Sunday, March 3, 2013

Book List Update: February

Where in the world did February go?

Okay, I know that it's a short month, but seriously, that was way too fast for me.

I didn't meet my goal this month for my book list. Between Paigey's birthday prep and celebrations and sick kids, I barely had time to sit, let alone read.

Here's what I read in February:

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - I liked this book; I don't think it's one of my favorites, but I can see myself reading it again in a couple years. I loved the character development and growth, especially in Mary. It really made me want winter to be over so I can go out and work in my gardens, though!!!

The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber - Debbie is one of my favorite authors, and this book started off a new series, but is set in a town with characters from one of her series that she just finished a year or so ago. Even though this series is based on new characters, it felt like coming home when familiar characters popped in to the story. Loved this book, and can't wait for the next one to get to the library!

The Survivor, Families of Honor Book #3 by Shelley Shepard Gray - Shelley is a somewhat new author that I discovered, and she's quickly becoming one of my favorites. I haven't read book one or two in the series, so I'm going to have to find them. Although I read out of order, it wasn't too hard to figure out what was going on. This one is definitely a keeper (thanks, Mom!).

Unashamed by Francine Rivers - This book was recommended to me my my mother-in-law. It is part of a five book series, all based on women in the Bible, that according to the cover, "changed eternity." This one was about Rahab, and although it's historical fiction, it helps paint a picture of what may have happened during the time when the wall around Jericho fell. It was very inspirational, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - Oh man oh man. This book took me three weeks to read. It was so random and nonsensical, and I can't decide if I liked it or not. There were definitely times where I wanted to throw the book across the room, yet others I was laughing hysterically. It was strange. Jury's still out on this one if I'm going to read the rest of the series or not.

This brings my current total up to 14 books read in 2013!

I am currently reading:
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkein
Unshaken by Francine Rivers

Have you read any good books lately?


  1. I read Cindy Woodsmall's "Christmas in Apple Ridge" trilogy (which came your way on Paige's birthday). Oh, my goodness! I have fallen in love with her writing! Will be reading her "Sisters of the Quilt" trilogy soon (Aunt Karen sent that one, too, but you already have the books).

    And you're welcome for the Shelley Shepard Gray book. :) I read that one, too, before passing it on to you. Getting hooked on the Amish fiction! ;-)

  2. Little House on the Prairie series! So Good.
    Also, The Moffats.

    They are both quick reads, you'd enjoy them.