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What I read: November 2021

What I read: November 2021

This time of year is always so hectic- mostly in a good way though! The holiday season has arrived and so have parties, trips, family time, and more. This also meant a slower month of reading, but I did still manage to squeeze in five books.

It was definitely a fiction kind of month with a mix of romance, horror, and fantasy:

-The Shining
-Blood of Elves
-Chasing the Boogeyman
-Dial A for Aunties
-I Let You Go

Let’s get into those reviews!

What I Read: October 2021

What I Read: October 2021

After the whirlwind of reading in September, my pace slowed down a bit this month. (Probably because I took a break from audiobooks after discovering Morbid: A True Crime podcast) That said, I still managed to squeeze in 6 books covering everything from personal finance to YA fantasy.

Here’s the full list:
-Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
-I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
-Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
-Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
-Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah
-Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Let’s dive into the reviews!

What I read: September 2021

What I read: September 2021

September proved to be a BIG month of reading for me! Though, to be fair, a few of the books I technically started in August.

From fantasy to science fiction to extreme athletes, my book choices were all over the place this month.

Here’s the list:
-Deep Work by Cal Newport
-Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
-Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
-Verity by Colleen Hoover
-Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
-Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor
-Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller
-The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig
-Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
-Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight

Let’s get into those reviews!

What I read: August 2021

What I read: August 2021

I feel like I’ve been on a reading roll lately!

In August, I read an entire trilogy, listened to a 23-hour long audiobook, and finished a book I’ve been reading since April.

Here’s the list:
-Big Macs & Burgundy by Vanessa Price
-Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
-The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
-Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
-Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
-Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
-10% Happier by Dan Harris

Let’s get into those reviews!

What I read: July 2021

What I read: July 2021

July proved to be another strong month of reading for me!

I didn’t break my record (looking at you, July 2020), but I managed to squeeze in seven books this month featuring a good mix of fiction and non-fiction choices:

Malibu Rising
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba
The Rejection That Changed My Life
The Maidens
I Was Told There’d Be Cake
People We Meet on Vacation

Let’s get into those reviews!

What I read: June 2021

What I read: June 2021

I hope everyone is having a good summer so far! Between a vacation (finally!!) and just relaxing, I’ve been a little late in getting my June reads posted. I had a good mix going on this month with both fiction and non-fiction included.

What I read: May 2021

What I read: May 2021

May was another weird month of reading for me.

I don’t know if I was being really picky, but I had a hard time getting into some books this month. Some of the plots felt very slow? Maybe, I was just distracted?

That said, I still managed to squeeze 5 books in:
1. Pretty Little Wife
2. Girls of Brackenhill
3. Beartown
4. The Midnight Library
5. Tell Me Lies

Let’s get into the reviews…

What I read: April 2021

What I read: April 2021

I feel like I was all over the place this month in terms of reading!

I read a bizarre mix of fiction and non-fiction covering a range of topics and genres.

Here’s the list:
1. House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
2. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
3. Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf
4. Risk Forward by Victoria Labalme
5. The Hidden Lives of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

In this post I’m breaking down which of these NEEDS to be on your reading list ASAP.

What should I read next? 4 easy ways to pick your next book

What should I read next? 4 easy ways to pick your next book

I’ve been an avid reader since childhood and can happily spend hours perusing the library shelves for my next read.

So, when the pandemic hit and libraries closed in-person services, I was forced to reevaluate how I choose what to read next.

In this post, I’m sharing my top 4 ways to make sure your reading list never runs dry.