May TBR pile = conquered

10 books down, thousands to go!

Yeah, I’m that person every year that says, “How is it already June?! I swear I was just playing Cards Against Humanity at Christmas!” But seriously, though, I’m loving that spring is behind us, and Boise is starting to see 90 degree weather.

For a while in May, I was on a role of finishing a book every other day. I was hoping to finish upwards of 18 books, but I only finished 10. Life got a bit crazy and I found myself unable to focus on slower books, but I still made a good dent in my TBR list. I’m hoping to pick up the pace again in June, and also get beta reading started.

Here’s my list of what I read in May:

The Circle by Dave Eggers*

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

I started Eat Pray Love, but I just couldn’t bring myself to finish this one.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins*

The Girls by Emma Cline**

The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes**

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane**

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid*

Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso*

Bird Box by Josh Malerman*

* Review coming soon

** Review is posted! Check it out.

Still reading:

It by Stephen King (So dense, so many pages!)

The World According to Garp by John Irving

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson


Leave a comment telling me what you read this month!





Meet the girl behind the reviews

Every time I finish a book, I set it down and just think about what I’ve read for a minute. Sometimes I get a book hangover, other times I can’t wait to jump into my next TBR on the list. Every time, though, I start ranting to my husband about what I did and didn’t like. I tell him about the characters, the plot twists, what annoyed me, what I loved, etc. Finally, he said, “Why don’t you start a blog?” My response, “Yeah right! I don’t know a thing about blogging.”

A couple weeks later, I’ve started a blog.

In all fairness, I really don’t know what I’m doing, but I do know that I love reading. I read about 4-5 books a week depending on length, so I have a lot to share with you. My goal for this blog is to post book reviews and other bookish things in the hopes that I inspire someone else to read something out of their comfort zone. Eventually, I would love to start beta reading for authors, and I’ll post more about that later.

In the mean time, here’s a little bit about me. My husband proposed to me at Hogwarts (yes, you read that right). We went to Universal Studios Orlando last December, rushed straight to King’s Cross Station and entered the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter where he got down on one knee. Needless to say, that was the best day of my life.


I grew up in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho which is a small, resort town in the Panhandle. While it’s beautiful, it felt like a retirement community. I’ve recently moved to Boise, the capitol of Idaho, and quit my corporate job. If working my way up a corporate ladder taught me anything, it’s that you need creativity and freedom to be happy in life… two things that job was lacking. I graduated in May with my Bachelor’s degree, and after a short hiatus, I plan to pursue my Master’s in Literature (another reason why I’ve started this blog).

All in all, I hope to have a community for bibliophiles where you can come for honest reviews, book recommendations, and help if you’re writing something yourself. Thanks for checking it out! 🙂