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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]