Swing Time // Zadie Smith

Ahhh, my first Zadie Smith novel (and my first read of 2019!).  Swing Time wasn’t my first exposure to Zadie, that was “The Waiter’s Wife” back in the spring for my British Literature class.  Yet, everyone warned me not to start with Swing Time, that it was Smith’s worst novel, that it fell flat in […]

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2019 Reading Goals

Happy 2019!  I don’t normally make New Year’s resolutions, because I think they’re generally forgotten past January, but this year I thought I’d try something new and set some reading goals for myself.  I never like to set a goal for the amount of books I read per year, because I hate that added pressure […]

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My Favorite Books of 2018

In no particular order, here are some of the best books I read this year! The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne An emotional read, John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies just about broke my heart while making me repeatedly laugh out loud.  More thoughts here. The Idiot by Elif Batuman Even months after reading […]

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2018 Bookshelf

I read 37 books in 2018, 17 of which were debut novels, and 30 written by women. Little Fires Everywhere, read beside the fireplace to ring in the new year // The Queen of Hearts, read in the sunroom with full view of the winter wonderland outside // Everything Here is Beautiful, read during a […]

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Christmas 2018 Book Haul

Unwrapping books is probably the most exciting part about Christmas morning (besides the cinnamon rolls!!).  Every year, I make sure to ask for the books I’m most impatient to read, to make Christmas that much more fun.  This year, I asked for a handful, and I must be on the nice list because Santa brought […]

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