Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Sunday Post #250

 

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Books For Babies And Toddlers

 

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It’s that time of the year! The time when we think about our friends and family, then spend hours scrolling through the Internet, hopelessly wondering what to buy for them. I’m here to help with the littlest humans on your list. These are the best books I’ve come across for babies and toddlers. My 20-month-old—Baby Brooklyn—agrees. These are her favorite stories. The books on this list are board books, which means they’re sturdy and will stand up to rough re-readings. I chose a mix of classics and newer releases. Let’s get into it!


Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Sunday Post #249

 

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Giveaway: Win A $100 Book Shopping Spree

 

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I love the holidays and want to spread holiday cheer. (We could all use some cheer in 2020, right?) I’m giving away a $100 (US dollars) Book Depository shopping spree. The winner can choose one expensive book or a ton of cheap books. Whatever they want! The giveaway is open internationallyas long as Book Depository ships to your country for free.

If you already follow Read All The Things! on social media, thank you! You can still enter the giveaway. Just include links to the social media profiles you use to follow the blog.

Like Santa Claus, I’ll be popping into the winner’s email inbox on December 25, 2020. The giveaway ends on December 24. Good luck!


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Can’t Wait Wednesday: November 2020 Book Releases

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to highlight the intriguing books that are coming out in November. Since it’s currently Nonfiction November, and bookworms everywhere are devouring as much nonfiction as possible, I have two hot-off-the-presses true stories for you.

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Wrap Up: October 2020

 

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Nonfiction November: Best Nonfiction Books Of 2020 (So Far)

 

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Welcome to Nonfiction November, a reading challenge where bookworms devote a whole month to reading nonfiction. When most people think of nonfiction, they picture college textbooks. You know, the dry, tedious stuff. Today, I’m going to bust that stereotype. Nonfiction can be creative, entertaining, engaging, insightful, and beautifully written. It can keep you on the edge of your seat or make you laugh while you’re learning about the world.

Do you want to participate in Nonfiction November but don’t know what to read? I’ve got you covered! Here are the most thought-provoking nonfiction books I’ve read in 2020 (so far).


Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Sunday Post #248

 

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

 

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Book Haul: October 2020

 

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Welcome to Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday, where I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently.

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books For Halloween

 

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today, I’m recommending ten books for Halloween. I chose a wide variety of books, from adorable board books to creepy horror novels. These books would make perfect additions to your children’s Halloween treat bucket, or you could curl up with them while ignoring the ringing doorbell and eating all the chocolate. Let’s get into it!

 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Sunday Post #247

 

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Sunday Post #246

 

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Discussion: Does Instagram Give Good Book Recommendations?

 

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One of the challenges of owning a big shelf of unread books is choosing what to read next. I want to read everything. How am I supposed to choose? What if I end up starting a book I hate and ignoring one I’d love? And, there are always new books coming out! Life is too short for this. I’m overwhelmed by choice.

Since I’m conflicted about picking books to read, I outsourced my decision to random strangers on Instagram. This is the exact type of problem Instagram polls were created to solve, right? I decided to grab two books from my shelf and let people vote on which one I should read. I was hoping that the crowd—with its infinite mob wisdom—would choose the better book for me.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

The Sunday Post #245

 

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Can’t Wait Wednesday: October 2020 Book Releases


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Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to talk about the intriguing books coming out this month. October has two of my most-anticipated releases of 2020, so it should (hopefully) be an excellent month for books.

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Wrap Up: September 2020

 

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Fredrik Backman Book Quotes




Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking about book quotes. That’s a big topic, so I narrowed it down to quotes by one writer. Fredrik Backman is a Swedish author who writes humorous contemporary fiction about outsider characters. I’m always impressed by his compassionate, thoughtful, hilarious observations about the world. Here are 10 brilliant quotes from Fredrik Backman books.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Sunday Post #243

 

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The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Book Haul: September 2020

 

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Welcome to Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday, where I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently. I’ve already read a few of them, so *pats self on back.* I’ll give mini reviews of the ones I’ve read.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read In Fall


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking about my autumn reading list! I’m ecstatic for my upcoming reads because fall is my favorite season. (Yes, I’m a basic American White girl stereotype. I love comfy fall clothes, cute spooky decorations, cold weather, and all the pumpkin junk. Feel free to judge me.) Here’s what I’ll be reading while devouring my Halloween candy.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

The Sunday Post #242



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Illustrated Blue Nature Covers


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking about covers. I was looking through my book wish list Pinterest board, and I noticed that I’m drawn to books with a very particular type of cover. Since I am clueless about art, I call them “illustrated blue nature” covers. They’re startlingly blue, and they feature weeds or critters. Here are 10 of my favorites.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Sunday Post #241

The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Sunday Post #240


The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Can’t Wait Wednesday: September 2020 Book Releases




Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings. I get to show off intriguing upcoming book releases. Check them out and tell me which new books you’re excited to read.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Wrap Up: August 2020

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Sunday Post #239


The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Book Haul: August 2020



Welcome to Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday, where I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently. I’ve already read two of them, so *pats self on back.* I’ll give tiny reviews of those.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Sunday Post #238



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Series That Should Be TV Series


Today, we’re talking about book series that would translate well to TV. I really hope I see these books on my screen someday.

