Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $34.09

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

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.

What listeners say about Book Girl

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Demi Dusterhoft
  • Demi Dusterhoft
  • 14-11-2018

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

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for greg
  • greg
  • 04-10-2018

Excellent book!

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

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for mamaof6
  • mamaof6
  • 18-03-2021

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!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amanda
  • Amanda
  • 08-06-2021

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.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Debbie F
  • Debbie F
  • 30-05-2021

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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-2021

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!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Elizabeth R. Crupper
  • Elizabeth R. Crupper
  • 15-05-2021

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.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amber Holcomb
  • Amber Holcomb
  • 10-05-2021

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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for anonymous
  • anonymous
  • 17-12-2020

Inspirational

This book includes many lists of classic and edifying modern books, organized by seasons of life. There are a number of new-to-me authors I’ll look for based on Clarkson’s recommendation, specifically Elizabeth Goudge. And since A Wrinkle in Time was a childhood favorite, I was excited to learn more about Madeline L’Engle’s Christian works. I purchased the paperback edition for my daughter who is a Book Girl, along with a number of the suggested titles. The lists can be a bit tedious in audiobook form, but the insights into how books impact our lives are worth listening to.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shaun McAfee
  • Shaun McAfee
  • 07-01-2019

Buy this in print

This is amazing but it’s basically a wish list I now will need to buy a hard copy of. Loved this book

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.