Books & Reading



Having graduated with my degree in English and having taught Language Arts for four years, I have a LOT to say about the subject of books and reading. Here, you’ll find the majority of my book recommendations, my “bookworm confessions,” and all good things having to do with the printed word.

Book Recommendations:

Top 10 Fiction Reads of 2017

Top 10 Nonfiction Reads of 2017

12 Board Books that Make Great Gifts/Stocking Stuffers

15 Absorbing Historical Fiction Books NOT Set During WWII

10 Favorite Board Books for Babies/Toddlers

10 Books the English Major in Me Would Recommend

5 Nonfiction Books That Will Change Your Life

10 Recent Reads Worth Recommending (July 2017)

What’s Been Worth Reading Lately (+ What Hasn’t) – April 2017

My Top 5 Resources for Finding My Next Favorite Recipe

My Summer Reading List (& What You Should Read Next)

10 Riveting World War II Reads

Book Recommendations For Every Mood

My Top 10 Books for 2016

Page-Turners and Life-Changing Books — a list with it all!

What Was Worth Reading the Last Half of 2015 (& What Wasn’t)

Books I’ve Read Lately That I’d Recommend to Just About Anyone

What Was Worth Reading in 2014 (& What Wasn’t)


Bookworm Confessions:

I Don’t Count Audiobooks as Reading

The Library Basically Runs My Life

I Feel Guilty Abandoning Books

My Unpopular Opinions on (Some Very Popular) Books

12 Recent Reads I’m on the Fence About (Some May Surprise You)

Books Everyone Has Read But Me



The Reading Life

Suggestions For Reading Classics

How I’ve Already Read 36 Books This Year (and we’re only halfway through!)

The Re-reading Conundrum

The Book That Changed Everything

Letting My Harry Potter Freak Flag Fly + Thoughts on Cursed Child

Why I Can’t Buy Any More Books For at Least 8 Years

To Read Or Not to Read (Off of Recommended Reading Lists)

Fiction Vs. Nonfiction – Which Camp Do You Fall In?

Inspiring Mothers From Classic Novels

Books: To Borrow or to Buy?

What’s Your Reading Comfort Zone?