Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life

Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life

When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle's delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast? If so, you may be on your way to being a book girl. Books were always Sarah Clarkson's delight. Raised in the company of the lively Anne of Green Gables, the brave Pevensie childr When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodnes...

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Title:Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life
Author:Sarah Clarkson
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1496425804
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life Reviews

  • Jessica
    Sep 10, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

  • Ginger
    Sep 16, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

  • Elliott
    Jul 12, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

  • Casey
    Dec 05, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

  • Jan
    Sep 22, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

  • Julie
    Jan 08, 2019

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

    There was so much I loved about this book. Her rich, warm writing about her own life and love of books invites you into her magical world of words, stories, characters and how meeting them shaped and informed her every day life. I loved the passion with which she shared how stories...

    This was not all what I was expecting, but I liked it. I did a lot skimming in this book because to me, it was more of a reference book (the endless book lists) for mostly classic-type books. But I really enjoyed some of the chapters?the one on imagination in books I felt like I had ...

    Unfortunately, I did not love this book as much as I thought I would. So many of the books mentioned in the author's books lists, are not books I really care to read... I also find myself scratching my head wondering what exactly the author believes in terms of theology. However, I sti...

    I enjoyed it. It mainly consists of list of books with brief synopsis of each. The lists are classified by subject. It started out great, but by the end every list had most of the same authors and some of the same titles. I get it. She loves Lewis and Tolkien. I did pick up ideas for a...

    I don't normally re-read books, but this will definitely be one that I will keep re-reading. So much for the avid reader to "yes" in this book. ...

    Y'all. I've only gotten to read the first four chapters of this book as a part of its launch team, but I am in love. Sarah's writing style is gorgeous, but more than that this book feels like coming home. Sarah has beautifully expressed so many of the thoughts and feelings that I have ...

    With chapter titles like "Books Can Stir You to Action" and "Books Can Foster Community" Sarah Clarkson's Book Girl is a joyful manifesto of all the good that books bring to our lives. Almost every chapter has a booklist too, so lots more titles to consider adding to your reading list!...

    This book gave voice to so many things I?ve sensed intuitively about stories my whole life. I want to press a copy of it into the hands of ever book lover I know and then demand they meet me for coffee after each chapter so we can talk about it. But for now, I?ll settle for recomme...

    I have been able to preview the first four chapters of this book before the release and absolutely devoured them. Honestly, I knew I would love the subject matter as a book girl myself and mother of book girls, but I didn't know if I would like the prose. In the past Sarah Clarkson's s...

    I love books about reading, and this was one of my favorites. Sarah Clarkson writs beautifully about how reading has enriched her life, family, parenting, and faith. She also includes lists of her favorite books in a variety of topics and genres, with delightful commentary. She's a the...

  • The Hofs
    Dec 27, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

  • Lauren
    Jan 22, 2019

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

  • Carol Bakker
    Jan 19, 2019

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

  • Kathryn
    Sep 22, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

  • K.M. Weiland
    Oct 30, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

  • Julie  Durnell
    Dec 11, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

  • AnnaScott
    Aug 21, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

    There was so much I loved about this book. Her rich, warm writing about her own life and love of books invites you into her magical world of words, stories, characters and how meeting them shaped and informed her every day life. I loved the passion with which she shared how stories...

    This was not all what I was expecting, but I liked it. I did a lot skimming in this book because to me, it was more of a reference book (the endless book lists) for mostly classic-type books. But I really enjoyed some of the chapters?the one on imagination in books I felt like I had ...

    Unfortunately, I did not love this book as much as I thought I would. So many of the books mentioned in the author's books lists, are not books I really care to read... I also find myself scratching my head wondering what exactly the author believes in terms of theology. However, I sti...

    I enjoyed it. It mainly consists of list of books with brief synopsis of each. The lists are classified by subject. It started out great, but by the end every list had most of the same authors and some of the same titles. I get it. She loves Lewis and Tolkien. I did pick up ideas for a...

