Winter TBR 2017

Winter TBR 2017

It's that time of year again. My palms are curled around a peppermint mocha frappe as I watch the first flakes of the season fall from a gray sky. Starbucks is warm, but just on the other side of the glass blows a chilly winter wind. Books are always on my mind this time of [...]

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Autumn TBR 2017

Autumn TBR 2017

As autumn rolls in and the jackets come out of the attic, I'm always inclined to pick up a collection of poetry or personal essay. There's something about delving into someone's more personal writing that feels cozy as the colors become more golden and the air gets colder every night. This—paired with the fact that [...]

Summer TBR 2017

Summer TBR 2017

It's been a consistent 90+ degrees here on the east coast, which means everyone has been flocking to the beaches along the shores of Long Island Sound. Some people choose contemporary or romance novels to accompany them to the beach, but I tend to lean toward darker, longer stories when I'm heading to the beach. [...]

Spring TBR 2017

Spring TBR 2017

Spring has nearly arrived, along with the promise of blooming flowers and the last glimpses of frost on the lawn. The days are finally getting longer. Gloves are becoming a thing of the past. With favorable weather ahead, my outlook for the year has become even more hopeful. I've already tackled eleven books of my 2017 Reading Challenge [...]

Favorite Reads of 2016

Favorite Reads of 2016

This past year, I was able to tackle thirty novels—quite a feat if you take into account the three months of reading hiatus I took over the summer, two semesters I completed at Uni, and the novel I wrote in November. From the slush pile of reads, a select few left a lasting impression with me. [...]

Winter TBR 2016

Winter TBR 2016

Winter is a time when frost clings to the grass every morning and peppermint becomes everyone's favorite flavor. Cozy socks are a huge must for me this time of year. I spend my days inside, away from the cold and excitement of the holidays. I often read a lot of books.  This year, I was [...]