JUNE 2020 | Wrap-Up

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

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 … Continue reading 5 Classics for June

Dear MY OXFORD YEAR by Julia Whelan: SO MUCH NOSTALGIA

Dear My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan: I apologize in advance for how nostalgic this letter will inevitably be. When I saw a secondhand copy of you on sale at a bookstore one day I knew I would have to buy you. The blurb on your back cover promised the story of a twenty-something woman, … Continue reading Dear MY OXFORD YEAR by Julia Whelan: SO MUCH NOSTALGIA

Dear THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern: Well worth the long, long wait

Dear The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, As someone who adored The Night Circus, I've been eagerly anticipating reading you ever since I first learned that you were being release. What I hadn't anticipated was developing such a personal connection to you. I started reading you a few days before a break-up and finished reading … Continue reading Dear THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern: Well worth the long, long wait

MAY 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

Dear SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan: A new bizarre, heart-warming favorite

Dear Sourdough by Robin Sloan: I decided to listen to your audiobook on a whim one day after seeing its gorgeous cover design and reading its enticing blurb: a story about a software engineer at a robotics company in San Francisco who is given a seemingly magical sourdough starter and ends up uncovering a secret … Continue reading Dear SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan: A new bizarre, heart-warming favorite

7 Books Future Me Will Be Happy I Read Now

In April, I wrote this Top Ten Tuesday post about books I wish I had read as a child. I got a really interesting comment on it by Jennifer @ My Book Joy suggesting that I should write a post about books that I think future me will be happy that I read now. I … Continue reading 7 Books Future Me Will Be Happy I Read Now

Dear THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C.S. Lewis: Some unexpected mixed emotions

Dear The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: We have a bit of a long, complicated relationship, you and I. Unlike so many other people my age, for some reason I didn't read you when I was younger. Instead, I started reading you for the first time a few years ago and, over the span … Continue reading Dear THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C.S. Lewis: Some unexpected mixed emotions

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 … Continue reading 5 Classics for May

Dear THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett: Like flipping through a photo album

Dear The Dutch House by Ann Patchett: For years I've seen Ann Patchett's books on the shelves of libraries and bookstores and have always been intrigued by popularity. When I happened upon an audiobook of you recently, I finally decided to see what the buzz about this writer was all about. Set over the course … Continue reading Dear THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett: Like flipping through a photo album