Book Recommendations from the charliemadison book club
This is my fourth year of making reading a big part of my life. Flash back to my pre-teen days of devouring Little House on the Prairie books, the Nancy Drew series, and Judy Blume - reading was fun and browsing up and down the shelves at the library made me happy.
After college, life got busy with a career, marriage, kids, military family life, and reading suddenly felt like a luxury I couldn't fit into my schedule. As the years went by, I missed it terribly and wished for time to sit with a cup of tea and escape for hours to another world.
In 2020, I started to pick up books again and also discovered that I loved audiobooks too. And the bonus was that I could listen to a book while stringing bracelets or designing new styles. By mid-2020, I was finishing 6-8 books a month with a total for the year of 64 books. In 2021, I finished 107 books and at the end of 2022, my total was 147 books. I'm not at all bragging - in fact, I'm sharing this to inspire you to pick up something you loved years ago, but let slip out of your life.
The Charliemadison Community is filled with ladies who love books as much as I do. There's nothing better than getting a book recommendation from a friend who is so excited about a recent read. So that's where the Charliemadison Book Club started. It's definitely not "official" but a way to share the love of reading with others.
This year, I've decided to share my favorite reads each month. Not every book I read is something I'd recommend and I don't finish everything I start, so this is a short rundown of the books that I really enjoyed. I hope you find something to inspire your next read.