One of the biggest changes this past year is that I've become a fan of nonfiction. I used to dislike reading nonfiction (see this post), but this year I've found myself enjoying nonfiction just as much—if not more—than fiction. Read more about my reading reflections on 2019 and goals for 2020 here! 1. Bad Blood: … Continue reading 2019 in review: 3 Favorite True Crime books
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
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
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.
"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." — Lemony Snicket Picking a good audiobook isn't just about picking the right book. It's about picking a voice you can listen to for the next 12 hours. I've written about it before, but a narrator can make or break an audiobook. Struggling to … Continue reading Great audiobook narrators, Part 1