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Monday Blues

Monday, everyone’s favorite day, right? And it’s raining. What can I do to make a blue Monday a little better?

How about sharing my favorite list of blue books? Grab a cup of tea or coffee, a blanket, and your own favorite blue book!

All Creatures Wise and Wonderful, James Herriot.

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I have always loved the James Herriot books! My grandma had many of them and I’ve collected a few books of my own. My favorites are James Herriot’s Dog Stories, but all of these stories are heartwarming and often funny. A few will tug at your heart, so have some tissues on hand just in case. I think this is one of the best books for a cozy rainy day.

Bargain Bride, Evelyn Sibley Lampman.

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I read this book for the first time while I was in high school. It follows the story of young Ginny, who marries at the age of ten to a wealthy older man; she goes to live with him at the age of fifteen. When her husband suddenly dies and Ginny’s family tries to acquire her inheritance, she has to think of some way to keep her land. With the help of some unconventional friends, she builds her own life. Humor, romance, and a young lady’s determination to make it on her own – this is another favorite in my collection.

Penny, Hal Borland.

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Penny is the story of a free-spirit basset hound who loves people – so much so that she feels a need to travel and meet other families, setting with different people for days at a time. Read and share in her many adventures!

Blue Wings, Terri Farley.

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“Summer is ending, and Samantha’s dad’s birthday is right around the corner. When her stepmom picks out a mustang for his present, Sam thinks it’s a perfect idea. But will her dad agree?

The new horse is gorgeous, but he’s also energetic and willful. Only Sam’s dad can tame him – if he wants to accept the birthday gift at all.”

The Death Cure, James Dashner.

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The third installment of the Maze Runner series may not cure all your rainy Monday blues, but it is an exciting read just the same!

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), Felicia Day

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Felicia Day is one of my favorite people. Actress, gamer, writer and so much more; her book is compelling and so very interesting! I think one of the best parts about it is that it shows how much more there is to everyone than what we think or see. “Gamers” tends to make us think of people who stare at a computer screen all the time and never go out and maybe don’t do a whole lot for society. I think Felicia’s book teaches us that you can’t just put people into a pigeonhole like that.

So there are my Monday blues books! Do you have any favorite blue books? Or any other go-to for rainy days?

 

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