Category Archives: Books

What I’ve Been Reading

I can’t say my reading pace is increasing, per se, but at least I’m trying?  I’ll also say that 100% of these books took just ages to read.

Settle for More by Megyn Kelly

Settle for More

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

History of Wolves

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Anders

All the Birds in the Sky

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Truly Madly Guilty


What I’ve Been Reading

bookTrue story: this is probably two months of reading because surprise surprise I just have not had the time. I am hoping to pick it up a bit more in the months before Little Critter arrives but who knows.  I probably need to go through my library reserve list to make some updates. If you have suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

Break in Case of Emergency by Jessica Winter

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Buffet: The Making of an American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

What I’ve Been Reading 

Good news, guys!  I am reading again.  I think the biggest issue between Thanksgiving and year-end is that I just did not have any time for it, really.  Anyway, now I do.I did a final count and in 2016, I read 44 books which is really not too bad, considering I had a baby and all that.  I will confess, I probably don’t remember some of the books that I read during maternity leave (or using the Kindle app on my iPhone) as well as I should, but it all counts.

I don’t have any reading goals for 2017.  I am hoping that as Critter continues to wake just a bit later and I am able to wake just a bit earlier, it will mean a bit more time for books.

The Girls by Emma Cline


Buffetology by Mary Buffet and David Clark


The Wangs Vs The World by Jade Chang


Bel Canto by Ann Patchett


What I’ve Been Reading

True story: Apparently all of the books I have chosen to read recently have been super long and/or slow.  Or both.

This is probably the last group of books I’ll share for the year.  With only two-ish weeks left in the year, I’m feeling pretty confident I’ll finish at least one more book (possibly two) but that’s all.

The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts


Substitute by Nicholson Baker


Commonwealth by Ann Patchett


While America Aged by Roger Lowenstein


What I’ve Been Reading

I sort of took a little reading break, you guys.  I don’t know why.  Well, actually, I have a pretty good idea. Marcus was out of town for a pair of long weekends and I just didn’t have the energy to turn a page.

And then as my trip to Texas approached, I realized that the flights to and from (and possibly some of the time when we weren’t running about) would be just a superb opportunity for reading.  They were.  I’ve restocked my library holds list.  I’ve got a couple of good books that I’m working through now.

I Want My Epidural Back by Karen Alpert


God and Jetfire by Amy Seek


Run by Ann Patchett


Good as Gone by Amy Gentry


What I’ve Been Reading

I will confess that I have not been in a huge reading “mood” lately.

I think the J.K. Rowling books through Pottermore are the first eBooks I have EVER purchased as they were only available digitally. I want to say they were $3 each and I loved every one more than The Cursed Child. Recommend if you are a Harry Potter fan. 

I do have some interesting things coming up on my holds list at the library so I’m looking forward to literally checking those out. 

The Mommy Group by Elizabeth Isadora Gold


Hogwarts: An Incomplete & Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling


Short Stories from Hogwarts: Of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling


Short Stories from Hogwarts: Of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling


What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Friends.  So much to say about these books!  First off, I really loved reading them all.  I think that Krakatoa is probably a little niche.  But the rest = for all people.  Second.  I am pretty sure the last time I read two books by J.K. Rowling in one month was when I was in 7th grade.  I had just read the first book (obtained via Scholastic Book Order) and consumed it so quickly (I was reading it under my desk in science class) that Mom took me to Barnes and Noble to go buy books two and three which I began to read immediately that evening at my grandma’s house.  I am now informed that she is releasing like three more books via Pottermore so friends we need to figure out how to get those!  WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

In all seriousness, I loved reading Harry Potter, but I have also really loved reading her Cormoran Strike series and The Casual Vacancy, which was her first book after HP is also quite good.

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester


Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

The Cursed Child

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy

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