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- Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati FA
- Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher FA
- Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb F
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas F
- What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon F
- The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley F
- The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley F
- The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah MacKenzie NF
- The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay F
(F – Fiction, NF – Non-Fiction, A – Audiobook)
FAVORITE FICTION BOOK
The Printed Letter Bookshop I thoroughly enjoyed for it’s realism, the complexity of life and all the relationships we become a part of, willingly and unwillingly. You can read my full review on instagram.
Brubaker Bradley’s books were a different read entirely for me; they’re Historical Fiction, as well as written for middle grades. The author did not allow the fact that these books were written for middle grade detract from the story being told or it’s raw truth and emotion.
She embraced it whole-heartedly and through it created an absolutely astounding cast of characters. Opening the harsh realities of life to younger readers, without the desolation and loss of hope that can come from it.
FAVORITE Non-FICTION BOOK
Not many choices, but even if there were I would still endorse The Read-Aloud Family 100%! Reading is important to me, raising a family of readers is important to me, and while that isn’t completely under my control I can do my best to give my children the environment and resources they need to LOVE reading.
Mackenzie’s book does a fantastic job of not only giving you the books you need to light your children’s reading fire, but also the information as to HOW to do it and WHY it’s so important.
THE BOOK I DIDN’T LIKE
Last Christmas in Paris. I don’t know why. This should’ve been a book that I LOVED, but I didn’t. It was a collection of letters, which is fine, BUT I was more than halfway through the book before the author made me CARE about the characters.
Maybe if I had been in a different head-space I would’ve liked it better. The story overall was one that I loved, but the writing left me wanting.
What have you been reading?