Hello, friends! How’s your summer reading going? I can’t believe that we’re almost done with June, but this has been a good book month for me.
I finally picked up a memoir that’s been on my shelves for like TWO YEARS and somehow I never got to it. Which is crazy, because it’s one I was dying to read.
Some of you may know I am a HUGE fan of Gilmore Girls, and by extension Lorelai Gilmore, and of course, by extension, Lauren Graham. I read her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can, in one sitting on this relaxing Sunday. (I did take a couple of breaks to refill my coffee. Which seems entirely appropriate, considering.)
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What’s this? Two posts in a week from me? Well, I read one of this summer’s most popular titles and I had to share it with you!
Did you grow up on the retro summer feel of Dirty Dancing? Do you love family drama that isn’t your own? Then I’ve got a book for you!
Continue reading “Book Notes: Last Summer at the Golden Hotel”
Hi friends! Yes, it’s been a while again… it’s been a busy season here with the highlight being my son’s high school graduation!
How’s your summer reading going? I still haven’t regained my pre-pandemic reading volume, but I’m picking up speed a bit. There are a lot of great books being released over the summer but I’m trying to get through some of my existing TBR stack before I buy any more. Well, before I buy *too* many more, anyway!
A reading habit that always brings me joy is to re-read an old favorite. There are just certain books that stick with you… maybe a beloved childhood book? Or the first book you read by a favorite author? Perhaps a series featuring some memorable characters?
Continue reading “The Joy of Old Favorites”
Although I have a miles-long list of novels I’d like to read (and more are released every week, ensuring I will NEVER catch up!), there’s something to be said for a good non-fiction title. A memoir that lets you walk in the shoes of another… a home or garden book that provides beauty and inspiration… advice from an expert on finance, health, or another critical topic… all of these enrich our minds and souls in different ways.
My Goodreads Want-to-Read shelf is overflowing with both fiction and non-fiction, and I find myself adding quite a few of both these days. It’s easy to pick up the latest bestseller or the next book in a favorite series, but I’m making a goal to increase my consumption of non-fiction titles this year.
Here are a few that I’ve recently added to my TBR…
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As I think about my reading in 2021, I’ve set a few goals.
One is a goal for number of books via Goodreads, where I’m aiming for 60 total books read. I’ve mostly hit that number for some years… except in 2020 when all bets were off!
Another is to read all or most of the books I’ve accrued on my Net Galley account! Doesn’t mean I won’t add more, but maybe I can catch up with some of my backlist! (I’ve actually kept my percentage pretty high, which is something.)
Finally, I chose a hosted reading challenge. I considered several, but wanted to keep it really simple and flexible this year. So, I will be participating in:
The A to Z Challenge, hosted by Megan & Crystal over at Bookstacks and Golden Moms!
Continue reading “My 2021 A to Z Reading Challenge!”