Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s meme by The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant to Read but Didn’t Get To (But Totally Plan To).


I fell in love with this cover the first time I saw it and I wanted to read the book. Then I saw it turn up on lots of TTT lists in 2016 and I learned more about it, and it is still on my TBR.


I have always been fascinated by the legend of Jack the Ripper and the fact that the case remains unsolved, so any book, fiction or not that has anything to do with Jack the Ripper is of interest to me.


Libraries and adventures in another world! Anything to do with books and libraries, count me in! The next book in this series is due out in February 2017 — I’ve got to get a hold of this book before then!


Mystery and suspense — sign me up!


An orphaned child, a circus and a pride of lions.


Another story that involved a circus. Yes, I love the circus and I love animals.


I even own this book and still haven’t gotten to it yet. As a matter of fact, I own the first and second books of this series too, and have only read the first one, so book two is also still on my TBR.


A woman trying to rise to a better career makes a bet about a client and then unexpectedly gets personally involved with him. What will happen when he finds out about the wager?


I own this one too, and the second book in the series is due out in March.


In all honesty, I was one book short, so I went looking at lists of books published in 2016 and found this book about two people who connect over their common love of the Narnia book series by C.S. Lewis, so, of course, since I am a HUGE fan of the Narnia series myself, this had to be added to the list.

Here is one nonfiction book that came out in 2016 that I just recently found out about, but really want to read:

I still really want her first book, Wired for Story, as well.

Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s theme from The Broke and the Bookish is a Holiday Gift Guide Freebie, which means you create a list of ten books that would be great gifts for Dads, YA lovers, etc. So my TTT is Top Ten Books to buy for your Middle Grade Reader, and every one of these books is Book 1 of a series.

  1. Adventures in the Northwoods Vol. 1: The Disappearing Stranger - By: Lois Walfrid Johnson

Kate O’Connell and her mother are left to struggle in 1906 Minneapolis after her father dies in a construction accident. Praying for a new husband for her mother, when God actually answers her prayers in the affirmative, Kate dreads what will happen next. Becoming part of a Swedish family in Wisconsin, Kate begins to get into conflicts with her step-brother Anders. When she notices some strange things happening around the farm, will she and Anders learn to work together to solve the mystery?

2. Adventures in Odyssey The Imagination Station ® #1: Voyage with the Vikings - By: Marianne Hering, Paul McCusker

Join cousins Beth and Patrick as they travel back in time to Greenland circa 1000 to find a Viking sunstone! While visiting Whit’s Soda Shoppe, the cousins find a mysterious, old letter in Imagination Station asking for Viking sunstone; if the sunstone isn’t found then someone named Albert will be imprisoned. Beth and Patrick race through time, meet the Vikings Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson, and locate the sunstone.but when they return to the Soda Shoppe another note is waiting for them requesting a silver goblet.

3. The Swamp Robber, Sugar Creek Gang Series #1 - By: Paul Hutchens

The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. These classic stories have been inspiring children to grow in their faith for more than five decades. Children continue to grow up relating to members of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life.

The Sugar Creek Gang discovers a “disguise” hidden in a sycamore hollow. Does it belong to the bank robber hiding in the swamp? A mysterious map hidden near the tree proves to be even more exciting then the disguise. Before the adventure ends, the gang encounters the robber, helps Bill Collins welcome a new baby sister, and saves the victim of a black widow spider bite. Join Bill and the rest of the Sugar Creek Gang as they learn the lesson of “sowing” and “reaping.”

4. Viking Quest Series #1: Raiders from the Sea - By: Lois Walfrid Johnson

In one harrowing day, Viking raiders capture Bree and her brother Devon and take them from their home in Ireland. After the young Viking prince Mikkel sets Devon free on the Irish coast far from home, Bree and Devin embark on separate journeys to courage. Readers will be captivated by the unfolding drama as Bree sails to Norway on the Viking ship and Devin travels the dangerous road home.

5. The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud (The Amazing Tales of Max & Liz Book 1) by [Cote, Jenny]

Max, a Scottish terrier, takes his usual morning trot down to the loch where he hears a mysterious Voice humming in the reeds saying, “Come to Me…follow the fire cloud.” He embarks on an unknown journey from Scotland, meeting other animals along the way including Liz, a brilliant, petite black cat from France. Max and Liz become the brave leaders for their group, and eventually, for the entire ark. The mysterious journey, filled with danger, humor, trials, and triumphs, leads them across Europe to the Middle East. The moment of arrival for these animals is spectacular as the ark is miraculously transformed into the animals’ natural habitats.

Throughout the previous one hundred years, Noah and family have endured ridicule from villagers while building the ark. Now this family must painfully witness the loss of lives and total destruction of the earth through the mighty flood.

After the journey to the ark, the voyage in the ark begins. Liz finds ways to keep the animals occupied, including daily exercise led by the flamingos and a talent night where the animals entertain each other with their natural abilities. But a sinister plot develops Someone is out to kill Noah and his family. Liz follows clues that lead her to discover a stowaway who has deceived them all. Max and Liz foil the plot, but at a high price. The end climaxes with unexpected twists and turns, taking the reader from despair to hope.

6. The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star (Epic Order of the Seven) by [Cote, Jenny L.]

The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star launches the Epic Order of the Seven series, picking up where The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz left off. The Maker has been building a team of animal friends for thousands of years to be his envoys for pivotal points of history.
With this new, critical mission, the team will finally be completed by Messiah and known forevermore as the Order of the Seven. A talking, musical scroll, a pigeon-flying-and-camel-driving mouse, a writing cat, a courageous lamb, and two lion-fighting dogs provide non-stop action in this adventure that brings the Christmas story to life as never before. You will be astounded at the accuracy and perfection of the prophecies and God’s unfolding plan to bring Jesus into the world.
The seven hundred–year mission begins long before the Nativity, as animal friends Max, Liz, Al, Kate, and Nigel work with Isaiah, who prophesies about the coming Messiah. The team intervenes with the Assyrians that threaten to take Jerusalem and prove Isaiah’s prophecies false. They go with faithful Daniel and friends into the Babylonian captivity for the heart-pounding thrills of the fiery furnace and the lions’ den. They meet Gabriel as he appears to Daniel, and hide a secret scroll of prophecy for the wise men to someday discover as they study the Star. The book climaxes with the unfolding Christmas story as the animals once again see Gabriel with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds.
Experience the hardships of Mary and Joseph as they obediently accept their calling to parent Messiah. Joyfully watch God provide for their every need through a lovable Jewish rabbi who dares to believe them and an unlikely Roman soldier who protects them. The shepherds and the wise men never know their steps are guided by these small animals that lead them to baby Jesus. Relentless in his pursuit is the evil lion, who seeks to devour them and stop the unfolding events leading to Messiah’s birth.


My name is Michael Vey, and the story I’m about to tell you is strange. Very strange. It’s my story.

To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary fourteen-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette’s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers.

Michael thinks he’s unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up this way, but their investigation brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric children – and through them the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if he’s to survive.

8. Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione (The Knights of Arrethtrae) by [Black, Chuck]

A dangerous new order threatens the mission of the Knights of Arrethtrae. Only loyalty to the King can bring victory!

As the Knights of the Prince await His triumphant return, they are steadfast in their mission to take His story into the kingdom and recruit as many as are willing. But when a new and dangerous threat is revealed, their mission is jeopardized.

Sir Kendrick and his young charge, the impetuous Sir Duncan, are sent on a mission to discover the identity and origin of a secretive new order known as the Conquistero Knights. They travel to the city of Bel Lione where Lord Ra has been enticing young people in the kingdom to join his festivals, after which many choose not to return home. Their families keep quiet for fear of repercussion.

When Sir Duncan disappears while trying to discover the truth of Lord Ra’s castle, Sir Kendrick attempts to find and enlist the help of a mysterious warrior. Time is short for he must save Duncan and call upon the knights of Chessington to join in the battle against the evil Lord Ra.

Journey to Arrethtrae, where these knights of noble heart live and die in loyal service to the King and the Prince. These knights are mighty, for they serve a mighty King. They are…the Knights of Arrethtrae!

9. Eye of the Oracle, Oracles of Fire Series #1 - By: Bryan Davis

What ancient mysteries lurk behind the amazing stories in the Dragons in Our Midst series? Reading this prequel, you’ll journey back in time to learn how dragons survived the flood and about the ancient evil force that led to their demise in the days of King Arthur. Discover the mysteries that led to the bestselling fantasy adventure that began with Raising Dragons. With heart-stopping fantasy action and clear spiritual insights, Eye of the Oracle will captivate young and old alike, and it will challenge every reader to search deep within for answers to the mysteries in their own hearts.

10. Raising Dragons (Dragons in our Midst Book 1) by [Davis, Bryan]

Raising Dragons is a contemporary fantasy novel that inspires young people to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths and use them to overcome any obstacle. It is both a hair-raising, modern-day adventure and a glimpse into another world-a world of knights, dragons, and fair maidens.

A boy learns of his dragon past; a girl has known of hers for years. They combine their faith, courage, and love to overcome evil, a slayer who seeks to bring an end to dragon heritage, forever.

Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s theme, chosen by The Broke and the Bookish, is a Halloween Freebie, and we’re supposed to create a list of anything Halloween related or scary.

However, I do not celebrate Halloween. Therefore, I have decided to create my own Top Ten list of Books that encourage and inspire me.

  1. The Bible, my preference is the NIV published in 1984 or earlier, and the 1599 Geneva Bible.
  2. My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers.
  3. A Charles Dickens Devotional This book offers an excerpt from a Dickens novel, with a lesson and Bible verse for each day. I enjoy it because I have always enjoyed Dickens’ novels, though I still haven’t read them all.
  4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. This is a wonderful story of redemption.
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This story is a wonderful example of standing up for what is right, for what you believe, no matter what everyone else thinks.
  7. Long Way Gone by Charles Martin. This is a story about real unconditional love and second chances in an unexpected way.
  8. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd because it’s a great story of love and acceptance across color/race boundaries.
  9. Grey Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer by David Levy, M.D. This is a story of testimony of the power of prayer.
  10. Dirty God by Johnnie Moore. This book is about the amazing grace we can freely receive through/from Jesus Christ.

Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme, as per The Broke and the Bookish, is “Ten Characters We’d Name Our Children or Pets After”. Since, I won’t be having any more children, mine would be pets, most likely dogs.

  1. Atticus after Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  2. Diggory from The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis
  3. Tumnus from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis; one of my favorite minor characters.
  4. Ky. This character is a very complex character in a book I am currently reading: Unblemished by Sara Ella, and he is fast becoming one of my favorites. His full name is Kyaphus, but most people call him Ky.
  5. Sam after Sam Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy because he is the ultimate faithful friend.
  6. Einstein after the best dog character EVER, Einstein from The Watchers by Dean Koontz.
  7. Cooper from Long Way Gone by Charles Martin.
  8. Rand from The Journey of the Heart Series by Colleen Coble.
  9. Cade from Breaker’s Reef by Terri Blackstock
  10. Jake from Fire and Water by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

Who’s on your list?

Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday as suggested by The Broke and the Bookish is the Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List.

I am a history buff and this is a new book by a new author that I want to read.


“The Picture of Dorian Gray” because I’ve been wanting to read this story for years!

3. 16 Lighthouse Road (A Cedar Cove Novel) by [Macomber, Debbie]

I want to read this entire series (12 books), so this could easily stretch into winter, maybe even fill winter since I only get a couple of hours a day to read.


Actually, I began reading this one about two days before Fall officially began and am almost finished with it, so it should really be #1 on this list.

5. This spot I have no photos for because the other books I have on my Fall TBR list are three books that one of my dear writing friends has written and emailed me that she wants me to read and give her feedback on. She sent them to me a few months ago and I haven’t had time to start them, so these are high on my list. They haven’t been published yet, but I have high expectations that they will be, and when they are, I will let you all know so that you can read them. They are all YA stories.

And since #3 is actually 12 books, I have already gone over the limit of 10, so I shall stop here. These will keep me quite busy.

What books are you just burning to read this Fall?

Top Ten Tuesday


Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is “Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books of X Genre” and I have decided to do the Romance genre. Now, this list includes books that aren’t “strictly” romance, but they all have romance in them. You can join Top Ten Tuesday too, just go to The Broke and the Bookish for all of the details.

My Top Ten Romance Books of All Time

Years ago, I read a lot of Harlequin Romance stories until I got tired of the predictability of them when I realized their plots were all basically the same. However, this book remains one very favorite Harlequin Romance book, and though I can’t really tell you much about it anymore, I do know that something about it made it stand out from all the rest to me. I hope to get a copy and re-read it soon.


If you’ve been following my TTT lists for long, you know that this book has popped up frequently. I LOVE this book!

3. Her Christmas Hero (Home to Dover Series Book 6) by [Beatty, Lorraine]

Apparently, this is Book 6 in a series called “Home to Dover”. I did not know that when I read it, and I have not read any of the other books in the series, as I have not read a lot of Love Inspired books, but earlier this year, I read three Love Inspired Romance stories and this one was fantastic! Lorraine Beatty did an excellent job creating characters that I cared about and routed for and came to love. I would love to read more about the characters in this story.

4. Love Unexpected (Beacons of Hope Book #1) by [Hedlund, Jody]

This is another book that has shown up on some of my other TTT lists. Again, I just love this book!

5. Kissed by a Cowboy (A Four of Hearts Ranch Romance) by [Clopton, Debra]

Again, this book is part of a series called the “Four of Hearts Ranch Romances”, and I have not read any of the other books in the series, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and it has also appeared on previous TTT lists of mine.

6. The Promise: A Novel by [Steel, Danielle]

I used to collect and read all of Danielle Steel’s novels, but over the years, I fell behind on my collection and on reading them. However, The Promise remains one of my all time favorites.

7. Safe Harbour by [Steel, Danielle]

I really enjoyed this Danielle Steel novel as well.

8. Love Comes Softly (Love Comes Softly Book #1) by [Oke, Janette]

This is the first book in a fantastic series by Janette Oke. I have also shared this series in other TTT lists.

9. Message in a Bottle by [Sparks, Nicholas],  A Walk to Remember by [Sparks, Nicholas] and 

Okay, okay, I know I’m cheating, but it’s so hard to just pick 10. These three books by Nicholas Sparks are wonderful, and in my opinion like in most books that have had movies based on them, I believe all of these books are better than the movies, especially A Walk to Remember. I believe that the movies of Message in a Bottle and The Notebook held to the books’ story lines fairly well, but there were things that I felt were important in A Walk to Remember that the movie changed, left out, or compromised.


Yes, my last pick is also another cheat, but this series is so phenomenal, that there is no way to choose just one of these books as the favorite of the series. Dee Henderson did such a great job of creating incredibly realistic, believable characters that I came to love and feel that I really knew in these books that I was heartbroken to come to the end of the series. I would still love to see Dee Henderson write more about this wonderful characters. I look forward to re-reading this series in the not-too-distant future.

What genre did you choose for your TTT this week?

Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday’s theme is “Top Ten Books with X Setting”, and we can choose what X is, as suggested by The Broke and the Bookish.

Since most books that I read are set in the United States, and that is such a broad topic, I decided to split today’s theme into Five books set on an Island and Five books set in England.

Five Books Set on an Island:

  1. Robinson Crusoe by [Defoe, Daniel]

This is not one of my favorite stories, but it’s also not terrible. It is a classic and has some very interesting things to think about.


