Autumn at the Shelf: 2018

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

-C. S. Lewis

Hey there friends!

HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!! I cannot wait to put my boots on, find a pumpkin spice latte, and pretend I’m trendy!

A few changes…

You may have noticed some changes to the site! If you didn’t, maybe this is your first time (if so, WELCOME!)

I’ve been working over the past few weeks on updating things around here. I wanted it to have a clean, crisp, library feel, and I am finally satisfied. With that, Welcome to the Renovated Corner Shelf! Haha!

An update…

It’s the first change of seasons at the Corner Shelf, and with it, comes the first seasonal update. I plan on doing this the beginning of each season, fill you all in on what is scheduled to happen around here over the following few weeks, share any ideas I might be considering, and talking about my favorite reads of the previous season!


Coming up…

The last week has been a busy one when it comes to scheduling, reading, and writing. This Autumn, I plan on focusing my fiction reviews on older Christian fiction. The good stuff that has been around for awhile, but surprisingly, a lot of people have never read! *gasp* You can expect some Janette Oke, T. Davis Bunn, Dee Henderson, and more! Some of my favorite books come from these authors, and I can’t wait to share them with you!! We’ll be finishing December out with some Christmas stories, because… CHRISTMAS.

I also plan on adding ANOTHER WEEKLY REVIEW, starting on September 28th! That’s right! Not just the usual Wednesday post, now you can anticipate a Friday review as well! Wednesday reviews will continue to be what they have been: fiction reviews. On Friday’s though, we’ll be taking a look at some non-fiction. Now before you start yawning and close this post… please finish reading. By non-fiction, I don’t mean boring, dry, textbooks. I mean more stories, true stories. This season, some of my favorite Christian biographies and autobiographies are on the agenda. We’ll be talking about Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, Corrie ten Boom, William Wilberforce, and more! Their stories have had a profound impact on my life, and my prayer is that they would on yours too!

This summer we had the pleasure of two fabulous interviews! If you missed them, you can read Lori Benton’s here and Lindsey Zimpel’s here. Both of these ladies were such a joy to talk to and work with, and hopefully we’ll see more of them both in the future! As to interviews or giveaway’s for this season, I’m not going to say anything yet, other than: STAY TUNED.

On Instagram, I’m hoping to get better at uploading pictures and interacting with fellow readers. If you don’t already, and want in on more book fun and updates, follow @the_corner_shelf.

Looking back…

This summer was so fantabulous for the blog. When I launched the website, I have to admit, I was nervous. Really, really nervous. I was convinced this whole thing would flop, and my Mom and grandmother would be my only readers.

The first post, had 70 views within 24 hours. I was utterly blown away. I am not saying this to congratulate myself in any way, shape, or form. All I did was post something. You all are the ones who read, shared, commented and got this blog on it’s feet. I’m saying this, to thank YOU. What is a blog without readers? I’m here writing this update today, because of you guys. I can’t thank you enough for your support, encouragement, and just the delight that you all are!

In closing…

I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but I would LOVE to hear from you all! If you have any suggestions for books to review this Winter, people to invite for interviews, or topics that would make for a fun discussion, please email me! If you are a fellow book reviewer/blogger and would be interested in collaborating on something, shoot me a message!

Please, when you think of it, pray. Pray that everything that is said and done on and for this blog would be honoring to the Lord. Pray that we would all come to know Him better through the books we read, the music we listen to, the places we go, and the people we spend time with.

Thank you, dear friends!

Here’s to the season of pumpkins, Hallmark movies, sweaters, and evergreen trees!

Soli Deo Gloria,



2 thoughts on “Autumn at the Shelf: 2018

  1. I love your blog Madelyn and look forward to it every week! I can’t wait to see your thoughts about other books in the upcoming months!


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