How to Get More into Reading

Not everyone is born a book lover, but I personally believe that everyone can learn to be an avid reader and book lover. Reading is like any exercise; the more you practice, the easier and more enjoyable it becomes. Hopefully, these tips will help you with that practice!


The TBR Tag

Just in case you didn't already know that I like lists and organization, I decided to do the TBR Tag to prove it!

The Questions:
1) How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
2) Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
3) How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
4) A book that's been on your TBR the longest
5) A book you recently added to your TBR
6) A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover
7) A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading
8) An unpublished book on your TBR that you're excited for
9) A book on your TBR that basically everyone's read but you
10) A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you
11) A book on your TBR that you're dying to read
12) How many books are on your Goodeads TBR shelf?


A Bit of an Escape | Friday Reads

This week has been... well, let's just say I'm super glad it's Friday. I think I've made the massive mental health mistake of being overly attached to my phone and to the news this week and it's made me a little tense. So with my reading this weekend, I'm really looking forward to escaping from reality, even if it's just for a little while.

Beren and LĂșthien / J.R.R. Tolkien
Look what I managed to find at the library! Beren and Luthien was top of my most anticipated new releases of 2017, which should tell you just how excited I am to have gotten my hands on a copy. This is a book pulled together by Tolkien's son Christopher and is part of the mythology of Middle Earth. Do I need to say more?

Every Heart a Doorway / Seanan McGuire
Every Heart a Doorway definitely made the rounds on BookTube last year. From what I understand, it features a school for children who have visited magical worlds like Alice from Alice in Wonderland and the Pevensies from Narnia. Not only does this sound like exactly the kind of story I need right now, but at under 200 pages I predict this will be the perfect weekend read.

How about you? What are you reading this weekend?


September Wrap Up

I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am to have finally, finally broken through the weird reading slump that I have been in all year. Why did things finally click in September? Well, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it's because things just have to go right during your birthday month!

Books Read:
Under the Tuscan Sun / Frances Mayes
> Read the review
Days Without End / Sebastian Barry
> Watch the review
The Jester Lost His Jingle / David Saltzman
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain

Books Mentioned:
Where the Past Begins / Amy Tan
Five Came Back / Mark Harris


Victorian October | TBR

Happy October, everyone! It's really hard to believe how fast this year is flying by. This month I am happy to announce that I am participating in Victober, a month-long readathon focused on celebrating Victorian literature. As I somehow managed to skip this period of literature almost entirely during both high school and my undergraduate degree, I'm really excited to dive right into it.

Books Mentioned:
The Professor / Charlotte Brontë
Great Expectations / Charles Dickens
Dracula / Bram Stoker

Are you participating this Victober? And even if you're not, what's your favorite Victorian novel?