You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney
I just looked and realized I haven’t updated my reading list in over two years. My last one I wrote is here, if you want to see it. With a new year beginning and so many resolutions and goals being made for this coming year, I thought I would share a few of my favorite books with you.
The first 5 books are ones I have read and I’ve kept them. They’re wonderful reads and you can go back and read them again and again when you need to. Just click on each book so you can read more about it and it’s cost…
I know many people are talking and writing about simplifying their lives. I’ve had this book for almost 20 years. It’s full of great ideas and information.
This is the same concept as the first book, but contains a lot of additional information and ideas to help you simplify your life.
Richard Carlson died a few years ago, but his wonderful book lives on with so much to read and to find peace and comfort in your life. The one thing that I’ll never forget to ask myself, “Will this matter a year from now”?
For anyone not familiar with Anne Morrow Lindbergh, she was the wife of Charles Lindbergh and was an excellent writer. Her book will let you contemplate about your life and this world. I bought the hardcover and it’s on a special shelf in our secretary.
This book talks about four agreements that can lead you to a personal life of freedom. I’ve had this book for about 17 years. A few months ago, Mr. Cottage was going to buy this book because someone recommended it to him. He had no clue I had it on my special shelf in the secretary, where fortunately I was just able to hand it to him to read. Whew, saved a few dollars!
The next 7 books are highly recommended reading for you to just sit back and enjoy…
Great read about WWII in France and a blind girl and an orphaned boy.
I’m recommending this book, not only because it’s beautifully written, but because Auburn McCanta and I are Facebook friends on our personal pages. You’ll love her writing!
Nola Gals is about two girls living in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The author, Barbara J. Rebbeck and I graduated from high school together; so it’s only natural I need to recommend this great book for you to read.
I’m currently reading this now and I’m coming to the end of it. It’s a memoir written about hiding Jews in Holland during WWII and the consequence of being discovered doing so and being sent to a concentration camp. Powerfully written book about her faith.
An amazing story of orphaned children and friendship.
The Circle of Ceridwen is actually the first of four books written. I’ve been contacted by Octavia Randolph to see if I would be interested in reading and reviewing her fifth book in this series, just before it’s published. We’ll see if I really get to or not. I loved this entire series so much, I could go back and read it again. It’s all historical fiction and well written.
This is a multigenerational story that spans two continents and two World Wars.
And for those of you who enjoy watching a good movie, the following are highly recommended…
Mr. Cottage and I just watched this and really liked it. How can one person on a lonely planet make a story interesting? You’ll have to watch it and find out for yourself and just know that it’s great.
I know this has been around awhile, but I still run into people who haven’t seen it. It’s so good, like one of those movies you can watch over and over again and not get tired of it. It’s about bank robbers in Boston and other than that, you’ll have to watch it for yourself. Great movie!
This is based on a true story of a family who was in Thailand when the tsunami hit in 2004. I really enjoyed watching it.
Awesome movie! And it has Matthew McConaughey as the main star. What’s not to enjoy!
This is another one to watch over and over and never get tired of it. Full of laughs and we all know that laughing is good for us!
If you have little ones, they’ll enjoy watching The Good Dinosaur. It’s amazing how they produced all the great graphics in it.
I’d love to hear what books you’ve read that you would highly recommend and/or any great movies you’ve seen, excluding Star Wars. I’m hoping Mr. Cottage and I can see Star Wars in the next week or two. Just wanted the crowds to die down.
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