Fall Reading

Welcome everyone! Today I want to share with you some great reads.

Fall is a wonderful time to curl up with a good book and your favorite beverage. Here are some of the books that I have enjoyed this Fall so far.


If you haven’t read Diana Kosmoski’s first book Lucy and the Dark Woods then you are missing out. Lucy is truly a character that I identified with. It was a great read and Diana really is so very talented. She writes a fun blog called Nana Diana Takes a Break, if you haven’t been there here is her link you can also buy her book at this site or go to Amazon.com.

Lucy Cornwell

Another author that I really enjoy Is Bernard Cornwell. His books are historical and the research that he has done is amazing. This group of books that I have been reading is called the Saxon Tales. It talks about King Alfred in the 871-899-A.D. . If it hadn’t been for King Alfred, England would have been called Dane-land and we would be speaking Danish instead of English. England was that close to be taken over by the Dane’s who were out doing their Viking thing (to be a Viking means to rob and plunder, it didn’t matter what nationality you were). This is an exciting read.

Lucy kate mosse

Kate Mosse is another author that I enjoy. I have read every book that she has written. They are mystical and historic, she keeps you griped to the very end.

Lucy Lioness

I love to read books for youth, they are fast reads and always fun. Song of the Lioness is a great story about hero’s and a young women working hard to reach her goals. It taught me a few new things about life.

Lucy Fat man

Lucy fat pic

I have a Christmas tradition it starts as soon as I finish my first book in November. For the next few months I read nothing but books that are about Christmas. Any of you who enjoy the old black and white movies or even Mike Hammer or Dick Tracy, you will enjoy this book. This book is about a 1300 year old elf named Gumdrop Coal who works at the North Pole. You will have to read it to find out more about it, I don’t want to give it away. It’s a hoot! lol I purchased this from Amazon.com.


Another one of my favorite holiday reads is The Gift by William Craig. William Craig is a grandfather that wrote this book for his family. He has ask them to write a sequel, I hope they do because it was a really fun book to read. It is about how Santa became who he is and about the land where he is from. It’s only 730 pages! But so worth the read. It’s magical. You can purchase this on Amazon.com as well.

I have several other good reads that I will share with you later.

Have a great day! Jo

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill

Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life


Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

WOW @ Savvy Southern Style

Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss

What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House


Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things

Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com


Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives.com

Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies

Submarine Sunday @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

16 thoughts on “Fall Reading

  1. Hi Jo,
    This is a perfect time of year for curling up with a good book. You have some great ones here.
    Happy New Week my friend.


  2. I do the same thing, too, and read Christmas themed books whenever I have time (in between the sappy Hallmark Christmas movies)–enjoy your November/December reads!


  3. Jo you have selected nice choices. I read Diana’s book in late Spring and enjoyed it. As an avid reader I sometimes break up my reading with something silly and fun. I am a foodie (yeah big surprise)! John and I love Anthony Bourdain (John’s separated at birth twin) we adore CNN’s no reservations, their number one watched show. Well Bourdain just released his prequel to his best seller on the New York Times bestseller Get Jiro – Blood and Sushi.
    For me as an artist, it is an absolutely delightful adult subject comic book that is eye candy. The graphics are outstanding. OK, not for everyone but as of late with all the art projects I’ve been immersed in this book is enjoyed quickly over and over again as sheer artistry.
    A favorite Christmas book of mine is John Baxter’s A Paris Christmas – Immoveable Feast who also wrote we’ll always have Paris.
    Enjoy your page turners Jo.


  4. I use to read so much…then stopped? But this fall, and being out in nature with Minnie, got me back to reading. My heart belongs to mysteries, anything to do with King Henry the 8th, the Bible and cook books. I look forward to reading Diana’s book.


  5. My DH and I are both avid readers and I’d hate to count how many books pass through our hands in a year. Right now I’m re-reading the Diana Gabaldon ‘Outlander’ series – a daunting thing because there’s at least ten books and none of them are less than 500 pages long. If you haven’t read ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ by Barbara Robinson, it’s a wonderful Christmas book. It was a tradition to sit and read it aloud every Christmas Eve when my kids were small. They’re grown and gone and I still sit and read it every year.


  6. Like Cathy, I used to read so much, but it’s been way too long since I’ve curled up with a good book. I blame my iPad! I miss it, and am determined to make a change.



  7. I didn’t know our Diana had written a book! I just love her, I can’t wait to read it. I have to admit Jo, that I’m not an avid reader anymore. I used to read so much—but now,
    not so much. I get started and can’t put them down, so with my life as it is now, I rarely pick up a novel. The books you’ve shared look lie they would be great reads.
    I hope you are having a great week sweetie!


    • Hi June, it seems like there certain times in our lives when we read more. My before life – before the divorce I read nothing but church related books and I has studying for teaching the Gospel Doctrine class, I really had to stay on my toes with all the high-priests in my class. lol Since my divorce I have used books to distress and to share with my grand children. It’s been nice to read something different. I have just joined a book club in our neighborhood/ward and I am excited to see some new titles and get to know these sweet ladies better. Thanks for visiting! Hugs, Jo


  8. Jo, I have really got to get Diana’s book! You really have read a lot. I have a hard time finding time to read anymore. Still not finished with the My New England book. Love it and hope to get back to it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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