Category Archives: Books

What I’ve Been Reading

I hope y’all aren’t bored to tears that I persist with my little book reports from time to time.  These are all books that (finally) came off of my holds list.  None of them exactly qualify as intellectual, but reading chapter books is supposed to be fun, right?

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

The Book of Unknown Americans

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

The Vacationers

What are you reading?

What I’ve Been Reading

I’ve read a weird combination of books lately.  The Hennepin County Library system has a great eBooks catalog (I have yet to buy one!) but since everyone else in the county knows about it as well, there are definitely wait times for certain books.  I guess the exciting part is that I never know what I will get to check out next?

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Astonish Me

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch

Leisureville by Andrew Blechman


What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read lately?

What I’ve Been Reading

Y’all, I am giving up on the cute, book-related names for these posts.  We know I’m going to read books and we know I’m going to tell you about them.  What have I been reading lately?

The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith

The Nesting Place

Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun

Black Moon

Bond Girl by Erin Duffy

Bond Girl

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


What have you been reading lately?

Summer Reading (Again)

As you can see, I’ve been trying to make good on my goal to read this summer.  The Tour de France came close to completely derailing my efforts, but I feel like I did my best to balance the TV AND books.

Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Think Like A Freak

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

burial rites

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

The House Girl

Overwhelmed by Bridget Schulte


If you have them, I’ll take more book recommendations, please!

More Summer Reading

More of my holds came in, so I have been reading.  I don’t know that any of these really scream “summer,” but they’ve moved along fast enough.  The bad part = my holds list is nearly empty.  If you have suggestions I need (Need!) them.

Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Tell The Wolves I'm Home

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

We Need New Names

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

The Interestings

Young Money by Kevin Roose

Young Money

Starting Summer Reading

I feel like in the past week or two, I really haven’t gotten to read anything for fun At All, which is not a shocker because studying for tests takes all of your time.  Some of these books got started while we were on our Derby roadtrip, so that is why they got finished.

That being said, I am really looking forward to MORE summer reading!  I spent quite a bit of time last weekend sorting though various reading lists and adding some things to my library holds list.

The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle

Antelope in the Living Room

Wild by Cheryl Strayed


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath

What have you been reading lately?

What I’ve Read Recently

I had a bit of time to read while we were busy driving back and forth across the eastern side of America.  Otherwise, I don’t know that we’d be picking through my latest reads so soon.  Not shockingly, Kindle and I continue to enjoy BFF status.  I didn’t know that it was possible to simplify my reading, but surprise, it is and it did.

What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell   What_the_dog_saw

Exodus by Deborah Feldman


The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings

Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Melton Doyle

Carry On Warrior

What have you been reading and loving lately?