Tag Archives: Book Lists

Five Years + Best of 2020 (So Far)

It’s hard to believe that I started writing posts here on the blog way back in 2015. Imagine telling your 2015 self where you’d be five years down the road. I don’t think any of us would have predicted this strange pandemic season, and I know none of us would have predicted the murder hornets, […]

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Best Books of 2018

I can’t believe how fast 2018 has flown by, and even though I say that every year, I really mean it! 2018 has been full of good things and hard things, and I’m so thankful to have a chance over Christmas break to sit down and reflect over the past 365 days. Part of that reflection, […]

October Update

I didn’t want to let the month of October slip away without posting anything to the blog, so here’s a quick update to let you know what’s been happening over the last few weeks. Just like last year, October has been a crazy month. It started out with Homecoming festivities at work, and it hasn’t […]

12 Months of Books: June Suggestions

It’s finally summer! I can’t believe that we are almost halfway through the year, and halfway through 2018’s reading challenge. Today I have sixteen books to recommend for this month’s theme, On the Road. When I chose this theme, I was thinking about all the great road trip memories I have from my childhood. Since summer […]

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy is a new collection of short stories that all touch in some way upon the journeys of two brothers who are both named after demigods from the ancient text The Mahabharata. These stories, while spanning great distances in geography and time, all feel like parts of a larger work, a […]

250 Books for Young Readers

It’s hard for me to believe that today is Book Fifty’s second anniversary! I’ve loved getting to share the books I’m reading with you all, and I’m so thankful to you for following along and offering me great feedback. In the spirit of celebration, today I have a huge surprise for you–two huge surprises, actually! I […]

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

Since August I’ve been teaching full time and working on my master’s degree at night, which has sometimes made me feel as if I have one too many things on my to-do list. I’ve been feeling less than productive for the last few weeks, so one night I started to listen to a podcast about being more […]

Five Unique Love Stories

Happy Valentine’s Day! Last year I shared five uncommon love stories with you, so I thought I’d continue the tradition this year by sharing five uniquely romantic tales! I’ve tried to select some of my favorite books that don’t automatically come to mind when you think about classic love stories. I’m especially excited about this […]

The Man in the High Castle

Over Christmas break, my dad got our family hooked on Amazon’s latest drama The Man in the High Castle. This dramatic, action-filled show is set in a different  (Alternate? Parallel? We’re still not sure!) universe in which the Axis powers won WWII. The United States has been split between Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, and all sorts […]

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper 

Do you hear that beautiful sound? It’s Christmas Break calling! Finals for my students began today, and as of 12:15 next Tuesday, I’ll be home free until January. The break couldn’t come at a better time, because I still have a lot of reading to get done if I’m going to meet my fifty book […]