What I Read in August 2018

I’ve gotten very little reading done in August, as my campaign for office kicks into gear. This month I only read five books, and I’m 17 books behind in my goal to read 100 books in 2018. At this point, I’m not sure I’ll be able to make up the gap by year end, especially with September and October being my most busy months for the campaign. But I’m going to make an effort to devote at least some time {Read More}

What I Read in July 2018

Only five books read in July, and three of them were in the last week – yikes! I’m currently 12 books behind on my goal of reading 100 books in 2018 :( I need to step up my reading and make more time for it, but it hasn’t been a priority lately. 5 stars: Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory, by Deena Kastor: This was fascinating – a great blend of biography along with {Read More}

What I Read in June 2018

I read eight books in June, which is on track with how much I need to be reading. Unfortunately, that’s still 9 books behind my annual 100-books-a-year goal… I’m at 41 right now, and the end of June marks the halfway point! Time for me to step it up in Q3 and Q4. 5 stars: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown: This was a pick for my office book club, and I was a little skeptical at {Read More}

What I Read in May 2018

I read eleven books in May, thanks to a tear of novels in the middle of the month. However, I should also add that’s cheating a little bit since there were also two short stories of just under 100 pages each tucked in there! I really loved Amy Ewing’s Jewel series, though, and would highly recommend it for lovers of page turning dystopian rebellion novels (like The Hunger Games and The Selection). This month helped me catch up a little {Read More}

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}