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Books to Read in January

Next week we're kicking 2018 to the curb and welcoming 2019 with open arms. This weekend, most of us are hoping that next year will be better than the last, making resolutions (and giving them up by January 3rd), and planning New Year's Eve appetizers. But for the book lovers like me, we are focused on our TBR pile for 2019. Or at least, books to read in January. We've read a lot of great books in 2018 and we are looking forward to 2019 being even better. My TBR Pile is Actually Taller Than Me But that doesn't stop me from adding to it (via a tiny step stool). I have ADHD only when it comes to my books to be read list. I completely ignore the fact that I have more than enough books to read---I see a new one and gasp. Too bad I can't get a job where all…

The 6 Best Books of 2018

The year is rapidly coming to a close. It's hard to believe that in a little over two weeks we will be ushering in 2019. I have always loved New Year's Eve as a time to reflect on the past year---put aside mistakes and regrets and vow to be a better person the next year. But I also love to look back on what's happened during the year like notable events and books that I've read. This year, I'd love to share what I thought were the 6 Best Books of 2018. And my goodness, what a year for books. It was definitely difficult to narrow it down to only 6 best books of 2018. *In compiling the list of the 6 Best Books of 2018, I did not include any of the books I wrote about in The 5 Best Books of Summer 2018. If you'd like to check them…

The 5 Best Books of Summer 2018

Well unfortunately summer of 2018 is winding down. For me, that means back to school and back to work...and less time to read. From the first day of school on, my TBR pile starts to grow at an exponential rate. The days of relaxing on the beach with a good book have come to an end. No more lazy afternoons floating in the pool while reading. No more hanging out in the hammock in the evening with a book...oh, wait, I don't have a hammock anymore...the kids broke it. Despite the fact that summer is almost gone, it's not too late to revisit some of what I consider to be the Best Books of Summer 2018. At least they were for me. There are other lists of "the best books of summer 2018", and some of the books I put on my list may be on there, but mostly this…