I’ve been reading some excellent books lately, including some that I’ve wanted to read for a long time. Most of the books reviewed below were four and five stars for me, with the exception of one that was just okay–but that many other readers loved. I’m still working through my Read My Shelf Challenge and […]
Reading stories about tragedies and struggles that happen in real life can be difficult, but it can also help us build empathy and improve our understanding of the people who experience those things. Here are twenty must-read books, fiction and non-fiction, to help you become a more compassionate reader.
Mini-reviews of The Idiot, The War That Saved My Life, As Bright As Heaven, The Chalk Man, Kindred, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and The Heart’s Invisible Furies.
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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 […]