    I don't normally re-read books, but this will definitely be one that I will keep re-reading. So much for the avid reader to "yes" in this book. ...

    Y'all. I've only gotten to read the first four chapters of this book as a part of its launch team, but I am in love. Sarah's writing style is gorgeous, but more than that this book feels like coming home. Sarah has beautifully expressed so many of the thoughts and feelings that I have ...

  • Danielle
    Aug 27, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

    There was so much I loved about this book. Her rich, warm writing about her own life and love of books invites you into her magical world of words, stories, characters and how meeting them shaped and informed her every day life. I loved the passion with which she shared how stories...

    This was not all what I was expecting, but I liked it. I did a lot skimming in this book because to me, it was more of a reference book (the endless book lists) for mostly classic-type books. But I really enjoyed some of the chapters?the one on imagination in books I felt like I had ...

    Unfortunately, I did not love this book as much as I thought I would. So many of the books mentioned in the author's books lists, are not books I really care to read... I also find myself scratching my head wondering what exactly the author believes in terms of theology. However, I sti...

    I enjoyed it. It mainly consists of list of books with brief synopsis of each. The lists are classified by subject. It started out great, but by the end every list had most of the same authors and some of the same titles. I get it. She loves Lewis and Tolkien. I did pick up ideas for a...

    I don't normally re-read books, but this will definitely be one that I will keep re-reading. So much for the avid reader to "yes" in this book. ...

    Y'all. I've only gotten to read the first four chapters of this book as a part of its launch team, but I am in love. Sarah's writing style is gorgeous, but more than that this book feels like coming home. Sarah has beautifully expressed so many of the thoughts and feelings that I have ...

    With chapter titles like "Books Can Stir You to Action" and "Books Can Foster Community" Sarah Clarkson's Book Girl is a joyful manifesto of all the good that books bring to our lives. Almost every chapter has a booklist too, so lots more titles to consider adding to your reading list!...

  • Megan
    Sep 22, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

  • Barbara
    Dec 27, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

    There was so much I loved about this book. Her rich, warm writing about her own life and love of books invites you into her magical world of words, stories, characters and how meeting them shaped and informed her every day life. I loved the passion with which she shared how stories...

    This was not all what I was expecting, but I liked it. I did a lot skimming in this book because to me, it was more of a reference book (the endless book lists) for mostly classic-type books. But I really enjoyed some of the chapters?the one on imagination in books I felt like I had ...

    Unfortunately, I did not love this book as much as I thought I would. So many of the books mentioned in the author's books lists, are not books I really care to read... I also find myself scratching my head wondering what exactly the author believes in terms of theology. However, I sti...

    I enjoyed it. It mainly consists of list of books with brief synopsis of each. The lists are classified by subject. It started out great, but by the end every list had most of the same authors and some of the same titles. I get it. She loves Lewis and Tolkien. I did pick up ideas for a...

  • Monica
    Aug 30, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

  • Amy
    Sep 07, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

  • Crystal Hurd
    Aug 04, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

  • Kalena
    Dec 15, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

  • K. L. West
    Oct 16, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

    There was so much I loved about this book. Her rich, warm writing about her own life and love of books invites you into her magical world of words, stories, characters and how meeting them shaped and informed her every day life. I loved the passion with which she shared how stories...

    This was not all what I was expecting, but I liked it. I did a lot skimming in this book because to me, it was more of a reference book (the endless book lists) for mostly classic-type books. But I really enjoyed some of the chapters?the one on imagination in books I felt like I had ...

    Unfortunately, I did not love this book as much as I thought I would. So many of the books mentioned in the author's books lists, are not books I really care to read... I also find myself scratching my head wondering what exactly the author believes in terms of theology. However, I sti...

    I enjoyed it. It mainly consists of list of books with brief synopsis of each. The lists are classified by subject. It started out great, but by the end every list had most of the same authors and some of the same titles. I get it. She loves Lewis and Tolkien. I did pick up ideas for a...

