Westerfeld – 3 stars
60. A Light to My Path (Refiner’s Fire book #3) by Lynn Austin – 4 stars
61. Dirty Girls Come Clean by Crystal Renaud – 3.5 stars
62. Slave Girls by Wensley Clarkson – 3 stars
63.  Love Finds You in Sundance, Wyoming by Miralee Ferrel- 2.25 stars
64. The Siege (Guardians of Ga’Hoole book #4) by Kathryn Lasky –  3 stars
65. Lady in the Mist (Midwives book #1) by Laurie Alice Eakes – 3.25 stars
66. Letters From a Soviet Prison Camp by Mikhail Khorev – 4 stars
67. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – 4 stars
68. Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds by Saloma Miller Furlong & David Furlong – 3.5 stars
69. Daughter of the Ganges: A Memoir by Asha Miro’ – 3 stars
70. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – 4 stars
71. Touching Heaven: Real Stories of Children, Life, and Eternity by Leanne Hadley – 3.75 stars
72. The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen – 4 stars
73. Peony in Love by Lisa See – 3.5 stars


Audio Books (I listen to them while I quilt)

2015listens1. Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola – 3 stars
2. The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson – 3 stars
3. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai – 4 stars
4. The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns book #1) by Rae Carson – 3 stars
5. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup – 4 stars
6. Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things by Ken Wytsma – 3 stars
7. Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave by Shyima Hall – 3 stars
8. The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns book #2) by Rae Carson – 3 stars
9. Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent books #0.1-0.4) by Veronica Roth – 2 stars
10. 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker – 3.5 stars
11. Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things by Sara Hagerty – 3 stars
12. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen – 3 stars
13. Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry & Into the Arms of the Savior by Annie Lobert – 4 stars

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