The Fall Bucket List Book Tag

Happy fall, friends! I’m so excited for this new season.😍 I’m ready for cozy reading days with blankets, warm drinks, and cool weather. Right now it’s still green and warm but the temps are a bit cooler, especially at night, which makes me very happy.!

I saw this tag and I thought it would be perfect for a September post!

Thank you to the original creator of this tag for the awesome questions and beautiful graphics!

Anne of Green Gables is the perfect lighthearted read. I also think it’s a wonderful fall read since it has beautiful descriptions of all seasons, fall included. There’s also the memorable Anne quote “I’m so happy to live in a world where there are October’s!”

Dust has had a lot of hype, especially on bookstagram, which is where I discovered it. I think it deserves all the hype because it was amazing!

The Betsy series by Maud Hart Lovelace has such fun friendships! These kids growing up in the early 1900s knew how to have some fun! I loved reading about “the crowd” and all of their fun times!

Little Women never fails to warm my heart! It’s such a beautiful book, my favorite book actually. There’s just something about Louisa May Alcott’s writing that comforts me. Her books are my favorite to read in fall and winter!

Eleanor from A Beauty So Rare is a wonderful cook, so good that she opens up her own little restaurant for women going through hard times. This is a beautiful book, one that I definitely recommend reading!

This third book in the Tradewinds trilogy made me so happy! It made me want to jump for joy so I think it’s perfect for this prompt. 😉

And that my friends is my answers to the Fall Bucket List Book Tag! I had so much fun!

Thanks so much for stopping my blog! I hope you have a wonderful day and a happy fall!

❤️Emma

Books with Artsy Main Characters


Hey friends! A few weeks ago I did a blog post all about books I’ve read that have musical characters. This week I decided to do a list of books with characters who are artist, or who love art. Let’s dive into the list!

Historical Fiction

A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander

The main character is an artist though she is trying to keep that fact a secret. Her status as an artist has stains so keeping it a secret is crucial if she wants to keep her job at Belmont Mansion. A great book!

A Lady In Attendance by Rachel Fordham

The artist in this book isn’t the main character but the male lead, Gilbert. While art is brought up a ton in this book, it’s still there.

The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin

This WW2 novel’s MC is an artist. It’s doesn’t play a huge role in the plot but you’ve still got an arty character.

Classics

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Amy March is one of the first artist I think about. She has a great love for art, and pursues it passionately.

Contemporary

Sketchy Behavior by Erynn Mangum

This book is hilarious and a lot of fun! The main character is an artist who is trying to help the police solve a mystery. Super fun YA novel, especially if you like mysterious!

Love, Life, and the List

In this summer-vibes , YA contemporary, the MC in this book is pursuing art. Art is a huge part of the story. I think it would especially be a fun read for teen artist.

Summerhill Secrets by Beverly Lewis

Summerhill Secrets MC loves drawing and taking pictures with her camera. It even helps her solve some mysteries. So again, if you enjoy mysteries, this book is fun!

As of right now, these are the only books that come to mind! I’m sure there are more I’ve read that have artistic characters but these books come to mind first.

I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Happy reading. ❤️

❤️ Emma

Books With Musical Characters

Hey, bookish friends! Lately I’ve been thinking of books that I’ve read with musical characters so I could compile them in this post for you guys. I hope to continue posts like this one including books I’ve read with artistic characters, teacher characters, etc…

I hope if you love reading and music, you’ll find a book in this list that interests you.☺️

Historical Fiction

Playing By Heart by Anne Mateer

I read Playing By Heart a year or so ago, and really enjoyed it! The main character, Lula, plays the piano. Music is a big part of the story. It’s a wonderful book set around WW2. Its clean, and a good story. Great for if you love piano yourself. ☺️

Love Me Tender by Janice Hanna

This book, set during the 1950s, is SO cute! I just loved it. The guy in the story is a music star who plays the guitar and sings. All the 50s jams are mentioned in this book, and I loved it! Such a fun read, especially for summer!

