Sunday, January 27, 2013

Books Written by Bloggers

Is it just me, or is every blogger and their mother publishing a book lately? If you are like me, this makes you a strong combination of jealous (of them), excited (for all the good reading), and overwhelmed (about all the reading I have to do now).

Since I am a list maker at my core, I thought I'd put together a little round-up today, and then - hopefully - we can all offer up reviews, etc.  Sound fun?

In alphabetical order:

Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond/ The Pioneer Woman (Isn't it about time for this movie to come out?!)

That's a lot of writing going on! And these are just the ones from my blog reader that have come out in the last year or so, not to mention the ones that are being written/published now (like hers and theirs). What did I forget? 

So far, I have read Black Heels, Bloom and YHL.  I loved all three for (obvious) different reasons.  Pretty much all the other ones are on my "list."  (You know, the one that keeps growing and never gets check marks.)

If you've read any of these, I'd love for you to leave some feedback in the comments here.  Is it worth a read?  Is it a must-buy or a library kinda book?  Go ahead, be honest.  I can pretty much guarantee none of those big-time bloggers are going to find us here. :)

P.S. Have I mentioned that I really want to write a book?  I do.  Looking at that list makes me feel both inspired/motivated by their success and discouraged/stressed that I "don't have a story to tell" or "all my stories have already been written."  I gotta get over that.  Any tips? How about ideas for what to write about?


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  2. Have you read Kisses from Katie? It's another book written by a blogger. It's really good!

    1. I agree--Kisses from Katie is great! Made me almost drop out of college and move to Africa ;)

  3. The Blogess's book was hilarious, and a very interesting look into why she is how she is. :)

  4. I have been noticing this trend's like blog is sort of the "new book" but then bloggers are using their following to gain interest in a book. I haven't fully developed what I think of it, but I have noticing it too.

    1. re-reading my not comment from your phone. - "i have been noticing it too" :)

  5. Two Kisses for Maddy is such a great book. I had followed Matt Logelin's blog for a while and was thrilled to hear that his book/memoir for Liz was published. I think I read it in two days, tops.

  6. I have a dream to write a book too. Shhhh. Don't tell. I'm not sure I've ever said that out loud before??? weird. I want to read Glennon's book, like, yesterday.

  7. Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson is one of the greatest books I've ever read. So incredibly inspirational, and she gets deeply personal. Definitely read this one!

  8. I found Black Heels to Tractor Wheels at Goodwill. PW basically wrote the whole story on her blog, so I haven't been motivated to read it yet. But I pre-ordered Big Mama's and can't WAIT to read it!

  9. I wrote my book. Then I talked to a publisher at She Speaks two years ago. And here it sits. Because I don't know what to do with it. :( But go for it! Make a book and I can say I knew you when.... :)

  10. Two Kisses for Maddy is such a heartfelt book...I cried my eyes out reading it! Highly suggest it :)

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