January 2016 Wrap-up

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Read if You’re in the Mood For: Non-Fiction, Feminism, Essays, Enlightenment, Inspiration You shouldn’t read it because you’re in the mood for X, you should just read it. Period. Everyone should read this. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Read if You’re in the Mood For: Fiction, Fantasy,…

Book Review: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Book Title/Author: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Publisher/Year: February 2012 by Reagan Arthur Books (first published 2012) Genre: Fiction, Magical Realism, Fantasy Format: Softcover Source: Own, bought at Chapters View on Goodreads     “Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under…

Book Review: The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore

Book Title/Author: The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore Publisher/Year: October 2008 by William Morrow (first published October 2004) Genre: Humour, Fiction, Fantasy, Christmas Series: #3 of Pine Cove  Format: eBook (Kobo) Source: Own View on Goodreads “‘Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of…

Book Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Book Title/Author: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Publisher/Year: February 2015 by Anchor (first published 2014) Genre: Non-Fiction, Feminism, Essays Series: N/A Format:Softcover Source: Own, bought at Chapters View on Goodreads What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from…

Book Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Book Title/Author: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Publisher/Year: July 26th 2005 by Dell Publishing Company (first published June 1st 1991) Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy Series: Book #1 from Outlander Series  Format:Softcover Source: Borrowed View on Goodreads “The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on…

2016 Reading Resolutions

It’s a new year and that means a whole new year of books. I am late getting this post out because I really wanted to be certain about my reading goals. I wanted my reading resolutions to be realistic and attainable but still challenging enough that I have to step out of my comfort zone….

My Largest Book Haul to Date: December 2015 Book Haul

This December Book Haul is brought to you by Black Friday Sales and Christmas gifts. By the end of December, I accumulated 19 books — making this my biggest book haul yet. I treated myself to a few new books, purchased on Black Friday*. I couldn’t resist good book deals. Now you might be saying, “Wait,…

2015 Reading Year in Review

Books Read in 2015    Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge  View Full 2015 Results My Goal: Goal was to read 30 books. Results: I surpassed my goal by 33%, reading 40 books. I was not certain that would complete the goal that I set for myself. 2015 marked the first year that I would not have my…

January 2016 Top 5 TBR

This month I had a hard time picking a Top 5 TBR because I was fortunate enough to receive plenty as gifts during the holidays. Recall, my Top 5 TBR (To-Be-Read) posts are guidelines for what I aspire to read during the month; I do not always stick to the list because I am a…