It's hard to find the time to review every book I read, and it's even harder to find the motivation when a book isn't spectacular or noteworthy or made me think or made me hate it. So, this mini-review roundup was born. (February 2018)
I'm cheating a little bit, because Top Ten Tuesday used this topic ages ago. But I already wrote about this week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (My 2018 Reading Goals) and I haven't written about books that I really, truly love in a while, so here we are!
It's been really hard for me to watch the news lately. I mean, all year, yes, but in the last month in particular. I've been avoiding Facebook, because even the posts from like-minded women have filled me with dread and heartache. I'm talking about all. these. men.
I get a mild feeling of panic every time someone asks me to recommend books to them. I want to just direct them here, to the safe space where all of my thoughts and feelings are already laid out, where they can read my thoughts on the books before they pick them up.
“I always thought it was what I wanted: to be loved and admired. Now I think perhaps I'd like to be known.” ― Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale
“After all, tomorrow is another day!” ― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
I had fallen off the bandwagon a bit when it came to this blog, but one of my favorite features that I have done in the past is contributing to The Broke and The Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday. It gets me really thinking about the books I've read in the past. This prompt, in particular, was challenging … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books You’ve Never Heard Of
Book Title: A Fall of MarigoldsAuthor: Susan MeissnerPublication Date: 2014Genres: Adult Fiction, Historical FictionGoodreads Rating: 4.11 Stars Book Club Rating: 4.5 StarsA beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away....September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning … Continue reading Book Club Reviews: A Fall of Marigolds
I love historical fiction. I blame it on my mom being a history teacher. There's just something so fascinating about a good fiction story being thrown into the middle of the past, and the more facts, the better. As much as I love historical fiction, there are a few famous historical fiction novels I haven't read … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Historical Fiction Novels I Need to Read
“The world becomes a wider place, with but a little learning.” ― Susanna Kearsley, The Firebird