Good Reads (For Learning and Beyond)


As mentioned in “Reading-Why the Root…” I like to read. So I thought I would share some books (99% are probably unheard of) that should get you off to a wonderful start.

1). Lord of the Rings (and the Hobbit): If you have only watched the movies, do yourself a huge favor and find the books now. The depth of explanations, coupled with the fast paced adventure will leave you up until the wee hours of dawn.

2). The Mark of the Lion Trillogy: Difficult to come by (unless you actually buy the books), but wonderful fiction set in the Greco-Roman times. Touches on subjects like abortion, slavery, racism, and social divide, without sounding preachy! (Ok, so the second book gets a bit preachy at the end, but only a chapter or two). Bonus: it is historically accurate.

3).  The Emperor’s Edge: Steampunk mystery? Not my usual sort of reading. However, the author did a wonderful job of pulling in descriptive details and weaving a believable steam powered world together. Bonus: Even though you can buy the series, she has begun posting the individual books online (

4). Spiritual Networking: How could I forget my current favorite Romance novel? Nowadays it is very hard to find clean Romance that is meant for someone over the age of five; however, this author has indeed pulled it off. If you want to check it out for free, head over to (

5). The Singer, The Song, and The Finale: This series reads like a normal story, yet is written in poetic prose. Boring? Hardly. The author is Calvin Miller; however, you will only find it used. Good news? You can get the whole trilogy for under $20.

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