favorite books of spring 2019

My Favorite Books of Spring 2019

Friday is the first day of summer! (And the last day of school for us.) I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am about this. Summer is my favorite. It's so relaxing. I get so much reading and writing done in the summer (and there is no homework to nag about every day, either). To kick off our summer, let me tell you about my favorite books of spring 2019. Most of these were 4.5 stars. For some reason, I haven't really read a solid five star book in quite some time, but let me assure you, my favorite books of spring 2019 have been fabulous must-reads. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne Lucy Hutton and Josh Templeman are assistants to the CEOs of a publishing company. They share an office. They play games all day. And they hate each other. With a chance at a promotion…

books to read in June

Books to Read in June

I have a confession to make...I didn't finish all the books on my Books to Read in May list. In fact, I only read one of the five books. I put way too many books on my library reserve list and they ALL came in at the same time. So of course, I had to read those first, right. Anyway, for my Books to Read in June, I'm going to have to finish my May list AND a whole list of books to read in June. That'll be NINE books. How am I going to read all of those books in one month??? I'll Have to Cheat A Little on My Books to Read in June Translation: Audiobooks. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's not reading in the traditional sense, but it's the only way I'm going to get through a massive amount of books in the month of June. Plus, we…

books to read in May

Books to Read in May

I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am that May is here! There are only 30 some-odd days of school left, which not only means that reading season is upon me, that's only 30 some-odd days I have to get my teenager out of bed for school. Believe me, that's cause for some major celebration. She is the worst at getting up in the morning. Speaking of my favorite daughter, I stopped in her room the other day (to drag her butt out of bed for school...shocking) and I noticed a plethora of books lining her bookshelves that she's purchased over the last few months. Most of them, she has not even read. That's book neglect! Since I didn't want these poor books to be neglected, I decided that my books to read in May would be from my teenager's YA collection. (Immediately after I absconded with…

my review of every day

My Review of “Every Day”

So last week I read the book Every Day, by David Levithan. Ah...what a relief to read a book for pleasure.  Lately, I've been reading self-help books (my Books to Read in April challenge was ALL self-help) and while they've been good reads and have entertained me somewhat, I miss fiction. I love fiction above all else. So anyway, this was probably the first time (at least that I can remember) that I read a book AFTER I saw the movie. Last weekend I took a break from writing and blogging and scraping puke off the back of the toilet bowl lid, and just sat and watched a movie. I have not done that for quite some time.  I have a really difficult time choosing movies and I usually end up watching the same five movies over and over and over...(13 Going on 30, The Notebook, How to Lose a…

books to read in April 2019

Books to Read in April 2019

Yes! It's April! (Or it will be next week, anyway...) I'm so excited to share my books to read in April list with you guys! April means flowers are blooming and spring is straggling to its feet. It means warmer days and longer nights. And spring cleaning! Is there anything better than spring cleaning? Okay, maybe spring cleaning isn't the best (unless you're Marie Kondo), but spring is a great time to start anew...new wardrobe, clean environment, and a better you. Last Year, I Did a "Better Me" Project on My Blog in April I set precepts every day to follow on my quest to be a "better me". April seemed like the perfect time to be reborn, so to speak. So in keeping with that idea.... My Theme for Books to Read in April is...Self-Help Books I hear you groaning from over there. Believe me, I get it. Until…

books to read in March stacked on top of each other

Books to Read in March

March is here! Which means spring is around the corner and this dreary winter is behind us...almost. Except for this darn storm that's coming tonight. Speaking of storms, my list of books to read in March came about in a bit of an odd way... I was in the grocery store during our only Snow Day from school. The place was practically empty, so I was able to finally browse the table of discounted books that's usually right in the middle of everyone's way. (I hate blocking up cart traffic in the store, so I don't usually stop to look.) The books are mostly unknown authors (with an occasional bestseller thrown in), so I really was hoping to find a book by an unknown in hopes to discover a new author I like... Well, I Was in Luck...(It Must Be That Irish Luck) I found not one, not two, not three, but…

stack of books to read in February

Books to Read in February

I managed to actually complete my Books To Read in January list before the end of the month and then some! The winter months are great for curling up with a book and a cup of tea (or wine...or whatever floats your boat). That's about all the winter months are good for as far as this warm weather lover is concerned. Some people are skiing and snowboarding and enjoying the fact that the cold hurts their face---my dog is the prime example of this. No, he doesn't ski, but to get him to come inside during the winter months requires begging and lots of treats. He LOVES the frozen air. Meanwhile, I'm dreaming of sandy beaches and margaritas on the back porch as I compile my list of the books to read in February. My challenge of books to read in February: Historical fiction A suspenseful thriller A non-fiction book A chick-lit/rom-com…

books to read in January in a stack

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…