Welcome back to the Literary Lodge! Our Five Fall Favorites party is underway! Come on in. Of course you aren’t too late!
It’s a beautiful morning here at the Literary Lodge! The sun is shining from a clear, blue sky. The trees are aflame with colors! I don’t know if you’ll want any blankets today, or will even want to be close to the bonfire until evening. I walked down to the boats this morning and they are bobbing up and down, just waiting for someone to take them away from shore. Be sure to take some books along, or someone to talk about books with. We fixed that flat tire on one of the bikes, so they should all be ready to go again. We have a few bushels of apples in the kitchen ready to be turned into something yummy, so if you want, go lend a hand. There’s probably several cookbooks you can browse through in there too. When you need a break, grab a backpack for a stroll through the woods to the barn and enjoy some quiet reading time.
Now, before you run off to some party room, let me give you a quick tour. (Of course, if you’ve already been here before, you can skip this and jump right into my books.) Each of the participating blogs/party rooms, have their own Top 5 books to share. The buttons to read these rooms are down below. But one of them is going to give a FREE short story to anyone who wants it! It’s the Books room, and somewhere on their post they’ll share the link to it.
But don’t forget to visit all the other rooms and comment, follow, sign up, etc. because that’s going to earn you more entries into the amazing giveaway we are offering! It’s so good that we all wish we could enter it ourselves.
Here are my Top 5 books in today’s genre. If you wish to add a book to your TBR (To Be Read) list on Goodreads, or just read more about the book, find the link on Amazon, or whatever, click on the book image.
Clean, Christian Romance
Um, I don’t read much in the way of romance, so I decided to change my genre today. 🙂 I’m going to do
Reminisce Books by Reminisce Magazine
What do you wish to read about? Motor cars? The 1930s? WWII? What schools were like, or what folks ate? It’s all in one Reminisce book or another. I was going to try to pick just one, but that’s just impossible. Each book is full of photos, stories and memories of an era now behind us. If you are writing a story set in the early to mid 1900s, get some Reminisce books. Or if you are just interested in history, these will keep you laughing, and reading.
The Good Years by Walter Lord
The glittering age of prosperity! These are the years before the first World War. The age of progress, of absurd parties, of the Great White Fleet, and the Golden Circus. It was also the time of the great San Francisco earthquake, the race to the Pole, and battle for women’s rights. Told in Walter Lord’s fascinating style, this book will give you stories little known.
Note of caution, I did use the whiteout here and there. Mostly for quotes.
Lonely Vigil by Walter Lord
I had no idea that there were men who dared risk their lives by staying on the islands captured by the Japanese, so that they could broadcast and alert the allied forces when the enemy was coming. Hunted day and night by the Japanese, not sure if the natives would betray them, these men provided valuable information to the allied forces during the battles in the Pacific. I had a hard time putting it down.
You might want to be careful and watch out for some language as Walter Lord quotes others and doesn’t edit what they say. But it is well worth reading.
Fighting the Flying Circus by Eddie Rickenbacker
I had known that Eddie Rickenbacker was an Ace in WWI, but I really didn’t know much about him. Until I read his book. Full of stories of his early life, his flying and what fighting in the skies in those early years was like, this book kept me reading. If you or someone you know likes planes, read this book.
Miracles and Mysteries by Mary Ann Monnon
When I was doing research for my first book, I came across some Halifax history I’d never heard of. The December 6, explosion of 1917. I quickly found some books about it and–wow! I’ve never read anything quite like this. The stories of God’s protecting hand during this incredible disaster are nothing short of miraculous. The author of this book had first hand accounts to tell as her father was one of the survivors.
And now, here are the doors to take you to the party rooms! Have fun and don’t forget to leave comments, add books to your TBR list and enter the giveaway! And yes, these will open in a new tab, so don’t worry, you won’t get lost in the vast acres of land around the Literary Lodge.
Oh, one more thing before you rush off!
If you are wishing you had a list of all these books, make sure you stop by on Saturday because I’ll have a pdf download for you with Everyone’s Top 5 books in every genre to give you!
Grand Prize Giveaway!
• Signed copy of Dylan’s Story by Rebekah A. Morris
• Signed copy of Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts
• Signed copy of Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman
• Signed copy of The Twin Arrows by Kate Willis
• Signed copy of Journey to Love by Amanda Tero
• Coffee Nut M & M’s
• Packets of Apple Cider
• Cute Fall Mug
And there might be an Amazon Gift Card in there too. 😉
This giveaway is open to everyone. International as well as US. However, if we have an International winner, they will get kindle copies of all these books, and an amazon gift card. (Sorry, we just can’t mail this internationally.)
If we get more than 75 different people entered into the giveaway, we will add a 2nd place winner, so be sure to tell you family and friends!
Please be honest in your entries because they will be checked.
This has to be updated manually, and I can only do that every 3 hours, so if you enter and don’t see any progress, don’t despair, I will update it. 🙂