Library Check Out – February 2019

Welcome to February's Library Check Out! Thanks to Bookish Beck for creating and hosting this monthly link up. February was another great library month for me -- there's nothing better than using the public library! Library Books Read Rising Strong by Brene Brown: this was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed... Continue Reading →

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Lila is the third book in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead series. I'm reading them out of order based on what's available at the library, but they are all stand-alone so I'm not too worried! I'm going to have to buy my own copies of these books, I can already tell. They have incredible re-read potential! Lila... Continue Reading →

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

I just love the research that Cal Newport does. He's all about getting the most out of our time and truly living the life that we want. Digital Minimalism is his latest effort to help us cull the distractions and focus on the things we truly value. The point isn't to necessarily stop using social... Continue Reading →

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Melmoth has gotten mixed reviews from people that I've talked to and on Goodreads, but I couldn't get enough of it! It had so many atmospheric elements that I love - leather satchels (why does this make me quiver?), tea and coffee, and a creepy spirit that has haunted the entire world for centuries. How... Continue Reading →

Educated by Tara Westover

Educated is one of those books that gives meaning to the saying "truth is stranger than fiction." I was amazed by this author's grace, courage, and ability to describe her family with the dignity that they deserve. Westover grew up in Idaho with survivalist parents. They were devout Mormons, but far outside of the mainstream... Continue Reading →

Gilead – Marilynne Robinson

I've been wanting to read Marilynne Robinson for years, but was terrified. I knew that she was smart and loved and revered. I also knew that her writing is considered top-notch. I finally got the guts to tackle one despite my fears - Gilead. After receiving bad news from his doctor, John Ames decided to... Continue Reading →

Library Checkout – January 2019

Thank you to Bookish Beck for creating and hosting this link up! This is a fun one, especially because it reminds me how incredible the public library is. And I'm so lucky that my librarians are so kind and I'm slowly becoming more brave about making special requests. Go visit your local library - they... Continue Reading →

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