• Book Talk,  What to Read

    What to Read: Women in Horror

    With spooky season right around the corner I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some horror books for you all! The one genre that is the nearest and dearest to my heart has always been horror, and in a genre that is often highlighted as being misogynistic, some of the greatest horror stories of our time were written by women. While I could talk for hours about some of the famous greats like Shirley Jackson and Mary Shelley, I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of my favorite recent reads by the women that are writing for today’s readers. Near the Bone by Christina Henry Near the…

  • Book Talk

    2020 Books & Reading Stats

    I know that I am late to the party on posting my 2020 stats, it hadn’t occurred to me that creating one of these might be fun until this past weekend and I wanted to share my reading year. 2020 was a tumultuous year both in my personal and professional life; I finished my master’s degree, I was promoted up near the beginning of the year and then again laterally in December, I faced the deepest suicidal depression that I had experienced in years, and I was able to kick my reading slump that has lasted from 2018 all the way until May 2020. So to keep myself motivated to…

  • Book Talk,  Top 5 Lists

    5 Romance Genres I Avoid

    I know that readers can be really divided about romance – it’s a genre that falls prey to repetitive tropes and you’re almost guaranteed some semblance of a happy ending. For those that enjoy romance novels, that last part is one of the things that I enjoy most about romance. I like picking up a romance novel once in a while for a feel good read, and I’m an especially big fan of historical romance. However there are many genres of romance that I have absolutely no interest in and actively avoid. Keep in mind that this is my own personal preference, so if a genre on this list is…

  • Book Talk

    The Classics Club

    The Classics Club is one of the longest running book clubs in the blogging community. The central goal of the club is simple: to inspire bloggers to read and write about classic books. The goal is to hand select at least 50 classics and read and blog about each book within a five year span. The club has a variety of games, member updates, and link-ups for bloggers to participate in. I have come to love classic literature during my undergraduate studies but have honestly not read all that many, having missed the opportunity to read many popular ones during my high school years. I’ve wanted for a long time…