March Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap-Up Total books read this month: 14 ARCs read this month: 3 (including this one) Nonfiction: Educated by Tara Westover and The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore (loved them both) Best of the Month: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan and Educated by Tara Westover. Both were about complex families. Beautiful writing for both. Side note: Saw Ready Player One yesterdayContinue reading “March Wrap-Up”

January Wrap-Up

Reading Life: Total books Read: 15 (!) Total books read for comfort and self-care because 2018 is feeling shockingly like 2017: 13 (the others were ARCs for review… and very good) Weirdest of the Month: The House at Mount Char  and Annihilation  were both head-scratchers for me. I loved the latter’s views of marriage more than theContinue reading “January Wrap-Up”

2017 Wrap Up

Reading Wrap-Up:   Nonfiction and Memoir: Total read: 23 Best of the year: Hunger by Roxane Gay, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Graphic Novels/Memoirs: Total read: 9 Best of the year: John Lewis’s March trilogy and Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani SciFi/Fantasy Reads: Total read: 35 Best of theContinue reading “2017 Wrap Up”

Bookish Resolutions for the New Year

I’ll be doing my end of the year wrap-up in a few days, but wanted to pass along my most recent essay as you’re setting your reading goals for the New Year: Bookish Resolutions for the New Year I reached my goal of 125– and surpassed it by almost another 30 (still a few daysContinue reading “Bookish Resolutions for the New Year”

November Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total books read: 10 Books read for 2017 so far:  144 Couldn’t stop listening to the audiobook: Righteous by Joe Ide and a re-listen of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (and I haven’t reread a book in years– so glad I did.) Nonfiction topics explored: insect sex in Sex on Six Legs by Marlene Zuk and US history andContinue reading “November Wrap-Up”

NaNoWriMo Check-In: Part II

Alright, friends. I’m back from my break with the internet and staying accountable with the goals I set, which were: Stay off of social media until Saturday this week: check Write 15,000 words of NaNo project from 11/16-11/24: almost, but not quite. broke the 12k mark and over 40k total on the novel! Grade 30Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Check-In: Part II”

NaNo Check-In

Hi from the NaNoWriMo/research paper grading trenches that I’ve got set up. Notice the empty glasses of egg nog and crumpled bags of Chex Mix. It’s fall break for me this week, and I’ve set some goals. To keep accountable, I posted them on Twitter and will repeat them here. Stay off of social mediaContinue reading “NaNo Check-In”

October Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total Books Read: 17* *(please note some of these were middle-grade and one of them was a graphic novel. Still, pretty happy about making to-read stack progress this month.) Scottish time-travel novels I finished reading that I have a lot of opinions on: 1 (if you want to hear them, I’d be more than happyContinue reading “October Wrap-Up”

Southern-Set Book Pairings to Try

It’s funny how books end up accidentally being in conversation with one another, just because you happened to pick them at the right time. Those accidental connections and conversations between texts are some of my favorite things about reading, so I have a few suggestions for book pairings if you’re stuck in a reading rut.Continue reading “Southern-Set Book Pairings to Try”