I’m Michelle, and I’m so glad you’re here.
The Book Devotions is for people who love to read books and want to make it a priority.
Here, we read for the sheer delight of it. In the process, we learn and grow.
Com’on, I’ll give you a tour…
Here’s a master list of all the books I’ve reviewed here. Have your TBR handy!
Treat your inbox to bookish bliss every week. I share fun freebies, resources, trivia, and newsy literature links.
Need help deciding what to read next? These themed booklists are surefire slump-busters
Snag printables, templates, and other literary goods for devoted readers and teachers.
The Essential Devotions
These short articles describe what The Book Devotions is all about. Consider this my manifesto.
Let’s lose ourselves in books!
Losing yourself in a book is more than just enjoying a bit of entertainment. It’s sanctifying to your soul. Here’s why.
Reading is not a guilty pleasure
Why do you feel so guilty for taking time to read books? Let’s release the guilt and embrace the gift.
Is reading books good for you?
Or is it a time-waster that detracts from your spiritual walk?
Why the world needs readers (like you)
Is being a reader that important in the big scheme of things? YES, it is. Discover why the world needs readers now more than ever.
Read to relax (here’s why it works)
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.
Here’s the latest on the blog.
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!