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Feeling like Fall? Four Titles for an Autumn Vibe!

As I write this, it’s supposed to be 90 degrees (F) here today. But this morning I got up to dark, cloudy skies and right now a thunderstorm is rolling through. I am LOVING it, because we need the rain, and we need some relief from the heat… and at the moment, there’s just a hint of fall in the air.

So it got me thinking… what books evoke a fall feeling? What can you add to your reading list for that cozy autumn vibe? Here’s a quick list of some of my favorite fall classics to get you started!

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Posted in Friday Favorites, Friday Fun, Reading Life

The Joy of Old Favorites

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?

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My Non-Fiction TBR

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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Posted in Reading Challenges, Reading Life

My 2021 A to Z Reading Challenge!

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!

2021 AtoZ Reading Challenge

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Book Notes: Review of “The Printed Letter Bookshop” by Katherine Reay

Looking through my past posts, I realized it has been over a year since I’ve published a Book Notes review! Since I just finished reading a heartwarming novel that I really enjoyed, there’s no time like the present to offer up a new one!

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The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay is a women’s fiction novel that I was fortunate enough to get from Net Galley last spring… and somehow I hadn’t read it until now! Here’s a description:

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