Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Current Kindle Deals Wednesday vol. 7 ~ Novels ed.

NOVELS!!!! :0)

As many of you know, I love to read, I love Amazon, and I love the Kindle app (and my Kindle Paperwhite!). I also have reading kids, I'm an avid and prolific reader, myself. Thus, it seemed only natural that I would use those passions to help others. And so, I'm excited to announce that every Wednesday, for the foreseeable future, I will share with you a list of 9 handpicked, carefully procured great books, good books worth reading, and everything in between, here.  I will share Kindle deals, as well as a few good deals in the beautiful hard-bound book variety (meaning, those books that you just can't live without, and you would rather not read on a Kindle).  What they have in common is that they are all readily available to you via Amazon. Welcome to vol. 7!!!

I love me a good Catholic novel.  In this list, I will tell you what I have read, if you should buy it, and why.  I hope your Kindle thanks me later!! ;)

Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

Yes, I finally read this entire trilogy about two years ago.  Oh, my soul was so happy with the beautiful, shimmering, mysterious, life-changing novel. This comes to you highly, highly recommended! Worth having on your shelf!

The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton .99 on Kindle

I read this book in High School, and have not had a chance to reread it since. However, I remember absolutely loving it, dear. He is charming, witty, and this is a purely fascinating plot, to boot.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien free with Kindle Unlimited ;)

Ok- I know! This is terrible, I've only ever seen the movies. Which were great! But I hear the novels are *much* better! #needtoremedythatsomedaysoon

The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos

This has been on my to-read list for forever. Le sigh. Stephen has read it, and it comes to you highly recommended by him!!!

from the publisher:
In this classic Catholic novel, Bernanos movingly recounts the life of a young French country priest who grows to understand his provincial parish while learning spiritual humility himself. Awarded the Grand Prix for Literature by the Academie Francaise, The Diary of a Country Priest was adapted into an acclaimed film by Robert Bresson.

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Mwah! I love, love this book! Highly recommend the miniseries, something Stephen and I watched together and both loved. Stephen has read this book, so ask him about it sometime! ;)

In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden

Love this book!  The ending is sort-of a toss-up, though. I have heard it described as dissatisfying, and I would go so far to say it rips your heart from your chest in a not-so-subtle way.

from the publisher:
This extraordinarily sensitive and insightful portrait of religious life centers on Philippa Talbot, a highly successful professional woman who leaves her life among the London elite to join a cloistered Benedictine community. In this gripping narrative of the crises surrounding the ancient Brede abbey, Rumer Godden penetrates to the mysterious, inner heart of a religious community—a place of complexity and conflict, as well as joy and love. 

Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor

This is the quirkiest thing O'Connor ever wrote. I did a paper on this book in college, I think (it may have been High School, I actually can't remember). I did read it cover-to-cover, but I did not find it *nearly* as accessible as her short stories. If you haven't read it, it would be worth reading. But if you are just trying out some O'Connor for the first time, start with her short stories, definitely.

from the publisher:
This tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdom gives us one of the most riveting characters in American fiction.

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

I have not read it, but it comes to you highly recommended by my older brother Evan.
from the publisher:
In a poor, remote section of Southern Mexico, the paramilitary group, the Red Shirts have taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest is on the run. Too human for heroism, too humble for martyrdom, the nameless little worldly “whiskey priest” is nevertheless impelled toward his squalid Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by the efforts of his pursuers.

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather 2.99 on Kindle

Again, a book I have not read. My friend Heather Wood wrote a post for Carrots for Michaelmas on Willa Cather. Makes me wish I could get into Catheter.  So fun that Heather got to do that guest post!! :) ;)

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