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2015: Top 5 Reads

It’s almost time to start wrapping up 2015, and I still have some reading left to do before I get a fresh batch of books for Christmas and start assembling my pile of to-read’s for 2016. I feel so grateful that I came across so many books this year that I really, really loved. My top … Continue reading 2015: Top 5 Reads

My Favorite Authors

I decided to write this blog post because people are constantly asking me who my favorite authors are, and in the moment, I always blank. I am very picky about the term “favorite author”, because I feel like you have to like everything by an author for them to be considered your favorite, and sometimes … Continue reading My Favorite Authors

2016 Reading Resolutions

These days, it’s harder for me to spend long stretches of time reading, what with the lure of Bravo Housewives and the pressure of re-watching seasons 1-3 of House of Cards before March 4th. Some days I get home from work and reading is the absolute last thing I want to do after spending the … Continue reading 2016 Reading Resolutions

Books I read in 2015

The Choice, Nicholas Sparks ★☆☆☆☆ Love the One You’re With, Emily Giffin ★☆☆☆☆ Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy ★☆☆☆☆ Under Another Sky, Charlotte Higgins ★☆☆☆☆ Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus, Reza Aslan ★☆☆☆☆ Barefoot, Elin Hilderbrand ★☆☆☆☆ The Longest Ride, Nicholas Sparks ★★☆☆☆ Safe Haven, Nicholas Sparks ★★☆☆☆ S., J.J. Abrams ★★☆☆☆ Gentlemen of … Continue reading Books I read in 2015

Unhealthy Reading Habits

Today I was feeling overwhelmed and dejected because I have so many books that I want to read, but a lot of books that I’ve picked up recently have been duds/too long and I’ve devoted a lot of time to finishing them out of duty, rather than enjoyment. My average 5 star rating so far … Continue reading Unhealthy Reading Habits

Reading Challenges

Today, I was exploring one of my favorite book blogs, the Book Wars, and I saw that they had this really cool section called Reading Challenges. So below I have written my reading challenge for 2016. Thanks for the inspiration ladies! To read the original post by the Book Wars, click here. When I read … Continue reading Reading Challenges