What I Read in April 2018

I read seven books in April, which is exactly what I need to be reading to make my goal of 100 books a year. Unfortunately, I’m behind from the entire first quarter, so I will need to read more than that going forward if I want to catch up! May has been a slow month for reading but I’m now in the middle of a series that is pulling me in quite a bit, so hopefully that will help. More {Read More}

What I Read in March 2018

I only got to read another five books in the month of March, which keeps me eight books behind in my goal to read 100 books this year. On the bright side, though, I’m committing more to reading lately – and to finishing one book before I start another, rather than reading half of several books and then having to wait till they come up on the library list again! And also on the bright side, I loved three of {Read More}

What I Read in February 2018

Unfortunately, February was a pretty busy and stressful month, so I still didn’t step up my reading like I planned. I read only five books this month, which puts me eight books behind in my goal to read 100 books this year. Realistically, I don’t think things are going to ease up anytime soon, but I’m going to keep trying to sneak some reading in where I can. 5 stars: The Last Mrs. Parrish, by Liv Constantine: This was such {Read More}

What I Read in January 2018

Yikes, I didn’t really start 2018 off well on the reading front! I am once again aiming to read 100 books this year, which is an average of about two books a week. Unfortunately, January found me well below target, having read only 3 books total for the month. Time to step it up for February! 4 stars: American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road, by Nick Bilton: My boss recommended this book to {Read More}

What I Read in December 2017

I read seven books in December – which meant that for the first time, I beat my target of 100 books for the year by three books! This was a great year of reading, and I ended it with some great picks. 5 stars: The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country, by Helen Russell: I absolutely loved this book, which was both witty and informative. The research is woven into the narrative seamlessly, and {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Getting Hygge with Winter Cocktails

I just wrote my recap of the November books I enjoyed, but on Friday, I finished a really fabulous book that also set the tone for this weekend. Amber raved about The Year of Living Danishly, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a memoir about a writer who has to move to Denmark for her husband’s job, and she decides to spend the year researching why Danes are the happiest people on earth. The research is woven into the narrative seamlessly, {Read More}

What I Read in November 2017

I read seven books in November, which is a few less than in October, but still a decent amount. Unfortunately, I wasn’t wowed by too many books this month, but I made up for that with the last book I read in November, Drop the Ball, which was easily one of the best books I’ve read all year. And that brought my total for the year to 96 books, which means I only need to read 4 books in the {Read More}

What I Read in October 2017

I read a lot more in October than in September – particularly during my weekend in Spain. Because I was traveling solo, I took most of my meals accompanied by a book, and I ended up finishing a book each day I was there! I’m now up to 89 books read this year, which is 6 books ahead of schedule to reach my goal of 100 books for the year. I’ve got the goal squarely in sight, and I’m looking {Read More}

What I Read in September 2017

As I predicted a few weeks ago when I wrote up my books read in August, September was a light reading month for me – I read just five books last month. That puts me at 78 books for the year, which is still four books ahead of schedule to reach my goal of 100 books for the year. That means I’m still on track, but I can’t afford any more slacking! I’m hoping to step up my game in {Read More}

What I Read in August 2017

Well, this post is coming to you quite late! September has been an extremely busy month, and although it’s not over yet, I already know I’m going to be at an all-time low for books read in a month. But going back to last month: I read seven books in the month of August, which puts me at 73 books for the year (as of September 1st) – six books ahead of schedule to reach my goal of 100 books for {Read More}