Welcome to So She Reads

Reading has always been a part of our lives. We remember the many evenings back at Redstone Valley Farm with mom reading to us. In my mind, we were usually sitting on the floor, leaning on the couch. I have absolutely NO IDEA why we sat on the floor and not in the soft comfort of the couch. Both of our grandparents were avid readers. Many of grandma’s books are written in. ‘Read out loud Jan 1987’ or ‘Enjoyed this book May 1992’. What a great legacy to follow!

Liz and I often compare books we are reading and one day one of us said to the other, “Why don’t we blog about all the books we love (or hate, for that matter)?” Many discussions ensued as to how it would work. Which blogging platform? What about a writing schedule? Will it be only about books? How do you even write a book review?

Since we have blogged at Prairie Garden for a few years now this wasn’t all new to us, so we dived in. Our plan to launch the beginning of January passed us by. But we didn’t give up and here we are now, ready to publish and hoping you will enjoy the ride along with us.

What will this blog look like? For one, book reviews. Hopefully a couple a month with a few other posts thrown in for those of you that don’t like reading as much as we do. The books we read are many and varied. L. M. Montgomery may be beside John Grisham. The Phantom Tollbooth might be next to Educated.

Our plan is to publish posts once a week, give or take, after lunch. We hope you will enjoy reading So She Reads while you are taking your afternoon break.

So welcome here! We are so glad you decided to read along and we so hope you will share your thoughts and inspirations with us in the comment section. And certainly your book recommendations. We are always on the lookout for more books to add to our already long TBR.

We also love it if you share our blog. Pass the link on to the readers in your life. Post it on your status if there is something you particularily like. No need to ask us if you want to share. The more the merrier!

What are you reading right now? Tell us the name and the author so we can go look it up and add it to our list.

16 responses to “Welcome to So She Reads”

  1. Just finished these two books
    The Book woman of Troublesome Creek

    The Book Woman’s Daughter

    Both by Kim Michele Richardson

    Great books
    Historical novels based on fact


    • Hey Carla! You are our first commenter on So She Reads 🤗. Thanks for taking the time. I’ve read the first book you mentioned but not the second.


  2. I’ve just started The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin, a historical fiction novel set in London during WW2. So far I like it!
    Just finished The Librarian Spy also by Madeline Martin. Follows the story of the French Resistance in WW2, along with an American librarian who is sent to Portugal to gather intelligence to send back to the US. Very interesting and keeps you on the edge of your seat at times!

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  3. Currently reading: The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
    Makes for a great conversation piece with friends! Definitely recommend!

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  4. Yay! I have been waiting for this new blog to go live since you wrote about it on your old blog. I love getting new book suggestions! I am currently reading I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith for the first time and am really enjoying the writing style and the setting of the book.

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  5. Currently re-reading our last Book Club book, The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera. Love the book so much, I’m going for a refresher!


  6. I’m reading Die with Zero, by Bill Perkins. So far, I highly recommend it. Extremely thought provoking.
    The Obstacle is the Way is waiting.
    Just read Becoming Mrs. Lewis. Would recommend it.
    My children are reading Laura Ingalls Wilder on audio, and I’m reading an Enid Blyton to them in the evenings. They love both authors!
    Also. Passing on the blog everyday-reading.com. She frequently gives book recommendations for adults and children of all ages.
    Thanks for your blog, I enjoy reading your posts! Everyday life and book reviews alike.
    That blog I mentioned has downloadable in-a-year posters to fill out with reads. This year was the first time I’ve tried anything like that. So I’m intrigued by that book you posted. The book where you record all the books you’ve read. I think that would be fun.


    • Thanks for all your book suggestions! I love fiinding new books and authors. I just bought a poster from Society6 for adding my books to. It has been really fun to start writing book titles on the spine of the books in the poster!


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