A Lady in Attendance by Rachel Fordham




You guys know that I love anything by Rachel Fordham! In her newest book, A Lady in Attendance, the main character Hazel plays the flute. It’s not a huge part of the story, but she is still a musician.

The Piano Teacher by Kristie Self

I read this a few months ago. The MC is a piano teacher so if you enjoy piano, you’d probably enjoy this one!

Classics

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is my favorite book, and Beth is one of my favorite characters. She plays the piano, and has so much passion for it. She’s such a sweet character and adds so much to this story.❤️

An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

An Old Fashioned Girl is another one of my favorites. Polly plays the piano a lot throughout the book since she teaches piano lessons to make a living. I love this story so much! Sweet and simple.

Dystopian

Anomaly by Krista McGee

I only have one dystopian that I can think of that has a MC who is a musician. That would be Anomaly by Krista McGee. This book is an emotional rollercoaster. Music is a big part of the story in a beautiful way.

Contemporary

There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

The MC is this book plays the violin, and it’s a huge part of the story. This contemporary touches some deep topics. It’s beautiful!

Porch Swing Girl by Taylor Bennett

The MC in this book isn’t a musician but one of her best friend’s Brander is. His music touches her, making it a part of the story. ☺️

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

The MC character in this book plays the guitars and writes music. I loved Lilly’s character. This book was really fun!

Sunkissed by Kasie West

Like P.S. I Like You, the MC writes music and sings. The guy she meets plays in a band, and eventually she joins it as the lead singer. It was a fun, summer read!

The Crush by Allyson Kennedy

This book follows a girl named Emery who loves music and writing songs. This book is definitely a tough, very emotional read. I just had to put that out there. But it’s also a good one, just not what I expected. Music is definitely a huge part of this book!

And that wraps it up! I’m certain I’ll think of another one that I’ll have to add but for now, these are the ones that come to mind.

I hope you enjoyed this post, and have a beautiful day!

❤️ Emma

Clean YA Books for Teens

Hey guys! I did a clean book series recommendations post a while ago but I decided I would do a list of the clean, stand-alone YA novels I’ve read.

I want to give this disclaimer before I recommend these books. I understand and respect that everyone’s standards for a clean book are different. If ever you read a book that I’ve recommended and it makes you uncomfortable or doesn’t meet your standards in any way, please don’t read the book. 😊 Everyone’s idea of clean is different.

With that out of the way, let’s get into these books! ☺️

Contemporary

Roadside Assistance by Amy Clipston

I loved this book so much! It’s the perfect YA contemporary in my opinion. I loved the characters and the story. Not only did it make me feel a lot of emotions ( I cried!), I also learned a lot from it. Some things hit home for me. I read it at the perfect time in my life so it’ll always be one of my favorites. The rest of the series is also amazing so check it out!

Dandelion Dust by Faith L. Potts

This novella is so bittersweet! It’s sad yet filled with a lot of hope, too. If you’re looking for a contemporary that will make you cry, this one is really good!

Sketchy Behavior by Erynn Mangum

I love Erynn Mangum’s books because they make me laugh every time! Snort, laugh, snicker… all of it. This one was fun because it had a mystery going on.

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (and others)

Kasie West has written lots of contemporary YA, and so far I’ve really enjoyed the ones I’ve read. They do have some kisses but nothing beyond that. Sometimes there will be a word I don’t like, or the kiss will be too detailed for my taste but overall, they are clean. They are fun, light books that would be perfect for summer. My favorites are P.S. I Like You and On the Fence.

Starring Me by Krista McGee

This book was really fun! It follows a teen girl who is an aspiring actress, and she’s hilarious! My favorite books by Krista McGee is the Anomaly series, an awesome dystopian series. But this one was fun as a stand-alone read!

There You’ll Find me by Jenny B. Jones

I recently read this book after watching the trailer for the movie that’s coming out, and I ended up really, really liking it! It hits deeper than most YA books do, dealing with mental illness, loss, and grief. Although it’s emotional, it also has it’s funny/ cute moments!

Historical Fiction

Chasing Jupiter and interrupted by Rachel Coker

I absolutely love these books by Rachel Coker! They’re clean, and make me feel all of the emotions! Interrupted is set around the 1940s while Chasing Jupiter is set around the 60s. Both of these books made me cry, and laugh. I loved them! Both are very clean.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

This book was so interesting! It’s not about an actual witch, a misconception I had. It was set during the time of the pilgrims and puritans which I found so neat. I really, really enjoyed it!

This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof

This book broke my heart in half yet I loved it so much! I cried like a baby and smiled at the same time. The writing was just beautiful. I loved it so much! I still want to cry just thinking about it.

Fantasy and Fairytales

Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Before I read this book, I knew little about the Romanov family. I learned so much through this book, and it prompted me to read more about the Romanov’s story. The whole story is heartbreaking. But although I thought I was going to be left devastated and depressed, I wasn’t. I was left with so much inspiration and hope. It’s a must read if you want a fantasy that weaves history into it. I loved it!

Dust by Kara Swanson

This book was just beautiful! I loved it soo much. It’s whimsical and magical. It’s sprinkled in pixie dust. It made me a bit obsessed with Peter Pan for a while. And the sequel that comes out this July is just as brilliant! Both are amazing! Read it!

The Princess Companion by Melanie Cellier

This is the beginning to an amazing fairytale retelling series. I recommend these books over and over not only because they’re awesome but because they are clean. Every single one was incredible!

The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson is an author I recommend so often because she keeps her romances clean. The Hagenheim series is soo good. The Healer’s Apprentice is the first book in the series, and I love it!

Classics

Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace

I love this book so much! It was set and written during the early 1900s. The story and characters are so memorable. I love the little town of Deep Valley. It was just so fun to read about!

Little Women and An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

I know classic books are obviously always on the clean books for young adults but this list would never be complete without Little Women and An Old Fashioned Girl. Both are about teenagers so even though they’re set in the mid-1800s, they’re relatable.

Anne of Green Gables and Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery

Any book by L.M. Montgomery is going to be amazing, and great for teens. I read the Anne series first at 13, and I fell in love with it. It only gets better the more I reread it!

I’m sure I will find more clean YA books eventually. When I do, I’ll make a new post!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope you have a great start to your week. Happy Monday!

❤️Emma

My Spring Book Recommendations

Happy Spring, friends! I love reading books that are light, hopeful, and fun in the spring. Here I’ve compiled a list of some books that remind me of springtime!

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

This one is at the very top of my list! I first read it in the springtime so it will always remind me of April showers and May with all of its flowers and fresh greenness. The beautiful descriptions and L.M. Montgomery’s special, whimsical writing is perfect for spring and summer! (Or anytime of year!)

Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery

I also recommend Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M.M! I’m not quite sure what season this takes place in but the atmosphere reminds me of spring. Plus you get those beautiful descriptions! It’s a very sweet story and quick read.

Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

This one begins with springtime therefore it makes me think of spring. It takes place right after The Long Winter. I really enjoyed this one, as I do all of Little House books!

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is perfect for spring! It’s a story of a new beginning, a fresh start. There’s the growth of not only the garden but of the characters as well. It’s a charming story, one I need to reread soon!

Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace

The first two Betsy books, Betsy-Tacy and Betsy, Tacy, and Tib remind me of springtime. They have picnics and play outside, making them both sweet books for spring. ☺️

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

This book is so sweet and happy! It puts me in a good mood.☺️

Treasures in the Snow by Patricia St. John

I often think of this one as a winter read but I also thing of it in the spring. It’s a story of forgiveness and hope. I think it would make a good read for after the snow melts away.

