Hey everyone! How are you all? ❤️
*WARNING* Lots of books, and talking of books ahead. If you hate books, I’m truly sorry, and it may be in your best interest to stop reading this post while you can. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. However, if you are in your right mind, and you love books… I hope you enjoy this post!!
Anyway. 😂 Yes, we have a fairly long post today, dedicated completely to books, and all the bookish things that have been happening in my life lately. XD
My friend Kate, from Once Upon an Ordinary, generously offered to send me some her books that I didn’t yet own. She sent me Kiera, Sincerely, Jem and The Night Archers. I love them all so much, and can’t wait to read them!!!
I’ve been wanting to read Kiera ever since it was first published, and Sincerely, Jem will be so much fun to read during Christmas season. I already had The Twin Arrows, so I was excited to get The Night Archers to match. They look so cute together!! 😍
Thank you so much, Kate!!!
(Note: That’s the old edition of Kiera, but Kate is working on a second edition, with a beautiful new cover. And it’s hardback!! Check it out here. )
Spring Books Recommendations
I love reading books that are associated with the season. It’s just such a great way to celebrate the time of year! I compiled this list of a few books that I think capture the idea of Spring, or I just associate with Spring. 🙂
The Secret Garden
What else is there to say, this book is about a garden. Very Spring-y! I’ve almost finished reading this one. 🙂 It’s such a cute story!
Any books by Jane Austen, or books that are set in the Regency Era
I’m really not sure why, but I strongly connect the regency era with Spring. That’s why I love reading Jane Austen during this time of year. My favorites are:
- Pride and Prejudice
- Sense and Sensibility
That’s all of them that I’ve yet read, but I’m planning on reading Mansfield Park very soon. 😀
Another more modernly written regency book I’m hoping to read soon is the Heart of Warwickshire Series by Chautona Havig, especially the first one. 🙂
Anne of Green Gables, Kilmeny of the Orchard, and pretty much everything else by L.M. Montgomery are also great for Spring!
Do you guys have any more Spring book recommendations for me? If so, I’d love to hear them in the comments!!
Spell the Month in Books
A- A Gown of Spanish Lace by Jannette Oke
I read this book last month, and… I cried…. 😭 ❤️
P – Presumption and Partiality by Rebekah Jones
This book is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice – but set in the 1930’s! And I love the cover. ❤
R – Roses for Mamma by Jannette Oke
I apologize for adding another Jannette Oke book… This may well be my favorite book by this author!
I – Iron Scouts of the Confederacy by Lee McGriffen
L – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
So, lately I’ve been keeping all my books in my cabinet, but 1) I hated that they were all closed up where I couldn’t look at them, haha! And 2) They eventually got way too full for my small cabinet and could no longer fit.
So for the past while I’ve been looking out for a better way to store them. I would like my own bookshelf, but they are crazy expensive, and we didn’t have the materials to build one. Probably a good thing, because otherwise I would have tried. 🤣 I finally decided to line them up along the piano, and I think that works really well! I’d still like a bookshelf someday, but this works perfectly for now. 😀
This isn’t all of my books, just the ones that look nice enough to display. Lol. 😂
If you guys are reading this, you have officially reached the end of this post, and you’re the best!! (And you probably either love to read, or if not, you’re a good friend of mine, hehe! Lol. XD)
Whatever the case, thanks so much for sticking around through the entire post, and comment below with what books you’re currently reading!
Rosy 🌸 📚