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 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
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 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'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
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
Every January for the last five years, with the exception of 2018, I've spent a week in Grand Cayman working at Chef Eric Ripert's culinary event, Cayman Cookout. It's both a wonderful and tiring week, but one that I look forward to every year. Who wouldn't want to spend a week in a tropical paradise,… Continue reading Spending Winter in Paradise