EP. 51 – Glass Castles, Princess Diana, and Why Adult Fiction is So Smug…

EP. 51 – Glass Castles, Princess Diana, and Why Adult Fiction is So Smug…

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Being Mid-Summer, It is So Hot outside! Why not curl up in the air condition with a good book and stiff arming the world for awhile…

Stephanie Wilkes, who is a Young Adult Book Critic and Libriran shares her current reads and recommends.  Plus- Lyndsey Sikes and I discuss gossipy beach reads, Princess Diana, and where to find courage when Option A does not work out!

Past Episodes to check out:

Stephanie (Episode 50 and Sunday Confession 16) and Lyndsey Sikes ( Episodes: 37, Episode 39 and Sunday Confession 03)

 

 

 

The Unauthorized gossipy Bio of The Royal Family..

Book titles recommended with Notes:

( Note: The Asterisk * indicates My Must Reads… because they are Ridiculously Compelling)

  • OPTION B: FACING ADVERSITY, BUILDING RESILIENCE, AND FINDING JOY.  BY SHRYL SANDBERG AND ADAM GRANT   (Check out On Being Podcast Ep. April 24, 2017 interview with Sheryl Sandberg…. So Awesome! )
  • THE FIVE SECOND RULE BY MEL ROBBINS, (take courage and live your Best Life… I am a sucker for Motivational, “get off your butt and Do Something” type books.)
  • KISS CARLO AND THE BIG STONE GAP BY ADRIANA TRIGIANI
  • THE GLASS CASTLE *** BY JEANNETTE WALL (memoir, nomadic bohemian childhood – this book will stick with you for a while).
  • THE ROYAL WE BY HEATHER COCKS
  • THE ROYALS BY KITTY KELLY (super gossipy, fast read/ fun for the beach)
  • THE LAST MIDWIFE BY SANDRA DALLAS  (talks about women’s rights particular to Birth, Labor and Children… Historical Fiction/ Christian Author…. also- a mystery- a baby is murdered, who did it?)
  • HOW CANCER MADE ME MOMMY **** BY ALY TAYLOR (talks about spiritual warfare, mental battles, infertility, health, Courage, and is honest about this journey.. written in a blog-style format).
  • SALLY CLARKSON  (THE LIFE-GIVING HOME: CREATING A PLACE OF BELONGING AND BECOMING ***** AND EDUCATING THE WHOLE HEARTED CHILD (anything by Sally Clarkson is life-giving, encouraging and helpful in this Journey of motherhood!)
  • GENUINE FRAUD BY E. LOCKHART  (YA novel)
  • SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE BY McKELLE GEORGE (YA novel)
  • CONFESSIONS OF A DOMESTIC FAILURE BY BUNMI LADITAN
  • THE HONEST TODDLER  BY BUNMI LADITAN 
  • BIG LITTLE LIES BY LIANE MORIARTY
  • WHAT ALICE FORGOT ****** BY LIANE MORIARTY (this is a favorite adult fiction for me- Liane Moriarty writes Women really well!).
  • THE HATE U GIVE BY ANGIE THOMAS (YA Novel).  (racial issues, unique point of view, opens up the door for interesting conversation about social issues)
  • ME BEFORE YOU JOJO MOYES  (will make you Ugly- Cry)

Audiobooks- that have compelling narrators, bring life to the characters and are easy/ fun listens:

 

  • Matilda by Roald Dahl. Read by Kate Winslet
  • Heartburn by Nora Ephron (True Confession- I have read this book at least 10 times… not sure what it says about me- but I love Nora Ephron’s work). Read by Meryl Streep
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Read by David Tennat (on Sale right now on Audible for 3.95)
  • The Ramona Quimby Audio Collection by Beverly Cleary. Read by Stockard Channing (so good!)
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Read by Diana Steele, Nick Podehl and Kate Rudd

Kid Lit:

Coming Soon— We will have a Print out for you to take to Library and How to and How NOT too do a Kiddie Lit Book Club…

Books For Kids (Ages 1-5)

  • Pete’s A Pizza by William Steig (we have the board book, but also comes in Picture Book)
  • The Biggest Story:  How the Snake Crusher Brings Us back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung. (Awesome illustrations by Don Clark )
  • The Ology by Marty Machowski (a Beautiful book just to look at! Helpful in answering those BIG questions about God, Beliefs, theology and purpose… but on a level children can comprehend)
  • The Cranberry Series is a Favorite! Anything by Wende and Harry Devlin is excellent.

Cranberry Summer

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