2017 Reading Wrap-Up

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Happy New Year everyone! I am so excited for all the books waiting to be read this coming year, but first I thought I’d share what I read in 2017. Continue reading “2017 Reading Wrap-Up”

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My Top Five Non-Fiction Reads of 2017

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Here are my five favorite non-fiction books that I read in 2017:

 

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My Top Five Fiction Reads of 2017

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It was very difficult to narrow down this list to just five, but here they are! My five favorite fiction reads of 2017:

 

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7 Books for Adults Who Love Harry Potter

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Last month marked the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Like many others who grew up with the Harry Potter series, the fact that it has been twenty years since Harry was first introduced to the world has made me feel both very old and very emotional. If you’re like me, you’ve spent the years since the series ended alternating between rereading the series and trying to find new books to read that will bring back that sense of wonder and excitement that Harry Potter inspired.

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Review: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert 

img_9282BIG MAGIC: CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEAR
By Elizabeth Gilbert
Published September 22, 2015 by Riverhead Books
Genre: Nonfiction
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The first book I read in 2017 was Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and I’m finally getting around to reviewing it. Long story short, I loved this book. Continue reading “Review: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert “

Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

SAFRICA-POLITICS-MANDELABORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD
By Trevor Noah
Published November 15, 2016 by Spiegel & Grau
Genre: Nonfiction
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On The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah mentions his South African upbringing often, but in his new memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, he goes much deeper into the complexities of South African history and culture, as well as his own past.  Continue reading “Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah”

A Murakami State of Mind

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I have a lot of favorite books, and a lot of authors whose work I love, but if you ask me who my favorite author is, I will say without hesitation that it is Haruki Murakami.

I read my first Murakami book, 1Q84, in July of 2014. It took me the whole month of July and most of August to read it. I did not quite comprehend what a huge undertaking it would be when I decided to read it (it actually consists of three books, adding up to over a thousand pages). I had only vaguely heard of Murakami at that point, but boy am I grateful for the random circumstances that led to the discovery of his stories. Continue reading “A Murakami State of Mind”