I hated this story, even though it is most likely an accurate account of what it would be like to abandon male children on an island with no guidance or teaching of spiritual things or morals. Therefore, left to their own devices and selfish/self-centered and sinful nature, this is most likely quite accurate. However, I found the things that they did sickening and disgusting.


This book is quite interesting, but also quite sad in many ways.

4. Beneath the Pines by [Gowan, Sandra]

I found this book interesting but felt that it was missing many details.

5. Love Unexpected (Beacons of Hope Book #1) by [Hedlund, Jody]

This is by far my favorite of the island stories I have listed.

Now for the Five Books Set in England, which I like much more than the island books:

1. Dauntless (Valiant Hearts Book #1) by [Sleiman, Dina L.]

This is a wonderful story, a sort of female Robin Hood story, filled with adventure.

2. Lady of Devices: A steampunk adventure novel (Magnificent Devices Book 1) by [Adina, Shelley]

This was my first, and so far only, steampunk read, and I loved it. The rest of this series is on my TBR list.

3. The Golden Braid by [Dickerson, Melanie]

A modern day twist on a fairy tale. I enjoyed this story.


This is one of my favorite Christmas stories.

5. Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist by [Dickens, Charles]

I do love Dickens! I don’t think I’ve ever really read this book, but I have seen a wonderful theatrical drama version, and my youngest son and I are currently listening to a radio drama broadcast of it on Saturday mornings.

What setting did you choose for your TTT post? Leave a link in the comments and I’ll visit your TTT post.

Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s Theme as per The Broke and the Bookish is “Top Ten REWIND” where we can go back and do a topic we missed over the years or recently or a topic we really want to revisit. Therefore, since I have only been a Top Ten Tuesday participant since February 16, 2016, they have lots of great topics that I have missed, and so I have chosen to do “Ten Books I Just HAD to Buy . . . But Are Still Sitting on my Bookshelf”.

  1.  Hound Dog True by [Urban, Linda]

A fellow writing friend suggested I read this. She really feels it’s a great book for writers to read, so I purchased it with every intention of reading it “soon” (about a year ago), and still haven’t made the time to read it. I did pick it up and begin it one time, and I didn’t stop because there was anything wrong with it or because it didn’t hold my attention; it’s just that I was reading something else at the same time, and I just haven’t gotten back to it yet.

2.  The true story behind the popular TV series Sue Thomas:FBEYE. A deaf ...

I heard Sue Thomas speak in April 2016 and was so impressed with, amazed and inspired by this woman that I had to have the book that tells me more about her life story, but it still waits.

3.  If I Run (If I Run Series) by [Blackstock, Terri]

4.  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by [Sloan, Robin]

5.  The Writing Circle (Voice) by [Demas, Corinne]

6.  The Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland by [Delaney, Frank]


8.  Fearless: A Novel by [Dellosso, Mike]

9 & 10. 16 Lighthouse Road (A Cedar Cove Novel) by [Macomber, Debbie]

I gave this book two spots because it is the first book in a series that consists of 12 books plus a cookbook and I bought the whole entire series (used and from a discount online bookseller) because I had seen one episode of the TV series based on this book series. I visited with my mom when she was in rehabilitation in a nursing home two years ago after heart surgery, and she had the TV on. When the show signed off and I saw the credit about it being based on this book series, I decided I would buy the book series to read because we don’t have TV, and in my opinion, the books are always better than a TV series or movie anyway.

Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday list as suggested by The Broke and the Bookish is probably the easiest one I’ve ever done!  The hard part will be stopping at just 10.  🙂      The list is the “Top Ten Books I’d Buy Right This Second if Someone Handed my a Fully Loaded Gift Card”.

