Audiobook of the Month | February

I’ve been listening to a lot of great audiobooks lately, but this month I wanted to feature a love story, since it’s Valentine’s Day and all (and I’m not doing any other V-Day posts). I’ve listened to a few good love stories on Audible, but this is one of my favorites. The love story is […]

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Book Review | The Perfect Nanny

For two years during grad school, I worked as a nanny. So I tend to avoid books or movies about nannies, because seeing it from a distance is kind of a weird experience. Being a nanny is such a strange and intimate job – you end up falling in love with a kid that’s not […]

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Weekly Wrap Up – February 11

This week went by incredibly slowly, so I ended up reading quite a bit. Mostly at my desk at work because I had nothing to do. This is going to be a long wrap up, so I’ll get right into it. The first book I read this week is The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani. This […]

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Book Review | The Ghost Notebooks

I have no memory of why I decided to read this book. Maybe it was the cover (which I can’t decide if I love or hate)? Or maybe it was that the synopsis vaguely reminded me of David Mitchell’s Slade House, which, while not my typical genre, was an unexpected favorite a year or so ago. The […]

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The Books that Got Me Back into Reading (and What I Think of Them Now)

After college, I didn’t read anything for a while. I think I might have reread some Meg Cabot books right after I moved back home, but that was about it. And I was struggling, because I still identified as a reader. That’s who I’ve always been, and then I wasn’t. I didn’t read, I wasn’t […]

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January Book Haul

I bought too many books in January. Way too many books. And a lot of them are very large books, too, so my TBR stacks have multiplied. My excuse is that I’ve been on a serious history-binge lately, and those books are crazy expensive, so I had to buy all the ones on Book Outlet […]

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Book Review | Freshwater

This year, I am working on reading more debut novels, more diverse books, and more own voices stories. Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater is all three (and more). I didn’t know too much about this book when I picked it up – to be honest, my decision was largely due to the cover – but it completely surprised […]

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