Five Fall Favorites – Top 5 of 2022

It’s the final day of FFF and for my Top 5, I actually have THREE nonfiction in here, haha. I might’ve had more good nonfiction reads than fiction reads this year. Idk.

Man, I love books where everyone is connected.

Edit: Originally, I gave it 5 stars, but looking back, I think it’s more of a 4 star for me. It’s really good and I didn’t want to stop reading. It also may have inspired me to make one of my stories a time-slip novel instead of peppering it with flashbacks every few chapters.

The characters felt alive and real, the romance sweet, and can I punch the jerkface?

Anyway…it’s a good book.

I’ll post a full review after it releases but for now I will say two things:



That is all.

I’m going to say the same thing I did after beta-reading: ALICE. CHARACTER DEVELOPEMENT.

Alice is one of those characters that you want to read about yet are constantly frustrated with because she’s just so…ALICE.

Peter, Peter, Peter…so like Alice yet so unlike her.

Also Nettie is still my favorite character and to see her finally TELL Alice…zips lips

ANYWAY. This is definitely one of the more mature A&I books, probably the most mature. As a general rec, I’d say it’s best for ages 15 and up, but would also warn all readers regardless of age and would recommend evaluating one’s maturity level as well because there is a suicide attempt. Alice throws herself off a bridge in an unsuccessful attempt and nothing is graphically described – and it’s clearly not condoned either.

All in all, I can’t wait for the next book.

(Technically I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review but ended up finishing on Kindle)

Awww, this is so sweet! I didn’t expect to read it as fast as I did, given I’ve been stuck in Pride & Prejudice for the past four years, haha. And it takes place during fall and winter, so it’s the perfect read for those two seasons!

“To the living of all subsequent generations, including this one, Gettysburg left an unending responsibility. A nation built on the idea that all men-all men-are of equal worth and equal rights summons every one of its citizens to a life-long commitment to put that idea into practical effect.

Gettysburg, then, was the price we pair for our service under that great concept. It was one stop in a long progression not and end, but a beginning-a pledge written in blood that freedom should be reborn in every generation.”

* * * *

If you want a condensed account of Gettysburg to read about that’s still informative, read this one. For example, I had no idea that the third day was full of smoke to the point where hardly anyone could see anyone and some ended up shooting their own comrades!

Pretty good book on the KJV Bible. Yes, the KJO-Only position is talked about. Regardless of where you fall on that hill (which I personally don’t believe should be a hill in the first place but that’s neither here nor there), you should read this.

retrospect: I still think this is a good book for all Christians to read, regardless of their position on KJV-onlyism. Also, I recommend reading it along Joshua Barzon’s The Forgotten Preface and Mark Swarbrick’s King James Onlyism: Is the KJV the Best Bible Version?

*Just to clarify, I’m not against the KJV. I have a KJV – alongside a CEV, NIV, and ESV. There’s also a multitude of different translations in my house: 1599 Geneva, KJV, NKJV, NASB, NIV, ESV, and also a JPS Tanakh.

Well, those are my Top 5 for this year!

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