~Good Reads~

With all this rain falling steadily yesterday, we have been curled up, in front of the wood stove, drinking tea, and reading a lot.
I thought it might be nice to give some book recommendations.

These books below are among our favorite read and re-reads.....
So, here you go.....

The Uncle Wiggily Books
By Howard R. Garris.

Sort of like the Bere Rabbit stories....
The Melendy Books ( The Saturdays, The Four-Story Mistake, Then There Were Five, and Spider Web For Two)

By Elizabeth Enright

All I can say is, these books are excellent reading for the whole family!
The writing reminds me of Arthur Ransome or Edith Nesbit, two of my other favorite authors..
Men Of Iron
By Howard Pyle

A classic medieval type tale.

The Good Master
By Kate Seredy

A must read, that is all I can say.
The Wind In The Willows
By Kenneth Graeham

One of my favorite books, the author wrote it for his blind son, and the writing is SO descriptive.
The Lad Books

By Howard Payson Terhune

The best of dog stories!
Only Opal
By Opal Whitely

A beautiful book, like a fine painting or piece of art, to be not just *read*, but *soaked* in.
~ The Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Books
By Betty Mac Donald

Just plain fun....
My Fathers Dragon
By Ruth Gannet Stiles

And the same here.....
Any the James Herriot books.....all of them are wonderful.

~ So, as you settle in as the days grow colder, I hope this gives you some ideas for good reading material...


  1. I'm reading J. Herriot's - is autobiography or biography? I can never remember, anyway, its by his son, Jim Wight, and so very good. The All Creatures show that was on thru the '80's was one of the few things we were allowed to watch as children, and remains one of my favorites to this day.
    Thanks for the book list Rosie, you and your family have a nice cozy and blessed Sunday and weekend!

  2. Thanks, Rosie. We, too, love to read. I'm reading "People of the Spirit" about outbreaks of revival . My favorite time to read is on a gray day or a snowy evening. We must check out a few from your list. We are due for a trip to the library. :) Have a sweet week.

  3. Thank you for the book list--many of which I am not familiar with so will be happy to check out and read to my own little girls.
    I recently requested The Twenty-one Balloons from our library as I had not ever read it and you either recommended it in an older post or I saw it on another book list you had.
    We are currently re-reading the Brambly Hedge books.

  4. Hi Rosie,
    I hope you are having a great day.
    I just finished reading "The 21 Balloons" book...I loved it!! Saw where you had posted about this book on your blog a while back.
    Also saw where you had talked about the book "Swallows and Amazons" and I have that checked out from the library..will start on it today.
    Thanks for the other books suggestions.
    Blessings to you,

  5. Oh, I just adore James Herriott. I started reading his books as a child. I recently found a copy of Wind in the Willows - I have never read it. Next rainy day I get some time I'll snuggle up with some cocoa and my kittie and have a grand old time reading it. Much love to all - Raquel XO


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