July’s Book of the Month

 
Hello Everyone! I chose the picture posted above because it reminds me of reading to my daughter Mareena when she was little. Every afternoon until she was about eight or nine years old, we would take one of her books that she wanted to read or that she was reading and we would curl up together on my big bed. 
We would spend an hour or so reading a chapter of her book, and then take a nap together. Her absolutely favorite author at that time was an English author named Enid Blyton. Ahh, nice memories… 
My picks for ‘Books of the Month’ will be decidedly more adult these days, but they will be from almost any genre. June’s Book of the Month is:

The Castaways: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand   
 Published as: The Castaways in July 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company


Birth Name: Elin Hilderbrand
Born: in Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Canonical Name: Elin Hilderbrand
Pseudonyms: None

The Castaways: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand was the thirty-second book that I read in 2016. I have had this book on my TBR shelf since June 7, 2016 and it took me six days to read. This book is currently on several book swapping sites waiting to go to another good home.
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

June’s Book of the Month

 
Hello Everyone! I chose the picture posted above because it reminds me of reading to my daughter Mareena when she was little. Every afternoon until she was about eight or nine years old, we would take one of her books that she wanted to read or that she was reading and we would curl up together on my big bed. 
We would spend an hour or so reading a chapter of her book, and then take a nap together. Her absolutely favorite author at that time was an English author named Enid Blyton. Ahh, nice memories… 
My picks for ‘Books of the Month’ will be decidedly more adult these days, but they will be from almost any genre. June’s Book of the Month is:

The Castaways: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand   
 Published as: The Castaways in July 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company


Birth Name: Elin Hilderbrand
Born: in Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Canonical Name: Elin Hilderbrand
Pseudonyms: None

The Castaways: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand was the thirty-second book that I read in 2016. I have had this book on my TBR shelf since June 7, 2016 and it took me six days to read. This book is currently on several book swapping sites waiting to go to another good home.
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

May’s Book of the Month

 
Hello Everyone! I chose the picture posted above because it reminds me of reading to my daughter Mareena when she was little. Every afternoon until she was about eight or nine years old, we would take one of her books that she wanted to read or that she was reading and we would curl up together on my big bed. 
We would spend an hour or so reading a chapter of her book, and then take a nap together. Her absolutely favorite author at that time was an English author named Enid Blyton. Ahh, nice memories… 
My picks for ‘Books of the Month’ will be decidedly more adult these days, but they will be from almost any genre. May’s Book of the Month is:

The Saving Graces: A Novel by Patricia Gaffney   
 Published as: The Saving Graces in June 1999

Publisher: Harper


Birth Name: Patricia Gaffney
Born: 27 December in Tampa, Florida

Canonical Name: Patricia Gaffney
Pseudonyms: None

The Saving Graces: A Novel by Patricia Gaffney was the twenty-seventh book that I read in 2016. I have had this book on my TBR shelf since November 5, 2000 and my reread of it took me five days to read. This book is definitely a keeper for me.
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

April’s Book of the Month

 
Hello Everyone! I chose the picture posted above because it reminds me of reading to my daughter Mareena when she was little. Every afternoon until she was about eight or nine years old, we would take one of her books that she wanted to read or that she was reading and we would curl up together on my big bed. 
We would spend an hour or so reading a chapter of her book, and then take a nap together. Her absolutely favorite author at that time was an English author named Enid Blyton. Ahh, nice memories… 
My picks for ‘Books of the Month’ will be decidedly more adult these days, but they will be from almost any genre. April’s Book of the Month is:

A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve   
 Published as: A Change in Altitude in September 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Birth Name: Anita Shreve
Born: 1946 in Dedham, Massachusetts

Canonical Name: Anita Shreve
Pseudonyms: None

A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve was the twenty-fourth book that I read in 2016. I have had this book on my TBR shelf since April 2, 2011 and my reread of it took me two days to read. This book is definitely a keeper for me.
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

March’s Book of the Month

 
Hello Everyone! I chose the picture posted above because it reminds me of reading to my daughter Mareena when she was little. Every afternoon until she was about eight or nine years old, we would take one of her books that she wanted to read or that she was reading and we would curl up together on my big bed. 
We would spend an hour or so reading a chapter of her book, and then take a nap together. Her absolutely favorite author at that time was an English author named Enid Blyton. Ahh, nice memories… 
My picks for ‘Books of the Month’ will be decidedly more adult these days, but they will be from almost any genre. March’s Book of the Month is:

While I Was Gone by Sue Miller  
 Published as: While I Was Gone: A Novel in January 1999

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Birth Name: Sue Miller
Born: 29 November 1943 in Chicago, Illinois

Canonical Name: Sue Miller
Pseudonyms: None

While I Was Gone by Sue Miller was the sixteenth book that I read in 2016. I have had this book on my TBR shelf since June 1, 2009 and my reread of it took me three days to read. This book is definitely a keeper for me.
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

February’s Book of the Month

 
Hello Everyone! I chose the picture posted above because it reminds me of reading to my daughter Mareena when she was little. Every afternoon until she was about eight or nine years old, we would take one of her books that she wanted to read or that she was reading and we would curl up together on my big bed. 
We would spend an hour or so reading a chapter of her book, and then take a nap together. Her absolutely favorite author at that time was an English author named Enid Blyton. Ahh, nice memories… 
My picks for ‘Books of the Month’ will be decidedly more adult these days, but they will be from almost any genre. February’s Book of the Month is:

The House at Old Vine by Norah Lofts 
 Published as: The House at Old Vine in June 1961

Publisher: Doubleday

Birth Name: Norah Robinson
Born: 27 August 1904 in Shipdham, Norfolk, England
Died: 10 September 1983 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England

Canonical Name: Norah Lofts
Pseudonyms: Juliet Astley and Peter Curtis

The House at Old Vine by Norah Lofts was the thirteenth book that I read in 2016. I have had this book on my TBR shelf since April 24, 2009 and it took me ten days to read. This book is definitely a keeper for me.
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

December’s Book of the Month

 
Hello Everyone! I chose the picture posted above because it reminds me of reading to my daughter Mareena when she was little. Every afternoon until she was about eight or nine years old, we would take one of her books that she wanted to read or that she was reading and we would curl up together on my big bed. 
We would spend an hour or so reading a chapter of her book, and then take a nap together. Her absolutely favorite author at that time was an English author named Enid Blyton. Ahh, nice memories… 
My picks for ‘Books of the Month’ will be decidedly more adult these days, but they will be from almost any genre. November’s Book of the Month is:

Lovers All Untrue: A Novel by Norah Lofts 
 Published as: Lovers All Untrue in June 1970

Publisher: Doubleday

Birth Name: Norah Robinson
Born: 27 August 1904 in Shipdham, Norfolk, England
Died: 10 September 1983 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England


Canonical Name: Norah Lofts
Pseudonyms: Juliet Astley and Peter Curtis
Lovers All Untrue: A Novel by Norah Lofts was the sixty-eighth book that I read in 2015. I have had this book on my TBR shelf since April 7, 2009 and my second reading of this book took me three days to finish.
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight