All posts tagged: goodreads

My Year in Books: 2020

We’re so close to kissing 2020 goodbye, friends! AHHH! What a year it’s been. And really what a year to chip away at my to-read list. Each year like clockwork I set a reading goal on Goodreads knowing full well I’m not going to hit it. I like to think I’ll try harder each year, but ultimately my long commute to work would stand in the way and I’d get little to no reading done. The pandemic has made this year chaotic in so many ways but working from home has afforded me a lot more time to do things I enjoy – like reading. Having an extra three hours of my life back each night has made a world of difference and I’m incredibly grateful. In the beginning of the year I planned to read 12 books. I figured one each month should be doable, maybe? Instead I read 34 books this year! WHAT?! So many of the books I read were written by women, which is something I didn’t set out to do …

(Not Quite Summer) Reading: September

Summer may be officially over, but my reading list goes on! I’ve been making my way through the mountain of books we’ve collected over the years and that I still add to often when I find a new book I really want to dive into but can’t find on Hoopla or Libby. No shame in our growing library, well maybe a little. But I do try to give old books away every now and then to friends or thrift stores. Anyway, here’s what I read this month: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Ok, I loved this one! It follows two Nigerian sisters, one just so happens to be a serial killer. It was funny and out there, has some romance and rivalry, but also touches on the strength of sisterly bonds — at all costs. This Passing Fever: 1918 Influenza Poems by Melanie Faith I didn’t set out to read this in one sitting, but once I started I couldn’t stop. This collection of poems is centered around the flu pandemic of …

Summer Reading: July

Happy August! I’d ask how we’re already here, but honestly, the days are blurring together and the only way I know it’s August is it’s HOT HOT HOT here in NJ right now. Anyway, I’ve been getting my reading ON, y’all! Just ripping through stories left and right and loving it. What’s better than sitting outside for a little while with a book and some sunblock and escaping for a bit? Or more often for me it’s lying in bed at 3 am with a blanket over my phone to kill the light and reading a library book until my eyes get heavy. I do what I have to do. Here’s what I read in July.

Summer Reading: June

The biggest perk of being at home all the time and never leaving my house again (crying) is that I can read SO much more than I did before when I was commuting over 3 hours every single day. I’m a little late to the party, but I wanted to share the books I read in June. I will add that all of these were books I read using an e-reader with the Libby andHoopla apps while my library was closed.