a head’s up on October (ALL the books).



I like books, maybe a little too much. I remember holing up on top of the heater in the kitchen growing up, engrossed in The Babysitter’s Club series, hidden under a cozy blanket. I read most everywhere I go now – when I’m cooking dinner and when I’m cleaning the house; when I get up in the morning and before I go to bed; at the gym and on long road trips alike. I read for review, I read for the Shalom Book Club, I read because I just plain like it.

It’s rather addictive, but I find myself in good company – particularly when I try and pretend like I’m not actually scoping out the book my neighbor is reading at the next table over (which never works, so remind me not to try and be Veronica Mars in my spare time).

And, as you can probably guess, of the thousands of books I’ve read in my lifetime, I have a few favorites. I have a handful of books that will travel with me no matter where we live, that I have and will continue to return to because somehow, someway, they’ve changed me.

So, for the month of October, I’m participating in the #write31days challenge by highlighting the 31 books I can’t live without. Each day’s post will be simple: Title. Author. Synopsis. Why I can’t live without it. A favorite quote.  

That’s it.

For those of you who are not bookish types, do come back and visit me in November. But for the rest of you, join in the discussion. Is there a favorite book we hold in common? Is The Book I Love With All My Heart actually your literary arch nemesis?

I can’t wait to do this with you!

Hugs and literary kisses,


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