Birthday Post: Favorite Books of All Time

Today, I turn 35 years old. It’s kind of hard to believe that I am halfway through my 30s but I don’t feel any different, only much wiser and more aware about the world around me, a vast comparison to my teenage years and my twenties. I think that have the various books that I’ve read over the years to thank for that new outlook. So as I look back on my years (but also look to the future), I wanted to take the time to list my top 20 books of all time.

This is completely different from the post I wrote when I started this blog, but I think as you grow older, things change and how you view the world goes along with it, the good and the bad. It would be nice to see how this list will change in 5 or 10 years time but it is so nice to reflect on how these books made such a powerful impact on my life and still do this day. So here we go, my top 20 favorite books of all time:

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Classics That Entered the Public Domain in 2022

On January 1, a new batch of classics has entered the public domain. Those who do not know what the public domain means, copyrighted works (books, movies, music, etc.) enter the United States’ public domain after 95 years. This meaning they are freely accessible for the public. 

This also means that there could be different retellings of classic works, tales like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. So it will be exciting to see what new creative interpretations people imagine. When they become available, readers will read them for free online on sites, like Project Gutenberg. It may not be on the website right away. Give it some time. It takes a while to transfer to text for online reading.

Here is a list of creative works published/released first in 1926. However, here is a list of some highlights that may catch your eye:

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Books to Read This Month: January Edition

Happy 2022! Welcome to the first Books To Read This Month feature of 2022! We are only couple of days in the new year and some of us might feel that it is already too long and looking like we have to stay inside for a little bit while longer. However, the upcoming books that are gracing the bookshelves give us more of a reason to be excited for January! From espionage thrillers to books about activism and injustice, here are some exciting new releases that will make you excited for isolation and welcome social distancing with open arms:

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Book Review: Shadows of Swanford Abbey by Julie Klassen

Format: Paperback

Pages: 314 pages

Published: December 7, 2021

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Genre: Regency Romance, Historical Suspense, Inspirational Fiction

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The Best Books to Look Out For in 2022

Are you looking for more reasons to be excited about 2022, other than just wanting to be done with 2021? Then check the list of exciting new books being released next year! The pandemic may have pushed back some releases into 2022 but that just just gives us more of a reason to read more books. So get ready TBR journal or list ready, because you want to make sure to jot down these exciting new releases!

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Holiday Reads: December 4, 2021

There is no better gift than the gift of reading.

More than ever, we need heartwarming and uplifting stories this year. So similar to what was done in December, visit here every Friday and view some great book recommendations to get a jumpstart on your holiday reading:

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Books to Read This Month: October Edition

Are you looking for spooky reads for the Halloween season? Why not start with the new releases that are hitting the shelves during this haunting month? We have new books to exciting ghostly tales from bestselling writers to a Greek YA retelling makes its way to the US shores. Spook reads not your thing? Don’t worry! There are some great contemporary fiction on this list that will not leave you left out and excited for the fall reading that has graced us:

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