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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: 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 I read: March 2021

What I read: March 2021

This month started off kind of slow, but ended up being a surprisingly good month of reading!

Here’s the list:
-Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton
-On Looking by Alexandra Horowitz
-A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
-Normal People by Sally Rooney
-Secrets and Lies by Selena
Montgomery
-Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
by Jason Reynolds; Ibram X Kendi

In this post, I’m sharing which books you NEED to read.. and the one you can probably skip.

What I read: February 2021

What I read: February 2021

February was a weird month for me. I feel like I hit a pandemic wall and struggled to find books that could keep my interest. I had two books I started but didn’t finish, which is highly unusual for me! I usually try to tough it out unless a book is really, really bad.

That said, I did still manage to read five books, including what might be one of my favorite fiction books for the entire year! (Yes, I know it’s only the beginning of March.. but I feel pretty strongly about this.)

Without further ado, let’s get to it.

What I read: January 2021

What I read: January 2021

January 2021 proved to be a big month of reading for me! Though to be fair, some of these were started in December, but took me a while to finish.

I felt like I had a really good mix of books this month, ranging from mythology to self-help to classics.

Here’s the list:
-Open Book by Jessica Simpson
-Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier
-The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
-Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho
-Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
-Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
-Let’s Never Talk About This Again by Sara Faith Alterman
-Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Let’s dive in…

What I read: December 2020

What I read: December 2020

December proved to be a solid month of reading for me!

I read 7 books which were a mix of non-fiction and thrillers/suspense/mystery. I didn’t branch out as much this month in terms of genre, but I had some my favorite reads of the year!

Let’s dive in..

What I read: November 2020

What I read: November 2020

November was definitely an interesting month of reading for me! I switched gears and read more non-fiction/memoirs this month and also re-discovered my love of audiobooks. There’s truly nothing better than taking a long walk and losing yourself in a good story.