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20 Books of Summer

I’m so happy it’s finally summer! This year, I’ve been avoiding TBR lists and trying to take some of the pressure off of what and how I read.  But I’ll make an exception for the 20 Books of Summer Challenge, hosted by Cathy at…

Nonfiction November: New to my TBR

I love Nonfiction November because I learn about so many interesting new books.  My favorite part is “Be the Expert” week, where bloggers suggest favorite nonfiction on a particular topic (my post here on books relating to U.S. immigration). This week’s topic is what…

Review: There’s Something About Darcy by Gabrielle Malcolm

Gabrielle Malcolm has written a book about a topic that will appeal to many readers: what is it about Mr. Darcy?  More specifically, why does the love story between Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy resonate with so many people, over so many years? Malcolm…

Nonfiction November: Books about the U.S. Immigration System

This week’s Nonfiction November topic is hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, and the subject is to talk about nonfiction books on a specific topic (“Be the Expert/Ask the Experts/Become the Expert”).  I’ve been reading a lot this year about immigration, because it’s such…

Nonfiction November: My Year in Nonfiction

This month is Nonfiction November, a celebration of all things nonfiction.  I’ve read some fantastic nonfiction this year and I’m proud of myself for reading more nonfiction than I used to.  I enjoy this event because I get so many good nonfiction recommendations for next year.  …

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Been Avoiding

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  Today’s topic is books I’ve been avoiding, and why. To answer this question, I looked at the books that have been on my Goodreads TBR the longest. Based on that list, here are the five…

My 20 Books of Summer: A Reading Recap

I really like the 20 Books of Summer challenge, hosted by 746 Books, because it keeps me focused on a specific list of books rather than reading whatever comes my way.  This summer, I wanted to read more books I owned.  I always feel…

My 20 Books of Summer

Twenty Books of Summer is back!  It will run from June 3 through August, and basically the challenge is to make a list of 20 books and read those books over the next three months. This year I decided at least 10 of the books…

My Spring TBR and Recent Award Lists

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is ten books on our Spring TBR list. I have three ARCs, and I’m particularly excited to read Sally Rooney: Trust Exercise by Susan Choi Normal People by Sally Rooney The Farm by…

Favorite Reads of 2018

Happy New Year!  Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is the top books we read in 2018.  I already posted about the 30 best books I read in 2018, although that list didn’t include some recent reads like Maggie…

Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR List

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is our winter To Be Read List. All of these books are on my hold list from the library. These books have been on my TBR list for a while: Gilead by Marilynne…

Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read

This week’s Top Ten topic, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is about backlist books I want to read.  What’s a backlist book?  The term refers to books that are older but still in print.  I like this topic because I think it’s always…

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