24 Books to Christmas – Day 12


24 Books to Christmas

Epic novels are my jam.  This epic novel, I’m recommending today, I had the pleasure of reading for a second time this year.  That’s The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.   This story is told from multiple points of view – Orleanna, Nathan Price’s wife , and their four daughters.  We never hear the voice of […]

December 12, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 10


24 Books to Christmas, ReadSoulLit

Today’s recommendation is one of our ReadSoulLit read along books from a few years ago called Some Sing, Some Cry.  This epic multi-generational family saga written in tandem by two sisters Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza tells the story of an African- American family of women from Reconstruction to just before the beginning of the 21st […]

December 10, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 9


24 Books to Christmas

People are always looking for epic novels that keep them engrossed throughout the the read.  Someone asked that in the live chat we had last night on The Count of Monte Cristo.  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese is one of the books that immediately popped into my mind.  It always comes up when I […]

December 9, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 8


24 Books to Christmas, ReadSoulLit

Starting our second week already and I’ll be talking about another one of my favorite books that I rave about all the time and that’s Jam on the Vine.  Jam on the Vine is LaShonda Katrice Barnett’s 2015 debut novel.  This is another novel that literally flew right under the radar at its release.  People […]

December 8, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 6


24 Books to Christmas

Today’s recommendation for 24 Books to Christmas is The Healing by Jonathan Odell.  I first became acquainted with this book on Denise’s YouTube channel ArtBooksLife. My curiosity was immediately peaked when I heard her talking about it. I couldn’t resist. I immediately purchased it but didn’t get around to reading it until 2016. I had […]

December 6, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 5


24 Books to Christmas, ReadSoulLit

This year I chose this next 24 Books to Christmas book for the February ReadSoulLit Readalong in honor of Black history Month – Unforgivable Love by Sophfronia Scott.  Wow! This was such an interesting modern retelling of the 18th century French classic novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Scott did an excellent […]

December 5, 2019

24 Books to Christmas – Day 3


24 Books to Christmas, Uncategorized

Today I’m proposing something a little different.  I’ve recently got back into journaling last month with Comfy Cozy Up‘s #ajournalmood writing challenge over on Instagram. We journaled every day  in November to a different prompt word. We then posted a short video of ourselves journaling or of a picture of our journal page for the […]

December 5, 2019