An artist is an explorer.

20 Books on My To-Read List in 2018

Last week, I wrote about my top reads of 2017. This week, I want to share the books I’m most looking forward to reading in 2018. My to-read list has 90-plus books on it, but I’m only sharing my Top 20. My reading goal for 2018 is to finish 50 books. I have one down and 49 more to go.  The book I’ve already finished is The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor. It’s a novel that takes place in World War II Austria and in 1989 Southern California. The story goes back and forth between Katie and her family in Read More

An artist is an explorer.

14 Favorite Reads From 2017

One of my favorite things about the end of the year (besides Christmas) is all the year in review stories that you can find just about everywhere. You know the ones. The biggest news stories, the top songs, the best viral videos, and so on. If you haven’t seen any yet, you will. I’m adding one more to the list. This is a list of my favorite reads from 2017.     I set a goal to read 50 books in 2017. I’m finishing the year having read 77. Some people may think I have a problem. But I love Read More

An artist is an explorer.

11 Books I Keep Recommending

Reading is something I do almost compulsively. There is always a stack of books next to my bed and another on a shelf nearby. I visit my local library biweekly and love the free books I get monthly thanks to Amazon Prime. I’m always on the lookout for a good read. I follow book people of Instagram and Facebook . Check out A Book Lover’s Adventures for a fun blog on books and travel. Books to… is also a fun blog to check out for recommendations. I also find book recommendations on Goodreads and on my local library website. I use Read More

An artist is an explorer.

10 Favorite Books from 2016

I am an avid reader and I’m always excited to share my favorite books. I set a goal for myself each year to read 50 books. This year I reached 75 (so far…still have a few days left!). Goodreads.com is what I use to keep track of what I’ve read, how much I liked it, and what I want to read next. If you haven’t joined Goodreads, I highly recommend it. I’ve been a member for 10 years now. You can share recommendations with your friends, read reviews from other readers, and even enter book giveaways. Who doesn’t love a Read More