It’s been a big year of books around here — This year, I set a goal of 60 books and ended the year having read 67. Yay! I have to admit, it feels good to have made a conscious effort to use my downtime more productively. And while most of the books I read this […]

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December 30, 2018

My 10 Favorite Books of 2018

Okay, okay. I know I read a lot. Last year, I decided to make an effort to read and listen to books in my downtime, as opposed to mindlessly scrolling through Facebook or binge watching a just-okay Netflix series. And my efforts have paid off — I used to get through 15-20 books a year. […]

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December 15, 2018

Christmas Romances, Celebrity Memoirs, Dragons, and the Death Penalty: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

There’s a lot to love — or at least, like — in this latest installment of what I’ve read lately, starting with one of my favorite books of the year. Check out my list and tell me in the comments what you’ve been reading lately!   Educated, Tara Westover (5/5 stars) Wow. I have so […]

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November 3, 2018

Mormons, Murderers, Husband Hunters, and Tale Tellers: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

I’m excited to share this particular list with you, because I’ve read some really great books lately! Where the Crawdads Sing is my favorite book OF THE YEAR so far — I really, really loved it and didn’t want it to end. So many tears cried over this one. I believe Reese Witherspoon just chose […]

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September 28, 2018

Low Country Romance, Scientology, Long Winters, and Ladies’ Choirs: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

  Life has been chaotic lately and I haven’t gotten around to sharing my latest reads with you. I’m so far behind, in fact, that I’m dividing up what I’ve read lately into two posts — I’ll share the rest in a week or two. I recommitted to reading more in March of last year […]

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September 10, 2018

Great Audiobooks, Questionable Memoirs, and Epic Literary Fiction: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

It has been a while since I’ve posted recent reads, so this list is going to be a long one! You’ll find some of the best books I’ve read in a while here — and some of the absolute worst. Check out what I’ve read lately and tell me what you think!     Be […]

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March 2, 2018

Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Fairy Tales, and a Whole Lot More: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

  Last month was a great reading month for me! I read some great books in a number of genres and listened to my favorite audiobook yet. Here’s the rundown…     Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal If you enjoy audiobooks, don’t miss this one! It’s easily the best I’ve listened […]

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December 26, 2017

Robbers, Child Stars, World Travelers, and Celebrity Chefs: Here’s What I Read Last Month

I’m a little embarrassed to share this list with you, because… 12 BOOKS. I read 12 BOOKS last month and I don’t think I’ve ever that many books in one month in my entire life! It all makes sense, though, once you know that last month, I discovered audiobooks. My library has nearly every book […]

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November 27, 2017

Psychos, Ballers, Soldiers, and Victorian Villainesses: Here’s What I Read Last Month

  Last month was a pretty good one for me reading-wise, with only two duds and three books I love, love, LOVED.     Still Life, by Louise Penny I’m giving Still Life five stars because I consider it to be at the very top of its genre –This is the ultimate cozy murder mystery […]

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October 24, 2017

Murder, Melodrama, Broken Hearts, and Discontent: Here’s What I Read Last Month

  From YA to time travel romance to grit lit, I read a little bit of everything last month — and one of these books will definitely go in my top 10 for the year! Here’s what I read and what I thought about it all…     Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon Although I didn’t […]

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September 22, 2017

Fairies, Hillbillies, Time Travel, and a Vacation in North Korea: Here’s What I Read Last Month