The Backlist Blowout Winter Reading Challenge (+ 15 Backlist Titles On My List!)

For me, summer is the time to catch up on all the latest releases that everyone is buzzing about. This summer was no exception, as my library agreed to purchase about a dozen brand new titles for me (many on my Summer Reading List), which meant I was first in line to see if the …

9 Books I’ve Abandoned {+ Whether or Not I’m Willing to Give Them Another Shot}

Truth: I am not good at abandoning books. In fact, up until about two years ago, I basically never abandoned any book I started (unless you count the ones I was assigned in school that I didn’t finish before the deadline and just never bothered to get around to finishing). In fact, it was/is such …

What I Learned From 7 Terms of Self-Assigned Reading (+ Why I Finally Quit)

I’ve always known I’m a little on the unusual side when it comes to my reading life–I’m a bit obsessive about tracking my books, I’ve kept pretty much every recommended reading list ever given to me (including some given to me in high school around 15 years ago), and I basically have to read multiple …

I Asked 6 Different Readers for Book Recs…and These are the 15 Titles I Got

For years now, I’ve had my tried-and-true sources for finding great books (you can find the post with those resources by clicking here). But lately, I’ve also been itching to venture a bit off the beaten bath–to get a little outside of my usual comfort zone and to maybe see what would happen if I …

15 Books to Help You Get Your House in Order

One of my greatest struggles in daily life is keeping my physical spaces clean and tidy. As a kid, I basically always had a somewhat messy room. When I was in college, my then-boyfriend happened to get a glimpse of my room, with its piles of clothes everywhere and teetering stacks of books and my …

Products and Books I'm Enjoying in April 2019

Loving and Learning Lately {11}

Welcome to Round 11 of this little series I started of all the things in life I’m loving and learning lately! Here you’ll find everything from the books I’m currently reading to the products I’m loving to the shows I’m watching (which, spoiler alert–won’t be very many or very exciting, since I’m not a huge …

Negotiating Like a Ninja + “That’s Depressing as Frome” {Self-Assigned Reading, Winter Term}

If you’ve been following any of my posts recently, you might already know that this is the term of self-assigned reading that very nearly did not happen. Like, at all. In fact, there were several points throughout the last month when I was seriously tempted to just call quits on the whole thing (this “whole …