Book Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

It's been a while since I read a thriller I truly enjoyed, especially when that said book does so many things I usually don't like in books. And it did it right. This book has quickly gone to the top of the list of books I've read in 2020 so far. I discovered it completely … Continue reading Book Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

Spring Break Read-A-Thon Wrap-up

If you missed my last week's post, I announced a seven day read-a-thon over my spring break this past week from Saturday to Friday. My main goal was to read seven books, and my secondary hope was to read 7 books I already owned. I almost succeeded in one of those. I ended up not … Continue reading Spring Break Read-A-Thon Wrap-up

Spring Break Read-A-Thon Announcement

Since starting my extremely busy semester, I've wanted to just have a break and do a bunch of reading from actual books. Since January, I have exclusively read either ebooks or audiobooks. While there is nothing wrong with either format, my favorite reading format is still physical books. And there's been a few read-a-thons I've … Continue reading Spring Break Read-A-Thon Announcement

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