Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace
More All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Babe: The Gallant Pig by dick King-Smith
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Little Britches by Ralph Moody
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (Free on Kindle)
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Magic for Marigold by L.M. Montgomery
Books Not On My List
I always read a few books that are not on my list, books that inspire me, and I just want to pick up and read. I read 16 of these books. I was surprised to see how many of these books I was able to tackle this year.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth Motherhood Realized by Power of Mom Lessons From Madame Chic by Jennifer Scott The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith Allegiant by Veronica Roth Searching for Pemberly by Mary Lydon Simonsen The Dirty Life: Memoir of Farming by Kristin Kimball Delancey: A Man, A Woman, and a Restaurant by Molly Wizenberg Finding It by Valerie Bertinelli Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker Austenland by Shannon Hale The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Code Name Verity by Lisa Wein The Halloween Party by Agatha Christie Longbourn by Jo Baker The Light Between Oceans by L. M. Stedman
Such a great year for reading. I listened to some of these books on CD, in the car, while I was cleaning or cooking, or while I was making, stitching, and creating. I kept stacks of books by my bed and tucked them in corners around the house. I kept one or two in the car and took them with me on errands or on trips. When I would take a break during the day, it was almost always with a book. I would skip TV or movie watching to head to bed as soon as my kids were tucked in, to get some reading in. Reading became habitual in all those little moments throughout the day. A few months before the year ended I started making my 2015 book list. The more you read, the more you want to read, and the more books you find. I’ll be sharing my 2015 book list tomorrow.
You can find my Book Reports that gives a short review of each of the books above here.
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