Emma by Jane Austen

I thought I would include a Jane Austen novel because hers are always humorous and fun! This one reminds me of spring because they go on picnics and walks, very springtimey things to do.☺️

The Hope of Azure Springs

This book reminds me of both spring and summer but since it’s about having a fresh start, I thought it’d be a good one for spring. It’s filled with so much hope, as the title suggests. A great one for spring! One of my favorite historical fiction novels ever.

Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell

This was such a fun read! Since it’s about a botanist, it has a lot to do with flowers.😉 It’s humorous and lighthearted. It reminds me a Jane Austen in a way!

That’s my spring book recommendations! I hope you find one to enjoy. Let me know some books that remind you of spring!

❤️Emma

Clean Book Series for Christian Teen Girls

I’ve been wanting to do this post since I started my blog. Finding clean book series can definitely be a challenge. There was a point a few years ago where I didn’t know how to find clean books and I was lost at what to read. I wanted a good book that kept my interest but wasn’t filled with a lot of stuff I didn’t want anything unclean. Eventually, I found a few resources I use and since, I have found soo many amazing books!! I’ll share a few of the places I find clean books…

A few resources I use to find clean books…

One of my favorite blogs/ resources to find clean books is https://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com/?m=1 ! Lindsey is a blessing!! I’m not exaggerating. She has helped me find so many great, clean books that I probably wouldn’t have found otherwise. She has reviewed tons of books and given content warnings and ratings for ages 9-19. It’s SO helpful! She also has a YouTube channel I enjoy watching, so check her out!

I’ve also joined Bookstagram (bookish Instagram) and Goodreads. I’ve made so many friends (who love books as much I do!) and found some clean books through them! It’s been so much fun! I watch BookTube (book channels on YouTube) sometimes as well. Some of my favorites are Celestria, OceanaGottaReadEmAll, and Jenna Van Mourik.

What is “clean” to me…

I believe what’s considered “clean” means something different to everyone. For that reason, I’m sometimes hesitant to give out recommendations because I would never want to recommend a book and someone read it and it make them uncomfortable, ya know what I mean? But here I’ll give a quick example of what I consider clean…

In order for me to consider a book clean, the romance must not go beyond kissing. And even then, I prefer it to not be very detailed. There shouldn’t be any cursing or profanity.

So most of the teen books I’ll be recommending do have some kisses but nothing more. And no curse words or profanity.

But I urge you, if ever you read a book I’ve recommended and it makes you at all uncomfortable in any way, please don’t feel like you should finish it. Just don’t finish it! Everyone is different and that’s a good thing.😊

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s my recommendations!

A little note…

I’ll be splitting these series up into different genres so hopefully I can give some recs for everyone’s favorite! A lot of these are in the Christian fiction category but there’s also some in classics I had to mention!

Contemporary Series

Roadside Assistance Trilogy by Amy Clipston

My #1 series recommendation for contemporary YA is the Roadside Assistance trilogy by Amy Clipston. It is SO good! If I had to choose my favorite contemporary books, these would definitely be #1.

This trilogy follows the lives of three friends in their last year of high school and the challenges they face with their school, boyfriends, family, friends, and faith. It doesn’t sound very unique the way I’m describing it but I’m telling you, these books are so good! Emily, Whitney, and Chelsea are so relatable and their stories and personalities are each unique.

The Paige Alder series by Erynn Mangum

I loved these books! I pretty much laughed nonstop the week I read them. Plus, the titles and covers are so fun!

This trilogy follows a twenty-something year old girl who is so busy, she has a planner jam-packed with important dates. Between her working overtime at her job, volunteering at church, helping her best friend… she has no free time. Then she meets a guy named Tyler and maybe just maybe… he helps her get her priorities on track. Throughout the trilogy, she really works on being less of a people pleaser as well as realizing what she wants in life. If you like books that have relatable protagonist and will give you a good laugh, you should read this trilogy.

