2018 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews, Reading Challenge, Reading Tips

Best Books of 2018

I can't believe how fast 2018 has flown by, and even though I say that every year, I really mean it! 2018 has been full of good things and hard things, and I'm so thankful to have a chance over Christmas break to sit down and reflect over the past 365 days. Part of that reflection,… Continue reading Best Books of 2018

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12 Months of Books: September Suggestions

September means school, football, and the promise of cooler temperatures. And even though here in Georgia we've been back in school for almost a month, in many places the school year is just beginning. That's why the September theme for our reading challenge this year is "Back to School." In honor of the kids everywhere… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: September Suggestions

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12 Months of Books: August Suggestions

This month's theme for our 12-month reading challenge is "Lazy Days," but for me the month of August is anything but lazy! I picked this theme to focus in on one of my new favorite ways of discovering great stories: audiobooks. With school starting back, there's no way I'll be able to read as many… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: August Suggestions

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What I Read This Summer: Rapid Reviews

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” --Henry James Well, I hate to say it, but there aren't that many summer afternoons left before the school year rolls around again. And while I'm always excited for a fresh start in August, I do hate… Continue reading What I Read This Summer: Rapid Reviews

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12 Months of Books: July Suggestions

Hello, friends! Can you believe that it is July already? We are halfway through with 2018, which mean's we're also halfway through with the 2018 reading challenge. I've been fighting through some mental/creative blocks this summer, but I have been reading! I managed to finish seven books in June, which is a huge win for… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: July Suggestions

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12 Months of Books: June Suggestions

It's finally summer! I can't believe that we are almost halfway through the year, and halfway through 2018's reading challenge. Today I have sixteen books to recommend for this month's theme, On the Road. When I chose this theme, I was thinking about all the great road trip memories I have from my childhood. Since summer… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: June Suggestions

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12 Months of Books: May Suggestions

Happy Friday! After a long, long delay, I've finally gotten around to sharing my suggestions for May's reading challenge. The month of May has been absolutely crazy for me, and, unfortunately, the blog had to get pushed to the bottom of the list! Now that things have slowed down for the next few months, I'm planning… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: May Suggestions

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Back to Basics: How to Read Shakespeare

Today is Shakespeare's birthday, so to celebrate I thought I'd share another post in my Back to Basics series. Last time our focus was on reading and understanding poetry, and today we're taking things one step farther by focusing on the man, the myth, the legend: William Shakespeare. Today's post starts with some overall tips… Continue reading Back to Basics: How to Read Shakespeare

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12 Months of Books: April Suggestions

Of all the themes we've been reading together for this year's Reading Challenge, so far I've been most excited about planning April's--poems and plays. April is national poetry month, and it's also the birth month of William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright in English literature. That's why I selected this theme for our 2018 reading journey!… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: April Suggestions