    I don't normally re-read books, but this will definitely be one that I will keep re-reading. So much for the avid reader to "yes" in this book. ...

    Y'all. I've only gotten to read the first four chapters of this book as a part of its launch team, but I am in love. Sarah's writing style is gorgeous, but more than that this book feels like coming home. Sarah has beautifully expressed so many of the thoughts and feelings that I have ...

    With chapter titles like "Books Can Stir You to Action" and "Books Can Foster Community" Sarah Clarkson's Book Girl is a joyful manifesto of all the good that books bring to our lives. Almost every chapter has a booklist too, so lots more titles to consider adding to your reading list!...

    This book gave voice to so many things I?ve sensed intuitively about stories my whole life. I want to press a copy of it into the hands of ever book lover I know and then demand they meet me for coffee after each chapter so we can talk about it. But for now, I?ll settle for recomme...

  • Jenny Preston
    Oct 20, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

  • Emma
    Oct 25, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

    There was so much I loved about this book. Her rich, warm writing about her own life and love of books invites you into her magical world of words, stories, characters and how meeting them shaped and informed her every day life. I loved the passion with which she shared how stories...

    This was not all what I was expecting, but I liked it. I did a lot skimming in this book because to me, it was more of a reference book (the endless book lists) for mostly classic-type books. But I really enjoyed some of the chapters?the one on imagination in books I felt like I had ...

  • Rebekah
    Feb 04, 2019

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

    There was so much I loved about this book. Her rich, warm writing about her own life and love of books invites you into her magical world of words, stories, characters and how meeting them shaped and informed her every day life. I loved the passion with which she shared how stories...

    This was not all what I was expecting, but I liked it. I did a lot skimming in this book because to me, it was more of a reference book (the endless book lists) for mostly classic-type books. But I really enjoyed some of the chapters?the one on imagination in books I felt like I had ...

    Unfortunately, I did not love this book as much as I thought I would. So many of the books mentioned in the author's books lists, are not books I really care to read... I also find myself scratching my head wondering what exactly the author believes in terms of theology. However, I sti...

  • Ashley McKnight
    Jan 11, 2019

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

    There was so much I loved about this book. Her rich, warm writing about her own life and love of books invites you into her magical world of words, stories, characters and how meeting them shaped and informed her every day life. I loved the passion with which she shared how stories...

  • Christina Hubbard
    Aug 31, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

    There was so much I loved about this book. Her rich, warm writing about her own life and love of books invites you into her magical world of words, stories, characters and how meeting them shaped and informed her every day life. I loved the passion with which she shared how stories...

    This was not all what I was expecting, but I liked it. I did a lot skimming in this book because to me, it was more of a reference book (the endless book lists) for mostly classic-type books. But I really enjoyed some of the chapters?the one on imagination in books I felt like I had ...

    Unfortunately, I did not love this book as much as I thought I would. So many of the books mentioned in the author's books lists, are not books I really care to read... I also find myself scratching my head wondering what exactly the author believes in terms of theology. However, I sti...

    I enjoyed it. It mainly consists of list of books with brief synopsis of each. The lists are classified by subject. It started out great, but by the end every list had most of the same authors and some of the same titles. I get it. She loves Lewis and Tolkien. I did pick up ideas for a...

    I don't normally re-read books, but this will definitely be one that I will keep re-reading. So much for the avid reader to "yes" in this book. ...

    Y'all. I've only gotten to read the first four chapters of this book as a part of its launch team, but I am in love. Sarah's writing style is gorgeous, but more than that this book feels like coming home. Sarah has beautifully expressed so many of the thoughts and feelings that I have ...

    With chapter titles like "Books Can Stir You to Action" and "Books Can Foster Community" Sarah Clarkson's Book Girl is a joyful manifesto of all the good that books bring to our lives. Almost every chapter has a booklist too, so lots more titles to consider adding to your reading list!...

