7/30/19: It's been over a year since I originally posted this blog, and it's by far my most popular post ever. I figured it was time to do a little refresh and add in some of my newest Christie reads! Below is the original post, plus five new titles. I. Love. Agatha. I am not … Continue reading [EXPANDED] 19 Agatha Christie books, ranked
Title: Where the Crawdads SingAuthor: Delia OwensMy rating: 2 / 5TL;DR: Expect long-winded meditations on nature, loneliness, and sexual awakening. The lengthy descriptions distracted me from the action of the book (there isn’t much action as it is). I didn't enjoy it. Full disclosure: I usually like the bestsellers. I'm a sucker for a conversation piece. I … Continue reading Am I the only one who didn’t like Where The Crawdads Sing? | Book Review
Title: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success Author: Adam GrantMy rating: 5 / 5In a nutshell: You probably have to work with other people on a daily basis. Give and Take provides a new model for doing business that is based on the golden rule, and I found it compelling. Even if you don't regularly … Continue reading Give and Take by Adam Grant | Book Review
I came to Veronica Mars late in the game, but since I started watching the show about a year ago, I haven't turned back. I love this series, and not just because I'm a huge mystery buff. Veronica is all the things I loved about Nancy Drew, but with a darker edge and a razor-sharp … Continue reading 7 Books to Read after Binging the New Season of Veronica Mars
Title: The Au PairAuthor: Emma RousMy rating: 4.5 / 5Is it worth reading? If you love mystery and suspense, slow-revelations-style character development, and contrasting spooky/cozy atmosphere, this is a great book for you.When does it come out? January 8, 2019Random gushing: I love the cover of this book. It's one of those covers that doesn't disappoint you and fits … Continue reading The Au Pair by Emma Rous | ARC Review
Titles: The Queen of the Tearling, The Invasion of the Tearling, The Fate of the Tearling Author: Erika Johansen My rating: 4 / 5 Genre: Fantasy Is it worth reading? Definitely. If you love fantasy, action, politics, and magic sapphires, this is the series for you. It's central plot conflict stretches across three books, making the resolution exciting and (mostly) … Continue reading The Queen of the Tearling Series | Book Review
If you don't know yet, I am crazy about audiobooks. And now that I'm in graduate school, it's harder than ever to make time to read physical books (besides textbooks). I've found that audiobooks are a great way to achieve my reading goals while making monotonous tasks like chores, the morning commute, and cooking more … Continue reading Great audiobook narrators, part 2
I wrote this letter as an assignment for a writing group I participate in. I thought I'd share it here since it speaks to my love of reading. Dear J.R.R. Tolkien, I remember the first time I read The Fellowship of the Ring. The delight of Frodo and Bilbo’s birthday party. The first encounter with … Continue reading Dear J.R.R. Tolkien (or, a love letter to reading)
Musings on the beginning of a new year and reflections on 2017. Plus, my favorite books of 2017!
Three books you need to read ASAP.