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  1. Oh Natasha…how my love for you has grown in leaps and bounds 🙂

    I so often feel ALONE in my readings…everyone is always reading these big, deep, adult books and I want nothing more than to hide away with my fiction books. I have started reading more of the non-fiction in the past 5 years, but fiction will always be my first love.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      I knew I liked you! 😉

  2. I can be just as challenged and stretched or simply taken away by a good fiction book. I’ve actually loved downloading free ebooks that I wouldn’t normally have read. I will also admit that I’m consumed by reading blogs which I think have shortened by attention span. There’s so much on this list that is new for me. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      There is definitely something about free ebooks! 🙂 I have friends who keep track of them for me and forward on the good ones. My elibrary is filled up quickly.

  3. I am with you on this my friend! I too love fiction and I read nonfiction grudgingly! 🙂 I find that I have a hard time sharing my fiction pics, because to enjoy fiction, you can’t (always) approach it critically- you need to be able to just enjoy it for pleasure!! I too love The Grandma’s Attic books- my 9 year old just read the entire series last year and it was so fun to remember many of the stories by her side!
    Thank you for the great suggestions- look forward to reading them!!!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Perfectly said–> to enjoy fiction, you can’t always approach it critically.

      And everyone has different tastes in fiction. My sister-in-law and I agree almost perfectly on nonfiction, but have vastly different ideas about novels. 🙂

  4. Love to read, especially this time of year! Francine Rivers is a favorite but I’m interested in checking out Judy hedlund like you suggested. Each evening during these dark, cold months you can find me reading to my girls, Little House on the Prairie too before bed. One of my favorite times. ~ Blessings today, Amy

  5. I enjoyed reading this post so much – your love of these books really sparkles from your words! Thank you for sharing. I’m going to have to research some of these books now! 🙂

    1. P.S. I LOVE the Grandma’s Attic books, but I’ve rarely met anyone who shares my kinship with Mable and Sarah Jane! 🙂

      1. Natasha Metzler says:

        When I was a teenager I was fully convinced that I would name a daughter after Sarah Jane if I got the chance. 🙂

        1. Snap! I had an almost-identical thought. I thought Sarah Jane was the prettiest girls name ever! 🙂

  6. I used to be a voracious reader. Blogging has kind of stolen that from me because I spend time, that I might spend reading, on reading blogs. And many of them are well worth it. I have gotten into listening to audiobooks as I wait for sleep to come get me. I tuck an iPod under my pillow. My recent favorite is What Women Fear by Angie Smith (review: http://www.masterpiece-beth.com/2013/01/01/what-women-fear/ ) but it’s not fiction. Hmmmmm … I guess my most favorite recent fiction read was probably Joel C Rosenberg’s The Tehran Initiative (but you MUST read The Twelfth Imam first). I LOVE Rosenberg!

  7. mandyjhoffman says:

    Oh Natasha! You make me want to pull out a good fiction read just from reading your list! And for those who know my reading thoughts….you’ve just accomplished something huge! LOL!

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Ha! That’s awesome. 🙂

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