Outliers and Salem Falls

Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell This is the second Malcolm Gladwell book I have read, the first being Tipping Point. The general idea of Outliers is examining what makes successful people different. Not necessarily how they are different than us, but what circumstances they are from. Plus, the idea that great people are often the product…

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and Cress

Last year, I started off with a handful of “self-help” and “encouragement” titles, it was deliberate and planned. This year I stood in front of my “TBR” (To Be Read) shelf and touched titles until I decided on what to read. Sometimes picking a book is the hardest part, the second hardest part is cracking…

2016 Recap and Recommendations

I’m filling in the last few lines on my 2016 Book Log so I thought I would look back and think about which were my favorite of this year. As you can see in the featured photo, my list is a bit messy…but I am so glad I have it! I highly recommend keeping a…

Ugh! I’m sorry. December Books.

Ya’ll. I missed a MONTH of posting. I have still been reading though. Instead of the two books a week for the last month with a complete review, I’m just going to list them here. Sorry folks! Keep writing your books down ❤ The Dark Witch by Nora Roberts Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by…

The Name of the Wind AND Little America

The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss Ohhhh The Name of the Wind. It is difficult for me to put my emotions into words in regards to this book. It is a Harry Potter story but for grown ups, I’m sure someone somewhere said this in a review I read 5 months ago when…

Old Man and the Sea AND The Couple Next Door

  Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea I did a quick survey of my friends for a recommendation on an Ernest Hemingway read, and this title was listed several times. The Old Man and the Sea was written in 1952. It is a simple story of an old Cuban fisherman that is…

Wait AND Hitler’s Furies

A romance and some history. Keeping it varied so I don’t get bored. Life makes it easy to put your book aside and forget about it, so be sure to pick titles that interest you. And NEVER let anyone give you crap for what you read, the chances are that person isn’t reading anything but…

Louis L’Amour And Adventures of Tom Sawyer

I went back to the classics this week. I’m not sure why I’m feeling nostalgic, but here we are! Two easy reads, and so much fun. Mark Twain – Adventures of Tom Sawyer 100% honesty time…. I listened to this one. The audiobook version (narrated by Nick Offerman) is FANTASTIC. I think the man was…

The Replacement AND Rule

I had a read-fail this week. I started The Man Called Ove, because of all the rave reviews, book club reading lists and the new movie coming out. I feel like something must be wrong with me, it was so boring. I couldn’t get into it. I could not get passed that this grumpy old…

The Fireman AND The Ludwig Conspiracy

Joe Hill – The Fireman Before I even talk about this book, let me tell you, folks…this is quite the commitment read. I tend to binge-read, and it still took me foooorever to make it through the book. If you are a binge-reader as well, this one might slow you down for a bit (which,…

Worth Dying For AND Before I Go to Sleep

I was really busy this week. These are both fairly short reads, although I’ll admit, it is Sunday night and I just finished Worth Dying For, so it took the full 7 days to finish both of the books. Whoops!

The Tipping Point AND Say You’ll Stay

The Tipping Point and Say You’ll Stay, two really great books! The Tipping Point would be a great book for a professional interested in what makes something trend. And Say You’ll Stay is a beautiful romance novel, one I can highly recommend.