I’m only going to include the synopsis for the first book in each series because nobody wants spoilers.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

The Sunday Post #237


The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Classic Books That Are Worth Reading


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is books I love but haven’t reviewed or talked about. That’s a slight problem because I’m not shy about pimping my favorite books. If you come here often, you know what I like. To find favorites that I don’t scream about in every post, I had to cast my mind way back to before I started blogging. Before the blog, I was in school and mostly read classics. That’s how I ended up with this list of the best classic books I’ve read.

Before I could write the list, I had to figure out how I’m defining “classic.” Should my list only include old stuff, like Beowulf? Or should I include modern classics, like The Handmaid’s Tale? Since I have a lot of modern classic favorites, and I blather about them constantly, I decided to make a list of not-modern classics. So . . . what’s “not modern”? My college literature professors defined “modern” as “anything after WWII.” I’m running with their definition.

Basically, this introduction was a long-winded way of saying, “I made a list of books published before 1945 that I think are readable and culturally relevant.” I put them in order by publication date. Let me know which ones you loved and hated.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

The Sunday Post #236



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. It’s hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Readerbuzz, and Book Date.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Can’t Wait Wednesday: August 2020 Book Releases



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Sunday, August 2, 2020

The Sunday Post #235


The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Wrap Up: July 2020

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Discussion: Best Crime Novels For Young Adults



A few weeks ago, I made a list of the best crime fiction for adults. I guess my twisted brain had so much fun reminiscing about fictional arson and murder that I decided to make a second list. This one focuses on books for teens, tweens, and young adults. Bring on crime novels, part 2!

I love reading about crime. Characters with loose morals are fascinating, and criminals add tons of tension to a narrative. Will they get caught? Will they commit another crime? Are they even guilty of the crime everyone thinks they committed? I want to know!

Even though I enjoy crime fiction, I’m super picky about it. I feel ambivalent about modern thrillers. I hate most detective stories. I’d rather eat disgusting kale than read a traditional courtroom drama. I like a very specific type of crime fiction. I’d call it “literary crime.” It has to be atmospheric with complicated characters and a surprising plot. A well-developed setting doesn’t hurt either.

Here are 15 young adult fiction books that fit my definition of a compelling novel about crime.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books Of 2020 (So Far)


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, I’m writing one of my all-time-favorite blog posts. We’re talking about the best books of 2020 (so far). In 2020, I’ve read 61 books. Choosing favorites was difficult, but I did it because I love making these lists. I love looking at other people’s best books lists, too. If you’ve made one, please leave a link in the comments. I’ll come visit you. I need to know what to read. I can't decide on my own!

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Sunday Post #234



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Book Haul: July 2020



Welcome to Stacking the Shelves and Mailbox Monday, where I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently. Here’s what I’m hopefully going to be reading in the next few months.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Sunday Post #233


The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Discussion: Best Crime Novels For Adults



I love reading about crime. Characters with loose morals are fascinating, and criminals add tons of tension to a narrative. Will they get caught? Will they commit another crime? Are they even guilty of the crime everyone thinks they committed? I want to know!

Even though I enjoy crime fiction, I’m super picky about it. I feel ambivalent about modern thrillers. I hate most detective stories. I’d rather eat disgusting kale than read a traditional courtroom drama. I like a very specific type of crime fiction. I’d call it “literary crime.” It has to be atmospheric with complicated characters and a surprising plot. A well-developed setting doesn’t hurt either.

Here are 15 adult fiction books that fit my definition of a compelling novel about crime.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Happy



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking about happy books. Admittedly, I’m not the biggest aficionado of happy books. I’m more of a chaos and destruction kind of reader, but I do occasionally read books that make me laugh. Here are 10 of my favorite happy books. I hope they make you smile.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Sunday Post #232



The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read The Most


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking about the authors I’ve read the most. This was a surprisingly challenging topic because I’d rather read a debut author than return to an old favorite. I have a tendency to read one or two books by an author and then never read that author again. That’s because there are so many books and so little time! I love discovering innovative creators and fresh ideas. I usually don’t want to read the same person’s stuff over and over.

This post took a lot of scrolling through Goodreads and counting books on my shelves, but I think I’ve figured out which authors I’ve read the most. (This is one of those moments when having my books shelved by author would have been very helpful . . . .)

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Sunday Post #231

The Sunday Post is a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, tell you what I’m reading, and share news. I’m linking up with The Caffeinated Book ReviewerReaderbuzz, and Book Date.


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