Monthly Archives: June 2016

When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning

It’s no secret that I am a book lover–just take a minute to glance around at some of the posts on the blog. As a dedicated bibliophile, I’m always looking for books about books–books that tell me more about why we love to read and why reading matters. When Books Went to War by Molly […]

Words with Friends: Elizabeth Hance

Happy Friday! Another month means another Guest Post here on Book Fifty. If you didn’t read Laura’s post last month about The Bridge of San Luis Rey, be sure to check it out.  This Friday I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to my friend Elizabeth Hance. Elizabeth and I met in an English class at Auburn, and […]

The Summer Slump

I’ve always relied on summer break to get a lot of my 50 books read–with no classes to take or teach, I should be able to knock out a majority of the total and be stress-free when December rolls around. Right? Well, it’s not always that simple. Confession time: Every summer that I’ve kept track […]

Six Nonfiction Books for Your Beach Bag

  Summer vacation means a lot of things–long days, rising temperatures, and maybe–if you’re lucky–a trip to the beach! Typically when I think of a good “beach read,” I think of a really interesting fiction book that grabs your interest and transports you to another place. But why should fiction books get all the love? […]

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Every once in a while I have a free day that I can dedicate to reading a book cover to cover. It’s becoming a rare occurrence, but it does happen sometimes. Yesterday was one of those days. I spent most of the day reading Chris Cleave’s novel Little Bee.  I don’t really want to say too much […]