Sunshine Reads: Short & Sweet Book Reviews

A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself.

Jane Austen

If you like to read, then you're in the right place! I've loved to read since I can remember.

My sister is the one who taught me. She would bring her little reading primers back from Kindergarten & sit down with me to teach me what she'd been learning. By the age of 4, she had me reading pretty well. By the time I started Kindergarten, I was reading so well, my teacher had me read the narrator part in our class Christmas play. (I was disappointed because I wanted to be an angel. But then my Mom showed me the pretty dress I'd get to wear & it made things a little better.)

Eventually, I was devouring American Girl books & Mandie books. My mom would read a novel to my sister & I sometimes before bed. The one that sticks out to me was Treasures in the Snow by Patricia St. John. We had a book shelf in our room that had plenty of classics like the Emily books by L.M. Montgomery. These are the books that filled my childhood.

Now, I'm still reading away - on my own & with my kids. We've enjoyed so many good ones together. And I try to fill our house with good books to keep them engaged & curious.

Well, in all my reading, I began to be forgetful. (Mom brain? Closer to 40 than 30?) So, I'm writing these book review posts every month to help me slow down & think over what I've been reading. I'm calling them "Sunshine Reads." Hopefully, they'll also be helpful for others to find some books that sound interesting to them!

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January Book Reviews

January Book Covers

February Book Reviews

February Book Covers

March Book Reviews

March Book Covers

April Book Reviews

April Book Covers

May Book Reviews

May Book Covers

June Book Reviews

June Book Covers

July Book Reviews

July Book Covers

August Book Reviews

September Book Reviews

October Book Reviews

November Book Reviews

December Book Reviews

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As you can see, I like to read lots of different stuff, but right now my interests are mostly in the parenting/homeschooling, Christian growth, & a little historical fiction tossed in for fun. Oh & I enjoy a good memoir every once in a while, too.

Cheering you on!


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