Welcome to What’s On Your Bookshelf (#whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge), hosted by Sue Loncaric, Debbie Harris, Jo Tracey and me. The simple purpose of this challenge is to share a love of reading. We hope that you will join us. Basic guidelines are at the bottom of this post.
It’s been a while since I last shared what I’ve been reading (quite a while, actually). That gives us a pile of books to catch up on. So, grab your reading glasses and let’s go!
I’m currently in three book clubs (two are local, and one is with my co-hosts). The following books were all read for book club, except for my most recent read by author/blogger/all-around-amazing person, Jill Weatherholt. If you haven’t met Jill before, you can read more about her here.
Sue, Debbie, Jo and I have been reading our way through the Brontë sisters. We divide each book into three or four sections, then read, discuss, read, discuss, read, discuss and then bake! Yup, that’s no typo. After we have finished reading and discussing, Jo (chef extraordinaire) leads us in baking something from the time period of our novel. For our current novel, it will be Bakewell Tarts. Wish me luck–says the non-baker who does not currently own the proper pan to bake these treats. Shh, don’t tell Jo!
Being a member of multiple book clubs (at the height of our COVID lockdown, I was in five), I love reading ahead and leaving a short review summary on Goodreads that I can refer back to later. This strategy has also come in handy for this post. Without further review, here’s what’s on my bookshelf.
What I’ve Read Recently:
Here are the Summaries:
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë (currently reading).
A Dream of Family by Jill Weatherholt.
Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.
Sea Trial by Brian Harvey.
The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger.
Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris.
The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah.
Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis.
Extraordinary Canadians by Peter Mansbridge.
Where I Belong by Alan Doyle.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë.
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston.
All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny.
Happy Ever After by Joanne Tracey. (Yup, the same Jo that is our co-host and chef-extraordinaire). One of my local book clubs read ‘Happy Ever After’ and then invited Jo to join us on Zoom to briefly answer any of our questions. We all had a great time. Even Jo. 😀 Highly recommended!
What’s On Your Bookshelf Guidelines:
What: What’s On Your Bookshelf (#whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge).
When: Third Thursday PM (Northern Hemisphere)/ Third Friday AM (Southern Hemisphere).
Why: Share a love of reading.
Where: Blog, Blog Comments, Instagram or other Social Media.
Who: This linkup is open to everyone.
How: You can share in the comments, with a blog post, or on other social media of your choice. Include the hashtag #Whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge so that we can find you and include your link in our posts.
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So, what’s on your bookshelf? We’d love to know!
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