what to read this spring

I’m beyond ready for spring.  After a lot of inside time this winter, I’m ready to open up the windows and feel the sun on my skin. One of my favorite springtime activities is lounging outside with a good book.  I’ve been in the mood for uplifting nonfiction, powerful literary fiction, and of course a…

the bridgerton reading list

Y’all I’m obsessed with Bridgerton.  I love the costumes, the intrigue, and the amazingly talented cast. I’m slowly working through the first season, but am totally anticipating a Bridgerton hangover when I’m done with the first season.  If you’re in the same boat, here are some books to satisfy your Bridgerton addiction. Anna K by…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

books about books | 6 reads for literature lovers

I love books about books.  There’s something magical about reading books about reading, so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite literary-themed stories. Beach Read by Emily Henry  “A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything…