Reading Round Up

I love reading. I love downloading books on my Kindle. I love going to the library and picking up a bunch of books to take home. I just had one of those delicious library trips where I filled my cart with treats, so I thought I’d share my pickings with you all.


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Simple pleasure: going to the library all by myself and spending time picking out a bunch of goodies! 🤗🤗🤗

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{Pssssst: I linked to each book on Amazon if you want to click through for a synopsis, but I highly recommend you put them on your library list before purchasing!}

Junk: Digging Through America’s Love Affair with Stuff by Alison Stewart
Find it here on Amazon (if you have Amazon Unlimited, it is free to read)

Initial Thoughts: I’ve been on a thrifting streak lately, which often leads me to wonder who is donating such awesome stuff. We’ve also done a bit of antiquing, which has made me want to bring cool old things into my house. On the other side of things, I’m getting to the point where I can’t stand clutter… and have been relentlessly purging things. So, cool stuff comes in… cool stuff goes out.

This was the first book from my library trip that I read and I have to say it is interesting… in parts. While I’m normally a ‘read the whole book from front to back’ kinda girl, this one had some parts that didn’t interest me, so I skipped right over them. It was very, very interesting though and now I want to take everything in my basement to the dump.

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Find it here on Amazon

Initial Thoughts: I love a good romantic comedy piece of chick lit, but it’s imperative that the lady be strong and quirky. No swooning dummies for me! I’m looking forward to reading this one and if I like it, it looks like there are a few others by the same author.

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan
Find it here on Amazon

Initial Thoughts: Another chick lit book… this one about an American finding love while she is at Oxford. You know right off the book jacket that they are going to fall in love and she will have to make a decision about whether to stay or go. I’m hoping this is a good one!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorn and John Tiffany
Find it here on Amazon

Initial Thoughts: I LOVE the Harry Potter series. Which is exactly why I have been avoiding this book. I just love it TOO MUCH, you know? This one was just sitting on the shelf staring at me and I decided that now is finally the time. So, now it is.

Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much by Faith Salie
Find it here on Amazon

Initial Thoughts: I’m not familiar with comedian/journalist Faith Salie, but this is a collection of essays “chronicling the author’s adventures during her lifelong quest for approval”. I’ve been on a bit of a Netflix comedy special kick lately, so this fits in perfectly with my needs right now.

How to be a happier parent: raising a family, having a life and loving (almost) every minute by KJ Dell’Antonia
Find it here on Amazon

Initial Thoughts: I’m not typically a ‘self help’ book reader, but I’ve been listening to a lot of the Armchair Expert podcast and thought this might be a nice read. Now that I’m done my master’s program, I have a little extra time on my hands… so maybe a little self-improvement is in order.

On Starlit Seas by Sara Sheridan
Find it here on Amazon

Initial Thoughts: This one looks like kind of a chick lit/mystery/romance/period drama. It’s a little out of my wheelhouse as I’m not really a historical fiction lover, so I figured I’d try it.

I am Malala: How one girl stood up for education and changed the world by Malala Yousafzai
Find it here on Amazon

Initial Thoughts: Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. This book was all the hype when it came out and in this current age of politics, when I saw it sitting on the shelf I had the strong urge to add it to my basket.

As You Wish: Inconceivable tales from the making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden
Find it here on Amazon

Initial Thoughts: I LOVE The Princess Bride and I remember putting this book on my list when I heard it was coming out. I have no idea what happened to that list. But I am super excited to read this one! This one is next on my list and I have it with me to start reading at lunch today.

I hate everyone, except you by Clinton Kelly
Find it here on Amazon

Initial Thoughts: This one is billed as a snarky collection of essays, so yeah. It had me from ‘snarky’.


What are you reading right now? Have you read anything from my current pile?


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4 thoughts on “Reading Round Up”

  1. I love the library! Recently, I read Eventide, by Kent Haruf. He is such a good author (he passed away, last year.)It is really good, sad parts, but worth it. I also love the author, Mary Alice Monroe. Anything by her, I really liked Time is a River, by her. Or, Beach House. And, Summer Breeze,by Nancy Thayer. Her books are usually good. Some have been made into movies.

    Happy reading!

  2. I bought Cursed Child several months ago at Costco, but haven’t been able to start it yet for the same reasons you mentioned! LOL Can’t wait to hear what you think about the Clinton Kelly book!

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