Love, Like, and Not For Me Reading Challenge 2023

love, like, not for me reading challenge for 2023

If you've been following along with my personal reading challenges, you'll know I did an Indie Books Challenge in 2021 where I discovered I did read quite a lot of indie books and a Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge in 2022 where I discovered diversity is a really broad thing so it's possible to find it … Continue reading Love, Like, and Not For Me Reading Challenge 2023

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 18, 2023

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 18, 2023

My Bookish Wish for 2022 Revisited

bookish wish 2022 revisited

Take a look at the wish I made at the beginning of 2022: There’s a book I want to read this year. I don’t yet know what that book is. But it’ll make me fall in love with reading all over again. This is my bookish wish of 2022: That I find the book that … Continue reading My Bookish Wish for 2022 Revisited

My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Read of 2022

favorite science fiction fantasy read 2022

This past year, I reviewed 37 books I'd consider to be mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy, including one I read last year but didn't put up my review until this year, Quaking Soul by Jennifer M. Zeiger, which also turned out to be my favorite SFF read last year. We'll be here forever if I … Continue reading My Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Read of 2022

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – December 14, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – December 14, 2022

My Favorite Women’s Fiction and Romance Read of 2022

favorite women's fiction romance read 2022

If I'm moving away from mysteries and thrillers, I think I might be moving towards Women's Fiction and Romance because I read more of these this year than last year. I do prefer women's fiction over romance, but they're usually blended together. There have been more romances I've enjoyed this past year, but I still … Continue reading My Favorite Women’s Fiction and Romance Read of 2022

My Favorite Mystery & Thriller Read of 2022

favorite mystery thriller read 2022

Last year was a poor mystery and thriller reading year and I thought it couldn't possibly be worse. Well, it wasn't, but neither was it better. This past year I reviewed 11 books I'd called mystery and thriller, just like last year. There are a few that blend genres, so I decided to go with … Continue reading My Favorite Mystery & Thriller Read of 2022

The Monday List: Historical Fiction I Actually Enjoyed

the monday list

I've been having a fantastic time putting together my Curated Bookshelf every month, but there are some themes where I just can't find 12 books for it (yet). So I've decided to share these shorter lists on Mondays (most Mondays, at least). I hope you enjoy! While I enjoy certain historical periods and have enjoyed … Continue reading The Monday List: Historical Fiction I Actually Enjoyed

Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: November 2022

diversity inclusivity reading challenge november 2022

This year I'm embarking on a personal Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge. This involves trying to ensure at least half of all the books I read each month feature either diversity or an inclusive, accepting world. I've defined diversity as involving books focused on one group (non-white because too many books have already featured enough white … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusivity Challenge: November 2022

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – November 30, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to write about my first, middle, and last impressions of each book I read, as well … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – November 30, 2022