• Books,  Recommendations

    Top 5 Books To Read To Get In The Christmas Spirit

    I have a bit of a confession to make. I think I’m a bit of a Scrooge! My friend asked me the other day what my favorite Christmas songs and movies were, and I didn’t really have an answer. I honestly dislike Christmas music a lot (it’s too repetitive for me), and I haven’t watched nearly enough cheesy Christmas movies in my lifetime. I think as I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to appreciate the cheesy cheer and romantic plotlines, and I even have plans this weekend (with myself) to watch all the new Netflix originals including, but not limited to, The Princess Switch, but in the past, it’s never really been my…

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    Top 6 Books To Give As Christmas Presents

    Christmas is just around the corner (Happy Hanukkah to those that celebrate!), and my favorite gift to give is, of course, books. There are a myriad of reasons as to why I love giving books to my friends and family: 1) It’s easy. 2) There’s something for everyone. 3) I get to share my passion with others. 4) Books. Do I need any other reasons? I’m not sure exactly what I’m getting everyone on my list this year, but I’m sure a few books will be thrown in to the mix. This week, I’ve cultivated a list of the top books to give as Christmas presents. Let’s get started!

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    Top 5 Books I’m Thankful For

    I have so much in my life to be thankful for, so I figured I would continue the trend of sharing what I’m thankful for into this week. I had a lovely Thanksgiving last week with friends and family, and I’m still working my way through leftovers as I write this post. Is there anything better than Thanksgiving leftovers? I don’t think so. I have so many books to be thankful for because of what they taught me about the world and about myself, but I narrowed this weeks post down to the top 5 books I’m thankful for. Let’s get started!

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    Salt to the Sea: A Book Review

    Over 9,000 innocent lives lost. Over 9,000 lives that ended too soon. Over 9,000 people who didn’t get to continue their story. And I only knew about it because of a book. I was never taught about it in any classes, but the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff was one of the largest civilian casualties in World War II, and I didn’t learn about it until I picked up a book from a local bookstore. Told from four different perspectives, Salt to the Sea combines the unique journies of Joana, Florian, Emilia, and Alfred as they attempt to escape dangerous lands during World War II. Each character brings their own baggage to…

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    Six Reasons to Use Your Local Library

    If you haven’t heard, I absolutely love my local library. It’s the perfect place to go on a rainy Sunday, you get access to thousands of books, and people aren’t asking you every five minutes if you need help finding anything. I used to be very against going to the library — I wanted to own the things I read. But, now that I have to be a little more savvy with my money, I am all about my library card. This week I’m giving you SIX reasons to fall in love with your local library. Let’s get started!

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    Books,  Wrap Ups

    October Reading Wrap Up

    October brought some new adventures, a wonderful amount of reading, and a feeling of great success when it came to my goals. There’s something about these fall months that makes me feel like I’m walking on air. I’m not sure if it’s the cozy coffee house vibes, an addition of my new favorite fall scarf to my wardrobe, or finally feeling like I’m in the right place, but October was just a bundle of joy for me. I read A LOT this past month, so let’s get started with this October reading wrap up! Books from my October TBR List Image from Penguin Books Australia 1. Salt to the Sea by Ruta…

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    November TBR List

    November is just around the corner, and boy am I excited! Not only is November my birthday month, but I have some fun people coming in to town for Thanksgiving that I can’t wait to spend time with. I’m keeping this month’s TBR list short and sweet because I’ve got a lot of books I’m trying to wrap up as the year comes to an end that I’ve either already mentioned in a TBR or recommendation list, and I wouldn’t want to repeat myself too much. Now, let’s get started! Image from Goodreads 1.The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis A bit of a creepy mystery, The Dollhouse follows present day Rose Lewin as she…

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    Top 5 Villains in Novels

    There’s nothing better than a good bad character, otherwise known a villains. In my head, the word “villain” is a little too strong — I immediately think of wicked witches and murders rather than characters in books, so this post took me a little out of my comfort zone. Needless to say, there are some villains I love to hate in the books I’ve read. I thought October would be perfect to talk about these bad to the bone characters we just can’t get enough of. Let’s get started! Image from Amazon 1. Amy Dunne; Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Gone Girl is one of my favorite thrillers, and that’s all because of…

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    Top 5 Horror Novels

    October is the perfect month to break out those creepy, chill-inducing books you have tucked away on your shelves, so I’m here this week to bring you a list of five horror novel recommendations. I hate horror movies, but for some reason, I can read horror novels and not get too freaked out. I haven’t read too many in my time, but I’ve added quit a few horror and true crime books to my list lately, so I figured I’d share some books I had read and some I hadn’t that are perfect for the spooky season. Let’s get started! Image from Barnes and Noble 1. The Shining by Stephen King The Shining was the…

  • Books,  Wrap Ups

    September Reading Wrap Up

    September was not my best reading month unfortunately. Between traveling, seeing friends, and starting a new job, reading definitely took a back seat to everything else going on in my life. One of my goals in October is to make reading more of a priority, and I’m happy to say I’ve already started off well on that note. I think a huge reason I didn’t read as much as I wanted to in September had to do with what I was reading — I wasn’t in love with the last two books I read this month, and I think that made it hard to feel motivated to pick up my…