Throwback Thursday (July 19) – The Chronicles of Narnia

Welcome to Throwback Thursday, a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books!

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:
1. Pick any book released more than 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children’s; doesn’t matter. Any great book will do.
2. 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.
3. Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
4. 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!

My Throwback for today is…

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

I first read these stories as an elementary schooler, and still enjoy them to this day as an adult. (Oh, and for the record, I read them in the original published order, which is the order I think they’re meant to be read in — not the chronological order). I love the magical fantasy world of Narnia, the intriguing characters, the strong storytelling. I love the imagination and sense of wonder the stories convey. Yes, they are written as Christian allegory, and I personally love that aspect of the story, but they also can stand on their own as just a beautiful and wondrous children’s fantasy series.

I love these books as a way to introduce children to the world of fantasy and magic. We’ve introduced our girls to the first two, which they loved. I’m looking forward to being able to go through the entire series with them.

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