I may have mentioned a time or two (or three) that I love to read. I even profiled my 30 favorite books about agriculture back in November. I’ve never been one for resolutions, but one of the things I’m starting this year is to keep track of the books I read in a spreadsheet. My beginning reader is gaining speed and I want to record all of her chapter books when we get to that point, so I thought this was a good start. I’ll be sharing here on Wednesdays the book (or books) I’ve finished with recommendations for good ones. That may be my favorite part of reading, sharing the good books with others.
This past week I’ve read two books: Somewhere Safe With Someone Good by Jan Karon and Amethyst by Lauraine Snelling. The latter finishes the “Dakotah Treasures” series set in Medora/Little Missouri, North Dakota. A good story and a good ending to a pleasant series.
Somewhere Safe With Someone Good is the long awaited next volume in the Mitford Series. And when I say long awaited, I mean that I have waited a long time for this book, not the publishers. The Mitford Series is my favorite series! Father Tim is hilarious, heart-warming, and humble. His adventures in and out of the town of Mitford are realistic, as are the residents of Mitford. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and don’t say I didn’t warn you. You know someone like each of the characters, which means you’ll alternately cheer and groan and chuckle. Start with At Home In Mitford and then you’ll want the whole set.
The latest installment is set back in Mitford as Father Tim and Cynthia return from Ireland. All of my favorite characters are back: Hope Murphy, Esther Cunningham, Esther Bolick (and her orange marmalade cake), Winnie, Dooley, Lace, Louella…the list goes on.
To tell you how great this series is, I hope they never make a movie or mini-series or TV show based on these books. Because they will surely ruin them, just like the Little House books.
It’s winter here in our neck of the woods. A perfect time to curl up with a wonderful story. Make it Mitford!
2015 Book Tally
1. Somewhere Safe With Someone Good by Jan Karon
2. Amethyst by Lauraine Snelling