Forget resolutions, here are my 2016 book challenges

I used to be a real fan of resolutions. Get healthy, be successful, travel more, do fun things…but the problem is, resolutions aren’t measurable, attainable goals. Sometimes they are, but often they’re general. /rant over/ My 2015 Goodreads book challenge was to read 150 books. I was doing pretty well until we bought a houseContinue reading “Forget resolutions, here are my 2016 book challenges”

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Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 30

Day 30 (aka the last day!): Your favorite book of all time Asking me to choose a favorite book is like asking me to choose with arm or leg I’d rather lop off, or if I’d rather give up macaroni and cheese or Nutella for the rest of my life. You simply can’t make theseContinue reading “Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 30”

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 29

Day 29: A book everyone hated but you liked I’m judging “everyone hated” by the average rating on Goodreads, and the lowest rated book that received my highest rating was All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner…I was horrified. I loved this book so, so much. Kiesha and I both reviewed it, actually, as our firstContinue reading “Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 29”

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 27

Day 27: The most surprising plot twist or ending The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. I LOVED this book, and part of my loving it was because the ending totally shocked me. I’m sure that some people saw it coming, but I definitely did not! Moriarty did such a good job of showing the mysteryContinue reading “Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 27”

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 26

Day 26: A book that changed your opinion about something We’re going to fly out into non-fiction left field today. Before reading The New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women by Lou Schuler, I was all about cardio. Running, biking, elliptical-ing, stair stepping—I hated plodding away on the treadmill, but I did it in theContinue reading “Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 26”

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 25

Day 25: A character you can relate to the most I can absolutely identify with Andrea Sachs from the Devil Wears Prada. She’s a small-town, naive girl who starts her career at a top-notch fashion magazine, where’s she’s completely out of her league. Though I cannot identify with having a psychotic boss, extremely shallow co-workers,Continue reading “Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 25”

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 24

Day 24: A book you wish more people would’ve read I have no idea where I found this book, or what even made me want to read it as it’s not what I’m usually drawn to, but Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet by Xinran is an absolutely breathtaking book. It’s written beautifully,Continue reading “Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 24”

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 23

Day 23: A book you’ve been wanting to read for a long time but still haven’t I Am Number Four has been on my ‘to-read’ shelf for an embarassingly long time—since before the movie came out, even. But then I broke down and watched the movie, and felt as if the ending was ruined, soContinue reading “Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 23”

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 22

Day 22: A book that makes you cry I have never cried like I cried reading Firefly Lane (ironic that I used this as the book that makes me happy too…). This is definitely one of my favorite books, and introduced me to Kristin Hannah who is now one of my favorite authors. I readContinue reading “Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 22”