How to read a riveting series. {June Quicklit}

Put the whole series on hold at the library. Wait until they all show up. Read them as quickly as you can. This is what I should have done with the Charlotte Holmes series. So let me say it again: Make sure you have them all on hand. I read a lot this month, but … Continue reading How to read a riveting series. {June Quicklit}

The Library is my BFF {Quick Lit – August Books}

I breezed through a dozen books last month, with nearly no non-fiction in the middle three weeks. I needed that non-fiction break! Here's what I read in August! Everything was from the library. I think in October I really need to address my unread and owned bookshelf. It's also a little out of control. But … Continue reading The Library is my BFF {Quick Lit – August Books}

Way too many books! (July – Quick Lit)

Linking up for QuickLit hosted by Modern Mrs Darcy with the books I read in July! I'd love to hear what you thought of these if you've read them too. Enjoy! Fiction: A Place for Us by Mirza Fatima Farheen - This book is just as good as the hype. The second fifty pages were … Continue reading Way too many books! (July – Quick Lit)

The Crescent Stone by Matt Mikalatos {Review}

One of my earlier memories is my dad reading the Narnia series aloud to us while we were tent-camping along the Oregon coast. I think I was five or younger. I may have to get my details straight on that one, but he started on those books quite early. Mine and my siblings' first forays … Continue reading The Crescent Stone by Matt Mikalatos {Review}

Recently Read {Quick Lit}

I love Modern Mrs Darcy's invitation to share our "short and sweet reviews" of what we've been reading. I enjoy the challenge of trying to say what I liked or didn't like about a book, and a tiny peek into the story in just a couple of sentences. It is a way to keep a … Continue reading Recently Read {Quick Lit}

My Favorite Books in 2017

I've dithered for a couple weeks over how to pick the best out of the 117 books. A little insurmountable. But I went through my Goodreads and narrowed down all my 5 stars books until I was left with these. I'll spare you the gory details. Here are my top 11! My non-fiction favorites fall … Continue reading My Favorite Books in 2017

Books to Grow Your Empathy (Best of Recently)

My favorite books from the last couple months all fall into a similar sub-category. Maybe I made it up, but I feel like each of these books was a really interesting way to build understanding around big topics so that we can move forward with more nuance, grace, and empathy. Non-Fiction One: Unity in a … Continue reading Books to Grow Your Empathy (Best of Recently)

Books I can’t forget from 2016

I have one last category of books that didn't quite make my top 4, but I still really felt strongly about for one reason or another and want to share with you. So. Books I can't forget: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - Oh my Gosh. It led me on for a 1000 pages … Continue reading Books I can’t forget from 2016