    This book gave voice to so many things I?ve sensed intuitively about stories my whole life. I want to press a copy of it into the hands of ever book lover I know and then demand they meet me for coffee after each chapter so we can talk about it. But for now, I?ll settle for recomme...

    I have been able to preview the first four chapters of this book before the release and absolutely devoured them. Honestly, I knew I would love the subject matter as a book girl myself and mother of book girls, but I didn't know if I would like the prose. In the past Sarah Clarkson's s...

    I love books about reading, and this was one of my favorites. Sarah Clarkson writs beautifully about how reading has enriched her life, family, parenting, and faith. She also includes lists of her favorite books in a variety of topics and genres, with delightful commentary. She's a the...

    A book for any woman who wants to rediscover her bookishness, intellect, and imagination. In the chapters I've previewed, I am struck by how important books are to who we become. Sarah has helped me to reflect on my own love affairs with certain books and ask how they have shaped me (a...

  • Jami Balmet
    Sep 08, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

  • Katie
    Aug 16, 2018

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

    There was so much I loved about this book. Her rich, warm writing about her own life and love of books invites you into her magical world of words, stories, characters and how meeting them shaped and informed her every day life. I loved the passion with which she shared how stories...

    This was not all what I was expecting, but I liked it. I did a lot skimming in this book because to me, it was more of a reference book (the endless book lists) for mostly classic-type books. But I really enjoyed some of the chapters?the one on imagination in books I felt like I had ...

    Unfortunately, I did not love this book as much as I thought I would. So many of the books mentioned in the author's books lists, are not books I really care to read... I also find myself scratching my head wondering what exactly the author believes in terms of theology. However, I sti...

    I enjoyed it. It mainly consists of list of books with brief synopsis of each. The lists are classified by subject. It started out great, but by the end every list had most of the same authors and some of the same titles. I get it. She loves Lewis and Tolkien. I did pick up ideas for a...

    I don't normally re-read books, but this will definitely be one that I will keep re-reading. So much for the avid reader to "yes" in this book. ...

    Y'all. I've only gotten to read the first four chapters of this book as a part of its launch team, but I am in love. Sarah's writing style is gorgeous, but more than that this book feels like coming home. Sarah has beautifully expressed so many of the thoughts and feelings that I have ...

    With chapter titles like "Books Can Stir You to Action" and "Books Can Foster Community" Sarah Clarkson's Book Girl is a joyful manifesto of all the good that books bring to our lives. Almost every chapter has a booklist too, so lots more titles to consider adding to your reading list!...

    This book gave voice to so many things I?ve sensed intuitively about stories my whole life. I want to press a copy of it into the hands of ever book lover I know and then demand they meet me for coffee after each chapter so we can talk about it. But for now, I?ll settle for recomme...

    I have been able to preview the first four chapters of this book before the release and absolutely devoured them. Honestly, I knew I would love the subject matter as a book girl myself and mother of book girls, but I didn't know if I would like the prose. In the past Sarah Clarkson's s...

  • Hannah Mead
    Jan 12, 2019

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

  • JLS10
    Jan 11, 2019

    I loved Clarkson's emphasis on women and the pure treasure reading is for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being. I think what I most took away from this book was more for me as a mother. That the little seeds we are sowing everyday of beauty and good literature are crucial. Ev...

    I immensely enjoyed certain parts of this book and didn?t love a few other parts. Overall it was an enjoyable read and will be a reference books for years to come! I added over 100 titles to a new Goodreads list I started (you can go see it as ?book girl recommendations? and ther...

    Sarah Clarkson speaks to me. In both the books I?ve read from her (Caught Up in a Story and this), it?s like someone has looked into my head and described my experiences to me with a greater emotional understanding than I had heretofore had for myself. In both instances, her books ...

    I don?t review a lot of non-fiction books on my blog, but when I saw there was a book about books, the reading life and bookworms, I knew I needed to read and share it! This book is not only a wonderful read, but an amazing resource, filled with book lists for different seasons of a ...

