What I Read in December 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all ten books I read in December 2021. 5 stars: The Paid Bridesmaid, by Sariah Wilson: Rachel runs a bridesmaid-for-hire business, and she’s working on a wedding for a famous Instagram influencer when she finds herself wanting to break one of her cardinal rules of business: never date someone you meet on the job. This was a really fun rom com that shed an interesting light on the bridesmaid-for-hire business as well as {Read More}

What I Read in November 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all nine books I read in November 2021. 5 stars: The Heart Principle, by Helen Hoang: Anna is a professionalist violinist who is on a break from her career due to burnout, when her longtime boyfriend throws her another curveball and declares he wants an open relationship. While she’s always been a people pleaser, Anna decides to break with that and have a one night stand herself – but as you can imagine {Read More}

What I Read in October 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all nine books I read in October 2021. 5 stars: If the Shoe Fits, by Julie Murphy: I loved this sweet and fun read, and finished it in just two nights! Cindy is an orphan who is living with her (actually delightful) stepmother and stepsisters, all of whom end up competing on a Bachelor-style reality show. I honestly didn’t totally pick up the Cinderella allegory until trying to write this description, which I {Read More}

What I Read in September 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all ten books I read in September 2021. 5 stars: Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir: I was a little nervous to read this book, since Artemis was a bit of a let-down after how incredible The Martian was. But in this book, Weir gets back to his roots and really wowed me – I couldn’t put this down, and read it in two days! Ryland Grace wakes up on what he {Read More}

What I Read in August 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all six books I read in August 2021. 5 stars: Getting His Game Back, by Gia de Cadenet: Love, love, LOVED this smart chick-lit romance, which tackled a lot of difficult themes (interracial dating, race and bias in the corporate world, and mental health) without coming across as didactic. Khalil is a white man and a former player (of basketball and of women) who has been struggling with depression after a breakup; {Read More}

What I Read in July 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all eight books I read in July 2021. 4 stars: Perfect Timing, by Owen Nicholls: This was a really interesting and long drawn out love story. Tom and Jess have a meet cute, but the timing isn’t right, and they continue getting the timing wrong for years. It’s really interesting to see how their paths keep crossing, and they keep miscommunicating. This wasn’t a light read, so not your typical rom com, {Read More}

Links I Love: July 4, 2021

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS Why upskilling is more than just a cool perk in the hybrid world. (Fast Company) Why the Hybrid Workforce of the Future Depends on the ‘Geriatric Millennial’. (Medium) There’s a chicken wing shortage. So this chain wants you to start loving thighs. (CNN) Breaking down Anheuser-Busch’s “biggest beer {Read More}

What I Read in June 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all six books I read in June 2021. 4 stars: Ghosts, by Dolly Alderton: I really enjoyed this book, which had a lot of smart insights about relationships and life. Nina is a successful food writer in her 30s, who is also single – but it seems like things are on the upswing when she meets Max and on their first date, he declares he’s going to marry her. But then he {Read More}

Links I Love: June 27, 2021

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER / BUSINESS How looking young can shape your career. (BBC News) PRODUCTIVITY / SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Efficiency is the Enemy. (Farnam Street) The Key to Reading People. (The Character Lab) How To Stay Motivated When You’re Not Seeing Progress (4 tips to try today!). (Yes and Yes) I’m a Psychotherapist, and {Read More}

What I Read in May 2021

Eight books read in May – I am picking up steam a bit! I stuck to almost exclusively fiction in May, with one non-fiction self-help-y book thrown in. (Though there were several historical fiction novels… so maybe that counts for something?) These days, I am finding the compelling storylines of novels to keep me reading much more than nonfiction. 5 stars: The Book of Lost Names, by Kristin Harmel: I picked this up on a night I intended to go {Read More}