I had a really good reading month, one of my best in a long time! Most of my reads were shorter or easy or unputdownable (or some combination of all three!), which definitely helped.[Read more...] about Show Us Your Books Reading Recap — What I Read in December
I love this time of year! It’s full of possibilities… and in this case, it means 2020 is officially behind us too. I’m trying not to have huge expectations for 2021, but I’m just hoping it’s even the littlest bit better than last year. At least we know there will be good books!
I’ve scoped out 10 books I’m most looking forward to reading, plus of course, some honorable mentions because it was really hard getting it down to just 10. These all look really promising — some interesting debuts and new stories from old favorites. I also put together a list of 5 reading goals for this year, mostly just to keep myself accountable. I really need to read my shelves, guys.[Read more...] about Most Anticipated Reads of the First Half of 2021 + Reading Goals
Can we believe it? 2020 is almost over (yay!), which makes it the perfect time to look back at the year behind as well as look forward to the (hopefully better) year ahead. I did this survey in 2018 — skipped last year due to a brand new baby — and loved it. I want to give a shoutout to The Perpetual Page Turner, who has been doing this annual year-end survey for 11 years now! Without further ado, my 2020 in review:
2020 READING STATS
Number Of Books You Read: 70 (as of 12/28 before bed)
Number of Re-Reads: 3 — this is huge for me because I never re-read books. One of these books was an old favorite, one was a book I read and disliked the first time but loved the second time around, and one was a book I read 70% of a couple years ago and DNF’d (I got so far into it the first time that I’m considering it a re-read)
Genre You Read The Most From: I’m going to guess it was Literary Fiction again
*A note: In most cases, the links below will go out to my full length review, if you'd like to read more of my thoughts on the book and/or a fun book-inspired recipe!
1. Best book you read in 2020? Without a doubt my favorite fiction was The House in the Cerulean Sea. It was happy and hopeful, and exactly what everyone needed in 2020. My favorite nonfiction was Hood Feminism, which I’m glad I was able to get from the library after a very long time on the waitlist.[Read more...] about Best in Books - 2020 Edition
This year absolutely flew by, and honestly, bring on 2021. I can happily announce that I made my reading goal this year, when I definitely thought I wouldn’t — I only read 6 books before April! At that point, thankfully, something kicked into gear and I was able to get back on track. This month was a bit of a mixed bag, but I ended on a high note. Here’s a look at what I read:[Read more...] about Show Us Your Books Reading Recap — What I Read in November
My reading month started off with a bang and then pretty abruptly crashed to a halt the week of Halloween. In that time, I managed to read two graphic novels and an essay collection about popular movies, but have been struggling through my current fiction read (which I’ve been working on for 13 days). Anyway, here’s a look at what I read — mostly 4-star reads and no two books alike![Read more...] about Show Us Your Books Reading Recap — What I Read in October
I read way more than I realized this past month! Perhaps I’m back to my old self. I just hit book number 51, so I upped my reading goal from 52 to 60. I don’t know why, but I don’t really like to hit my goal so early in the year, so I usually tweak it if I’m getting close at any point. Do you ever change your reading goal?[Read more...] about Show Us Your Books Reading Recap — What I Read in September