how charming! this is my second Bryson and his love of Australia and its people got me — hook, line, and sinker! I absolutely want to visit Australia right now...I love how Bryson grounds his hilarious personal anecdotes with historical/geographical facts. 🇦🇺 read for book club & checked out from the @naperlib ! 🇦🇺 what’s your favorite Bill Bryson?
I know this is a bit delayed since I was on vacation but...I completed (down to the final hours!) the 2018 @bookriot Read Harder challenge! I read 52 books in 2018, 24 of which were ones that pushed me outside my comfort zone. favorites in this stack were: A Gentleman in Moscow, Illuminae, & One Hundred Years of Solitude — but so many of these were wonderful reads! ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ thanks to my local indies (@andersonsbookshop & @prairiepathbooks) and @bookofthemonth for being great places to get great reads! ◾️ ◾️ ◾️ I’ve already put together my 2019 #ReadHarder challenge list, can’t wait to get started!
can I go on vacation more often? I got so much reading done, it’s amazing! finished my second book of the year and it was a sweet one — Eleanor took a while for me to like; but I enjoyed peeling back her layers. thanks to everyone who recommended I bump this up on my TBR — and for my fave @prairiepathbooks for recommending it last year!
first book read of the new year! there’s nothing like reading thrillers on a beach vacation, right? this one was alright — twist was pretty solid, writing mediocre, but in all a pretty good time!
anyone else have the problem of overpacking books for vacation, or is that just me?? packed six, read two already...what should I go with next? thoughts?
the holidays have been madness — and I started reading one of my most dense books of the year when I hardly had time to read it 🤦🏼♀️ but, I persevered — and loved this book. it’s like a tapestry, with different threads of characters and stories woven together to create the mystical Macondo and the Buendía clan. I wanted to spend as much time immersed in this story as possible! /// read for the @bookriot #readharder : genre fiction in translation
getting in some quality reading time tonight feat. seasonal beer & autumnal throw pillows.
#25infive /// first book of @25infive done! this was a nice palate cleanser — was it groundbreaking? no. very visibly ghost written? yep. but did I have a great time reading it? SURE DID. I don’t know anything about Gucci Mane or any of the other rappers mentioned but man, was it a wild ride. totally recommend if you’re looking to turn your brain off for a while!
my first Cormac McCarthy & my first western. a true study in nihilism if there ever was one! so close to the end of my reading challenge!!!
sunday morning reading ❄️☀️😌
it’s been a minute since I so completely devoured a book like I did with #Kindred — started today and couldn’t NOT finish it tonight. engrossing, page-turning, thrilling — this science fiction book has it all. I highly recommend you read this one! /// read for the @bookriot #readharder challenge: science fiction with a female author & female protagonist
oh boy. what a moving memoir — this one hit hard. cried more than once. it was deeply philosophical — questioning not only the nature of death but also the moral responsibility of those in the medical profession. I want all of my pre-med students to read this! /// read for the @bookriot #readharder challenge: book published posthumously
#unpopularopinion time: I did not care for Dune. like, at all. I appreciate the doors it opened and what it has done for the science fiction genre, but the comparisons to Tolkien are unfounded. it’s over now and I can move on to finish up my 2018 book list! /// read for @bookriot #readharder : classic genre fiction
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I haven’t an excellent library.”