All Things Books: February Round-UpMonday, February 29, 2016
All Things Books
"In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own." (Anna Quindlen)
Does that quote catch your eye? When was the last time you got to travel anywhere? The day-to-day responsibilities can fill us so quickly we no long realize how much time is passing. We get stuck in a rut. Travel, for many, can wake us up to the reality of the world - that we are not the only ones here. We can learn about ourselves simply by being aware of the size we are in comparison to the world.
Now here we are at the end of another month. February has sped by - and in the middle of winter, we can get lost in the mundane of it all. Were you able to travel to a new world this month? Maybe you were able to become reacquainted with your own world... Maybe you found something new in your own world.
Just like last month, I have been coming across some great posts from others that have helped to uncover new destinations for me in the world of books. In case you are wanting some quick reads, some new perspectives or even just some new suggestions for books to read, I would love to share them with you.
Please consider seeing yourself as a lover of books, a join in the goal of finding a book you love each month this year.
- Andrea Bates put together quite the list of must read books over on the SITS Girls. She claims these 12 books are must reads for 2016. You might just find your next favorite book on her list.
- There is something about February that makes it harder for me to do the extras with my kids - probably because of the winter... This article, from the Literacy Site, is one of my favorites one why reading to my kids is not an extra, but a vital part of their lives.
- The Reading Room recently shared the People's Choice Awards for the top books of 2015 - there are fiction, non-fiction, crime & mystery, YA, fantasy, and romance in this first offical list from the People's Choice Awards. These are the books you will see right away in your favorite book stores, might as well check some of them out, right?
- After sharing about my in-between-reader, I have heard from a few of you whose kids have simply fallen out of love of reading. So I felt like this would be the perfec time to share What (Not) to Do When Your Child Falls Out of Love with Books from KateyWrites. Her humorous wisdom is sure to at least brighten your outlook on your child while you support his decision.
- And because two is always better than one, here is some advice from Sara Dennis from Classically Homeschooling - her Top 10 Elementary Reading Tips.
- Since February is full of love and romance, there were a ton of great marriage books flaunted this month... but this one from Hannah was my favorite collection: 5 Books to Help Grow Your Marriage.
- Since it is still winter, we might as well take the time to find a good book to cozy up with right? Ignore the spring cleaning lists a little longer with me, no? I find myself on her tumblr often - if you want to lose a few minutes check out Books direct...
I hope you found a thing or two from that list that caught your eye, maybe you could reserve a book at your library, or add to your Goodreads to-read list. If you want some encouragement as you find books you love, please join our group on Goodreads, we'd love to be there as you fall in love with books.
"In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.." #AllThingsBooks @Reading_List1
What was your favorite from the round-up? What would you add? Is there something you want to see in March's round-up?
Leave me a note about anything to do with your book choices from February!
**If you have a great resource for a book, a genre, or anything to do with books, let me know! You are always welcome to share your posts on Thursdays here, but if you want to point me to a great resource, leave a comment, or shoot me a note. I love hearing from you!
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