I predict that once I’m home from camp, I will need book recommendations, and perhaps some new music as well. So, here is the spot where I can recommend things to you, and in turn, you may recommends things to me!
This post shall be updated as I come across more awesome things.
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Phantom Tollbooth is a children’s fantasy about a boy named Milo who believes life is dull until he is whisked off to a magical land.
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
The Mark of the Dragonfly is a middle grade steampunk fantasy about a girl named Piper who discovers a mysterious girl in the wreckage of a caravan who might be about to solve all of Piper’s money troubles.
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
The Wednesday Wars is a coming of age historical fiction about a boy named Holling who, among his other troubles, believes that his seventh grade teacher hates him.
for KING & COUNTRY
for KING & COUNTRY is a CCM band featuring American-Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone.
Songs to start with:
- “Fix My Eyes”
The Gray Havens
The Gray Havens is a folk pop duo featuring Dave and Licia Radford.
Some of the best:
- “Ghost of a King”
- “This My Soul”
- “Three Birds in Babylon”
They Might Be Giants
To put it mildly, They Might Be Giants is a chaotic band. I shall describe their genre as “nonsensical road trip music.”
Road trip favorites:
- “Birdhouse in Your Soul”
- “We Want a Rock”
- “Number Three”
You get to recommend things to me now! I noted some things below that I generally like, but feel free to throw books or music at me with wild abandon (metaphorically speaking, of course).
- I typically prefer stand-alone novels, unless the series is very special
- If nothing else, the book needs a good character arc
- I need to read more fantasy
- I do not like romance
- Bands with good harmonies (including acapella)
- Neat rhyme patterns
- Clever or silly songs