Revel in all the bookish things…
My book reviews for January 2024 include a heap of wonderful children’s fiction, plus a fantasy that’s pure fun.
Here’s exactly how I find triggers and content warnings for books so that I’m not caught off guard by story elements that I’d rather avoid. Like clowns.
My book reviews for December include a massive classic, a regency romance, and a newly published YA fairy tale.
My book reviews for November include some great YA fiction and some tiny books that pack a punch.
Snuggle up by the fire with one of these 35 winter books for moms. There’s nothing better than burrowing into a blanket by the fire and turning pages while the snow falls outside.
Come and check out my book reviews for October 2023. I’ve got throwback kids’ fiction, a landmark fantasy, and some solid women’s fiction.
What are the pros and cons of reading Christian fiction? Here, I list five things I love about Christian fiction and five things that I find disappointing.
My book reviews for September 2023 include a super-short planning how-to for busy moms, plus some good fiction and children’s books.
Check out my book reviews for August 2023. This month was dominated by stellar middle-grade books and disappointing adult novels.
Is it okay to read explicit books that contain an overabundance of sex, violence, and cussing? How much is too much?
Autumn is the perfect time to cozy up with a book. Here are my favorite fall books for moms who are looking for a seasonal read to recharge their batteries.
The ultimate booklist to bounce back from mommy burnout. Whether you need a pep talk or some strategies to try, these 25 encouraging books for Christian homeschool moms have your back.
My book reviews for July 2023 include a gracelaced devotional, a stellar new middle-grade, a true crime story, and one of the oldest stories known to man.
My book reviews for June 2023 include two brand-new romances, a book on the parables of Jesus, and my first WW2 historical fiction in a LONG time.
Need a book to hand your teen this summer? These summer reading book lists for high schoolers are loaded with great books that won’t leave them feeling depressed or stressed. Here comes the sun!
These 19 summer reading book lists for middle school will have your 7th and 8th graders escaping into a world of words that will capture their imagination and (just maybe) turn them into lifelong bookworms!
These 23 summer reading book lists for upper elementary kids will keep your 9- to 12-year-olds stocked with awesome literary adventures that’ll last all summer long. Perfect for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
Not crazy about your library’s summer reading challenge? Here’s how I created a custom summer reading challenge for my kids. It’s simple and fun. What more can you ask?
My book reviews for May 2023 include a backlist title by an author I love, a DNF of a mega-popular novel, and some great kids books (as always).
Dive into these 21 summer reading book lists for early elementary kids that will help your emerging reader fall in love with books over summer break!
This collection of summer reading book lists for mom will explode your TBR with beach reads. Here’s to easy, entertaining summer reading!
Looking for a FUN summer reading challenge to do with your family? One that isn’t too blah or bonkers? Well, do I have something for YOU!
Can you use ChatGPT for book recommendations? Yes—if you know how to ask the right way. I’ll show you how to prompt ChatGPT to find awesome bookish goodness.
Here are my book reviews for April 2023. My reading revolved around Shakespeare’s birthday and Middle Grade March. Come see what’s new!
Here’s my master list of book reviews. Yep, every book I’ve reviewed on the site so that you can find what you’re looking for in a flash.
Here are 5 free printable reading trackers that are perfect for adult book lovers! The bundle includes soft colors as well as black and white versions.
My book reviews for March 2023 include a few ADORABLE romcoms, an emotional novel that brought me to tears, and lots of fun middle-grade series.
Finally check this classic novel off your bucket list (even if you don’t do classics). Choose from three Pride and Prejudice reading schedules to finish in 1, 2, or 4 weeks.
Say goodbye to that reading slump! Here are the best page turner books that’ll have you reading past your bedtime, according to 12 readers and authors.
Here are my book reviews for February 2023. I’m in the middle of a doorstopper classic. I read YA fantasy, a modern romance, and a bunch of kids books.
Here’s what I read in January 2023. One stellar memoir. A nostalgic new middle-grade novel. Loads of children’s books.
Read the short story Papa Panov’s Special Christmas, written by Ruben Salliens and translated by Leo Tolstoy. Or listen to me narrate the story to you on audio.
