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

Not being a teacher anymore has been as glorious for my reading life as I’d hoped it would be, and if you’re on the lookout for a few great new reads, me not being a teacher anymore will be glorious for you, too, because I’m here to recommend a whole lotta fabulous books today! These …

What I’ve Loved Reading So Far in 2016 (& What I Haven’t)

Ever since deciding to go “off-book” (or rather, “off-list”) for my reading, I’ve been reading some really GREAT stuff. (Who knew there was such gold to be found OFF of recommended reading lists?!) So, instead of a whole list of books that I’ve just felt so-so about (as in years past), the majority of the …

10 Books the English Major in Me Would Recommend

There are few things I miss about being in school—I don’t miss the homework load (where I’d usually be assigned to read literally around 1,500 pages per WEEK), I don’t miss the critical analysis essays dissecting every last bit of minutiae in whatever text we were studying, and I don’t (usually) miss the pompous, verbose …

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

Thanks to the habit I started in November of reading about 40 pages on most days (by reading ten pages of four different books a day), I got a decent number of books finished before the year petered out. I thought I’d pass along a few of my thoughts since I know that many of …

Books I’ve Read Lately That I’d Recommend to Just About Anyone (& Some I Wouldn’t)

One great thing about not being pregnant anymore (besides having skinny ankles again) is that reading no longer makes me sick, which means I’ve been doing quite a bit of it. Because I believe in spreading around the wealth of good books, here are a few books I’ve read this year that I’d recommend to …