Book Review: All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

I realized going over my Goodreads's list of books I read last year that I read very few books released in 2019. I only read nine total books published in 2019, and only seven of those I actually read in 2019. So my convoluted and probably confusing point is, I want to read more books … Continue reading Book Review: All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

Book Review: Marley by Jon Clinch

Growing up, I was a massive fan of The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have not only read the book multiple times, often around Christmas, but I've seen at least a dozen of the many adaptations of the book (some far better than others). So when I stumbled upon this book, which purported to … Continue reading Book Review: Marley by Jon Clinch

Book Review: How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis

It's been a while since I've read a nonfiction book. This one I was assigned to read in my history class (which is also my favorite class this semester), so I didn't exactly read it by choice. I've also never heard of it, so I'm glad I had a chance to read it. Riis was … Continue reading Book Review: How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1969-1960

I am really enjoying this series, though in a couple decades I'm going to have to be reading a lot of new books to fill in the years I haven't read a single book I liked in. Anyway, for those just coming to this post, this is a series where I share my favorite book … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1969-1960

Reading Wrap-up: December, 2019

The year is officially over, but before I completely move on to new and hopefully better books, I have to do one last reading wrap-up for December. I ended last month with 11 books read. Not exactly the best, but I felt like I was catching up on a lot of things I had put … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: December, 2019

Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Volume 1)

When I read Les Miserables earlier that year, which sits at a whopping 1500 pages, I was pretty sure I probably would never read a book longer than that. Little did I know what I was getting into when I picked up this book, which sits at 700 pages...and it's the first of three volumes. … Continue reading Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Volume 1)

Books Coming Out in 2020 I’m Excited About

There are very few new releases I genuinely get excited about, mostly because when I do it often results in disappointment. Usually I don't read a book until months or years after it comes out. However, that doesn't mean I never look forward to new releases. So today I'm going to share with you some … Continue reading Books Coming Out in 2020 I’m Excited About

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1979-1970

Ah, the seventies, a time of drugs, hot pants, and really radical music that seems tame now by modern standards but was then considered "devil music." Good times. For those who just started following my series, this is where I share my favorite book of the year. We have been working backwards in time, and … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1979-1970

Book Review: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

I was forced to read this book for school this semester. I shouldn't be super negative about it, because it has been on my TBR long before I was assigned to read it for one of my history classes, but let's say I had mixed feelings about this book, more personal mixed feelings than I … Continue reading Book Review: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque