I am a reader and always have been.
My mom caught me many nights with a flashlight under my blanket reading when I should have been sleeping.
Once I got into veterinary school, my fun reading took a backseat to school work and required reading.
Once I had children, I became reacquainted with Dr Seuss of my childhood along with newer children’s authors such as Mo Willems and Sandra Boynton.
As my children got older, we progressed into the classics: Black Beauty, Tarzan, Around the World in Eighty Days, The Wind in the Willows, etc.
As they have mostly grown up now, I have discovered more and more books for me.
I love my online book club because it has expanded my reading horizons.
Here are my top 12 of this year. I read many more than this, and started even more. I will absolutely put down a book if I’m not enjoying it after a few chapters.
There are too many good ones to struggle through something that doesn’t catch my attention.
This list includes lots of different genre and topics, but all well-written with great storylines. 😊
I have found that audiobooks are my friend because I can “read” while I drive, do barn chores, exercise at the gym, do laundry, and a myriad of other things.
The Horse by Geraldine Brooks
The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
The Bodyguard by Katherine Center
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The Stolen Lady by Laura Morelli
Shadow Divers by Robert Coursen
Here’s a bonus, because I like a baker’s dozen.
The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson
There is no order to this list, other than the order they popped up in my Libby history. If you don’t have a library card with a Libby app, please get one. All of these books are free to download in either audio or text format.
Reading expands your horizons and allows you to see the world through a plethora of viewpoints.