Have some extra time on your hands this winter with the days being shorter and the inability to work outdoors? (I almost never find time for “extras” but there is the occasional day!) A few days ago on our Facebook page we had an excellent question posted by a Little House Living reader….
And oh my did you all have some excellent suggestions of homesteading books! With so many answers I was afraid the books might get lost on our page so I took the most suggested books and made this post. Some of these books are fiction, some are non-fiction, some are letters, and more!
*Note, I have not read all of these books so I can’t give an accurate description of them all! I did notice while making this list that several of these are free for Kindle. 🙂 Enjoy!
Letters of a Woman Homesteader – Elinore Stewart
Letters on an Elk Hunt – Elinore Stewart
Love Comes Softly Series – Janette Oke
Sarah’s Quilt – Nancy Turner
These is My Words – Nancy Turner
Sarah Plain and Tall – Patricia McLaughlin
A Lantern in Her Hand – Bess Aldrich
Ruffles on my Longjohns – Isabel Edwards
The Diary of Mattie Spencer – Sandra Dallas
Magic of Ordinary Days – Ann Creel
Wilderness Wife – Bradford and Vena Angier
A Place of Interest – Carolyn Van Loh
Across the Plains in 1844 – Catherine Sager
The Brides of Culdee Creek Series – Kathleen Morgan
A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska – Jane Jacobs
The Red River of the North Series – Lauraine Snelling
A Very Small Farm – William Winchester
The Egg and I – Betty MacDonald
Sod and Stubble – John Ise
Butter in the Well – Linda Hubalek
Letters From the Dust Bowl – Caroline Henderson
The Trees, The Fields, The Town – Conrad Richter
Giants in the Earth – Ole Rolvaag
40 Acres and No Mule – Janice Holt Giles
Of course there are many more homesteading books out there written through the eyes of a homesteader…share your favorites in the comments section!