(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 LONGBOURN by Jo Baker: An unconventional companion to Pride and Prejudice

Dear Longbourn by Jo Baker, I've had my eye on you for a while. When I was in high school I worked as a page at my local library, and I would often pick you up when I walked by you on the shelf and read your inside flap, intrigued by your basic premise. A …

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 …

Dear THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss: I FINALLY READ YOU!!!

Dear The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, We have skirted around each other for many years, you and I. Countless friends and fellow bookworms have recommended that I read you. Upon learning that I love The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, people have jumped on the opportunity to recommend you time …

Dear AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING by Hank Green: You’re awesome.

Dear An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, Wow, I am so proud of you. See, I've been what they call a "Nerdfighter" for years. I started watching Hank and John Green on Youtube back when I was in middle school, and I loved the idea of being part of a community that was unabashedly and enthusiastically nerdy. When …