5 Classics for July

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. When I think of July, I think of summer adventures, sparklers on the Fourth of July, hot afternoons, a lot of time with family, sitting by the campfire, and looking at fireflies at the edge of …

What do I ACTUALLY read at the beach?

Summertime has many traditions, including book bloggers making lists of the best beach reads of the season. There are many different kinds of books that people tend to classify as "beach reads," from sunny contemporaries to steamy romance and even gripping thrillers. But what do people actually read at the beach? Not what they intend …

5 Classics for June

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. June has always struck me as a strange mix of peace and chaos, of beauty and discomfort, of consistency and change. I think this past month has definitely embodied those contradictions, as flowers bloom in the …

5 Classics for May

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. That has certainly been true where I live thus far this month--so many flowers in the garden have begun to bloom and it's so lovely to …

8 Classic Novels about Family Dynamics | Recommendations

Happy Mother's Day!! In honor of this special day, I thought I would share some classic novels about family dynamics... albeit, not always the most positive ones! I think reading about fictional families is so interesting, and a close look at family dynamics always adds more depth to a novel. Books like these are a …

#escapril book recommendations (30 books!)

I've been working on today's post for some time now, and I'm really excited about it! Today I'd like to recommend 30 books to you based on the #escapril daily prompts. #escapril is a poetry challenge created by Savannah Brown in which people write a poem every day based on the daily prompts. Here's her …

5 Classics for April

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. Where I live, April is a solid month of rain, interspersed with some light springy days that tempt you with promises of sunny May. Accordingly, the theme for this month's classic recommendations is going to be …

(many, many) books about dealing with and overcoming uncertainty

Given the stressful circumstances that many of us now find ourselves in, I thought that today I would share many, many books about dealing with and overcoming uncertainty. Each book listed is linked to a post or review that I've written about it (if there is one), in case you want to learn more or …

5 Nonfiction books that will scare your Halloween socks off

The spooky season is here! Bust out your pumpkins and fake cobwebs! Dig out the witch hat that’s been collecting dust in the back of your closet for the past year! Turn up the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack! Usually when I make spooky book lists around Halloween, they tend to be filled with novels …