Tuesday, March 22, 2016

SOL 22: 5 Books Everyone Should Read.

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A confession.  (Glances around furtively...)  I didn't know what to write about today.  I went to Pinterest and typed in "Blogging Prompts" to get me started.

And there, on a graphic for March 22nd, was a topic I think we can all related to.  (See title.)

Michelle blogged here on what books have changed her.   That was inspired by a Nerdy Book Club link written this weekend.  

So without further delay, here's a list from me.  A little bit of Reading Touchstone inspiration and a little bit of straight up Sassy Girl's opinion on books that have stayed with me.  (And a nudge from Pinterest this morning...just keeping it real folks.)

I love the patience in this story.  Friendship takes patience doesn't it?  I also love seeing the imagination that comes out in kids after they hear this story.  

The Midwestern Girl in me couldn't stop thinking about this book.  It's a book that I have a copy of, but I won't share it with you.  I'll recommend you get your own.  In only the way a girl from Omaha can do, Rainbow Rowell nailed this Midwestern story.  I could visualize my Grandma's neighborhood as I read it, and the interstate system through Des Moines. 


I mean, it's so hopeful and funny.  I do have several copies of this one too.  My heart sang when I realized my 11 year old snatched one of my copies to keep in his collection.


In my next life, I'm a chef.  Who writes a lot.  And teaches first grade.  Hamilton makes me believe that this could be possible with the right amount of grit.  

This is an unintended read for me.  But the more I read it, the more I really like it, and may have to get a copy to pass around.  It's just so honest.  

So, there we have it.  A list of 5 books I think everyone should read.  
What's on your list?  

Have a good Tuesday!


  1. Love this. Always love good book recommendations and isn't this why we read? To connect with stories but also to be able to connect with others by recommending them and talking about them? Thanks so much, I'll be checking them out.

  2. I may have to do this, too, Kendra, and enjoyed your list as well as Michelle's. I know them all but Blood, Bones & Butter, have put it on my wish list!

  3. Great selection, Kendra - I'll have to check out Blood, Bones and Butter, too.

  4. Great selection, Kendra - I'll have to check out Blood, Bones and Butter, too.