June Reading Challenge: Stories to Stitch By
This month our challenge is: Autobiography/Memoir…and is focused on choosing on a book that is either an autobiography or memoir.
A few of my favorite of these books include:
“The Hiding Place” is sad, and beautiful, and wonderful….and always a good read. It tells the story of a most remarkable woman who survived, cared for, and saved the lives of others during WWII.
“The Last Lecture” will break your heart and make you want to be a better person at the same time…it is written by a fellow who is dying of pancreas cancer so prepare for that.
Ok….I’m counting this as an autobiography because even though Terry wrote this book about her mother it is really about herself as well….plus it says “memoir” right there on the cover. :).
I just re-read it again this spring and loved it even more than when I originally read it years ago.
So I read this book a few months ago. It popped up as a suggested book when I put another one on hold and because I had nothing else to read at the moment I borrowed it. And….to my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed it.
And while those 4 I listed above (all very different) are great reads there are a few others I’m going to include here. I haven’t read them but are on my list to read and they are:
Have you read any of those picks?
I’ve heard good things about all of them…but haven’t gotten to them yet!
I’m especially curious about Agatha Chrisite’s autobiography….she had such an interesting life…even faked her own disappearance…or so I’ve heard!
Ok…so now that we have some good reads for the month we need some good patterns to go along with them. And this month I’ve got 2 really great ones for you.
The first one is our Azure Skies PDF Quilt Pattern.
Here it is in solids:
And here it is sewn up in our Azure Skies fabric line:
I love this quilt.
Sure, because I like the pattern but also because of the name…it is a nod to blue skies ahead…that storms don’t last forever and that blue skies will return.
The other quilt pattern pick for the month is our Home is Where the Heart Is PDF Pattern.
There would be no autobiographies or memoirs without the home…so this one seemed an obvious choice.
It is a quick sew and turns out adorable with prints or solids.
So there you have it June Reading Challenge: Stories to Stitch By.
What have you been reading???
*To read more about our monthly book challenge just click HERE.