  1. The Shadow's Curse by [McCulloch, Amy]
  2. Kill Devil (Jed Patrick series Book 2) by [Dellosso, Mike]
  3. Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers) by [Drake, Brenda]
  4. Ice Massacre (Mermaids of Eriana Kwai Book 1) by [Warner, Tiana]
  5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Book 1) by [Riggs, Ransom]
  6. The Outliers by [McCreight, Kimberly]
  7. All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by [Doerr, Anthony]
  8. The Rogue Knight by [McClure, Marcia Lynn]

Of course, I love to read fiction, but there are times I need to or choose to read nonfiction. Now, most of my nonfiction usually has something to do with writing, and because I have and use Scrivener, but not anywhere close to completely, I really want the last book on this list so that I can use Scrivener to its fullest. I could have made a list of top ten fiction books as well as a list of top ten nonfiction/writing books I would buy right this second with a really loaded gift card!  😀

How about you? Do you prefer fiction or nonfiction and why?

Top Ten Tuesday

Anyway, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, according to The Broke and the Bookish is “Top Ten Things Books Have Made You Want to Do or Learn About After Reading Them”.  Being a homeschool mom, this is an easy list for me because we read books and then go to learn things because of what we’ve read.  🙂

  1. Two years ago, two of my sons had an assignment to write an historical fiction story, and my youngest decided to write a story about the Pony Express, so we read several books about the Pony Express. I can’t remember a specific book, but the books we read left me wanting to learn more and gave me my desire and idea to write the current novel I am working on, so I have done a lot more research and learned a lot more about the Pony Express.

2. Misty of Chincoteague by [Henry, Marguerite]

I read the entire series of Misty books by Marguerite Henry with my youngest son, and we loved them so much that we wanted to see Chincoteague and the ponies. So, I looked it up online and planned a vacation, and two years ago we went to Chincoteague and Assateague for a week. We saw the ponies and visited the Chincoteague Museum where we participated in a fun scavenger hunt and saw the family Bible of the Bebee family, the family who were the main characters of Marguerite Henry’s books. We found out that the Misty of Chincoteague series were true stories!

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Our first year of homeschooling, I read this story with my two oldest sons, and it made us want to know more about horses. Therefore, we studied horses that year as well.

4. Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities

I saw the movie based on this book when I was a young teenager. It fascinated me. Being the first story of Multiple Personality Disorder many people didn’t believe it. When I got older, I read the book and still found MPD fascinating, so I did a little bit of studying about it. It is a very real issue for some people. It’s just quite rare.

5. A Girl of the Limberlost (Limberlost, #2)

I read this book just a couple of years ago and it taught me that not all moths are ugly, which is what I always thought. There are actually some very beautiful moths, and I studied moths a little bit afterward to see what some of the beautiful ones look like.

6. Little House on the Prairie by [Wilder, Laura Ingalls]

When I read this book in elementary school, I enjoyed it so much I wanted to learn more about when the country was young and what it was like to travel in a wagon train. Over the years, I have studied this time period and traveling by covered wagon quite a bit.

7. Centralia (Jed Patrick series Book 1) by [Dellosso, Mike]

This is a more recent read, and our family had driven through Centralia once several years ago, and I found it fascinating. After reading this book, my curiosity was once again piqued, and so I’ve done a bit of research on Centralia.

8. Nick of Time (A Bug Man Novel) by [Downs, Tim]

This book has a character who has a bunch of dogs that she trained in a very unusual way that I found absolutely fascinating. Ever since I read it, I would love to learn how to train dogs the way that she did, but I haven’t been able to find anything on it.


When I read this book when I was younger, it made me want to learn more about why people years ago accused women of being witches. Many years later, when my husband and I were first married and we went to visit one of his sisters in Massachusetts, so I checked to see how far it would be to Salem, and we were able to do some touring there to learn more.


This book made me want to learn more about rabies and how it affects animals and how much of a danger it is to people.

This list actually turned out to be harder than I thought it would be because I haven’t kept a good reading list for most of the years I’ve been reading. Also, as I created this list, I realized that my desire to learn more about something in particular comes more from nature and my environment and/or news topics than from books I read.

How about you? Have you dug deeper into something because of books you’ve read?