I’m a big fan of Modern Mrs. Darcy’s podcast, What Should I Read Next? so I signed up to receive her summer reading guide as well (to get the guide, you will need to provide your email). This is a list of summer releases that aims… Continue Reading “Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2020 Summer Reading Guide”
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… Continue Reading “20 Books of Summer”
Most people, outside of school or work, read what they want, when they want. But book bloggers spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to read – at least I do. Given limited reading time, I read for entertainment and for relaxation.… Continue Reading “Ditching the TBR List: How We Choose What We Read”
I’m gearing up for a good home cleaning, as I’m feeling inspired by Marie Kondo and I have some time off in the next couple of weeks. It feels like a good time to clear things out and give things away I’m not using. … Continue Reading “Should They Stay or Should They Go?”
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a “Halloween Freebie” so I decided to write about some of the Halloween reads at the top of my TBR list. What is a Halloween read, anyway? As with most types… Continue Reading “Top Ten Halloween Reads on My TBR”
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. There are three months left in the year, and I took September off from reading challenges. Here are ten books to read if I want to beat some of my challenges: For my TBR… Continue Reading “Ten Books On My Fall TBR List”
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… Continue Reading “My 20 Books of Summer”
This week’s topic, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is the Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2018. There’s a whole lot more than 10, but I’ve already written about backlist books I want to read and challenge books I want to… Continue Reading “Thirteen Books I Meant to Read in 2018”
This year I’m going to avoid signing up for any new challenges, but will continue with the ones I enjoyed most last year. The TBR Pile Challenge, hosted by Roof Beam Reader, asks you to take 12 books, plus two alternates, that have been… Continue Reading “2019 Reading Challenges”
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… Continue Reading “Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR List”
For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, the topic is the ten books on my spring reading list. This spring, my priority is finishing the ARCs I’ve already agreed to read. The other books on my list are mostly… Continue Reading “Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List”
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is the top ten books that have been on my TBR list the longest. Most of these are classics, but not all of them. This is a good chance to cull… Continue Reading “Ten Books That Have Been on my TBR List the Longest”
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