The Art of Hearing Heartbeats– Jan-Philipp Sendker

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats– Jan-Philipp Sendker

Read Date: January 18, 2020Rating: 3.5/5Format: E-book Julia Win's father has left. Out of the blue and without a trace, he disappeared and was never heard of again. To get to the bottom of this disappearance, Julia visits her father's native Kalaw in Burma (present day Myanmar), where she meets a mysterious man who inexplicably [...]

The Starless Sea– Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea– Erin Morgenstern

Read Date: January 16, 2020Rating: 3/5Format: Print Book The Night Circus author Erin Morgenstern returns with with another fantastic (double meaning!) novel that beautifully exhibits her knack for creating dreamy, twisty, quasi-steampunky worlds in The Starless Sea. When Zachary Ezra Rawlins checks out an antique, authorless, mysterious book from his university library, he discovers in [...]

Northanger Abbey — Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey — Jane Austen

Read Date: January 8, 2020Rating: 5/5Format: E-Book Northanger Abbey follows a much more run-of-the-mill heroine than the bulk of Austen's other novels, and herein lies the foundation on which the rest of the novel's strength is shaped. Catherine Morland is, through and through, a teenage girl. She is silly and naive and only making her [...]

2020 Reading Goals

2020 Reading Goals

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! *clinks champagne glass* I'm so excited for a fresh start with new goals and challenges (the good kind, that is!) and energy! I try every year to shape intelligent reading goals that are informed by my success and difficulty with my challenges/goals from the year before, so after considering the busyness of [...]