Once Sentence Recommendations: January & February 2020

I love a good mix of books. A little non-fiction, some light feel-good, and a couple of cozy murder mysteries make for a great couple of reading months. If I had to pick one book that was my favorite from these last two months, well, I don’t think I would be able to pick. They were all so different but I do think there were elements of cozy throughout my reading these last two months. Winter will do that to you (even here in Southern California where our winter is questionable.)

I did start the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series finally, finishing the first two, Still Life and A Fatal Grace. Seeing that there are currently 15 books total in the series, be prepared to see many more of these pop up in my recommendations in the coming months (or possibly years!)

I have read 17 months so far in 2020, but here are a few of the ones you might want to check out…

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If you’re looking for great suggestions on how to lessen your environmental footprint, a great place to start is by reading 101 Ways To Go Zero Waste by Kathryn Kellogg.

Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars


A Pulitzer Prize nominee, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey although set in the cold Alaskan frontier during the 1920s is a book filled with so much warmth and love.

Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars


If you’re in need of a book series that are quick reads that give lots of warm and fuzzy feelings leaving you with a smile on your face as you finish the last page, check out the Mason series by Elizabeth Berg (shown in order.)


If you’ve heard about the Enneagram personality typing system but aren’t sure what it’s all about, The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron is a great place to start.

Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars


If you love books set in the South, filled with antiquing and a little lite mystery, you’ll love Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews.

Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars


If you read and loved Pulitzer Prize winning Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, then reading Olive, Again is an absolute must. (And if you haven’t read them, I highly recommend that you pick them both up. I can’t help but love Olive and all of her grumpy ways.)

Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars


If the words ‘cozy murder mystery’ don’t seem to go together, then you haven’t read any of the best-selling books from Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. (The first two in the series shown here.)


(Don’t forget, you can see everything I have read or want to read over on my Goodreads page!)

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