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Reading Wrap-Up: January 2018 Part One

Reading Wrap-Up: January 2018 Part One

I’m going to try something new with my book posts this year. I haven’t done a reading wrap-up before, but I always enjoy reading everyone else’s. Plus, even though I keep track of my reading on Goodreads, this may help motivate me towards my 2018 reading goal of 50 books! (Although at the rate I’m going, I won’t need much motivation.) I don’t pre-designate monthly TBRs because I’m ridiculously spontaneous when it comes to picking which books to read next….

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It’s July; What Am I Reading?

It’s July; What Am I Reading?

I have a reading problem. It’s amazing the number of ways that statement could be interpreted… I mean…   (And yes, those are my TBR shelves…or at least two of the three…but the third one is really just a single cube shelf…) But no, what I really mean is, I have this problem where I can’t ever be reading just one book at once. The only exception is if I happen to pick up a book that is so good…

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April Book Haul

April Book Haul

All quoted blurbs are from Goodreads. This month I only ordered two books from the Book of the Month club. American War by Omar El Akkad (2017). I can’t  think of any better way to describes it than the Goodreads synopsis: “A second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.” Just frightening enough…

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March Book Haul (or My Obsession with WWII Novels)

March Book Haul (or My Obsession with WWII Novels)

Ever since I read Lilac Girls, I’ve been on a bit of a World War II kick. Although, to be sure, my favorite literary genre is historical fiction, and has been since the days when I discovered Ann Rinaldi in my teens (The Fifth of March, A Break with Charity, Time Enough for Drums, Wolf by the Ears, The Last Silk Dress, Mine Eyes Have Seen, Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons, The Second Bend in the River, and In…

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