Best Books of April

I’m going to read 100 books this year and I’m not saying that as sort of a self-visualization, positive vibes thing.  I’m at 42 books for the year!  That’s…like…more than eight times what i read last year!  I’ve been keeping a nice, ten books a month pace and I have a lot of great titles…

October Books

As of writing this, I have just under 40 books to read in the next two months to try and meet my goal of 100 books in 2014. I’m thinking I’m not going to make it. But, I’m okay with that. Really. The average American only reads 17 books a year and I’m way ahead…

September Reads

So, after I confessedreminded everyone, last week, that I’m a reader, I realized that I needed to do a better job of sharing my love of reading with others. Reading can be a very solitary activity and it is one of the things I love most about it. I love the time I spend just…

Spring Reads

So it’s National Reading Month.  Were you aware that such a wonderful thing existed?  Of course, I was from my years working in Library Land.  Did I ever tell you I worked in Library Land? I did.  In three wonderful libraries. Working in a library is, essentially, my dream job and I was so glad…

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was happy when this book was selected as the read for my next book group. Admittedly, most of that was due to the fact that I was removing a book from my ample “to be read” pile. I was really surprised that…

2011 In Review-My Favorite Books

My goal for last year was to read 52 books. I fell short at 48, but that’s still double my 2010 totals. I’m setting my goal at 52 again this year. I’ve done a review post about the books I read in 2010 (and I’d thought I’d done one for other years, but no. I…

May Books

I couldn’t remember any books I’d read this month and I was actually afraid that I wouldn’t have any books to post about.  Then, I checked out my Good Reads account and was pleasantly surprised.  I had read books in May AND have a book to add to my favorites of the year list. I…

April Books

My books list is a little bit unimpressive this month.  I only managed to finish three books.  Thankfully, I’m still ahead of the pace needed to read 52 books this year. I seem to be in a bit of a memoir streak.  I’m currently reading a memoir and I finished two this month. Hasn’t everyone…

March Books

I’ve read 18 books so far this year.  Last year, I only read read 23 books,  so I’m thinking it’s pretty likely I’m going to read more this year than I did last year AND that I might meet my goal of reading 52 books this year.  Yay for me! I finished the Fablehaven Series…

January Books

My goal for this year is to read 52 books.  One a week.  I’m already behind.  I blame Anna Karenina. No, really.  I do.  Not only is it a 900 page book, it’s a slow reading 900 page book.  Don’t be put off by the story, though.  It’s good.  And worth reading and the time…