I only have three favorites this month because the books I've read have been "meh!" mostly. So, first is, the Harry Potter series. Obviously. But specifically, the last book! :) I can't wait for the movie!
Mitch Albom is such a lucky man to have a chance to meet all the people he writes about. Such as Coach from Tuesdays with Morrie, also Reb from Have a Little Faith.
The two books I mentioned are similar to each other. Both brings us on a journey through the last days (or years) that these people have. I daresay that I like the latter one a little bit better. But it is while reading the first one that I shed some tears.
Have a Little Faith focuses on religion. Accepting people who belongs to one different from your own. It is not as dragging as Tuesdays with Morrie but the latter delivers more of a punch at the ending.
However I enjoyed this one more because it's a delightful read. You are being taught about faith. Things that were never taught within the confines of the classroom.
Another part of this book that got to me were anecdotes from the life of Henry. It shows that though he was into drugs and stealing and stuff like that, he can still repent and live a life of God and even become a pastor.
There are things I learned from this book.
One, is that God doesn't judge us against the person beside us but rather, God judges us against ourselves.
Two, when you see faith walking towards you, never turn your back and walk away. You may find that that's the best decision you've ever made.
Lastly, I'll quote from the book.
"Look, Lord, I've done X amount of good stuff on earth. I have tried to follow your teachings and to pass them on. I have loved my family. I've been part of a community. And I have been, I think, fairly good to all people. So, heavenly Father, for all this, where is my reward?"
"Reward? What reward? That's what you were supposed to do."
As I haven't watched the second part of the movie version of this book, I cannot compare this to the movie as I did with the previous Harry Potter book. So, I will just enumerate ten things I liked about this book.
The changes that happened to Kreacher and Dudley
The revelation of the story of the "Prince"
The names of Harry's children.
The recruits that came during the second war. (especially the house elves)
The change that happened to Neville
That Teddy Lupin turned out to be fine despite his loss (I assumed, according to the epilogue)
Draco and Harry's relationship became civil
Mrs. Weasley's reaction to Bellatrix's attack on Ginny
The centaurs finally intervened
Kreacher's reaction when Harry handed him the locket.
It's official, my favorite character? Kreacher.
J.K. Rowling can write no wrong.
Did I say I almost cried when I read that the house elves came charging in led by Kreacher? He shouted something about helping his master, "Defender of House Elves" and upholding the name of Regulus. I, legit, cried.