It’s Monday! what are You Reading?

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It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme “It’s Monday! What are You Reading“, at Book Date, where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week.

What I Read Last Week
Even with Christmas shopping and preparations, I was able to have a good week of reading – I read 7 books: 2 picture books, 2 Christmas contemporary romances, 1 historical romance, 1 MG novel, and a memoir.

Here are the books I read:

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Feeding My Mother by Jann Arden. I love Jann Arden and her music. Through the pages of her memoir, we see how she faces the increasing dementia of her mother as well as the loss of her father. So moving, in many parts. She even provides some recipes.


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Wicked Highland Ways by Mary Wine. An absorbing historical fiction, where we really get to appreciate the horrible state of women’s rights in the 16th century.
A Midnight Clear by Hope Ramsay A lovely Christmas novella.


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Christmas on Mistletoe Lane by Annie Rains. I enjoyed this Christmas novel.


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The Curious Snowflake by James C. Struck. This was a very interesting allegory/parable, one that should be read to children.

2 enjoyable picture books by Heather Smith


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The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden          A Plan for Pops


What I’m Reading Now

The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin


What’s Up Next
Determined to read this book this month!
Secrets of the Chocolate House by Paula Brackston (2nd in her series)


Only days until Christmas – for all those who celebrate, wishing you a joyous Christmas. For those who don’t, may your week be filled with wonderful books!



Linking as well with

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Book Nook Blog Party at Create with Joy


8 thoughts on “It’s Monday! what are You Reading?

  1. Ah women’s rights were really bad back then, slowly we claw our way to where we belong. I was just talking to someone today about the ’50’s of last century and women then.

  2. “Feeding my Mother” was great! I just read the graphic novel memoir “Good Talk”, and I think that you’d like it. It’s an intimate exploration of identity, mothering, and racism by one half of an interracial couple. I’ll look for those picture books. “Bad Dog” by Mike Boldt is a cute picture book. If you are looking for a touching Christmas picture book, check out “Star Bright” by Alison McGhee.

  3. Nice assortment of books. I really wonder if women who are fans of the Society for Creative Anachronism really understand how bad it was for women in the past or just romanticize the whole time period. I know I’m glad to be living now. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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