2018 Books, Book Lists, Reading Challenge

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

2018 Books, Book Reviews

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy is a new collection of short stories that all touch in some way upon the journeys of two brothers who are both named after demigods from the ancient text The Mahabharata. These stories, while spanning great distances in geography and time, all feel like parts of a larger work, a… Continue reading Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

2018 Books, Book Reviews

Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen

I honestly don't remember the first time I read Persuasion, but it was definitely after I had already read several other novels by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice, as you can imagine, was the first novel of hers I read, followed by Emma and others. I knew from the opening pages of Persuasion, however, that it would be my… Continue reading Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen

2018 Books, Book Reviews, Life and Style, Movie Reviews, Uncategorized

Weekend Update: Murakami, Polar Bears, and Poirot

One of my goals for 2018 is to stick to a more regular posting schedule here on Book Fifty, and I've decided that means two posts each week. I've been posting general reading tips on Mondays and book reviews on Thursdays, if you haven't noticed that pattern yet! But tonight I have a sort of… Continue reading Weekend Update: Murakami, Polar Bears, and Poirot

2018 Books, Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Two Spooky Stories

We're snowed in again, which means I've been able to spend more time than normal reading, and I'm not complaining! That's why today's book review is actually two in one. I finished both of these books this week, and since they have some similarities, I thought I'd share them with you in one post. The… Continue reading Two Spooky Stories

2017 Books, Book Reviews, Throwback Thursday, Uncategorized

2017 Wrap-Up

In just a few short days, 2017 will be over and we'll all be venturing into 2018 together! I thought today I'd share my 2017 wrap-up, including my top ten books of the year, my favorite blogging successes, and some other fun moments and memories from the last twelve months. Best Books of 2017 The… Continue reading 2017 Wrap-Up

2017 Books, Book Reviews, Uncategorized

A Few Reviews

It's officially Christmas break, which means it's that time of the year when I turn my attention to finishing my 50 book goal for the year. Some times this can be a daunting task, but this year I've discovered a lazy and ingenious hack to help finish my reading goal. Are you ready for it?… Continue reading A Few Reviews

2017 Books, Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Artemis by Andy Weir

In 2015 I read Andy Weir's bestselling debut novel, The Martian, and later that year the film starring Matt Damon came out. I loved the novel and the movie, so I was excited when Weir's second novel, Artemis, came out in November. I used an Audible credit to download the audio performed by Rosario Dawson. What I loved… Continue reading Artemis by Andy Weir