I thought I had posted this on December 23. Last week I saw it was still in draft status and couldn’t believe my eyes. I went to too much work linking all these books to not post it, so since it might snow today you can pretend it’s December 23 while you’re reading this.
This post has nothing to do with Christmas, unless you are looking for an audiobook to listen to while traveling to a Christmas gathering. I just had a couple things I really needed to let you know.
1.We finally finished that last field just over a week ago. Another snow stormed delayed us a week and a half, but we are now FINALLY done.
2. One thing I will miss about harvest is the chance to listen to books. I was kept too busy to get much read other than Out of Control by Mary Conneally, so listening to books was an excellent alternative. In case you’re looking for something to listen to, here’s my run down of what I listened to this year. Not all are ones that I would say you MUST listen to or read, but they would hold your attention if you were stuck sitting and staring straight ahead for several hours (or an entire day).
The Help by Kathryn Stockett – Now if I could just get the movie watched!
Unashamed: Rahab by Francine Rivers – If the Nebraska Overdrive Libraries would have had more Francine Rivers books, I would’ve listened to more of them.
I had read both of those books long enough ago to not remember everything about them but to know I would enjoy listening to them.
Mr Terrupt Falls Again and Saving Mr Terrupt by Rob Buyea – If you haven’t read Because of Mr Terrupt, I would recommend you read it first or at least look at the book to see how it is laid out.
Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorious – This book would be of special interest to SLP’s, especially if you have any interesting alternative communication, but I think anyone would find it compelling and thought provoking. It has a few parts where he writes about how he was abused that are very disturbing, so don’t listen with little ears around. An SLP I took classes with is actually mentioned in the book and the author is now a father!
Call the Midwife – by Jennifer Worth – If you like the PBS Show, you’ll like the audiobook. It’s hard to believe the stories are actually real at times!
If you want to compare our harvest this year to last based on how much I listened to, last year I listened to only two books that I can remember. I probably didn’t start listening as early into harvest as I did this year, but I definitely had more time to listen this year. Last years book were
Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon by Thomas and Kelley French – It’s a true story about a NICU baby. It has some bad language but is very interesting!
The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley – I started listening to this because some of my students were reading it and I needed to keep up with what they were reading. It’s a Golden Sower Nominee if that means anything to you. I started listening to its sequel, The War I Finally Won, this year; but harvest ended and I didn’t get it finished. I’ll have to remember to finish it next harvest.
You have until Fall of 2019 to get me any of your audiobook recommendations!