We had a great response to our first What’s On Your Bookshelf Challenge? in August. This month, I was not well for about two weeks which gave me plenty of time to read – the perfect medicine! I read a variety of books which are listed below, some I enjoyed but there were a couple that for some reason just didn’t resonate with me, even though they had good reviews. It shows that we are all individuals and the world would certainly be a boring place if we all liked the same thing!
I often talk about doing things that bring you joy and reading does that for me. Most afternoons you will find me curled up reading which has become a new (almost) daily ritual.
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QUOTE OF THE MONTH
As if we need a reason……however there are many benefits of reading books.
This month I decided to put the spotlight on one of my favorite authors, who also happens to be a friend of mine. Joanne Tracey (Jo), lives on the Sunshine Coast and is also one of the co-hosts for What’s On Your Bookshelf?
Jo does have a day job, but her dream is to become a full-time author and she is well on her way to achieving that.
As you can see, Jo has written several books and I was honoured to receive an advance copy of her latest book ‘The Little Cafe by the Lake’ which is scheduled for release November 4, 2021. I loved it and I think it is my favourite. You can find Jo at her website www.joannetracey.com
Why do I enjoy Jo’s books?
- They are easy to read and her stories are believable and flow – just like Jo who has an easy going personality and she is also a great baker! (I interviewed Jo for my Women Living Well After 50 Podcast in Season 1 Episode 13 – Dream of Writing a Book? and she shared her story of how she came to writing)
- Jo sets her books in places she has visited and also includes her love of baking in some way. I’ve also visited some of the places especially set in New Zealand and love being taken back to some favourite spots I’ve visited.
BOOKS I’VE READ DURING AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
WHAT’S ON YOUR BOOKSHELF GUIDELINES:
What: What’s On Your Bookshelf (#whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge).
When: Third Thursday PM (Northern Hemisphere)/ Third Friday AM (Southern Hemisphere).
Why: Share a love of reading.
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Who: This linkup is open to everyone.
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Sharing what’s on their bookshelf this month
Take a moment to link through to see what my co-hosts and others have written……
Now over to you – will you join us?
Deb, Donna, Jo and I hope that you will join us in this new series! If you have any questions just ask us. You can also link to any, or all of our posts, with a pingback, that way we get to see your posts quicker!
Don’t forget to tell me about the book(s) you’re reading at the moment! See you next month!