Delightful Reads

One of the simplest pleasures, for me, is to curl up with a good book for uninterrupted reading.

Here you’ll find some favorite reads with a brief description and, when possible, a link to a bookseller offering the title (click on the titles).  Enjoy! (Header photo courtesy of Freefoto.com)

The Magician’s Elephant

by Kate DiCamillo

A wonderful story to share with young readers and to be enjoyed by adults as well.  The central messages in this tale are about keeping open to possibilities and believing in yourself.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

by Alexander McCall Smith

More than a detective story, this book offers genuine, endearing (and clever) characters with real warmth and an understanding of human nature.   This is the first novel in the series.

Always Kiss Me Good Night: Instructions on Raising the Perfect Parent by 147 Kids Who Know

Compiled by J. S. Salt

The book is a collection of poignant suggestions written by children to their parents.  You may find yourself smiling and at times teary, and definitely moved by the feelings and desires of children.

Happiness is a Warm Puppy

by Charles M. Schulz


“Happiness is one thing to one person and another thing to another person.”  What are the things that make you happy?  Using the vehicle of the Peanuts comic strip characters, Schulz explores what happiness is. 


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