This post contains Amazon affiliate links. My opinions about these books are clearly my own.  It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a book review — My daughter returned this fall to the homeschool tutorial model she loved so much in middle school and between teaching her World Literature and Japanese (she has teachers for […]

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October 8, 2019

Mormons, Kidnappers, Epic Heroes and Young Lovers: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

What a month it was for reading! I didn’t read a ton of books in April (The Stranger Beside Me seriously bogged me down, as you will see), but I did read some very memorable ones! Whether you’re looking for a light romance that’s actually readable or an AMAZING dystopian novel I’d put right up […]

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May 5, 2019

Smart Romance, Savage Murder, Scythes, and Shoemakers’ Wives: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

  Oops. I wrote this post, then with all the excitement over Nashville’s cherry blossom trees, totally forgot to publish it. So today, I’m righting that wrong for the many tens of readers who come here FOR THE BOOK REVIEWS. I read some fantastic books last month, including a novel that just might end up […]

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April 8, 2019

Survival, Revenge, Hilarity and Dysfunction: Here’s What I Read Last Month

It’s been a busy (and short!) month, but I still managed to read/listen to seven books. W00t. Two of them will definitely be on my ‘Best of 2019’ list. Two will probably be on my ‘Worst of 2019’ list. What’d I love? What’d I hate? Read on to find out…   Follow the River, James […]

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March 1, 2019

Bachelors, Spies, Pioneers, and Psychopaths: Here’s What I Read Last Month

I always get off to a slow reading start in January — I think it’s because I generally devote lots of time to reading in December, when everything shuts down for the holidays and the kids have time off and it just feels like the perfect time to curl up with a good book. By […]

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February 1, 2019

Feminists, Serial Killers, Centenarians, and Gossip Queens: Here’s What I’ve Read Lately

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