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Publisher's Summary

When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle's delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast?

If so, you may be on your way to being a book girl.

Books were always Sarah Clarkson's delight. Raised in the company of the lively Anne of Green Gables, the brave Pevensie children of Narnia, and the wise Austen heroines, she discovered reading early on as a daily gift, a way of encountering the world in all its wonder. But what she came to realize as an adult was just how powerfully books had shaped her as a woman to live a story within that world, to be a lifelong learner, to grasp hope in struggle, and to create and act with courage.

She's convinced that books can do the same for you.

Join Sarah in exploring the reading life as a gift and an adventure, one meant to enrich, broaden, and delight you in each season of your life as a woman. In Book Girl, you'll discover how reading can strengthen your spiritual life and deepen your faith; why a journey through classic literature might be just what you need (and where to begin); how stories form your sense of identity; how Sarah's parents raised her to be a reader - and what you can do to cultivate a love of reading in the growing readers around you; and more than 20 annotated book lists, including some old favorites and many new discoveries.

Whether you've long considered yourself a reader or have dreams of becoming one, Book Girl will draw you into the life-giving journey of becoming a woman who reads and lives well.

©2018 Sarah Clarkson (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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This book makes my heart happy!

After reading this book I felt like I had known Sarah Clarkson for my whole life. Being a book girl myself this book struck a deep chord in my soul and made me feel right at home. I love how this book not only gives you a wonderful list of books for different stages of life but also teaches the theology behind being an avid reader. This book challenged me to spend more time actually ready and encouraged me to broaden my book horizons. I will be recommending this book for years to come! #Goodlifechose #BookGirlForLife #thebooklife #bookgirl #SelfReflection #SelfDiscovery #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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Excellent book!

Highly recommend! The narrator did such an excellent job that I often felt as if I was listening to Sarah herself reading!

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I wanted to like it but...

This book was highly recommended. I don't know why. It is so boring. I can't get through it.

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Must own for your shelves

I absolutely loved this, but I must own a hard copy so that I can mark it up and refer to all the book lists and recommendations! It is a treasure trove of Truth about words and reading as well as an excellent commentary on books that you must read in your lifetime!

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A book about books

Sarah Clarkson has a masterful way of weaving argument, story, and her extensive reading experience together to form a compelling case for reading well. Her picks are deeply Christian and centered on shaping the soul not just the mind! I was greatly influenced by her recommendations and have already finished a few of the titles. She knows what she’s talking about!
The Narrator does an excellent job portraying tone! Her voice is very easy to listen to and she speaks clearly making it easy to speed up without losing content.

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Very religious

I normally like bookish memoirs. I have had several. I’m definitely a book girl myself, so I thought this would appeal to me, but this is very, very religious, and it often has very sanctimonious tone to it. I didn’t finish it.

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Just no.

It is rare that I don't finish a book, especially one I'm listening to on Audible. I could not, however, get through this one. It was like a bad textbook on books and rather condescending on top of that. All of what I did read just felt like the author bragging about how well read she was along with obvious "tips". I'm baffled by the high ratings shown.

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Soul music for a fellow Book Girl

I will joyfully read everything Sarah Clarkson writes! She is the writer, thinker and theologian I can only dream about being. She is s true inspiration and kindred spirit and this, an invaluable resource! Now, I must go read!

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My tbr pile just increased 10 fold!

Fantastic book. Encouraging, motivating, and inspiring. I cannot wait to read some of the books Sarah recommended. And it was so fun to hear her rave about some of my all time favorite books.

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Lots of Book Love

To make the most out of this book, you’d probably want to have a physical copy or ebook, so you could refer to the numerous book lists. It does feel like the main point of this book is to offer reading recommendations. It prompted me to check out a couple library books (one hardcover, the other a digital audiobook), so the author was persuasive in her book love!

The narrator did a nice job and made it feel like she was the author herself reading the book and sharing all those recommendations.

One thing I appreciate about Book Girl is how the author addresses the power of stories in our lives and how God can work through them.

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I love this book!

It took me forward to finish this book because it kept leading me to other good books. It's a book about good books! It's perfect!