It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.
You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog, or if you don’t have a blog at all, just use the comments to tell us about a book you remember fondly.
Here’s how it works:
- Pick any book released more than 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children’s; doesn’t matter. Any book will do.
- Write up a short summary of the book (include the title, author, and cover art) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
- Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
- Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list!
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Thanks for participating, and we look forward to seeing which books you choose to remember!
Summary: Callie Hayes is living a life of fear and disillusionment when she volunteers for a psychology experiment that promises to turn her life around. As her orientation proceeds, Callie becomes frightened by the secrecy and evasion she encounters. When she demands to be released from the program, she is suddenly dropped into a terrifying alien world and into a perilous battle between good and evil. With limited resources and only a few cryptic words to guide her, Callie embarks on a life-changing journey. Will she decipher the plans the Benefactor has established for her escape, or will she succumb to the deception of the Arena?
This is what is known as Christian Sci-Fi. Yes, that genre really exists. Back when my faith was intact, I read this book many times. Then I loaned it to a friend and never got it back.
I’m pretty sure that I would still enjoy this book, even though my beliefs have changed. It’s not overtly Christian (it’s all allegorical), but the allegory is certainly not subtle. In this world, “God” is an alien named Elhanu. Yes, an alien (see? allegory).
If I ever get through my TBR list, I definitely want to read this one again.