Several years ago (2004 to be exact)
I read a Memoir of Barbara Bush.
I'm sorry, I cannot remember the title and
she has written more than one.
In the memoir, she was constantly sharing books
that she had read. I realized that she
must be writing all these books down
in order to remember them.
I decided that I would do the same.
I started out writing the book titles and authors in
a paper journal. Then, a few years later,
I transferred the book to an electronic
format called GoodReads (which by the way, I love).
While unpacking from our move, I found
the paper journal, so over the past several nights
I have entered all the books into GoodReads.
Here is just a sampling of some of the books I listed in the journal.
If you would like to see my entire book list, check out the GoodReads site.
I LOVE TO READ!!!
I will make some random comments about some of the books
under the book cover.
All covers are courtesy of Titlewave Books.
PB = Picture Book
YA=Young Adult Book
C & YA
YA--This is a series that my niece,
Jenny turned me on to. Great!
YA Historical Fiction--one of my favorite
historical fiction authors
C--I like this one so much that it is
required reading in my UHCL
Children's Lit classes. The author also
wrote the Babysitter's Clubs books
PB--winner of Caldecott
This is a fantastic book--one of a kind.
YA--if you read this book, you will never forget it!
YA--fantastic author. I read everything
My niece Stacie, introduced me to
Nicolas Sparks years ago and his books always
make me cry, sometimes even sob.
I read everything John Grisham writes.
He hooks me from the first paragraph.
Baldacci is one of the authors
that Barbara Bush said she read everything
he writes. I now do the same.
YA-I read this book as a
teenager. Loved it then, love it now.
Very poignant book.
Sorry for the small picture.
Written by Greg Taylor, a
personal friend and a much loved
youth minister to my son when he
was a teenager.
My friend LaJuana turned me on
to Jan Karon books. Father
Tim is a wonderful character.
All of the young adults at our
church were reading this book,
and I kept hearing them talk about it.
It really made me think.
If everyone else loves it, I am usually
a skeptic. However, this is a
WONDERFUL book. I know
God better for reading this book.
This book is for Children's Lit enthusiasts. Especially
Picture Book enthusiasts.
Now, I have shared some of my favorite reads
What are some of your best loved books?