BOOK REVIEW: the sun and her flowers, by Rupi Kaur

Book Number: 40/40 You read the above correctly- I completed my GoodReads 2017 Challenge- YAY!! Obviously, I’m going to continue book-worming my way into the new year, but I’m so excited that I’ve officially read 40 books and counting. Book number 40 was a special read; this year’s Book Number One was Rupi Kaur’s Milk…

BOOK REVIEW: Everyday Sexism, by Laura Bates

Feminist. It’s become such a “bad” word, hasn’t it? You’re either praised and lifted up above all others for being liberal and awesome, or you’re branded a bra-burning nutter who ‘should get back in the kitchen lol’. There’s no middle ground, and among most people where I live, it’s seen as a dangerous, rebellious thing….

BOOK REVIEW: Room, by Emma Donoghue

Honesty time- I am a picky reader. Or perhaps, it’d better to say I’m a “safe” reader. I tend to stick to the same genres over and over again, being “sure” that I’ll like the book “because it’ll be similar to that book.” But that’s no way to live! If genres are like ice cream…

3 Book Recommendations For When You’re Not Sure What To Read

Hello Lovely Humans! As someone who loves books, I’ve experienced that gut-wrenching feeling of uncertainty- that feeling of being lost and swimming in a sea of endless books in which you’re quickly sinking. What the heck am I going to read next?!? Almost every time I finished a book, I’d have this “Ahhhh!” moment of…

BOOK REVIEW: Not Working, by Lisa Owens

   Reading Challenge: 32/40 “Here, you should read this,” says Chris, with a cheeky eyebrow raise. He was half-kidding, half-recommending, as I had just quit my job (and then got two new ones, but that’s another story). However, the blurb sounding intriguing, the dust jacket was enticing, and I ordered a copy from Amazon later…

BOOK REVIEW: Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist

BOOK 35/40 Hello dearest readers! I hope you’re all keeping well and feeling as lovely as ever. So I am bringing you yet another book review- this week, I finished reading Shauna Niequist’s Present Over Perfect. I had heard rave reviews about this book- I’d seen some of the Robertson family Instagramming it, I’d seen other…

BOOK REVIEW: Love That Lasts, by Jeff and Alyssa Bethke

I hate religion, but I love Jesus. You may remember that quote from a YouTube video which went viral a few years back. A guy named Jefferson Bethke was using the spoken word to describe something which I imagine had been on the heart of many Christians for a long time, but no one had…

BOOK REVIEW: The Best Yes, by Lysa TerKeurst

I love reading. If you’re familiar with my blog, or you’ve seen me crouching behind my desk at work, you already know that. And as I grow in my faith and try to figure out how to be a better little human, I love reading books about changing and overcoming obstacles. Something you might not…

Reading Challenge, 2017

Helllloooooo Internet People! I hope you’re feeling lovely and wonderful this August afternoon. My boyfriend and I aren’t the most competitive people, but every year, we set ourselves a  “Reading Challenge”. The idea is, we set ourselves a goal of X number of books, and the first person to read that OR the person who…