January 2018 TBR

January 2018 TBR
Another year has started, which means another year of books to read! I always have a difficult time picking books to read because I own over 100 books I haven’t read yet. Yup, that’s right, over 100. In a reading year, I read a lot of books I haven’t read yet, but I also reread books too. So, adding that into consideration, it becomes very hard for me to choose what books I feel like reading month to month.
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November Wrap Up and December TBR

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I can’t believe it’s already December! I feel like 2017 went by faster than I thought. Last month, I decided that I wasn’t going to complete my 60 book reading goal. A lot of the books I read this year felt rushed. I wasn’t enjoying my reading as much, and I felt like I needed to finish a ton of books to be satisfied. I have now reduced my reading goal to 52 books, which I’ve already almost completed. I feel better taking my time with books, and giving them the time they deserve. I typically read about 50 books in a year anyway, so already reaching that a month before the year ends is pretty amazing. Continue reading November Wrap Up and December TBR

13 Ways to Get Out of a Reading Slump

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Every once and a while, it happens to the best of us. A reading slump. It’s not something we want to happen, but it almost always does. I’m an avid reader, and I usually read about 50 books a year. So how do I get in a reading slump? There’s many reasons, actually. I sometimes become bored with the books I read, or I’m just not in the mood to read at all. GASP! I know, shocking. Although this happens, there’s always ways to jump back into reading. After a little bit of thinking, I gathered a few tips and tricks to get back on the reading train. Continue reading 13 Ways to Get Out of a Reading Slump

October TBR and September Wrap-Up

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetNow that it’s the final 3 months of the year, I have to really focus on my reading challenge. So far, I have read 40 of the 60 books I wanted to read in 2017. I still have to read 20 before the year ends. I don’t have a lot of time, so I’m making it my mission to read as much as I can these next few months. If I can read 6 to 7 books per month, I’ll be able to meet my goal. So let’s hope I can do this!

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Books For Living Review

IMG_0190When I started reading Books for Living by Will Schwalbe, I immediately knew I was going to love it. The book is about reading, and the books that Schwalbe read that have taught him lessons throughout his life. Amazing concept right? The book was addicting from the start, and made me start to really think about the importance of reading in my life. What books would I consider to be the ones that influenced me?

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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Review

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetDark Matter by Blake Crouch is a book I didn’t expect to leave a lasting impression on me. I picked up this book with the idea it would be a fun scifi novel to read over the weekend at my cottage. I didn’t have any high expectations. I definitely did not expect it to become one of my favourite books. I can almost guarantee you that I’ll be thinking about this books years and years from now.

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What I Read in August

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetI didn’t end up reading a lot of books in August, which I am disappointed about. I only managed to read three books, which is a bad month for me in terms of reading. I typically like to read 5 books a month, but August was one of those summer months where I spent more time outside than in. Here are the books I read, and a mini review for each: Continue reading What I Read in August

8 Amazing Books to Read in the Summer

IMG_5296When it comes to summer reading, I think the best books to read are fun, short, and thrilling. Of course classics, and high literary novels, are great to read whenever, but there’s something about the summer that makes contemporary books so pleasurable to read. Here are my top 8 books to read in the summer.
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Book Review: Bridget Jones’s Diary

IMG_5034In June, I decided to tackle a book that I’ve been wanting to read for years now. When I was in high school, I watched Bridget Jones’s Diary for the first time, and I instantly fell in love. That love stayed strong throughout my university years, and now that I’m graduated, I still go back to that movie. Continue reading Book Review: Bridget Jones’s Diary

Review: The Princess Diarist

IMG_4590May 2017 was a very Star Wars month for me. Not only was it May the 4th, but also the 40th anniversary of the franchise. I guess I picked the perfect month to read The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher. Carrie Fisher has recently become someone I look up to, and I really wanted to read her books.

In her memoir, she recounts her time filming Star Wars, and addresses a rumour that followed her throughout her career. Throughout the memoir, Fisher’s sense of humour is palpable, and infectious. I found myself laughing out loud multiple times reading her memoir.

SPOILERS AHEAD.

The one thing I kept thinking about while reading her memoir was, how have the cast responded to her writing. To be more specific, what does Harrison Ford think of her spilling the beans on their affair? It is quite a story, but it is done tastefully and with respect for Ford. I don’t know how others feel about her revealing their affair, but I think Carrie Fisher has the right to be honest and share her truth if she felt like it. She was very respectful in her account of the events, and I think that’s the best anyone could ask for.

I am giving the memoir a 5/5. It was funny from start to finish, and it gave me insight to how one of the only female actors felt at the beginning of the Star Wars mania. I would 100% recommend this memoir if you enjoy Star Wars, Carrie Fisher, or celebrity memoirs.

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