Tradewinds series by Taylor Bennett

This series is about a girl named Olive who is forced to live in Hawaii with her grandmother. Yes, forced. She hates Hawaii. But she has no choice. She has to live there, even if it’s just for a little while… so she stays. And as she reluctantly makes friends, she discovers maybe her new life isn’t all that bad… maybe she could even learn to love Hawaii and the new people it has brought to her life. This series talks about faith, family issues, friendships, friendemies… basically a lot of things you can relate to as a teen.

This is such a fun series and it’s characters are so likable! I got to know Taylor through bookstagram (she is such a sweet person, by the way!!) and I loved her posts and vibrant personality. I decided to give her books a try and ended up loving them!! (no surprise to me!) I can’t wait for the fourth book that she is currently writing. YAY for more Hawaii and these fun characters!

Summerhill Secrets series by Beverly Lewis

I read this last summer and I really enjoyed it! It’s about a teenage girl who lives beside of Amish, although she isn’t Amish herself. Throughout the series, her and her Amish friends solve mysteries in their neighborhood, go through some tough times, and deal with relatable teenage stuff. It was a fun series and I really enjoyed it!

Classics

The Betsy series by Maud Hart Lovelace

I read this for the first time in 2020, and I fell in love with it! This is about a girl named Betsy Ray and her best friends, Tacy and Tib. These girls are growing up in the 1920s which I found so much fun to read about! The series follows Betsy from the age of 5 all the way into her 20s. I just adored them! They’re also based on the author’s own life. I loved that! These would also be great for tweens, especially the first four books!

Anne series by L.M. Montgomery

This is my favorite book series in the entire world. I love it so, so much! More than words can say. The Anne series is one of the most popular classic book series for girls out there… and for good reason. I was obsessed with it when I was thirteen, and I reread it often. You follow Anne from 11 years of age all the way until she is a mother. When the series starts, Anne Shirley is an orphan girl who has never really had a real home. When an older brother and sister come to adopt her, her whole life changes. This series is set in Prince Edward Island, Canada which sounds so beautiful!😍 There’s a million things I could say about this series… but we’d be here for a really long time. So basically, just read it!

The Emily series by L.M. Montgomery

Another series by L.M. Montgomery, the Emily series! This trilogy is about a young girl whose Father dies, leaving her to live with family members who are less than happy about the situation. Through the years, she faces a lot of challenges… especially with her dream of being a writer. While I didn’t love this one quite as much as the Anne series, I loved this one in a different way and it’s still good!

Little Women series by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is my favorite book in the world. Ever. And that’s a big statement. I love it so much, I can’t even tell you. And the next two books are also wonderful. They’re sweet and beautiful and everything Louisa May Alcott has to offer.

Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott

This is more of book and it’s sequel but I had to mention it on this list! I love it a lot. It’s about a girl named Rose who is recently orphaned and goes to live with her aunt’s on the “Aunt Hill”. She meets her eight cousins (all boys!) and as you can imagine, things are interesting. The sequel is my favorite, as it takes place years later when Rose is a woman. It’s so good!

Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

When I think of Little House, I think of coziness and good food and sunshine… it’s just the most nostalgic series for me, and I love it so much. I love the books, I love the show, I love little house! It grew my love for reading about prairie life and pioneer life in the late 1800s. I have so many fond memories of my mom reading this series to me and my sister. When the series starts, Laura is just a five year old girl. As the series progress, she grows into the woman she is in the last book. I love these sort of series, the series that follow a character for a majority of their life. You feel as if you know them and grew with them. It really makes them special! A lot happens in this series— moving across the prairie, prairie fires, blizzards, etc… You should read it if you haven’t!

Elsie Dinsmore series by Martha Finley

This is a very long series and I only made it to about book 11, but I did enjoy this one! It definitely grew on me as the series went along, as I got to know the character’s and Elsie grew up. My favorites were her teenage years. It follows her until she is a grandma so a very long time!

