Click titles to read my reviews:
|The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd|
American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the exile that saved American Independence by Jane Hampton Cook
|The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen|
|Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick|
|Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson (pictured with the Bible that I also read this year, of course I have to include that title here too)|
So there were a lot of inspirational fiction which actually surprised me, but don't let that term deter you from reading most of these that were very very very light on the "biblical" side. These stories are full of romance and hope, and lots of drama. And HISTORICAL! My favorite genre is historical fiction, and over the last few years I have jumped into the inspirational side of history as I was bored of Kings and Queens in Europe. I enjoy reading about the struggles of earlier Americans, and it turns out there is a huge market of these in the inspirational genre. Best of two worlds!
And it is interesting to note that I continue to read more female writers as well (there was a facebook conversation about this).. I tend to lean towards females in general as far as fiction goes. It's just a personal preference.
As far as 2014 goes, I expect to review more romance and hopefully I'll be finding some new authors to enjoy. I have no idea honestly at this point which genres/sub-genres I will actually gravitate towards, it seems that the publishers don't always publish what I'm in the mood for currently, so I might just visit the local library more often especially since my son is getting more and more interested in going there. That's a great thing to this mama!