Saturday, September 10, 2016

The “Book Religion” Book Haul

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off all the books I’ve gotten recently.

I traded some of my old used books for new used books. All of them have something to do with religion. Let me know if you’ve read any of these.

The Last Summer of Reason – Tahar Djaout

The Last Summer of Reason, found among assassinated Algerian writer Tahar Djaout's papers after his death, tells the elegant, haunting story of a bookseller's fight against radical fundamentalism. This brief, intense novel is a powerful and timely indictment of terror and closed-mindedness throughout the world, and a fitting final statement from this acclaimed writer and tireless fighter for democracy.

Does My Head Look Big In This? – Randa Abdel-Fattah

Sixteen-year-old Amal makes the decision to start wearing the hijab full-time and everyone has a reaction. Her parents, her teachers, her friends, people on the street. But she stands by her decision to embrace her faith and all that it is, even if it does make her a little different from everyone else. 
Can she handle the taunts of "towel head," the prejudice of her classmates, and still attract the cutest boy in school?

Leaving Fishers – Margaret Peterson Haddix

Dorry Stevens, new to town, is unbearably lonely until she is befriended by Angela and her friends, members of a religious group called Fishers of Men. Dorry begins attending Fishers activities with them, and is baptized. She is expected to obey unquestioningly and to recruit. Dorry grows troubled as to whether the Fishers speak for God or themselves. When she eventually breaks with them, she is cut off cold, and fears that she will be damned. Through help, she begins to think for herself and tries to build new relationships with God and other people.


  1. Does My Head Look Big In This? sounds interesting. Hippie you enjoy them all!

  2. A themed haul! Now that's definitely an awesome idea :). I need to check my credit card's credit now ;)

  3. I haven't heard of any of these. I will be looking forward to your reviews. I wish that my city still had a used book store. I miss the days of trading books.

  4. I'm not familiar with your books this week. Hope you enjoy them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. I haven't read any of these but I am really interested in The Last Summer of Reason! Religion is such a fascinating topic to study. I hope you enjoy all of these!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

  6. "Does My Head Look Big In This" sounds really interesting. I know I'll learn a lot from reading it. So it's definitely on my TBR.

  7. That is SO cool! I like how you have a themed book haul this week! I've actually not heard of any of them, but they look great, a very mixed set here. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  8. I keep meaning to read Does My Head Look Big In This, and MP Haddix is usually quite readable. Both very different from the first book, which looks really intense.

  9. I remember reading Does My Head Look Big In This years ago and really enjoying it. It was definitely nice to get such a fresh perspective, as I think that a lot of different religions (basically any that aren't Christianity) are really underrepresented in literature, especially YA. I hope you enjoy these! :)