• Books I Read in June 2021
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    Books I Read in June | 2021

    Nothing hits quite like summer reading. When I was in school, I remember being given a list of books where I was supposed to choose three-to-five books to read over the summer break, and I always read the whole list — I didn’t want to have picked the wrong books! Let’s get started! one | Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Bree is looking to do anything but think about her mother’s recent death. When she gets accepted to the Early College program at UNC – Chapel Hill with her best friend, Bree thinks all her prayers have been answered. But before Bree can get settled into life as a kind of…

  • Books I Read in May 2021
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    Books I Read In May | 2021

    Happy June! I read such a wide variety of books in May, and I powered through a few library reads that I really enjoyed. From the number one book on TikTok to a local author’s first published work, I read seven books in May. Let’s get started! one | In Five Years by Rebecca Serle — Audiobook Dani has it all figured out. Down the specific day she will get married, she’s been mapping out her life since the moment it came crashing down. But, on the night of her engagement, everything changes. She’s somehow transported five years into the future, and she’s not with her new fiancé, but a…

  • April 2021 Reading Wrap Up
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    Books I Read in April | 2021

    Happy May! April wasn’t my best month for reading — between traveling and taking on some new responsibilities, some reading tip was chewed up by other activities, but I’m still proud of everything I read. From an antiracist book to an advanced reader copy of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s latest work, I read a lot of wide-ranging works this month. Let’s get started! one | Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi — Audiobook This abridged version of Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi edited and presented by Jason Reynolds is approachable, informative, and impactful. I’ve read many an antiracist book in the last…

  • Best Books of 2021 So Far
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    Books I Read in March 2021

    Happy April!  March was an interesting month for me — it’s when life felt like it was finally returning to normal. We’ve had some beautiful weather in Nashville, my boyfriend and I have had some more weekend activities pop up, and we are both scheduled to get our vaccines next week. Things are looking up! Despite everything going on in life, I managed to finish seven books in the month of March – I’m now up to 20 books read in 2021, which is a huge accomplishment for me. Let’s get started! one | How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi — E-Book Kendi’s book on antiracism differs…

  • Books I Read in February
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    Books I Read in February

    February was a quieter month when it came to reading. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get into my audiobook or e-book choices, and I felt like I was a in a little bit of a reading slump. I’ve picked up some good books for March, and I hope to get back into the groove of things, but for now, let’s get started with what book I read in February! one | The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Alicia Berenson killed her husband, and now, she’s refusing to speak. Theo is obsessed with Alicia’s story, so obsessed that he gets a job at the hospital she’s being treated at. Theo is determined…

  • Books I Read in January 2021
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    Books I Read in January

    Happy February! I kicked off January with a reading rush. I read nine books in the first 31 days of 2021, and I am so proud of myself. From a mediocre murder mystery to a few rom-com love stories, let’s get started! one | Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb The King-in-Waiting of the Six Duchies has fathered a bastard child, and that child has come to town after having nowhere left to turn. Fitz, as the child is named, grows up in the stables learning from various helping hands including not on the stablemaster but the King himself. While his father is absent having abandoned his city out of shame, Fitz…

  • Books I Read in 2020
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    Books I Read in 2020

    2020 was both my best and worst year yet for reading! I read more books than I ever have before, but most books were of a lesser quality in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, I still read some awe-inspiring books, but I was mainly reading for escape, so while a lot of stories were entertaining, they didn’t have that 5-star pow I usually expect. I made a heavily curated 2021 TBR list (look out for that next week), so I’m hoping to read some more amazing books next year. In 2020, I read… Seventy books 28.5% audiobooks 35.7% e-books 35.7% physical books 30% non-fiction 70% fiction Five anti-racist education…

  • Books I read in December
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    Books I Read in December

    Happy last book wrap up of 2020! I can’t believe we made it y’all. As of this post, I read SEVENTY books in 2020! That’s an insane amount of reading, and I definitely have Libby to thank for that. I’ll be posting a full list of ALL the books I read in 2020 in the new year with a full breakdown including what format I read the most of, BIPOC, and more. But for now, here’s what I read in December. Let’s get started! one | The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware — E-Book Not all is as it seems at Heatherbrae House, and Rowan has stepped right…

  • Books I Read in November
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    Books I Read in November

    I can’t believe we are in the last month of 2020. November was an overall good month, though it was pretty busy. Things are starting to wind down with the close of the year and the holidays coming up, so I’m hoping to end this year strong with some great books. Let’s get into the books I read in November! one | When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele — Audiobook Patrisse’s memoir chronicling the events in her life that led to the creation of Black Lives Matter is moving and enlightening in so many different ways. From her experiences with her brother who suffered from mental illness…

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    Books I Read in October

    Another month of 2020 has come and gone! Goodbye October, hello November! I didn’t read anywhere near everything I wanted to read in October, but I’m trying to be okay with that. I participated in a TBR challenge, and didn’t succeed at all! I started all of the books, but only finished one. Oh well! There’s always next month. Let’s get into what I read in October! one | Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn Patsy knows her future is in America. Her best friend Cicely moved there years ago, and she can’t help but think better things are waiting for her across the ocean in New York. The only thing is,…