Books I Read in 2019
I have been tracking my reading for the past 4 years with Goodreads. For the previous 3 years my average was about 10 books a month with around 120 books total for the year. I didn't set a specific goal to read more this past year, but it turns out I read over 200 books in 2019.
My Christmas Reading List
It’s uncharacteristic of me, but I’ve actually started my “Christmas reading season” a little earlier than usual this year... For your Yuletide reading pleasure here are some titles I’ve recently read or intend to read before Christmas this year.
10 Cozy Reads for November
Curling up under a fluffy blanket with a hot beverage and a good book is one of my favorite ways to combat the doldrums that tend to set in during this darkest time of the year. Remembering to be thankful and counting my blessings are also definite mood lifters. Maybe that’s why Thanksgiving comes along in November just before the…
Little House Expanded Reading List
As a lifelong fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder I’ve been drawn to any biographies, spin-offs, or other books inspired by the Little House series. Some I’ve collected as I’ve had the opportunity. Others I’ve read from the library.
A Book List for Little Princesses
A friend recently asked me for book recommendations for her little girl who is into anything to do with princesses. I love compiling book lists, particularly by request, and this topic was a fun challenge for me. My friend’s little girl is 5, so my recommendations are for girls between the ages of 4 and 12.
Grace Livingston Hill
One author that holds nostalgic memories for me is Grace Livingston Hill. She lived from 1865-1947 so, no, I was not reading her novels when they were first released. They were actually already very vintage by the time I was reading them in the 1980s. Grace Livingston Hill wrote over 100 novels and our public library had many of them…
Kindle Unlimited Reading List
Do you know about the Kindle Unlimited program where you can "borrow" an unlimited number of books from Amazon to read on your Kindle? ...I wasn't sure how many titles I was actually interested in reading would be available that way. So I started an ongoing list of books on my "to be read" list that are available on Kindle…
10 Favorite Book Series for Girls
I learned to read independently when I was 7 years old and I’ve pretty much had my nose in a book ever since. This week when a friend asked for some series book recommendations for girls ages 8 and 10, my mind went back to my family’s weekly library visits in the 1970s. I can’t remember if our public library…
24+ Free Christmas Books for Your Kindle
It’s that time of year when I open the “Christmas Books” folder on my Kindle to select a few festive stories to read throughout the holiday season. And of course, I always end up adding a few as well. Here are some Christmas titles that are currently available for FREE! I haven’t read them all, but thought I’d give them…
10 Favorite Picture Book Series
I absolutely love to read aloud and always have. It’s so much fun to share a favorite picture book with a child. If there’s a little kid around and we have time, I’m likely to grab a book and say, “Wanna hear a story?” I’m always a little hesitant to choose favorites–of anything–because I’m afraid once I’ve declared my favorite…