Books,  Wrap Ups

    May 2019 Reading Wrap Up

    Am I the only one that felt like May dragged on for forever? Yeah? Well, okay. May felt like a double month to me, and in some ways, I guess that’s a good thing because I read six books in the last 30 days. That’s a record for me I think — typically I only make it through about five. I feel like it warrants saying that I only read physical books. I don’t listen to audiobooks, and while I don’t shame people that do — it still counts as reading — people that do listen to audiobooks have very much higher book counts than I do at this time of…

    Books,  Reviews

    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Review

    A gripping tale of finding oneself among the pomp-and-circumstance of Hollywood fame in the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a masterpiece of this generation. Evelyn Hugo, a Hollywood starlet of the Golden Age, wants Monique, a struggling writer, to tell her story. A story no one has ever heard before, and a story a lot of people would spend a lot of money to read. The book is perfectly written as a frame story going between the present day and Evelyn’s complicated past. It both tells Evelyn’s story as well as Monique’s and the vast impact Evelyn’s words have on Monique’s understanding of herself. On the…

    Books,  TBRs

    Summer TBR List

    During my break from blogging, I realized I was reading so much more. Part of that was because I was utilizing my library and it’s book hold option a bit more, but another contributing factor was that I didn’t have the limitation of my monthly TBRs — I could easily read whatever was sitting on my shelf without worrying about hitting a specific mark. Therefore, I’m going to switch to seasonal TBRs knowing full well that I may not read everything on my list, but I’ll have a little more wiggle room. Summer is one of my favorite seasons (I grew up in Florida — it’s always summer) because I love reading…

    Books,  TBRs

    True Crime TBR List

    One of my goals of 2019 is to read more true crime books since it’s an area of knowledge that I’m fascinated by. I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts, but I absorb information a lot more from reading or watching documentaries. I finished Helter Skelter a few weeks ago, and I feel like I’m a wealth of knowledge on Charles Manson. It reminded me of how much I love true crime, so I figured I would make a little true crime TBR list for the rest of the here. Let’s get started! 1. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer…

    Books,  Wrap Ups

    February – April Reading Wrap Up

    Buckle up friends! We’ve got three months of reading to review, and I was on a roll in April. Most of the books I’ve read in 2019 have been total hits, but there have been some duds here and there. I’ve got a lot of books to talk about, so let’s get started! February Image from Amazon 1. Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Little White Lies features 18-year-old Sawyer who was raised by a single mother 40 minutes away from her posh grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousin. Sawyer is perfectly content being her mother’s keeper until her grandmother shows up one day offering her $500,000 to participate in the…

    Books,  Recommendations

    Top 5 Books To Read on Valentine’s Day

    Love is in the air, and whether you’re single or in a committed relationship, Valentine’s Day is coming for you. Personally, I have a happy hour planned with a few friends, and then, I’m going to cuddle up with a book and a box of chocolates. Being single doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the holiday of love! Get yourself a card, make a date with friends, or watch Friends on Netflix. Who cares? Try to do something fun just for the heck of it. I don’t read a lot of romance, but I like to dabble from time to time. I’ve compiled a list of the best books to read…

    Books,  Wrap Ups

    January Reading Wrap Up 2019

    Some people are saying that January seemed to drag on and on, but I feel like it flew by. I started 2019 off strong by reading three books this month, but I also got about halfway into It read a little more in Februaryby Stephen King, which is over 1,000 pages long. I’m hoping to , but with three fewer days than most months, I know that’s probably going to be pretty hard. Let’s get started with my January reading wrap up! Image from Amazon 1. The Martian by Andy Weir I read this book super quickly for a book club earlier in the month, and I ended up loving it so…

    Books,  TBRs

    February TBR List 2019

    I started making these TBRs last year, and it’s really helped me stick to my reading goals. I am such a planner, and this is just another way for me to outline my life and reach my overarching goals. I rarely read everything on these TBRs, but I prefer to over-commit myself than under. I also always read something I didn’t anticipate at the beginning on the month, which is 100% okay. Like I said, this is an outline, not a final draft. Let’s get started with my February TBR list for 2019! Image from Amazon 1. They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera In a world where you…

  • Books,  Reviews

    The Martian: A Review

    Title: The Martian Author: Andy Weir Genre: Science Fiction Quotation: “Everything went great right up to the explosion.” Rating: 5/5 Stars Who knew so much heart and passion could be conveyed through such scientific thought processes? Andy Weir’s The Martian takes place almost entirely with one character alone on a deserted planet. When Mark Watney and his crew find themselves in the midst of a life-threatening dust storm on day six of their 31 day mission on Mars, they decide to evacuate. Unfortunately, Watney is struck by a satellite that was ripped loose from the storms winds, and the crew is forced to leave without him. To everyone’s dismay, especially Watney’s, he survived being impaled by a…

    Books,  TBRs

    2019 TBR List

    Time to set some reading intentions for 2019! I’ve already started this year off strong by finishing two books in the first 14 days (that’s a big deal for me believe it or not), and I’m hoping to keep the momentum going through the next 11 months. I’ve compiled this list of books that are high on my reading list, but I know I’ll probably add a ton more before the year is up. Keep in mind this list is highly aspirational. I’ve listed 24 books in this post, and it’s not likely I’ll actually read every book on this list, but I’m going to try. Since I’m already listing out so…