I enjoy seeing what other people are reading so thought I would start my own reading list for 2020. I will comment on what I have read at the end of each month this year. Below is my list of books and magazines read for January 2020. I will also share with you a recommendation of which book was my favorite and why.
Books Read January 2020:
1. Noel Street-Richard Paul Evans
A struggling young mother of a biracial child helps a Vietnam Veteran overcome his emotional troubles after the war.
2. Everybody Has a Book Inside of Them-Ann Marie Sabth (Non-fiction)
The author coaches you through deciding what your book is and gives inspiration and advice to write it.
3. Midnight at The Blackbird Café-Heather Webber
A young woman inherits her grandmother’s café and learns about her family, herself, and the legend of the blackbirds.
4. The Oysterville Sewing Circle-Susan Wiggs
The main character takes in her friend’s two orphaned children. This book is only peripherally about sewing. The scope covers a much larger issue.
5. The Enlightenment of Bees-Rachel Linden
The main character breaks up with her boyfriend and travels to foreign lands as a volunteer, having many adventures along the way.
6. Aussie Rules-Jill Shalvis
Love and a mystery with an Australian sidekick.
7. The Second Worst Restaurant in France-Alexander McCall Smith
The main character goes to a small town in the French countryside and has numerous unlikely adventures.
- O Magazine (Oprah)- December 2019
- Magnolia Journal-Fall 2018
- National Geographic December 2019
And the winner is…The Oysterville Sewing Circle-Susan Wiggs! I found this to be a thoroughly enjoyable book. It has a social message and awareness for us all to benefit from. The characters were also realistic and I found myself rooting for them. The main theme of the book took me by surprise and was much more than I expected.
In the spirit of brevity, I did not give in depth descriptions or summaries of the books. If this is something that you would like to hear about, leave me a comment and I will offer more details in the future. Thanks for reading!