winter 2021 anticipated releases

I’ve gotten more into reading new releases lately (blame it on Bookstagram lol) and am so looking forward to picking up some of these titles!  There’s a pretty wide mix of genres here, which is perfect for my goal of reading more diversely in terms of identity and genre. Here are the 2021 anticipated releases…

3 questions to ask when decluttering your bookshelves

I have a book collecting problem.  I have this dream of having a library with a sliding ladder in my house, which means I am quick to hang onto a book so I can fill those future shelves.  Every January, I like to comb through my bookshelves and determine what books actually deserve to be…

2021 goals (reading, writing, blogging, lifestyle)

Happy 2021!  Here are some goals I’m going to work toward this year. reading goals Read 52 books.  I’m keeping my reading goal consistent with 2020 and aiming to read one book a week.  I typically lowball my reading goal because I like to make sure it’s achievable and doesn’t pressure me to read when…

2020 reading wrap-up

Today I’m sharing a quick summary of what I read this year! Here's my 2020 reading wrap-up.I loved doing all the math to figure out all my reading stats this year.  This year, I read more than I normally do, surpassing my reading goal by 12 whole books.  I wanted to read one book a week this…

2020 top 10 | the best books I read this year

Top 10 is always my favorite (and most difficult) post to write!  I love recapping the year and deciding which books were truly my favorites. I had a wonderful problem this year, which was I had so many great books to pick from!  As of today, I’ve read 62 books this year, surpassing my goal…

december 2020 mini reviews (and a birthday gift)

Now that I’m home for the holidays, I’m flying through books again and have so many good ones to review.  Christmas is my favorite time of year to read because December always feels so cozy and nostalgic.  It’s a season to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. Also, my birthday is this…

christmas reading list | books that take place at christmas

I love Christmas books and am so excited to share my Christmas reading list today.  These sweet, festive romances are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. One Day in December by Josie SilverOne day, Laurie looks out a bus window and falls in love at first sight with a man standing on the…

2020 holiday gift guide for booklovers | small business edition

I’m so excited to share my small business holiday gift guide today!  This list includes tons of companies that are perfect for the booklovers in your life (or to just treat yourself). Shopping small is very close to my heart because I’m the daughter of a small business owner, and want to help small businesses…

books about food: a thanksgiving reading list

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and I’m looking forward to a proper feast on Thursday.  Thanksgiving undoubtedly has the best food of all the holidays, so I made a list of all my favorite books about food. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth AcevedoEmoni, a teen mom who finds comfort and community in well-seasoned…

mini reviews | lots of 5-star reads this fall

Today, I’m catching up on allll the reviews I’ve compiled since my last mini-review post in August.  I’ve had a really good reading record and have mostly 5 stars on this list! Here are my 2020 fall mini reviews. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay KristoffAfter reading Illuminae, I thought there was no way Kaufman…