Bookfest Friday

I can’t believe I have a stack of 20 books to share with you! That’s 10 weeks of reading.

You guys.

What’s even crazier? We’re nearing the end of our year of Bookfest Friday reading!!! Two books, every week, for an entire year. We're only a few weeks away from the end of our journey. Can you believe we’ve actually done it? We’re better for it, that’s for sure.

I’m going to summarize the books I read this last ten weeks by deeming each with a “MOST” award. It’s the quickest and easiest way I can think of to get across a main thought I have about each book.

Okay, no time to waste. Here’s what I read over the last ten weeks, listed in the order they’re stacked in the picture above, starting with the books I read on my kindle:

 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (MOST hard I cried at a book. Ever.)

After You by Jojo Moyes (MOST hard to read after I read the first book.)

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (MOST slow beginning, yet semi-redeeming middle and end.)

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (MOST able to skip and never read. Zoe’s first book …)

Physical Expression on Stage and On Screen by Bill Connington (MOST Helpful for my public speaking events.)

Ragged Richard by Horatio Alger (MOST enduring children’s novel on this list. It was originally published in early 1900’s. Richard’s name is actually shortened in the book title, but my husband makes fun of me when I say it.)

The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler (MOST in need of a less cliché’ last quarter of the book. Too many “coincidences.”)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling (MOST “Well, here we go…” feeling.)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (MOST, “Yes, here we go…” feeling.)

Of Love and Evil by Anne Rice (MOST provocative for spiritual analogy.)

Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman (MOST awesome, finished in one day, wow.)

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by Mem Fox (MOST necessary to be read by every parent, ever.)

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink (MOST intriguing and full of statistics and tidbits.)

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (MOST, best re-read EVER. Fourth time just as good as the first. It never gets old.)

The Irresistable Novel by Jeff Gerke (MOST liberating book on the writing craft.)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (MOST, “Digging in and opening a box of worms, what’s going to happen in book four” feeling.)

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong (MOST easily able to skim. Not my favorite.)

A Ghost in the House by Betty Ren Wright (MOST fond of in my childhood. Interesting how much more intriguing it was twenty years ago...)

Who Switched Off My Brain by Caroline Leaf (MOST intrigued by the original edition. Didn’t like this one as much.)

An Unnamed Book Title That I’m Too Modest to Put Here On My Blog by Mantak Chia and Rachel Carlton Abrams (Most Positive Read For My Marriage.)

You guys, we only have THREE WEEKS OF THIS BUSINESS LEFT!! I can’t believe it. Please read six books before the next time I post for Bookfest Friday! My tears are already flowing, and I can’t believe a year is almost up. Is it really almost May 2016? Unbelievable.

Love to all,


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