What better way than to ring in the new year with an R and R day? Reading and relaxing, and focusing on short term goals. I'm entering this roaring 20's decade with the word energy on my mind. Specifically, the intention is to keep my own energy upbeat and focused, free of oppressive vibes and negativity.
Hey, y'all. I've honestly missed this blog so much, but I've been working hard on my day job and my side hustle. This has been a busy reading year! Here are the top 5 events of my year in books!
Confession: I've been a lazy writer so far this summer. In addition to some traveling, I've de -stressed with my doggos and I've devoured several audiobooks. Hence, it's time for a summer themed book post! If you've been looking for the perfect read, I've got you. I have read some truly engrossing titles and I'm here with the low down on the best pool/beach reads to grab or download for your summer reading pleasure!!
*This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. I will receive a small commission if you purchase. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! My last three reads, reviewed in the order in which I read them, are here for your reading pleasure. The Outliers Though I'm not a huge nonfiction fan, the audiobook version of… Continue reading Three Spring Reads for Teachers (1 Nonfiction plus 2 Fiction Reads)
If you enjoyed The Girl on the Train and What She Knew, look no further for your next read. Gilly Macmillan does it again in this nuanced thriller set in England; she has a knack for creating fresh plots in a literary format. Her novels possess the quality of depth while remaining extremely readable. The… Continue reading 4 Star Read!
"Life is a continuous backing away from the edge." If you don't do dark and twisty, close out this review. However, if you're fascinated by true crime or fiction based on infamous crime, keep reading. The Girls commences with such blunt, dissavory prose, I almost stopped reading. It's not that the language is so… Continue reading March Reads – The Girls
It's time for another rejected TBR list. In hopes to enlighten other readers who might enjoy/avoid these books, I'm including my reason behind why these particular novels do not work for me. Dark Matter I'm kind of ashamed to say I made it halfway through this one before I rejected it. This Blake Crouch novel… Continue reading 5 Books I Couldn’t Read
I had to take a break from the classics, guys. I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll was a nice return to my preferred thriller genre. The plot formula of girls on a train has not quite gotten old. Yet. Anyway, 16 year old Anna and Sarah decide to venture in for a weekend in… Continue reading March Book Review and an Amazon Prime Special
1. Humor is the grace of life. 2. Any real pleasure that is not sin leads us closer to God. 3. What we are matters more than what we do....
“I suppose at one time in my life I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell.” The Secret History is an all- encompassing tale revealing the dark side of classical academia. This book is a MOOD. First,… Continue reading The Secret History: A Review