Summer vacation is in full swing, which means I have been taking advantage of the long, lazy days to read to my heart’s content. June was full of inspiring reads, from a novel about a pioneering aviatrix to a memoir about traveling around the world with children in tow. I also finally turned my attention to some books that have been languishing on my nightstand throughout the school year, such as a crackling mystery set in a small Australian farm town and a timely novel…Continue Reading “To Read: June 2017 Book Report”

It’s now almost midway through March, and I’m finally getting around to writing about what I read in February, which is oddly appropriate. I had great intentions of reading more in February, but life got in the way (just as I had great intentions of posting this roundup on March 1, but the date snuck up on me and I hadn’t written a word). I thought for sure that I would read more in February: I was traveling abroad, I had a week off from…Continue Reading “To Read: February 2017 Book Report”

This month, I read four very different books in January, but now, after reflecting back on them, I see that they all share one common element: strong women. I also happily stumbled upon the “What Should I Read Next?” podcast from Anne Bogel at Modern Mrs. Darcy, which has given me lots of great titles to add to my reading list. Swing Time by Zadie Smith / Two little girls are drawn together on their first day of dance class, and their friendship fills this…Continue Reading “To Read: January 2017 Book Report”

To Read: December 2016 Book Report

December 2016 proved to be a rich month for thought-provoking reading. I didn’t finish as many books as I thought I would, but I greatly enjoyed the four titles that I did manage to read during the month. I also came close to reaching my goal of reading 40 books for pleasure and professional development this year; I missed my goal by just four books. Here’s to more reading in 2017! But first, a recap of the books I read in December: The Sacred Lies…Continue Reading “To Read: December 2016 Book Report”