Our family is doing a ton of reading this month. We are unwrapping and reading one Christmas picture book a day. We are also trying out a new advent book this month, Jesse’s Tree. We are reading a short chapter from this book each day. I am posting each picture book we read on Instagram daily and you can follow me there. (Click here to follow.)
I’m in the midst of a few books right now. I have about 3 books going at any one time. But I did stumble upon this gem at the library last week. I’m getting awfully inspired to do some major decluttering.
(the Japanese art of decluterring and organizing) by Marie Kondo
Seeing as 2015 is almost done, I thought I’d do a round up of all the books I’ve read this year, mostly book club books, and declare my favorites. The * indicate book club picks.
The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst (Technically, I read this book in 2014; but I reread it in 2015.)
*Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
*Wonder by R.J. Palacio
*Serena by Ron Rash
*Still Alice by Lisa Genova
*The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower (It wasn’t until I compiled this list that I realized I hadn’t finished this one yet. I really enjoyed it, too. So, I need to finish this one.)
*Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Don’t Make Me Count To Three by Ginger Hubbard (Technically, I am almost done with this book.)
Your German Shepherd by Liz Palika
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith
*The Scarlet Pimpernell by Baroness Orczy
* The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
My favorite books that I read this year are……. The Nesting Place and Where’d You Go, Bernadette? The Runner Ups were Wonder and The Scarlet Pimpernell.
It’s been a great year reading some wonderful literature that brought me joy and made me think. I’m looking forward to another year of discovering some new and wonderful books.