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}

What I Read in July 2017

July was a little bit of a slower month for me, reading-wise. I read six books in the month of July, though I also got partway through a few others that I’m finishing up this week. I’m currently at 66 books for the year, which is 7 books ahead of schedule to reach my goal of 100 books. Still on track, but I need to pick it back up! 5 stars: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, {Read More}

What I Read in June 2017

June was a pretty good month for my reading progress! I read nine books in the month of June, which is just over the 8.3 book per month average I need to hit my goal of 100 books for the year. I’m currently at 59 books for the year, which is 8 books ahead of schedule – yay! 5 stars: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant: Adam Grant’s books are always {Read More}

What I Read in May 2017

Despite May being a busy month with my mom visiting, I read 10 books – well on track to make my goal of 100 books this year. As of today, June 6, I’m at 50 books for the year, and I’m in the middle of a few good books right now too! Without further ado, here’s what I read over the last month. 4 stars: Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch: My neighbor recommended this page turner, and it took me {Read More}

What I Read in April 2017

While some of my other goals may have slipped this month due to my vacation and illness, my reading game was on point! I read 13 books in April, and discovered a lot of truly excellent gems across a variety of genres. 5 stars: All Is Not Forgotten, by Wendy Walker – This novel was great- it kept me in suspense throughout, and I couldn’t see how all the pieces were going to fit together until they finally did. I really {Read More}

What I Read in March 2017

So first off, I don’t want to keep you all hanging with my post yesterday about medical issues! I met with my neurologist this morning, but she didn’t really have much info for me. Essentially, she is ruling out stroke/TIA because of my age and health, and she said that while I had a lot of tests come back with abnormalities, they don’t match with the symptoms I reported, so she believes those are incidental. So she’s diagnosing by exclusion {Read More}