Conversations with Friends — Sally Rooney

Conversations with Friends — Sally Rooney

Read date: May 25, 2020Rating: 4/5Format: E-book Another visceral, challenging read from Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends is the story of Frances, a seemingly unemotional English student and her best friend and poetry performance partner Bobbi, and the duo's entangled relationship with an older couple of other Dublin creatives. Rooney, again, has crafted a masterful [...]

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 [...]

2019 In Review

2019 In Review

Well here we are! The eve (of the eve) of 2020! My goal for this year was to read 78 books, and one of my resolutions going into 2019, as I've mentioned before, was to read more classics. I finally finished my challenge a mere two days ago with A Rule Against Murder, the fourth [...]

End of the Year Book Tag

End of the Year Book Tag

We are just about here! With fifteen days left in 2019, I am still working on *the last book* of my reading challenge. In years past I usually finish my challenge in late September or early October, but 2019 has been jam packed with work and shows and travelling and it has chipped into my [...]

Rebecca — Daphne DuMaurier

Rebecca — Daphne DuMaurier

Read Date: December 8, 2019Rating: 5/5Format: Print book/Audiobook With an infamous first line to rival Pride and Prejudice or Moby Dick, Rebecca is a gothic tale of mystery, romance, suspense, and elegance. Rebecca's unnamed heroine is swept up in a whirlwind romance with the refined and handsome Maxim de Winter, eventually leaving her 'old' life [...]

Books I’m Thankful For

Books I’m Thankful For

*note: as a grammar enthusiast I REALLY wanted to title this post "Books for which I'm Thankful" but it seemed pedantic so I didn't* Well, that time of year is upon us! Thanksgiving celebrates some of my favorite things: food, gratitude, and camaraderie. As we draw nearer to the marathon of holidays that are encroaching, [...]

The Dutch House — Ann Patchett

The Dutch House — Ann Patchett

Read Date: November 12, 2019Rating: 3.5/5Format: Print Book/Audiobook With an audiobook narrated by Tom Hanks, The Dutch House is the story of two devoted siblings, their journey from childhood into adulthood, and their reliance on and support of each other to overcome the trials of their youth. The Conroys live in the infamous Dutch House, [...]