It takes a special book to prompt a reread these days. When I was a kid, I read the books I owned over and over and over again. If I owned it, you could almost guarantee that I’d read it at least four times. I loved new books and library books, but if I didn’t […]
My reading bucket list includes 50 books I want to read at some point in my life. Here are my plans to progress through my reading bucket list in 2018, and the books I’ve read since I first made the list in 2017.
Thrilling books that aren’t mysteries are sometimes more satisfying to read than mystery novels. Here are five thrillers that aren’t mysteries that offer an immersive, satisfying reading experience.
The “endearing misfit” has been a popular character in books over the last few years, with several wildly popular books featuring characters that might fall under this heading. I think there are a few reasons for this. In some ways, almost all of us see ourselves as misfits. We are aware—sometimes painfully, sometimes not—of the quirks […]
As I mentioned in my look ahead post, my goal in 2018 is to read as many unread books that I already own as possible—and not buy more until I’ve made a good dent. In the spirit of a new year of reading, I’m calling this my “Read My Shelf Challenge”–though you know how I […]
I think among book bloggers, the “best of the year” lists are always among the most anticipated. I’ve been loving all the lists rounding up everyone’s favorites, and taking a guess at what my most-read bloggers’ favorites will be. As for my favorites, some of these will come as no surprise–they’ve been favorites for many […]
I love looking ahead to what I might be reading in the coming months, and I’ve decided to make a concerted effort to read the books I have on hand. No more buying books before I read the ones I have! Of course, Book of the Month club and Christmas will likely increase the number […]
One of the things I’ve looked forward to most as a parent is sharing books with my kids. While we’ve enjoyed (and still enjoy) so many wonderful picture books, in my mind, this has always meant chapter books. I was a pretty early reader, and I don’t have too many memories of picture books. My […]
I’m not usually one to plan out my reading list in detail. I have a reading bucket list, which has 50 books I know I want to read at some point, but there’s no schedule to it. I often have an idea of my very next read, but even that can change once it comes […]
I’ve been a little out of the blogging groove between our lake vacation, work, and the start of school. Lots of excitement around here this week, and the Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) got me thinking about the books that stuck with me during my years in school. I read […]