MARCH 2020 | Wrap-Up

Hello, hello! These are certainly not the circumstances I had expected to be writing this post under at the end of the month, but such is life. We must move forward! (Or, in this case, back for a tiny second!) Here's what I was up to in March: A silver-lining in all of this pandemic …

(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 …

Dear 84, CHARING CROSS ROAD by Helene Hanff: YOU MAKE MY INNER BOOKWORM SO HAPPY.

Dear 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff: It seems fitting that I write this review in the form of a letter to you, since you yourself are a book comprised of letters. I honestly don't even know where to begin. Many fellow bookworms recommended that I read you, so many that one actually offered …

TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell: An obvious discovery?

Dear Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell: I have some mixed feelings about you. It's taken me a while to work them out, but I think I'll finally be able to articulate them. Your general premise is so, so interesting. Your tagline--What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know--speaks for itself. What sorts …

FEBRUARY 2020 | Wrap-Up

February has come and gone, taking with it many ups and downs and a few great books. Even though there was an additional day in February this year (happy belated leap day!) this month still whizzed by. Here's what I was up to in February: Unfortunately, I had very little time to read in February. …

FIND ME by André Aciman: Unnecessary self-indulgence?

Dear Find Me by André Aciman, I had such high hopes for you. You were advertised as a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, the iconic romance novel that took the bookworm world by storm a few years ago. Announcement of your publication immediately sparked a dozen questions in my mind: What would happen …

Dear WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING by Haruki Murakami: you are quite a sticky one

Dear What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami, Even though I had only read one book by Haruki Murakami before (the short story collection Men Without Women, which I very much enjoyed) I was greatly interested in reading you because of your intriguing title. I love getting a look into …

Top Ten Tuesday: The Last 10 Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share the last ten books that gave us book hangovers. I would define a book hangover as when you finish a book and just can't seem to get into another one because you can't stop thinking about the …

Bookish Goals for 2020

2020 is just right around the corner!! Every year I set myself a few bookish goals, and at the end of the year I go back and reflect on what I accomplished and what I can continue to work towards. Today I'm going to do both! Here's an update on my 2019 goals and a …

The Best Books to Get You Through a Break-Up

At the very beginning of the summer, I went through a very sudden, very emotional break up. No matter what side of a break up you're on--I was actually the one who initiated mine--there's no getting around the harsh reality that ending a relationship sucks. I felt lonely and sad and even a little lost, in ways …