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December 2, 2017

New Books for December 2017

by Donna Huber



Here we are, the last month of 2017. There have been some truly great books this year. I would love to hear what your favorite reads on 2017 are. If you are trying to fit in another new release or two before the year-end, there are a few books coming out this month from popular authors.

December 1, 2017

Indie Authors Are People Too

by C.M. North


The holidays are coming—the holidays are coming! Presents and parcels and gifts galore, most of them arriving from Amazon, are going to be piling up under trees and in front of fireplaces the world over, and most of them—cynical though it is of me to say—will probably last a day or two (especially the chocolates) before being forgotten forever.

November 30, 2017

Review: The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy

by Susan Roberts


I read a lot of books about WWII and The Boat Runner was a different look at the war than I've read before. Devin Murphy did a fantastic job of creating a main character who drew the reader into the book from page one until the last page. It was more than just your normal coming of age story - it was a coming of age story during a time that the wrong decision could have caused your death or that of someone close to you.

November 29, 2017

Series Review: When It's Time by Nadine Keels

Love Unfeigned on Amazon:
Hope Unashamed on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075PDR7HT

Love Unfeigned and Hope Unashamed are part of the "When It's Time" series, and complement each other.

November 28, 2017

Review: The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

by Susan Roberts 

The Stolen Marriage Named a Barnes & Noble Best Mysteries & Thrillers of 2017

Diane Chamberlain has done it again -- written a fantastic new book that will keep you turning pages until you get to the end. I have read all of her books and the new one is one of my top three favorites. Thanks to the publisher for an early copy of this wonderful book to read and review. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I definitely would!

November 27, 2017

Review: The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross by Lisa Tuttle #MondayBlogs

by MK French

Directly on the heels of their first case, Miss Lane and Mr. Jesperson are confronted by a man looking for them. He dies on their front steps crying "Witch!" and Mr. Jesperson isn't satisfied with the London coroner pronouncing it heart failure when the man looked healthy. Tracking his brother down, they are hired to look into the circumstances surrounding his death and discover a little more in the countryside than they had thought they would.

Books Read, Reading, To Read - November 2017 #MondayBlogs

by Donna Huber



It has been another great month for reading. I set a reading goal this year of 80 books, and currently, I have read 95. If my reading trend continues through December, I will surpass 100 books! I'm also pretty excited that I can start reading the Christmas books I found during my bookshelf cleaning.

November 26, 2017

Support Books For Keeps #GivingTuesday

by Donna Huber



Last year, Girl Who Reads partnered with Athens, GA based literacy group Books For Keeps to raise funds to aid their mission to stop the "summer slide".  Each spring, they provide children in area schools with 12 books that the child gets to take home forever. You can read last year's letter from executive director Leslie Williams Hale.

Books I bought at their annual book sale.
The schools that Books For Keeps work with are in some of the poorest areas. In these schools, at least 90% of students eat free or reduced lunch, which means their family is living near or below the poverty level. During the summer months, most of these kids have little or no access to books. There's no money to buy books and access to local libraries are often hampered by lack of transportation particularly in communities where it is unsafe for kids to travel by foot or bus to the library.

Research has shown that children who do not read during the summer can lose a grade level or more in reading ability. This is known as summer slide. Summer slide threatens the most vulnerable in our communities and can lead to continuing cycle of poverty.

I cleaned off my bookshelves and donated 50 books.
I've been able to support Books For Keeps this year by shopping their annual book sale and donating books. Now I'm asking you join me in wrapping up the year by donating funds. I've pledged $1 for each book I've read in November, which right now stands at 12 books. Will you match my pledge or make your own pledge based on the number of books you have read?

Donate via Books For Keeps website TODAY
You can designate your gift as Girl Who Reads fund drive.


Donate via Facebook TODAY
Thank you for helping a child in need maintain their reading skills!



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