Monday, March 4, 2024

My Cozy Early Spring 2024 Reading List ~ Updated March 16

Happy Early Spring!

 This is a fabulous time of year for readers. It's the ideal time to open a nonfiction book and learn a new skill, a bit of history, or how something is done. It's also an excellent time to slow down a bit while the world goes whirling by and slip into the land of make believe for a little bit. I have to admit that's my favorite kind of reading.

  You can read in the car (but not if you're driving—unless it's an audiobook), read while waiting for appointments, read while waiting for your kids to get out of lessons, read on your lunch break, read while relaxing in a comfy chair; or, if your hands are busy like mine often are, you can listen to audio books. I listen to at least two or three audio books on Everand each month. 

  My point is, if you really want to read, you can make time even if it's only a few minutes. Snatch those moments for you!


Here are some books that I expect to read:

Michael's Gentle Wife 
by my friend Karen Andreola

Hanged by a Thread
ACF Bookens

Publishable by Death
ACF Bookens

 This one was a bit more worldly than the first book of the Stitches in Crime series. More drinking, 2 gay characters, and an inappropriate sleepover. She's a good writer though. I think I'll go back to the other series. Hanging by a Thread is the second in that series.

Writing the Cozy Mystery
Nancy J. Cohen

The Midnight Bookstore
Matt Haig

The Phantom Tree
Nicola Cornick
Did Not Finish

The Phantom Tree had the potential to be an excellent story, but unfortunately, s*x and drinking made me too uncomfortable to finish it. What a shame that few authors believe that they can write without it. 

Walk It Out
Tricia Goyer

  Well that's the plan for the next couple of months. We're seeing green, yellow, and purple as the crocus and daffodils burst forth! Ah Spring... but the end of Winter has its pleasures, too. Enjoy the now, friends, whatever season is showing where you are. 

Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

Additional audiobooks that I listened to on YouTube:
  • A Lodging for the Night by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Black Veil by Charles Dickens
  • Lost in a Pyramid or The Mummy's Curse by Louisa May Alcott
  • The Poor Traveler by Charles Dickens
Additional audiobooks that I listened to on my Libby App:
  • The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes #1) by Nancy Springer

P.S  As you may know, I highly recommend using Everand. You get ebooks and audio books plus other reading materials, sheet music, and other things for just one low price of $11.99 a month. You don't have to pay per book. It's all included in the one price. It's the best money I've spent this year!

If you use my link, you'll get a 2 month free trial of Everand, formerly Scribd, and I will get a free month as well. I'm not an affiliate, it's just a neat perk that they have for their subscribers who tell their friends. I've earned 15 free months just sharing how much I love their service! You can too.

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  1. I always have a book in my bag - train rides, doctor's waiting rooms, my kids appointments - but today I've been home recovering from a mild illness and I read an entire book! All the Broken Places, by John Boyne. Reading has always been such a joy to me - I even lived above a bookstore in NYC for many years ;)

  2. I've been re-reading, for probably the 4th time. Dee Henderson's O'Malley series of books. They are written about a family that was formed in an orphanage when the siblings adopted each other. When they reached legal age, they all changed their last names to O'Malley. They are great Christian fiction books, of heroes, courage and love for family.
    I usually only get to read just before bedtime but usually get a few chapters in. I read my Bible in the mornings when I'm more awake.
    Blessings and hugs,

  3. I need to post my spring reading list. I took a picture but I just haven't posted yet. Happy reading!📕📖📗📚


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