March & April 2014 Recommended Reads

March & April books

Time for an update on my recommended reads. The thing I love most about these Recommended Read posts is when you share with me in the comments what you’ve been reading lately.  I do keep track of the books you recommend and add them to my list! I made some good choices on what to read in March & April and I’m excited to share them with you.   So here we go: March Recommended Reads Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley is a continuation with the fun Flavia [Continue Reading...]

January and February 2014 Recommended Reads

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It’s time for a  Recommended Reads post!   My favorite thing about this type of post is when you share with me what you’ve been reading.  I get a lot of my book recommendations from you!  Can’t wait to hear what you’ve been reading lately.  Be sure and leave a comment and let me know. January Recommended Reads Tell the Wolves I’m  Home by Carol Rifka Brunt was my first book for 2014.  I am still not sure if I really liked it.  It is a story of love, grief, [Continue Reading...]

2013 Book List

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During 2013 I shared with you what I had been reading on a monthly or quarterly basis.  But I decided it would be nice to have all the books I read in 2013 in one post so today I have put all those monthly lists into one long post. Each year I like to keep track of how many books I read and pick a favorite book for the year.  In 2012 I read 45 books.  I didn’t do quite as much reading this year – only read 36.  But [Continue Reading...]

August and September 2013 Recommended Reads

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So I am a little behind in posting what I’ve been reading – in fact I am three months behind!!  Not sure how that happens. Today I’ll share what I read in August and September of this year.  It was an eclectic assortment of books – a little youth fantasy, some British murder, and of course some good old fiction with a little history thrown in.  And as you will see I got on a bit of a Great Gatsby kick. August Recommended Reads Rules of Civility by Amor Towles  [Continue Reading...]

June and July 2013 Recommended Reads

June and July Books Read

Summer is almost over and I didn’t get as much reading done as I had planned and the majority of reading I did took place in my car listening to books on CD but that still counts! I got off my English history kick and have been enjoying some “lighter” reads this summer.  My book group introduced me to Susanna Kearsley and I read The Winter Sea back in April and have really enjoyed reading more of her books – historical fiction, my favorite genre. So here are my Recommended [Continue Reading...]

April and May 2013 Recommended Reads

April May Recommended Readsa

I got a little behind on sharing my reading list!  Three months behind in fact. In April and May with all of our traveling, wedding cake buffet, college graduation, I didn’t read as much as I usually do. I also read a really BIG book – 900 pages big and that took a while! But better late than never – today I will share April and May.  I apologize for you non-history fans but the list is pretty history heavy.  With our trip to England I got on a real [Continue Reading...]

March 2013 Recommended Reads

March 2013 Recommended Reads

My list of recommended reads for March is pretty short.  It is hardly even a list.  Only two books. Let’s just say it was a busy month.  I also started two “big” novels that I have yet to finish. One of them is Sarum, the History of England that is 900 pages long and the other is Wolf Hall, the story of King Henry the VIII and his quest to have an heir.  That one is 650 pages long.  As you can see I am on a bit of an [Continue Reading...]

February 2013 Recommended Reads

February 2013 Recommended Reads

  Can you believe it is March already!?!! Today I am sharing my February 2013 Recommended Reads list.  A list of books I read this past month.  I read two non fiction books this month along with two fiction and a biography. I am a big Julia Child fan.  I have previously read My Life In France about Julia Child’s time in France when she began writing her cookbook and the book Julie and Julia which also has a motion picture by the same name.  Dearie: The Remarkable Life of [Continue Reading...]

2012 Book List

2012 Book List @yourhomebasedmom.com

Many of you mentioned in my recent blog survey how much you enjoyed my book recommendations and wished I would share with you what I am reading more than once or twice a year.  So because I aim to please I will be sharing with you monthly what I am reading.  I hope you will also share with me what you have been reading. So the final book count for my 2012 Book List was 45. That was slightly up from last years 42 but down from 2010′s 53 books. [Continue Reading...]