From the Family Bookshelf

I have been a very, very bad blogger. It was the end of October when the last edition of From the Family Bookshelf was posted.  In all fairness, I was tied up in November with book tours and Picture Book Idea Month.

I’ll share everyone else’s list because mine is extensive.

Dad – We give him a lot of leeway on his TBR pile because he works way too much for one human. He finished Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis.  He’s now reading Cell: A Novel, by Stephen King.

Lil Diva — She read Toby and the Phantoms of the Fourth Grade by Art Wallace. I just picked her up Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, which hopefully she’ll dig into over Christmas vacation.

The Lil Diva, the Lil Princess, and I have been reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. I ordered the latest, The Ugly Truth, from a school book fair and we polished that one off. We’re now reading the first book in the series together. The Lil Diva received Dog Days as a gift. She’s holding off on that one until we finish off the first book.

Mom – Hold onto your hats because this is going to be some list.

  • Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young (legal thriller)
  • A Despicable Profession by John Knoerle (spy thriller)
  • Five Little Pumpkins by Ben Mantle (picture book)
  • Hello, Animals! by Smriti Prsaadam (picture book)
  • Hello, Bugs! by Smriti Prsaadam (picture book)
  • Lightning Strikes by Kevin McNamme (picture book)
  • Call Me Kate by Molly Roe (YA historical)
  • Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten (suspense/psychological thriller)
  • ABC Animal Jamboree by Giles Andreae (picture book)
  • Don’t Read This Book! by Jill Lewis (picture book)
  • Hugless Douglas by David Melling (picture book)
  • Invisible Path by Marilyn Meredith (mystery)
  • Ordinary Oscar by Laura Adkins (picture book)
  • The Bear with Sticky Paws Goes to School by Clara Vullimay (picture book)
  • The Fox in the Dark by Alison Green (picture book)
  • Daily Guideposts 2011 (devotional)
  • The Parent’s Guide to Facebook by Kathryn Rose (parenting)
  • Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender! by W.S. Martin (historical narrative)
  • Care for Creation by Christy Baldwin (picture book)
  • The Portrait by Hazel Statham (Regency romance)
  • Mrs. Catiscuit’s search for the downward land by Chris Wardle (tween chapter book)
  • Mr. Ginger and the Disappearing Fish by Chris Wardle (tween chapter book)
  • A Girl’s Guide to Life by Katie Meier (Christian teen nonfiction)
  • A Necklace for Jiggsy by Kit Grady (picture book)
  • A Star in the Night by Jennifer Gladen (picture book)
  • Andy and Spirit Meet the Rodeo Queen by Mary Jean Kelso (picture book)
  • Good Night, Little Sea Otter by Janet Halfmann (picture book)
  • Growing Up Dreams by Susan J. Berger (picture book)
  • One Snowy Day by Tammi Salzano (picture book)
  • Pursuit of Justice by DiAnn Mills (Christian romantic suspense)
  • RV Mouse by Mary Jean Kelso (picture book)
  • Signs of Trouble by Janet Ann Collins (picture book)
  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and illustrated by Kat Whelan (picture book)
  • A Winter Solstice Celebration by DiDi LeMay (chapter book)
  • Other Goose by J. otto Seibold (picture book)
  • A Summer Secret by Kathleen Fuller (Christian YA)
  • The Christmas Chronicles by Tim Slover (Christmas fiction)

Reviews for most of these appear either here or at The Book Connection. Reviews for A Girl’s Guide to Life and A Summer Secret appear at Amazon, since those books are part of the Vine program.

I also read:

  • The Wolf of Tebron by C.S. Lakin (YA fantasy)
  • Red Ink by Kathi Macias (Christian contemporary international fiction)
  • Finding God: To Believe or Not to Believe by Nick Oliva (spirituality)

Until next time, keep reading!



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