Fantasy

The Spoken Mage series by Melanie Cellier

This series was AMAZING! It was my first time reading Melanie Cellier’s books so I had no idea what to expect, and as I’m not a huge fantasy fan, I was prepared not to like it. Well, I ended up loving it. Months later, I’m still thinking about how epic it was.

The Ravenwood Saga by Morgan L. Busse

I just finished this series recently and I loved it! It was seriously amazing. It starts off dark and I don’t read dark books… but then there’s so much light! The allegory in this one was phenomenal. It brought me to tears and touched me in a way I didn’t expect! It had so much hope throughout and inspired me a lot. It was what I needed for the first of this year! It was epic and so good. The world-building, details, and descriptions were really amazing. I felt like I was there. I listened to this on audiobook, and they were very well done as well!

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia is definitely one of the most well known children/ teen fantasy series out there because it really is awesome! The Narnia world is just incredible. It sparks my imagination like no other. And the allegory is beautiful and speaks to me in a different way every time! It gets better with every reread. ❤️

Fairytale Retelling Series

The Hagenheim series by Melanie Dickerson

This is a series of historical fiction fairytale retellings, set during medieval times. I absolutely LOVE this series! I recommend Melanie Dickerson’s YA books to teen girls all of the time. They are action-packed, romantic, inspiring, and everything a good fairytale retellings should be.

The Four Kingdoms by Melanie Cellier

I have a full review of this series in a different post so if you would like more of my thoughts, you can find them on here. But anyways, I LOVED this series! It was amazing. So, SO good! It is definitely one of my favorites. My favorites were The Princess Pact and The Princess Game but they’re all really good. There’s also an allegory going on, so I love that! If you’re looking for some action-packed fairytale retellings with unique twists, try these!

Beyond the Four Kingdoms series by Melanie Cellier

This spin-off series of The Four Kingdoms is really good! I recommend reading the Four Kingdom’s series before reading this one just because it’s easier to understand the world and what’s happening but it isn’t completely necessary. Anyways, these books are really good! My favorites are A Tale of Beauty and the Beast and Princess of Wind and Wave… but they’re all great.

Mysteries

The Nancy Drew series

I’m sorry to say I don’t know of many YA mystery series so if you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments! But I had to add the Nancy Drew series because ya know, they’re classic! They are probably most appealing to tweens and young teens because of the simplistic writing, but I still really enjoy them!

Dystopian/ Sci-Fi

The Anomaly Trilogy by Krista McGee

This trilogy is very intense… it will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s a bit hard to explain but basically, it’s about a teen girl who lives in a State where emotions aren’t suppose to exist… but she feels emotions meaning, she is an Anomaly… meaning she can’t be allowed to live. It is pretty violent and a bit disturbing in parts but I think most dystopian books are. That being said, it wasn’t overly detailed so that I felt sick and I can be pretty sensitive to that kind of thing. I wouldn’t say it’s gory, just quite a bit of death. The faith in this series brings a lot of hope into a series that could have felt hopeless. Anyways, if you like dystopian and you want a clean one, this one is pretty epic!

Conclusion

So that’s a wrap! I hope that you found a few series you would like to try out. I love reading book series. I feel like you get to connect with the characters and world so much better! If you have any clean series recommendations, leave them down below in the comments. I’d love to know! I plan to do a clean books (that aren’t in series) post soon so keep a watch! I hope you have an amazing day!

❤️Emma

My Fictional Bucket List

Hey, guys! So you know when you’re reading a book and the characters are doing something and you think, “Wow! I wish I could be there with them and do that.” or you fall in love with a book’s characters and you just wish you could enter into their world and time so you could actually hang out with them because they feel like friends. I know I have. There are characters so close to my heart that I’ll randomly think about them in my everyday life and I wish I could hang out with them. I think that’s why I like rereading books so much… because I start missing the characters! I know that sounds really weird but I think my fellow readers will understand what I’m talking about.😂

So this is my fictional bucket list! Okay, definitely not my entire fictional bucket list because if I told you everything I would add to that list, we would be here for a really, really long time. So these are just some of the many things I would add to my fictional bucket list! I thought this would be a fun post so I hope you enjoy!

