21 September 2016

September Reads

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I love reading.

It takes me on adventures that I know I will never go myself, such as living a homeless life, or that of a drug addict, or living in a 400 sq ft cabin off the grid.  Those experiences aren't for me yet, I long to know what it is like for people living in those situations.  The same for the book I just read called Hannah's Choice by Jan Drexler.


The book is a historical romance about an Amish family making a hard decision to move west.  A sweet romance between Amish youth, family love, a ill pregnant woman, and a rescue, along with horse thieves and murderers, this book has a little bit for everyone!  The book engages you to sit down at the campfire, eat a little something, and plan for your future with some of the most kind people you will ever meet.  The characters are strong, caring, a bit willful, human and and God fearing.  The story is a page turner.  The author's evident research makes the story believable and interesting.  The characters are facing exciting times at the end, which I hope means there will be future stories about them to read!



I finished a nonfiction CAT book called Kit Kat and Lucy by Lonnie Hull DuPont.  Lonnie is an award wining poet, book editor and writer.  She is a member of the Cat Writers Association and lives in Michigan with her husband and their cats.  I loved this memoir of a woman, who after living a successful life as a poet in San Francisco, moves to the countryside of Michigan to be near her family.  During this time, two cats find themselves in the home of Lonnie and her husband and the adventures begin!

If you are a cat lover, you will read this book from beginning to end and find yourself nodding yes all the way through.  Even Lonnie's quirky habits about her cats (over worrying, long rambling passages about why she keeps her cats indoors) do not diminish the hilarious antics of her Russian Blue and the tortoiseshell cat.  There's a couple of stories about vets she didn't like for reasons that, I think, were simply personal, and made me a bit uncomfortable. Overall, however, this book will please cat lovers everywhere!

I was given these two books for free in exchange for my honest opinion about the books.  All opinions are my own.

Other September recommended reads:

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena  (think: Girl on the Train)
My Grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry by Fredrik Backman
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

What books have you read this month?

30 comments :

  1. My mother in law is a reader and would love that book. She reads pretty much every book involving cats there is :)

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  2. That cat books sounds perfect. I had a tortoiseshell cat as a kid and I bet this would bring back some fond memories.

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  3. I'll have to say cats are not my favorite thing in the world but I may have to give this book a try.

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  4. I am a reader to adn am currently reading the new Harry Potter book after which i want to read The Light Between Oceans. I always have a reading list going.

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  5. Another one to add to my reading list. I love cats; I'm pretty sure I'll grow up to be the crazy cat lady.

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  6. Kit Kat and Lucky sounds like a cute book! I haven't had ANY time to read the last couple of months and it is killing me!

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  7. I am sooooo behind in my reading that its embarrassing. I have a stack of books I want to get to but have been so hectic in life that by the time I find a free moment I'm too tired to focus on letters! haha...

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  8. I don't read much. I don't really have the time right now while the kids are young. I should make a list so when they are older I am ready to go!

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  9. I love how books take me to different adventures and through different experiences as well. There's nothing like a good book to help your relax and get away from all the stresses of life. I think this is a pretty interesting list.

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  10. I haven't picked up a book and read it for fun in TOO LONG. As soon as I graduate college, I hope to be able to pick up reading again!!!!

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  11. I love the plot line of Hannah's Choice and will have to add the novel to my reading list. The list gets longer every day!!

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  12. Reading has to take back seat because of my busy schedule. These sound like great reads. I hope I find the time to read them.

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  13. reading truly is the best kind of escapism. Not only do you get away, but also it exercises your brain at the same time. love finding that next BIG adventure.

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  14. I love to read books, I dont read any books electronically. I like reading the old fashioned way and wouldn't mind adding a new book to my list.

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  15. After I get done reading the new Harry Potter book, I'll check out some of these. I always love a new recommendation.

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  16. I will have to put KitKat and Lucy on my to-read list. Though I admit, I've mostly been reading for blogging lately!

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  17. These sound like great books. I'm looking for some good ones for the plane for vacation and business.

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  18. Oooo so many great books listed! Now that colder weather is fast approaching I need some new reading material to keep me ocu

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  19. I love reading! I used to read two books a month.. Then I had kids. Now I'm lucky to read two books in 6 months! This month I decided to pick up Girl On The Train. We'll see how long it takes me to get through!

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  20. I'm reading yet another yoga book. It's really good and keeps my up way too late.

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  21. I loved Hannah's Choice too! I wasn't sure at first, but I am glad I picked it up.

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  22. Awesome September reads! I'll be sure to check out both of them. I'm an author btw, if you enjoy crime thrillers please check out my novel, 'The Fisherman's Lily' available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! xo.

    Suzanne | MaQ + Suz
    www.suzannespiegoski.com

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  23. I'm not much of a reader anymore :( However, I love books about animals and I really think "The Girl on the Train" is intriguing. If you like historical romances, then you might like my husband's mom. She is an author and has written over a dozen books! http://www.victoriabylin.com/books.html

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  24. These both sound like very interesting books! Like Brittany, I used to read a lot but then had a child and started a business. I like the sound of the book about the Amish family :)

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  25. Thanks for sharing your picks! I have gotten back to reading a bit lately and it's such a blessing. I will definitely be checking these out!

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  26. I haven't spent nearly as much time reading lately as I want to. I need to revisit the stack on my nightstand. Thanks for the reading recommendaions!

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  27. Thank you for your reviews! I love reading, but have gotten away from it after my son was born. I'm trying to get started again, so I'll have to check out these books! I love historical fiction!

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  28. this looks like a really cool book. i used to read a lot of books like this, i have to start again as this sounds really good.

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  29. sad to admit that i haven't read a book in months!! not proud of it, and i'm definitely making it a ny resolution to get my brain workin'!

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  30. My mother loves these types of books! She's very into amish literature. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll definitely have to share this link with her!

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