more january mini-reviews

We got a little dusting of snow here in NC a few days ago and it was so dreamy!  It didn’t quite stick to the ground but was strong enough that I had to dust it off my car, so I’m counting it as a proper snow. I love winter and find that the cozy…

approachable non-fiction to read if you’re new to the genre

Even though I’m a fiction girl through and through, I’ve recently discovered a love for non-fiction, especially memoirs and true crime.  I love the sense of authenticity and voice I find in non-fiction and love to learn something new as I’m reading. Here are some of my favorite memoirs, essay collections, and biographies that you’ve…

the college and campus reading list

One of my favorite settings for a book is boarding school.  Growing up in traditional schools, I was always fascinated by life at boarding schools and loved reading books about them. Here’s a list of some college and campus books if you love the boarding school setting too! #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add…

short story collections to add to your tbr right now

I read a lot of short stories for my workshop classes as a Creative Writing major.  However, I’ve started adding short story collections to my TBR.  Here are some favorite collections from the past few years as well as a few I’m looking forward to reading soon! short story collections to add to your tbr…

january mini reviews | addie larue and more!

I read so many books during the Christmas holiday, some of which ended up being my favorite books of 2020.  Here are some January mini reviews about which books suited my fancy. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro Dani Shapiro shares the quietly moving narrative of discovering her true paternity…

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…