My Cup of CocoaTop 5 Posts of 2017

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

My Cup of CocoaTop 5 Posts of 2017

Favorite 6 Books Read in the Last 6 Months

Each year I set a goal to read 50 books. I reached 32 this week. So I’m ahead of my goal and have most of the summer to go still. I thought I’d share my top 6 books of the last 6 months. Looking for a summer read? Check out my my list. Please note this post contains affiliate links. See disclosure policy for details.   My 6 Favorites Reads in the Last 6 Months 1. The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow I love stories set during World War II. This story goes back and forth between 1940s and modern Read More

My Cup of CocoaTop 5 Posts of 2017

Books about Books, Libraries, and Bookstores You Need to Read

I’ll say it loud and proud. I am a bookworm, a book nerd, a bibliophile. Books are some of my favorite friends. I love to read. There is always a pile of books next to my bed. They’re on the floor because there isn’t room on the nightstand for all of them. My husband gave me a iPad for Christmas. It’s great for lots of things, but I didn’t think I’d like reading on it because I prefer paper. Books smell better and feel better than screens. It is handy for articles, cookbooks, and short stories, but it can’t replace Read More

My Cup of CocoaTop 5 Posts of 2017

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