This month I am excited to be involved with a blogger book swap! This idea is similar to the Cara Box swap that I was involved in back in March, the only difference is that I am swapping books. And instead of getting a box from a different person I send it to, I get a book back from the same blogger. This really excites me because I get to know one person in better detail.
Along with the book swap, the hosts have come up with different link-up topics for us to write about. I missed the first one about our top 3 favorite books. Sorry. Maybe one day you will know what those books are. But for now, here are the 5 books I think every young woman should read.
- To Kill a Mockingbird: A clue into my top 3 favorite books. This would be on it. Centered on a poor little adventurous girl, this book is awesome. Haha. Every girl should read this at one point in time. If not for the reason that it is probably required reading in your school district, then because it touches on deep issues that are still current with today, while still using the imagination of a young girl. Powerful.
- The Help: I'm sure you have seen the movie if not already read the book. This gem uses different narrators to touch on racism, hatred, and inequality. Young girls can read through the eyes of both white and black ladies and see how they stood up for themselves and for humanity, never backing down from what is right.
- The Glass Castle: Poverty, hunger, hurt, & a dysfunctional family. This girl's life is messed up. But now she is an author telling her story. I love a good book that shows growth. Girls should read this and know that they can overcome anything, if not learn how to react and response in the situations in which they live.
- The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe: There is so much imagination and magic in this story. I love the fact that it is based around a little girl who is not afraid to go her own way and to stand up for herself. This girl has a powerful relationship with all who she comes in contact with, including the lion Aslan. And the fact the Aslan is an allusion to God, I'd say it is a pretty awesome connection.
- The Poisonwood Bible: This one is a different sort of book than the others, but still with a similar message. There are many narrators, all part of the same family. You can read and follow along as a family is torn apart, each member following what they think is right. I learned a lot about my own faith by reading and think others can learn a lot as well.
Hmm... It appears with the exception of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, my list of books has the overall theme of racism/hardship. Hmm.. A big theme in the real world too, so I guess it is fitting.
What would be on your list?