Like so many other (mostly white) Americans I spent June making my way through an [anti-racist](https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/83626-reading-is-only-a-step-on-the-path-to-anti-racism.html) [reading list](https://www.npr.org/2020/06/09/872788889/the-limitations-of-an-anti-racist-reading-list) in …
So many mediocre books this month - I just couldn't find my literary stride. I think I went in thinking I needed some light, rom-com reading, and realized that to distract from reality required meatier reading. Live and learn.
The Song of Achilles: 5/5
This book was …
This month sucked. Here's what I read.
How to Be Fine: 5/5
Kristen Meinzer & Jolenta Greenberg
I've listened to Kristen and Jolenta's podcast By the Book for years and was so excited to hear they had published a book about their experiences. How to Be Fine is funny, insightful …
Better late than never!
Work Optional: 5/5
I've been reading Hester's financial independence blog Our Next Life for years now, so knew I'd like her book. Her voice is practical and compassionate, and her financial advice has just the right amount of detail to be informative but …
I'm writing this March 22, 2020, and February feels like it was years ago. In retrospect it was a blissfully tactile month! We visited Cancun for my birthday, which was fantastic despite being very different than we had expected. The best part was when we got back spring felt within …read more
Just 3 books this month - we were in the thick of looking for a new house, and also went camping once or twice. Luckily the books I chose were great!
This was an exceptional, if not life-changing, romance novel. A big-shot movie …
December was a crazy, busy, social month for us. Between our respective office Christmas parties, drinks with friends who were in town, family gatherings, and one Harry Potter themed dinner, we ate enough free cookies to last us all year. It was wonderful to see everyone, catch up with old …read more