• Books,  Recommendations

    Beach Read Recommendations

    It is officially summer in Nashville, and while I can’t really get to a beach from here, I’ve definitely been soaking up the rays in parks all across town. I’m still social-distancing, but hanging out with friends six-feet apart in a park has been the perfect way to catch up. I’ve also been loving bringing my books along and getting a few pages in while also getting a little vitamin D. Here’s a list of my favorite beach reads. Let’s get started! 1// The Unhoneymooners by Lauren Christina I couldn’t have picked a better beach read than this hilarious rom-com by writing duo, Lauren Christina. The Unhoneymooners follows Olive and Ethan, sworn…

  • Anticipated Summer 2020 Books
    Books,  Recommendations

    Anticipated Summer 2020 Book Releases

    The weather seems to finally be warming up for good here in Nashville, and I am stoked for my summer reading lists. Everything seems to slow down in the summer, and I expect this year to be no different. Even though things are slowly opening up here, I think it’s still going to be a slow summer with more outdoor hangs and fewer nights down on Broadway. That obviously means more books being read! Here are a few books I’m excited to pick up once they are published this summer. Let’s get started! 1// A Burning by Megha Majumdar After a terrorist attack on a train in Indian, Jivan, PT Sir, and…

  • My Reading Habits
    Books

    My Reading Habits

    I saw this tag circulating on booktube and figured I would give it a shot! I know I love watching these videos, so who’s to say I can’t do it in blog form! I’ll be the first to admit I have some pretty weird book habits (I’ve been known to read like five books at the same time), but I’ll let you be the judge of that. Let’s get started! 1// Do you have a certain place at home for reading? Usually, I read in bed. I have a roommate, and I like it to be almost silent when I read, so my room is the best place for that.…

  • Quarantine Book Recommendations
    Books,  Recommendations

    Top 10 Quarantine Book Recommendations

    I don’t know about all of you, but Nashville is still shut down for the most part. We are reopening in phases and staying at home as much as possible is still highly encouraged, so I figured it was still appropriate to share a list of books to read while stuck social distancing. This list is compiled of books I read in days and got lost in. It’s all stories that spoke to me in different ways and inspired me somehow. Let’s get started! 1// The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo takes place in modern-day New York as Monique writes about the life…

  • Books I Read in April Featured Photo
    Books,  Wrap Ups

    Books I Read in April

    Well, well, well, look who’s back in action. It’s been a while my friends, but I’m happy to be here. Hopefully, I won’t ever again take a break as big as this last one. 2020 has been a smack in the face to a lot of people, and I am no different. But on the bright side, I’ve been reading a lot these last few months, and I can’t wait to share some of my top recommendations. Before I jump into things, I wanted to let you know about this app I discovered that’s been helping me read so much more. Since we’ve been under a Stay-At-Home order in Nashville, I discovered Libby. It lets…

  • TOP 5 ANTICIPATED 2020 BOOK RELEASES
    Books,  Recommendations

    Top 5 Anticipated 2020 Book Releases

    I know I already have an ambitious TBR list, but I couldn’t help but share some of the new books I’m excited to see hit the shelves in 2020. I’ve already seen a few that are being talked about in the book world, so I wanted to stick to some of the possibly lesser-known releases that deserve just as much love. Let’s get started… Image from Amazon 1. A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende I’m primarily interested in reading A Long Petal of the Sea because it highlights a part of the world I rarely read about — Chile. Roser flees from the Spanish Civil War at the end…

  • 2020 tbr list
    Books,  TBRs

    2020 TBR List

    I know I’m being a bit aspirational, but I’ve compiled a list of 36 books I want to read in 2020. I know I won’t read them all, but I wanted to be more intentional about the books I’m picking up in this new year. I’ve broken it out into classics, non-fiction, and freebies. Let’s get started… Classics 1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 2. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 3. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 4. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 5. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 6. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott…

  • top 12 books i read in 2019
    Books,  Recommendations

    Top 12 Books I Read In 2019

    I read a lot of amazing books in 2019. I didn’t hit my goal of 50, but I made it pretty darn close (42 books, done and dusted)! Here are my top 12 reads from the last year. Let’s get started… Image from Amazon 1. The Martian by Andy Weir I read this book super quickly for a book club back in January, and I ended up loving it so much more than I anticipated. The Martian is set on Mars and follows Mark Watney as he attempts to survive on Mars alone for over a year. After his mission was botched and the rest of his team left, Watney is left…

  • Books,  Personal

    The Southern Festival of Books

    This past weekend Humanities Tennessee hosted the 31st annual Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. The festival featured around 50 booths of independent booksellers, book stores, writing workshops, writing societies, and more. In addition to the booths, there were sessions upon sessions throughout the three days that featured authors from across the spectrum of writing. I spent almost my entire day on Saturday at the festival, and it was heaven to me. I started with a session called “Coffee with Authors” which featured Alexi Zentner, author of Copperhead; Anissa Gray, author of The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls; Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Dreamers; and Taylor Jenkins Read, author of Daisy Jones &…

  • Books,  Wrap Ups

    September Reading Wrap Up 2019

    Happy October! It’s finally starting to feel a little bit like fall here in Nashville, and I am SO ready for sweaters season. I bought a few new pieces from Target over the weekend, and I can’t wait to wear them this season. September was a pretty good month of reading with four books under my belt. I absolutely loved one book and really didn’t enjoy another, so it was a pretty balanced month of reading. Let’s get into my September reading wrap up! Image from Amazon 1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass is a story about a young assassin who must compete to become the King’s…