I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve shared a roundup of book reviews with you! I’ve been traveling a ton, and taking advantage of time on airplanes to get a lot of reading done. (I’m more than 25% of the way finished with my reading goal for the year!)
Not to freak you out, but we’re now less than a week out from Christmas. In case the ideas I shared in my previous gift guides weren’t enough to help you finish up your holiday shopping, I’m coming to you today with a guide to gifts for book lovers.
At my house, we exchange a lot of books for Christmas and birthday presents. I think a book is the perfect gift for so many reasons. And at the top of the list? You can get any of these on Amazon today and they’ll still arrive by Christmas!
Hi friends! Sorry to have been so MIA lately. It’s been a crazy summer. Life hasn’t slowed down, but I’ve missed blogging and so’ve recommitted to writing here as often as possible. I’ve gotten a lot of requests for book reviews while I’ve been gone. I had no idea you guys were enjoying those so much! I’m reading so much these days that it’s not feasible to review every book I read. So, I just wanted to share some of my favorite books that I’ve read in the last few months.
I made a really conscious effort to keep up with my reading this month. Like I’ve said before, I aim to read 52 books a year. It’s a pretty manageable goal, but it does require some work. I use Goodreads to track my reading and share book reviews, and I love their ‘reading challenge’ function. It lets me know whether or not I’m on schedule to meet my goal each year. At the end of February, I realized I was really behind schedule, so I picked up the pace this month!
I’ve now read nine books this year, which is still behind schedule, but not too shabby! I’ve got my iPad loaded up with eBooks and I’m planning on getting a lot of reading done on the plane to and from Japan this month, so check back in April to see if I’m back on track to read 52 books this year!
Have you been wondering where my January book reviews are? Yeah, me too. I did a fair amount of reading in January, but not quite enough to finish any one book.
To be honest, I’ve had a hard time convincing myself to do much reading lately. I feel more like going out with friends, watching TV, or working, rather than curling up with a book. So this wasn’t a month for extra-long literary works. Instead I gravitated toward easy reads that just kept me turning the page.