I’m using Mondays to clean out my mailbag by posting messages that may be of general interest, like this one I received last week from a fellow bibliophile:
Jennifer, your “book reviews” page is blank! 😧 Hoping it’s just a glitch.
I’m so thankful to have found your website. Lots of good info, resources, and real encouragement.
Well, Doris was right. That page was blank… but not anymore! I fixed the glitch, so you can now peruse everything I’ve ever posted in my “recent reads” category.
Unfortunately, although I finish about a book a week on average, I’m nowhere near that faithful in publishing reviews of what I’ve read.
To help me stay more consistent, I plan to go back to publishing a monthly listing of books I’ve recently finished and what I think of each title. Look for a list of my February favorites later this week.
In the meantime, fellow bookworms will also enjoy the following posts:
Use this free printable A-Z reading list to inspire yourself or your kids to branch out a bit in your reading selections.
Although some of these programs are only offered during the summer months, others are available year round. Most of my own children have aged out of many of these rewards programs, but I still update this list every summer and sign up my grandkids!
Here are my favorite ways to score free books for your home library. Whether you prefer print, digital, or audio books, there’s something here for everyone.
I’ve discovered two new free-book programs I LOVE since I originally wrote that last post:
The first is My Reader Rewards. I’ve earned dozens of brand new books and Bibles from this program since first joining it a few years back — all totally free (you don’t even have to pay for shipping!)
And for those of you who prefer audiobooks to print, I’d recommend getting on the mailing list for Christian Audio. They send subscribers a link for a free, no-strings-attached audiobook every single month. Some months it’s an old classic, some months a popular new release. I’ve been blessed by every title I’ve gotten through them. If you’re a huge audiobook fan, you’ll find that even their membership club and the titles they have for sale are very competitively priced.
If those posts aren’t enough to keep you busy, check out some of the books listed in our past book reviews. Those reviews include lots of family-friendly selections that are perfect for reading aloud, as well as various curricula we’ve tried with our homeschooling.
And you’ll find more of my favorite book lists on my other site, Loving Life at Home:
- 5 Must-Read Books for Women Who Think (books on feminism)
- 5 More Books for Women Who Think (more on feminism)
- Postponing Motherhood (books on birth control & family planning)
- Recommended Reads – Top 10 of 2018 (an eclectic collection of the books I most enjoyed last year)
- Stating the Obvious: Men & Women are Different (books about sex differences)