Happy new year, book friends! I've already set my Goodreads Challenge for 2020 and there's a stack of books calling my name. To celebrate the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, here's the list of all 27 books I read last year. This year I'm aiming for 30! Fiction: The Night Circus by… Continue reading Welcome 2020!
The Night Circus
The Night Circus is one of those books that I've been meaning to read forever. I was slightly wary of it because of comparisons to Harry Potter. That's a tall order, especially to a super fan like myself. However, a few people that I know (and trust their bookish opinions), highly recommended it and it… Continue reading The Night Circus
The Summer Reading Slump
Please pardon my hiatus; my summer reading took a nose-dive. I was sick for most of August, had a one week reprieve, then got sick AGAIN the first week of September, had another short break, but ended up feeling under the weather again this past Monday. The only thing I want to do when I’m… Continue reading The Summer Reading Slump
A Woman is No Man
A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum was one of the books I was looking forward to reading the most this year. It did not disappoint, but it also completely broke my heart. Here's the synopsis from the back of the book: "Palestine, 1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her… Continue reading A Woman is No Man
It was the Summer of ’69
It's July and I'm deep into my summer reading. I'm an avid reader all year long, but there's something special about reading when the weather gets warm. The summer read I was highly anticipating was Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand. Luckily, it was one of the options for my Book of the Month June pick,… Continue reading It was the Summer of ’69
Hello, Sunshine; Hello, Summer
Let’s make one thing very clear - I LOVE the Food Network. For a long time, not only did I not like to cook, but I really didn’t know how to cook. When I moved into my first apartment by myself I had to learn fast. I couldn’t afford to eat take-out every night. First,… Continue reading Hello, Sunshine; Hello, Summer
Broadway, Books, & Birthdays!
I love the month of June for two reasons. First, it's my birthday month and second, the current Broadway season culminates with the Tony Awards. Both my birthday and the Tony Awards occur around the second weekend of June. To me, it's the best weekend of the year. I was born a Broadway baby. If… Continue reading Broadway, Books, & Birthdays!
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
I read a lot of women’s and literary fiction, “beach reads”, historical WWII fiction, and occasionally Young Adult novels. Never Sci-Fi. I’ve never been into any type of Sci-Fi, whether it be books, movies, or TV. It’s not my thing. It doesn’t appeal to me. Which is why I found it weird that I LOVED… Continue reading An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Please forgive my recent hiatus. Sometimes life gets in the way, but I'm back behind the keyboard! This week I’m talking about one of my favorite books, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I bought it back in 2009 when it first published. I’m not sure… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Windfall Falls Short
When you read as much as I do, there are going to be books that are less pleasing than others. I went through a dry spell last year where I read 3 or 4 books in row that made me feel completely indifferent. I don't like everything I read. Unfortunately, my latest read falls into… Continue reading The Windfall Falls Short