    I LOVED this book! Book Girl is an amazing book-on-books, probably the best I've ever read. Sarah Clarkson, as a young woman, wife,( and new mother poised to transform her own daughter into a "book girl"), and Oxford theology graduate, writes extremely well on a subject that is truly...

    DEVOURED this book! Cheers to Sarah Clarkson who truly is a kindred spirit! I found myself resisting the urge to mark this book and then about 25 pages in, I grabbed a pencil and went back to the beginning and marked away! This is so well written and such an encouragement for those of ...

    You were made to be a learner. Book Girl was a joyous, head-nodding, affirming, geek-inducing read. As she wrote about the books that formed her, memories cascaded over me: where I read My Name Is Asher Lev, the grief I wore like a sweater while reading Cry, the Beloved Country, ...

    Non-fiction/Book love. This is the BEST book I have read about the love and importance of reading life. While I am autodidactic by nature (so I loved all the lists!), it was more than that. Mrs. Clarkson voices so many of the feelings in my heart regarding how reading has contributed t...

    "To be a book girl is to take up membership in the ranks of women who read and, by their reading, live to the brave and courageous full." I wanted to love this book. I wanted this book to be about the celebration of books and the love of books that we share. But what it felt like, f...

    I LOVED this book. Sarah Clarkson is such a treasure. My full review will be posted at Englewood Review of Books within the next few weeks. ...

    Like many book bloggers, reading is one of my biggest hobbies. Talking about my latest read or your favorite book is one of my favorite pastimes. Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson is all about her love of books and reading. In Book Girl, Sarah Clarkson starts about by sharing how she go...

    Rather interesting read. Provided a lot of interesting information and I have to agree with her on some points. Ms. Clarkson also provides some suggestions on books that I look forward to reading. ...

    ?Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through?and very good lists they were?very well chosen and very neatly arranged?sometimes alphabe...

    This book... how do I even describe it... It's like sitting down with a kindred spirit at the end of a long hard week and being able to share our hearts together... This was just such a heart-warming, refreshing read, with so much wisdom and joy and beauty packed between the pages to b...

    I?ll be returning to this as a resource time and time again through the years, I?m certain. A delightful combination of personal essays and reading recommendations. ...

    Got about halfway through then skimmed the rest. I usually enjoy books about books, but not this one. ...

    This book feels as though it was for me and to me. I want to improve my reading life. I want to remember what I have read. I want to be able to tell someone my favorite books. I want to know and begin to understand better quality writing. Sarah Clarkson's focus in this book does all of...

    3 - 3.5 Stars I'm a sucker for books about books so I enjoyed this, although it didn't bump my top five such books. I'd probably include it in my top ten or fifteen, but I'll have to think about it awhile and then hopefully come back and write a real review later. However I do know t...

    Before I was ever born, my mother read to me. While in her womb, she would read from classics by Beatrix Potter, A.A. Milne, and, of course, one of her favorite books Anne of Green Gables. Is it any wonder then that I was a born reader? For as long as I can remember, I have adored book...

    There was so much I loved about this book. Her rich, warm writing about her own life and love of books invites you into her magical world of words, stories, characters and how meeting them shaped and informed her every day life. I loved the passion with which she shared how stories...

    This was not all what I was expecting, but I liked it. I did a lot skimming in this book because to me, it was more of a reference book (the endless book lists) for mostly classic-type books. But I really enjoyed some of the chapters?the one on imagination in books I felt like I had ...

    Unfortunately, I did not love this book as much as I thought I would. So many of the books mentioned in the author's books lists, are not books I really care to read... I also find myself scratching my head wondering what exactly the author believes in terms of theology. However, I sti...

    I enjoyed it. It mainly consists of list of books with brief synopsis of each. The lists are classified by subject. It started out great, but by the end every list had most of the same authors and some of the same titles. I get it. She loves Lewis and Tolkien. I did pick up ideas for a...

    I don't normally re-read books, but this will definitely be one that I will keep re-reading. So much for the avid reader to "yes" in this book. ...