Isolation Book Recs

While we collectively shelter in place, I’ll post one book recommendation a day, every day, until this whole weird nightmare is over. Expect a mix of new releases, old favorites, genre, literary, and plenty of YA and middle grade titles for the kids out of school. Tuesday, March 24th The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John…

A Summer to Read: Ch. 3

Even though it’s sort of the Sunday night of summer, I have to say, August was just grand. We spent a week of it in England, where I spent an entire day visiting book shops I normally only see on Instagram and Twitter. I was thrilled to discover one of my picks, The Nickel Boys,…

A Summer to Read: Ch. 2

So it’s August. The twilight of summer. This week I had a two-day professional development session for the upcoming school year, and while it was valuable training and a wonderful chance to collaborate with my amazing colleagues, I couldn’t help feeling rather depressed by the end of it. “Well that’s it. Summer’s over,” I kept…

A Summer to Read: Ch. 1

Has anyone ever read that book A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry? When I was a kid we’d go to the public library once every couple weeks and I’d load up on paperbacks from the Young Readers section, eager to lose myself in a new book. No doubt the attention-grabbing title is what first…

2019: The Best So Far

Judging by my lack of recent updates, it may seem like I’ve stopped reading, but I assure you that is not the case. I’ve just been concentrating my writing efforts on my infertility blog, which is slowly becoming the first draft of an infertility memoir (#summergoals). I have most definitely been reading, though not perhaps…

My Top Ten of 2018

I tried to read 100 books in 2018. I managed to finish 91. I suppose I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t hit my goal, but I learned an important lesson – namely, that the quota approach is not the best way to savor books. I found myself stressing about “getting through” enough pages in…