January Reading List

A snowy day…

clumpy boots, wooly mittens & snow-pants to brave the chilly winds?



 or hot cocoa, fuzzy slippers & a good book by the fire?


Great days contain time to do both!

You’re on your own for the slippers & beverage, but here’s the January Reading List joyfully shared with & from you all. (List is posted on the right side of this page all month.)

The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns – Margaret Dilloway

Galilee Garner’s carefully managed routine of teaching, rose breeding, and kidney dialysis is disrupted when her teenage niece moves in.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop TalkingSusan Cain

Its estimated that one-third of the population are introverts. This is the story of how some of them changed the world.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast TrailCheryl Strayed

One woman’s life affirming, thousand mile hike along the Pacific Coast.

Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel – Jeanette Walls

The story of Lily Casey Smith…an American version of Out of Africa.

Sycamore RowJohn Grisham

Grisham’s Jake Brigance returns…

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened – Allie Brosh

No clue about this one but its come up three different times.

Here’s a bonus…click on the link below to see the 2014 list of Michigan Notable Books. Each year for the past 10 years the Michigan Department of Education & the Library of Michigan have selected 20 books that focus on the people, place, & events in the Great Lake State. Click to see this year’s selections:


Now go spend some time outside in the snow…then spend some time inside in the pages.

Me…I’m off to talk to my two friends about a book!!!

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About Diane

a long time lover of all things aquatic...swimming, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling...if it involves water...I'm in. Add traveling, snowshoeing in the winter, gardening in the spring, & lots of fresh air & sunshine. Blend with cooking, crafting, great friends & my Border Collie Zack. Toss in some sweet beekeeping. Mix in a couple of great books, my camera, clean notebook paper, & a cool pen & you pretty much have a picture of me. My friends tell me I should also add..."once a teacher...always a teacher".
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