There’s nothing quite like summer reading. Even when we no longer get three months “off” from our responsibilities or prizes from the library for pages read, the magical feeling of summer reading sticks with us. For me, it tends to be the season when I let go of thoughts of what I should be reading and indulge in exactly what I want to read. And that means more backlist titles–the paperbacks I’ve been meaning to get around to forever that I can throw in a tote and cart with me wherever I go, ready to be opened whenever I have a few uninterrupted minutes.
As of mid-April, my husband and I were both fully vaccinated, which made for a great month. We haven’t changed our lifestyle much (although we did take a wonderful and safe road trip!), but it just feels like a weight has been lifted. We won’t be rushing off to indoor gatherings anytime soon, but I […]
It’s no secret that I love Greek mythology. I referred to myself as a “mythology girl” on our Odyssey episode of Novel Pairings and shared my love for my tattered copy of Edith Hamilton’s book of myths. As an adult reader, I can’t resist a mythological retelling. Most of the retellings I’ve encountered recently have […]
There’s something about Spring that evokes the desire for renewal. Whether we’re cleaning out our closets, reemerging from a (particularly brutal) winter hibernation, or recommitting to our yearly intentions, the spring season is all about fresh starts. Here are 8 books featuring characters who are starting over, reinventing themselves, or trying something new to help […]
I’m trying not to get ahead of myself, but the temperatures in Denver are climbing and I can taste summer reading season in the air. This March, I read two of what are sure to be summer’s buzziest books, and I’m breaking down what I loved about them to help you decide if they’re right […]
Between the website launch and the inaugural month of the Novel Pairings Patreon community, March was a very busy month for me, but I still managed to fit in some really wonderful books, delicious meals, and fun movies. I also did quite a bit (read: too much) shopping because March is my birthday month, so […]