I thought making this list would be easy. Yet this year has gone by so quickly in hindsight (and so, so slowly in the moment) that somehow I forgot just how many fantastic books I read this year. In the midst of everything that became 2020, I managed to read 70 books, several of which … Continue reading The best books I read in 2020
Hello, hello! It's been a bit since I last posted, so I thought I would do a little re-introduction. My name is Holly, and I'm a book-loving law student. I studied English literature in undergrad and studied abroad at the University of Oxford for a year. I'm allergic to nuts, hence the name of this … Continue reading A little re-introduction
July was a busy month, but somehow I managed to still get quite a bit of reading done. Here's what I was up to in July: In July, I read a total of 10 books: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre DumasUprooted by Naomi NovikThis Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann … Continue reading JULY 2020 | Wrap-Up
Listening to The High Low podcast by Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes has been one of the highlights of my week for ages. I always look forward to their insightful perspectives on current events, books, and pop culture in general. Each time I listen to an episode I come away from it with a new … Continue reading Are our bookshelves a reflection of us? | Discussion
June was a month of great weather, relaxing weekends, and some things slowly falling into place. As per usual lately, this month went by in the blink of an eye! Here's what I was up to in June: In June, I read a total of 6 books: The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories by … Continue reading JUNE 2020 | Wrap-Up
Hello, hello! I hope you're all doing well in the midst of everything that is going on. May has been another whirlwind month in terms of reading, blogging, and life in general. In the past few years it seems like my Mays have brought surprising changes, and this May was no exception. In May, I … Continue reading MAY 2020 | Wrap-Up
I often find myself wondering an interesting question: Would I read more if I didn't blog? At a first glance, the answer seems obvious: Of course. I love book blogging and it's one of my absolute favorite hobbies, yet it can be pretty time-consuming to consistently post on a regular basis. Over the years I've … Continue reading Would I read more if I didn’t blog?
*Looks behind bookcase* Where in the world did April go?!?!?! It seemed as though March lasted approximately 5 years, while April sped forward at full speed. It feels like just yesterday that it was April Fools Day, and now here we are in the month of May. What did I get up to in April? … Continue reading APRIL 2020 | Wrap-Up
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 … Continue reading #escapril book recommendations (30 books!)
Dear Educated by Tara Westover, You are one of the most hyped books I've read in a while. Not only did you appear on countless must-read lists, but you were also recommended to me by numerous bookworms online and friends in person. At first I was quite skeptical, I must admit. How good could you … Continue reading Dear EDUCATED by Tara Westover: Worth the hype?!