Charming and clever!
FINALLY! I‘ve read every #botm selection that I own! The tagged book was my very first pick and a favorite of mine. ❤️
How did I celebrate catching up on my #botmbacklog? I signed back up for BOTM, of course! 😉
My optometrist always runs behind. Perfect quiet time for studying 👍
This is the last book in my #botmbacklog and then I will have read every BOTM I own. I‘ve been putting this one off because it intimidates me (started it once before and bailed). Anyone really like this read?
I‘m going with a pick, although that feels generous. I read it quickly, and I did enjoy it...but I don‘t have the 5 star love for this book that everyone else seems to have. I enjoy unlikeable characters, so Maurice wasn‘t the issue for me. It was just a bit underwhelming following The Heart‘s Invisible Furies.
My husband ordered me these cutting boards that look like books ❤️
A new book, a quiet house, and my Netflix fire 🔥
I love post-apocalyptic fiction (So much to contemplate! So many big feelings!), so it‘s no big surprise that I loved this book. The novel alternates between Candace‘s life before the fever outbreak and after, giving the reader a deep understanding of her character.
I have so much to get done today...but reading my #botm pick is important too, right?
Loved this one! Although a bleak WWII tale, it also manages to be charming and funny. I miss the characters and that‘s always the mark of a great book for me.
Do be warned that it is violent and the dialogue can be crude.
A little hotel reading this morning. My husband and I were able to get away last night for his work holiday party. Enjoying these (rare) quiet, child-free moments with coffee and a book!
Has anyone read this one? It‘s been on my Kindle for a long time.
Signed back up for #botm just for this one.
I have been in a reading slump (as well as life slump, if that‘s a thing) for several weeks. I picked this book up on a whim for 50 cents and so far it‘s exactly right 👌 Hectic morning with the kids, but taking a quick break for myself. (Shhh, they haven‘t found me yet!)
A beautiful day for an #audiowalk.
Getting caught up with Cormoran and Robin before my hold on Lethal White becomes available.
Fun new bookish coasters 💕
I couldn‘t decide what to read next so my son chose for me. The Thorn Birds it is!
Told from three perspectives, this novel explores themes of racism, tradition, and family relationships. The writing is solid and each voice is unique. It has a lot of heart and would make for good discussion; however, it‘s just a bit too syrupy sweet/neat and tidy for my taste. It‘s not a pick for me personally, but it‘s a good book that I think many will enjoy.
I started three or four different books yesterday and nothing felt right. Does this happen to anyone else?
I think I‘ve finally settled on this “true life novel” written about the author‘s grandmother. My plans for the day were canceled so I‘m just going to take it easy and read while my youngest naps. 🙌
Just picked this hold up from the library. Emily Giffin books are my guilty pleasure ☺️
Entertaining enough, but I have no desire to invest in the rest of the series.
While this wasn‘t nearly as compelling as Krakauer‘s Into Thin Air, I still enjoyed learning about the 1996 Everest tragedy from Anatoli Boukreev‘s perspective.
I like this book, but I‘ve probably referred to this family tree 100 times so far. I can‘t keep track of all the characters and how they‘re related. 😬
I was studying the family tree so hard last night my husband asked if I thought there would be a quiz. 😂🤷♀️ Maybe I‘m overthinking it a bit.
Lunch break with a book 👍 (The only good thing about working the Sunday of a holiday weekend)
Finally reading this one because I feel like I‘m the last person left who hasn‘t!
Thank you @bookandcat for motivating me to read down my #botmbacklog stack!
I read 7/9 of my #botm stack in August (this photo is missing Enchanted Islands because I loaned it to a friend). Only the two upright books remain to be read. 🎉
“These are all small pieces, like shards of colored glass in a kaleidoscope; I spin and combine them to make a glowing, shifting picture. But they are finite in number. I cannot know my mother as others know their parents - I will never have an adult conversation with her.”
Perry‘s memoir about her mother‘s murder is heartbreaking and ugly, but it‘s also a lovely tribute to her mother‘s life and their relationship. An easy 5 stars.
My Everest obsession continues...☺️
Here‘s my tentative September #TBR
I‘m trying to read books off my own shelves and am hoping I will be more successful if I make a physical stack 📚
I found the premise of the story (ten families participating in a communal parenting experiment) more intriguing than the storyline or characters.
#botmbacklog book 6
My impulse buys from the library bookstore. I don‘t even have shelf space for my books right now and end up piling them in random places. 😬
My youngest had to get shots this morning so we‘re cuddling and reading. ❤️