What I’m Reading: January 2017 Book Recommendations

With all the festivity of the holidays and a lot of hosting at our house, I didn’t have much time for reading in the month of December. Now that we’re settling back into our normal routine, I’ve been catching up on some good books. If you didn’t see last week’s post where I shared my selections for the 2017 Reading Challenge, be sure to check it out here.

Are you looking for a good book recommendation? Here's what I'm reading this month.

One of my reasons for taking part in the Reading Challenge is motivation. As much as I love to get lost in a great story, it can be easy to get out of the habit of reading. There are so many demands on my time during the day, and some nights I can barely keep my eyes open long enough to get through a few pages. Plus let’s be honest, sometimes at the end of a long day, Netflix wins the battle for my attention. Having a list of books that I hope to read by the end of the year will hopefully keep me motivated to make time for reading. read more

What I’m Reading: The 2017 Reading Challenge

If you read my 10 Goals for 2017 post, you know that one of my personal goals is to read 18 books this year. To clarify, I don’t want to just read 18 random books, but 18 specific books selected from categories outlined in the 2017 Reading Challenge from Anne Bogel at Modern Mrs. Darcy. There are two tracks: Reading for Fun and Reading for Growth. I’m choosing a little of both.

18 books I'm planning to read for the 2017 Reading Challenge.

Reading for Fun

A book you chose for the cover: 

  • I haven’t picked this one yet but I’ll know it when I see it

A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able:

A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit: read more

10 Favorite Christmas Books for Kids

If you’ve been around Sweeter Still for a while, then you know how much I love to read. If you’re new, you can check out some of my What I’m Reading posts here and here to see what I’m talking about. One of the traits I hope to instill in my children is a love of books. Christmas books are a treat for all of us, especially because we only take them out during the holiday season. Here are some of our favorites.

Our family loves to read together during the holidays. Here are some of our favorites.

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What I’m Reading: November 2016 Book Recommendations

Thanksgiving is ten days away and the reality of the approaching holiday season is really hitting me. When life is full of long to-do lists and fun activities keeping us busy, it’s comforting to escape in the pages of a good book, even if it’s just for a short time before bed. Here are some top-notch book recommendations for you, and a few for the kids as well. (HINT: these would make great gifts too!)

Are you looking for a good book recommendation? Find some great choices for adults and for kids too.

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What I’m Reading: October 2016 Book Recommendations

I can’t believe that October is already halfway finished! The past six weeks since school started have literally flown by, but I’m so excited for fall and the holiday season. I’m always looking for great book recommendations, and mystery novels feel just right for fall days when you want to curl up on the couch.

Looking for some great book recommendations? Here are some of the mysteries I've been loving lately.

current favorite Mystery novel recommendations

Chief Inspector Gamache Series by Louise Penny

I’ve been tearing through this series centered around Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, the head of homicide in the Quebec police force. Rather than review each book individually, I’ll tell you why I enjoy this series. So far I’ve read A Fatal Grace, The Cruelest Month, A Rule Against Murder, The Brutal Telling, Bury Your Dead, and A Trick of the Light. I highly recommend reading this series chronologically. While each book focuses on an unrelated murder,  you understand the characters much better if you follow them in order. read more