Here’s how to take a snapshot of your Year in Books. I’ll show you mine for 2022, and you can use it as a template to map your best-loved reads of the year.
Here are my book reviews for winter 2022. Lots of five-star books this month, including two atmospheric literary novels and (probably) the best motherhood book I’ve ever read.
Join us for a festive holiday read-along of “Christmas at Red Butte,” a charming short story by L. M. Montgomery. Great for homeschool literature and book club-style discussions.
Want to find just the right gift for the kindred spirit in your life? These Anne of Green Gables gifts are perfect for fans of the beloved novels.
Find the perfect Jane Austen gifts for every type of fan. Regency romantic? Witty ironic? This Austentatious gift guide has you covered.
Here are my book reviews for September 2022. This month, I’m sharing a celeb book club pick that I actually enjoyed, plus the audiobook to rule them all.
My 5-star book reviews for August 2022 include the latest Amor Towles and Andy Weir, plus several children’s award-winners.
My book reviews for July 2022 include a Regency romance, deep Christian nonfiction, and two major DNFs.
Book reviews for June 2022 are in! One divine classic, plus several cozy romances, and some literary novels that gave me mixed feelings.
Jane Austen is in a class by herself. But, if you’ve devoured all her novels and want more, here are seven authors similar to Jane Austen that die-hard fans will love.
Huzzah for mysteries! They’re even better in the hands of a talented narrator. This list of best mystery audiobooks has a bit of everything, from classics to cozy plots to gritty thrills.
What are the best books for the nursery? I’ve got you covered with my family’s most loved, most requested picture books that will stand the test of time (and a thousand rereads).
Here are my book reviews for May 2022, including two great nonfiction titles, a slow-burn romance and a totally unexpected children’s classic.
My book reviews for April 2022. Lots of great fiction, children’s stories, and one motherhood book.
Here’s my go-to list of books to read in spring, when you’re craving something bright, warm and active.
I read to relax and destress, and I bet you do, too. But WHY is reading so relaxing? Here’s why books are your fast track to R&R.
Losing yourself in a book is more than just enjoying a bit of entertainment. It’s sanctifying to your soul. Here’s why.
My book reviews for March 2022. I read middle-grade, historical romance, and mommy encouragement.
Audiobooks and yarn go together like rama lama ding dong. Here are my favorite EASY patterns to knit and crochet while listening to audiobooks.
Need a free, printable reading tracker template? Here’s a bundle that you can download and use right now for free. Includes color and B&W.
There is a Charlotte Mason podcast to support you in every stage of your homeschool journey. Here are a few of my faves!
When life gets crazy, there’s nothing like a book to sweep you away. Here are the best books to get lost in.
Grab your favorite pen! Here are my best reading journal prompts for adults, kids, and even book clubs.
Here’s the ultimate list of period dramas based on beautiful novels. They’ll inspire you to devour more books—especially those rich, romantic classics you’ve been meaning to read.
Is being a reader that important in the big scheme of things? Actually, YES, it is. Discover why the world needs readers now more than ever.
Audiobooks are pricey. But you can listen to an audiobook for free—right now AND on the up-n-up. Here’s how.
What do fans of the classic, Christian romance novel think of the movie? Here’s my Redeeming Love movie and book review.
Here’s the best way to listen to an audiobook—so that you actually enjoy the experience. Discover why so many people LOVE books on audio.
Been a while since your last page-turner? Here are the best books to get back into reading after a long literary lull.
Is this book any good? It seems like it should be an easy question to answer. Here’s a simple way to figure it out for yourself.
Is reading books good for you? Or is it a time-waster that detracts from your spiritual walk?
Why do you feel so guilty for taking time to read books? Let’s release the guilt and embrace the gift.
“I used to love reading, but somewhere along the way, I stopped. I want to read more like I used to, but I don’t even know where to start. Help me rekindle the spark!”
You’ve been a reader for as long as you can remember. Now think back. Way, way back. When did it start for you? Can you remember a specific book that lit the first flame?