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 [...]

October Wrap-Up

October Wrap-Up

Happy Halloween, all! I hope everyone has a fun and safe evening of trick-or-treating or passing out candy or watching movies or whatever you've got planned! As I was tallying everything I read this month I was SHOCKED (pleasantly!) to discover that I was actually able to finish *seven* books this month! I've been getting [...]

November TBR

November TBR

It is absolutely wild to think that we are already planning NOVEMBER TBR lists! I'll be the first to admit that my progress on my Goodreads Reading Challenge has been a bit slow this year, but I think I'll make it, and I've also been reading some GREAT books this year, and when faced with [...]

Top Ten Tuesday: Extraordinary Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday: Extraordinary Book Titles

Happy Top Ten Tuesday, everyone! This week we're back with extraordinary book titles. As usual, thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for hosting this, and check out her page if you want to participate as well! Let's jump in. The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen: Something about this title, especially paired with the cover art, [...]

Nine Perfect Strangers — Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Strangers — Liane Moriarty

Read Date: October 6, 2019Rating: 3/5Format: Audiobook When, you guessed it, nine perfect strangers convene at a luxury health resort to detox, cleanse, and ultimately hit the reset button on their lives, they begin to discover that there is far more to Tranquillum House than meets the eye. For the first 20% or so, Nine [...]