2017 Books, Book Reviews, Uncategorized

What is it About the Tudors?

When I was a kid, I read a lot of historical fiction geared towards young readers. One subject I remember reading about a lot was the Tudor dynasty--Henry VIII and his six wives. There was one book written from Elizabeth I's perspective, one from Mary Tudor's perspective, even one, I believe about Lady Jane Grey.… Continue reading What is it About the Tudors?

Book Lists, Insipration, Reading Tips, Uncategorized

250 Books for Young Readers

It's hard for me to believe that today is Book Fifty's¬†second anniversary! I've loved getting to share the books I'm reading with you all, and I'm so thankful to you for following along and offering me great feedback. In the spirit of celebration, today I have a huge surprise for you--two huge surprises, actually! I… Continue reading 250 Books for Young Readers

2017 Books, Book Lists, Reading Tips

One-Sitting Books for Spring Break

  If you're on Spring Break like I am this week, you might be looking for some shorter books or lighter reads that you can finish in one sitting. The ten¬†books I've selected below would be perfect beach reads, rainy day reads, or stuck-in-traffic-because-the-interstate-collapsed reads. Most adults read around 300 words per minute, which means… Continue reading One-Sitting Books for Spring Break

Reading Tips

Tips for Fighting Book-timidation 

If¬†you're following along with the Book Fifty 2017 Reading Challenge, chances are at least one of the categories on the list will push you a little outside of your literary comfort zone. And while I've written posts about reading difficult books, reading Shakespeare, and¬†reading the classics,¬† I've never written a post about fighting the strange… Continue reading Tips for Fighting Book-timidation¬†

Book Lists, Insipration

Five Unique Love Stories

Happy Valentine's Day! Last year I shared five uncommon love stories with you, so I thought I'd continue the tradition this year by sharing five uniquely romantic tales! I've tried to select some of my favorite books that don't automatically come to mind when you think about classic love stories. I'm especially excited about this… Continue reading Five Unique Love Stories