1. Take a tour of Avonlea and Ingleside with Anne.

*Sigh* Would that not just be AMAZING? Avonlea and Ingleside sound like the most beautiful places. But meeting Anne and Gilbert would definitely be the highlight! I’d also LOVE meeting Diana Barry and the Blythe kids. It would be so much fun to let them show me around all of the places that are in the book like Green Gables, Lovers Lane and the Lake of Shining Waters in Avonlea. Then I’d love to see Rainbow Valley and Ingleside. Ahh! There’s just so much I would want to do. And am I suppose to choose at what age of their lives I would want to meet them? I don’t even know how to answer that. I would love to meet them when they are older teenagers because then when we would be the same age but I’d also like to meet their children. Let’s just say I would love to visit them at every stage of their life!

2. Spend the holidays with the March sisters.

Oh my goodness, this is basically my dream! These are some of the fictional characters that are closest to my heart. I miss them after I close Little Women. They feel like dear, dear friends. I think spending the holidays with them would be so, so much fun! We could play in the snow, go ice skating, bake treats, and sing Christmas songs around the piano as Beth plays… because if I chose, I would choose the first part of the book where they are still teens. And of course, MEETING LAURIE! That is most definitely, 100% a dream! He seems like he would be so much fun. *sigh* I really wish this could happen.

3. Go to school in Deep Valley and hang out with Betsy Ray and the crowd!

After reading the Betsy series by Maud Hart Lovelace this summer, the characters have become like friends whenever I think of them. Goodness, hanging out with the crowd seriously sounds like a blast. I would love to spend a school year hanging out with Betsy, Tacy, Tib, Carney, Joe, Tony, Cab, Julia, and all of the rest. We’d go to Heinz and get ice cream, have Sunday Night Lunches, hangout at Carney’s place, and sigh… all of it. I WANNA DO IT!

4. Solve a mystery with Nancy, Bess, and George.

I read every Nancy Drew book I could find at my library when I was younger. I always thought it would be a ton of fun to hang out with Nancy and her friends. They always did such fun, adventurous stuff and I just wanted to join them. Solving a mystery with them would be awesome!

An Old Fashioned Girl is one of my favorite books in the world and I love the characters so much! I would love to spend the summer or autumn with them… or really any season with them. It would be fun to do the things they used to do back then.☺️

6. Spend a Christmas with the Ingalls.

Some of the coziest Christmases I have ever read/ watched are the Little House Christmases. I think it would be so nice to spend one with the Ingalls from the Little House books.

7. Explore Narnia with the Pevensies.

Who wouldn’t want to explore Narnia? I think that is definitely one of the most amazing things to dream about… finding yourself in Narnia so you can explore all of it’s beauty and mystery!

8. Visit Hagenheim and meet the Gerstenberg family.

OH MY GOODNESS!!! This would be awwweeesssommmee! (Can you feel my enthusiasm and excitement? Lol.😂) I love the Hagenheim series by Melanie Dickerson so I think meeting these characters and visiting Hagenheim would be the best. Also, meeting their kids would be AMAZING!

9. Hang out with the characters from Roadside Assistance series.

I read this series this summer and loved it!! I think it would be so much fun to hang out with Emily, Whitney, and Chelsea. And meeting Zander, Taylor, and Todd would be pretty amazing too.😍

10. Visit Azure Springs.

I fell in love with this small, fictional town when I read The Hope of Azure Springs and Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham. Visiting it would be so wonderful and meeting the characters— Em, Caleb, Penny, and Thomas (along with the side characters like Margeret)— would be amazing! Ohh, and seeing their children would be amazing.😍

So those are just ten of the things I would add to my fictional bucket list! This was soo much fun for me to write. ❤️ Tell me some of the things on your list! I’d love to know.

~Emma