Light heart bookclub pick May 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! My bookclub posts seem to be getting later and later and this month is no different. Now it is finally time to announce May’s book club book! This month’s book is Real Beauty 101 ways to feel great about you by Therese Kauchak. This is a different kind of book than what I would normally pick for the light-heart book club. This is more of a self-help book however so far I’ve really enjoyed reading it and I think it’s going to be really great to discuss it on this blog. I can’t wait to finish reading it and discuss it with all of you.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Light Heart bookclub discussion March 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! I am very happy to say that I finally finished March’s book club book. Our book for March was the chocolate rose by Helen Perelman. This book is part of the candy fairies series. I have enjoyed reading these books a lot. I can’t wait to discuss it with you. As always there is just one more thing. The following post contains major plot points ( Spoilers ) for the book . If you want to read the book and haven’t yet, I suggest you wait to read this post until you have finished the book. Now, let’s get into our discussion!

My favorite part of the book – there was a lot of great parts in this book including a singing unicorn. But my favorite part of the book has to be when Cocoa’s cousin mocha surprises her with a visit while she was in her garden. Not only does she visit her but she gives her encouragement about her garden. I loved reading this happiness-filled part of the book.

My lest favorite part of the book – My least favorite part of the book is when the stage was destroyed. The fairies had worked so hard to build it and it was sad to see all their hard work ruined. However I was happy to see how it all worked out in the end.

Activities – in this book Cocoa Make some beautiful paintings. That end up being used as decoration for the new talent show stage. So I thought the perfect activity to to go along with this book would be to make some paintings of my own. The first painting I did was a candy inspired flower. In the book Cocoa grows a chocolate rose in her garden. I like chocolate but my favorite candy is probably hard candies and lollipops so I made a hard candy inspired flower. For my second drawing I drew some more flowers with clouds over them raining colorful rain. I have a lot of fun doing this activity hopefully I read more books that have painting in them.

Thanks for reading !

Rock On Christina Epperly

Light heart bookclub pick April 2021

Hello my bucket list friends! It’s time to announce our next book club pick. I looked at some of the many unread books in my room and I decided on one that I got at a thrift store in Idaho. Our book this month is My secret guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder. This book looks like its gonna be a lot of fun to read. I can’t wait to discuss it with all of you at the end of the month. Happy reading.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Light Heart book club pick February 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! It’s time to announce our book club book for this month. This month’s book is Kira down under by Erin Teagan. I was very happy to get this book last month. You can read about it HERE) Kira is the American Girl of the year for 2021 and I’m really excited to read about her adventures. I love how this book focuses on helping animals. I can’t wait to discuss it later in this month.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Light heart book club January 2021 book discussion

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m very excited about this month’s book discussion for two reasons one because this post is on time and the other reason being I really loved this book! This month’s book was Amazing Acrobats by Meredith Costain and illustrated by Danielle McDonald. As always there is just one more thing. The following post contains major plot points ( Spoilers ) for the book . If you want to read the book and haven’t yet, I suggest you wait to read this post until you have finished the book. Now, let’s get into our discussion!

My favorite part of the book – I had so many favorite parts in this book but one that stands out to me was when Olivia found out about a free circus skills workshop. I was happy that she had found a better place to practice her circus skills other than her back yard and I’m pretty sure her mom was too after what happened to her vegetable garden!

My least favorite part of the book – It was hard seeing Olivia’s friend Matilda struggle with her fear of hanging upside-down but I was so happy for her when she overcame that fear.

Activity – In the beginning of the book Oliva begans practicing her acrobatics on the playground at her school. She practiced on the monkey bars a lot.When I crossed off go to three playgrounds in one day off my bucket list I made sure to visit the monkey bars. However I’m not near as skilled as Olivia is !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Blogmas day 18 – Light Heart book club pick December 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends! I know this post is much later than normal but it’s been a busy month. However I do feel like I picked out the perfect book for this month’s book club. Our book this month will be Barbie a perfect Christmas by Marilyn Easton. I got this book at Savers and it looked like it would be a fun read for our book club. Happy reading .

Rock On – Christina Epperly

November 2020 Light Heart book club pick !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m very excited to tell you about the book that I’ve chosen for this month’s book club.This month’s book is Courtney changes the game by Kellen Hertz. When I heard that American Girl was coming out with an 1980’s themed doll ,I was excited to read the books about her. I’ve already started reading this book and I can’t wait to do activities inspired by it and to discuss it on this blog. Happy reading ! Rock On – Christina Epperly

Light Heart book club pick October 2020

Hello my bucket list friends! It’s time to announce October’s book club book. I’m excited to say that this month’s book is Blair cooks up a plan by Jennifer castle. Blair was the American Girl of the year for 2019. I enjoyed reading Blaire’s first book and I enjoyed this one just as much. I hope you all love this month’s book. I can’t wait to discuss it later on this month! Happy reading !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Light Heart book club September 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends! It’s time to announce the book club pick for September. I’m excited about this book I got it on my birthday at Savers and I hope you will like it as much as I did. Without anymore delay let’s get to it.

This month’s book is the Marshmallow Mystery by Helen Perelman. This book is part of the Candy Fairies series. I hadn’t heard of this series before but I love the picture on the cover. I can’t wait to discuss it later this month. Happy reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Light heart book club discussion August 2020

Hello,my bucket list friends. It’s time for another book discussion for the Light Heart book club. August’s book was Dream on by Sarah Mlynowski. This book is part of the whatever after series. I’m excited to tell you more about this book and the activities I did along with it. There is one more thing before we dive into the discussion. The following post contains major plot points ( Spoilers ) for the book . If you want to read the book and haven’t yet, I suggest you wait to read this post until you have finished the book. Now, let’s dive into our discussion.

The whatever after book series focuses on Abby and her brother Jonah as they go through a magic mirror and into popular fairy tales. In this book Abby and Jonah end up in the story of Sleeping beauty. Things get complicated when Abby’s friend Robin gets put under the sleeping spell instead of the princess. I really enjoyed the author’s take on this story and I recommend it for anyone looking for a fun read.

My favorite part of the book – There were a lot of fun moments in this book. One of the moments that stood out to me the most was when prince the puppy came back through the mirror with the kids. I was happy that Abby and Jonah got to keep him.

My least favorite part of the book – It was kind of sad that Robin fell asleep and didn’t get to explore the kingdom of Rose with Abby and Jonah.

Activities

draw a rose -This story mainly takes place in the kingdom of Rose. As you can probably guess there are many beautiful roses there. It also turns out that Abby loves to draw roses. So I thought that drawing a rose was the perfect activity. In the book Abby describes how she draws her roses . I followed her description and I’m happy with how my rose drawing looks.

Color a puppy – as I mentioned above Abby and Jonah return home with a puppy. I decided to color a puppy picture from a coloring book I have. You can find coloring pages online if you would like to color your own puppy.

Thanks for reading !

Rock On – Christina Epperly