January 13, 2016

Discovering New Reads

One of my goals this year is to make time for "me". That includes reading. To me, reading is a happy place. Whether it's a physical book or on my Kindle, I love a good book. The Hubs will be the first to tell you that I can disengage for hours with a book in hand. I don't even know how many times I've stayed up way past midnight because I just need to know what happens at the end. Reading is such a relaxer for me....coffee {or wine} and a book = peace! 

I really wish M took after me when it comes to reading. Sadly, his "it's boring" response is just like his Fathers. Not that he doesn't like books or reading...he just think it's fun...so therefore it's boring. There are a few books he does enjoy and has even asked me to buy {happy dance}.

Keep reading to see what his favorites are and what is currently being read at bedtime. I'm also sharing the books that are on my reading wish list and I'll share with you what I'm currently reading too! 

Michael's Reads

We're loving the Flat Stanley Worldwide Adventure series. Since we want to travel more these are great for kids learning different parts of the world in a fun and entertaining way. If you go to the Flat Stanley website, you can even print out a Flat Stanley and take him with you on your own adventures! We have ours printed and ready to go!! 

The Magic School Bus books have always been a favorite of mine and I love that M finds them interesting. He's really been enjoying the tv show {on Netflix} too!

Currently, we are reading Freckle Juice by Judy Blume. It's a fairly easy read-we try to read it together, with Michael being able to recognize his sight words and sounding words out. So far so good. 

My Wishlist

360 Degrees Longitude by John Higham
See Me by Nicholas Sparks
Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Sleep Tight by Rachel Abbott
When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Recently, a few friends and I started a book club. Our first book to read and discuss is A House in the Sky. I ordered mine via Amazon so I haven't received it yet...I can't wait to get started on it! 

Currently, I'm reading Eat, Pray, Love. I know I've seen bits and pieces of the movie but have never read the book. When I found it at Half Price Books for $1-I was sold! I also found another book that was on my list...again for $1 and snagged that as well. Such a deal!! A couple of other books that are on my list are waiting to be read on my Kindle. I purchase them if I find them at a good price or a lot of times they can be free if you have a Kindle or the Kindle App. 

I highly recommend checking Amazon and/or Half Price Books for your reads. If you have a Half Price Books in your area-I would definitely check there first. You can find great reads for as little as $1!! 

Have you read any of the books on my list? I'm always look for new books to discover...leave your recommendations in the comments! 


  1. I love Eat, Pray Love! Besides your local Littke Free Library, have you ever bought from Better World Books? They are a used bookseller online and for every book you buy they give one to a community in need. It was great meeting you today!

    1. Yes, it was great meeting you yesterday! So glad I came across your Little Free Library!! M was so excited after we left that he asked to check out different locations :)...have not heard of Better World Books but will definitely need to check them out!