My 2020 Reading Stats

My 2020 reading goals  were – read more self development books, more series and enjoy some re-reads.  How did I do?  Not too shabby.  My favorite reads: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand, Girls Made of Glass and Snow by Melissa Bashardoust, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune... Continue Reading →

June Reading Stats

June Reading Stats We are halfway through 2020, so I figure this is a good time to reality check myself versus my reading goals for the year. My Goals for 2020 are: Read about 100 books: I completed 55 books, plus 2 that I chose not to finish.  (that is 18,404 pages!) Re-read more books... Continue Reading →

2019 in Review

2019 in Review As you might know, I track the books I read in a spreadsheet.  As a matter of fact, I showed you a picture of my 2020 spreadsheet in my last post. I do this so the geek in me can spend some time at the end of the year and look at... Continue Reading →

2020 Reading Goals

2020 Reading Goals  Last year my reading goal was simply to read 100 books.  I met that goal, but I feel like it led me to focus more on hurrying through books rather than sinking into them.  This year I have a few goals, but none of them are overall quantity. #1) I would like... Continue Reading →

Boozy Books

Boozy Cocktail Books Recently we had some friends over to check out our new home library (complete with dry bar).   We were gifted a couple new boozy bar books to join my previous favorite Tequila Mockingbird! Please welcome the Downton Abbey Cocktail Book and Gin Austen to the library!  I’m positive they will inspire... Continue Reading →

Book #100

Last year I started tracking the books I read.  This year I took it a little more seriously. As I was just reviewing my spreadsheet (nerd alert) I noticed that I will soon be starting my 100th book of 2019.  What book should hold such a milestone spot???? I feel the 100th book of the... Continue Reading →

Fall TBR List

My Fall TBR List I am a seasonal reader for sure.  As we roll into Autumn, I can’t help but crave books about school, books set in fall, creepy books, etc.  It’s time to let the light summer reads go and dive into something a little darker. What books am I thinking about reading this... Continue Reading →

Books Need a Vacation Too

Packing for Italy I’m going on vacation soon.  I’m starting to pack and I’m struggling.  Not with my clothes; but as you might guess, it’s books that are causing me grief. As any avid reader can imagine, my biggest struggle is trying to choose what books to bring with me!! I’m going to be touring... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading

Summer and reading go hand & hand. I love getting up early on the weekend and enjoying my coffee outside, with a good book in my hand. Or, sitting in the sun, drinking a cold beer, reading a book. Or, coming home from work and enjoying a glass of wine, with a book. Or, hanging... Continue Reading →


In the bookish world, TBR stands for ‘To Be Read’.  Many of us (avid readers), have some version of a TBR List, and they come in all shapes and sizes, such as: A stack of 2-3 books on your bedside stand.Your hold list at the local library.A special book shelf filled with books you’ve picked... Continue Reading →

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