BOOK CLUB // August

SO this summer was kind of a wreck for reading + blogging. I won’t say I failed, but I could do immeasurably better.

I haven’t finished Jane Eyre. My entire book club (my mother, sister, and myself) have all agreed that we are going to take our time with it, rather than try to cram it in a month (or three…). It’s a BIG book. I’m still working on it, but I’m going to do alongside other reads.

My sister recommended The Martian to me. She sat down and read it in ONE day, and then lent it to me. So for August, I am going to get back into Book Club by trying to knock this one out! I’ve seen the movie, but one chapter in and I’m not worried about it not being enjoyable. This story has amazing voice and I’m really looking forward to the novel version.

Happy Reading!


Happy May! This is the ONLY time the first of the month falls on a Monday this year, so let’s try to enjoy it.

I read “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler last month, and I wish I could say I loved it more than I actually did. I’ve heard only great things about the book, and I personally have had it on my shelf and on my to-read list for over a year now. But, I think it was only ok. Enjoyable but not particularly memorable. I certainly wouldn’t read it again. I searched around a bit after I finished reading it to see what other people thought, and it seems to be more enjoyable if you listen to the audio version of it, which I can certainly understand. The physical book itself is really pretty though with tons of photos and graphic visuals all throughout, which I always really appreciate and enjoy. The book is divided into three parts, and each part is filled with stories that support that part’s theme. “SAY whatever you want”, “DO whatever you like”, and “BE whoever you are”. So it’s written in a bit random order and doesn’t really follow the typical autobiography flow, but most of the stories are charming and it’s filled with a lot of girl-power motivation stuff, which is always fun to read.

For May, I want to read something a little more story driven, and something that has ALSO been on my shelf for too long just waiting to be read.

Jane Eyre (or for you Kindle readers >> Jane Eyre )

Here we go! Cheers!

BOOK CLUB || Kick-off!

Hi everyone, happy April! April is a big month for me. It’s the month I vowed to begin taking my blogging a little more seriously, for one. I’m going to actually post regularly and tell my friends and family of its existence. Huge, I know.

It’s also the start of something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now, which is start my own book club! I’ve been a part of two book clubs now in the past, which always start out so enthusiastically and are amazing but sadly kinda just fall apart after a few months. That is totally not going to happen with this one!

Reading is such a perfect pastime, when I was younger you couldn’t pry my current read out of my hands. Literally, look at this photo of me and my siblings that my mom found just yesterday (thanks mom!).

I’m the one with the book.

But sadly since I’ve become “an adult” I find it more difficult to make time for reading! Andy and I have both gotten much better about this in recent months, which has caused me to become inspired about creating my own book club. My goal is to read ONE book a month, and post about it here in hopes that other interested folks might join me. Because almost everything is more fun in groups, right?

So for my first month, I’ve chosen “Yes Please” by Leslie Knope. I mean Amy Poehler. It’s been on my shelf for OVER A YEAR now and I haven’t even opened it!! See what I mean?! Things need to change.

On the first Monday of each month we are going to do this again, so, get it done!