what i’ve been reading {sept-dec 2016}

Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America by Diane Roberts As a college football lover, this book has been on my list since it came out, and I thought fall would be the perfect time for it.  It really is a great book about football and all the issues surrounding it: gender, sexuality, abuse, … more

what i’ve been reading: july & august 2016

{The Story of A New Name by Elena Ferrante} This is the second of the Neopolitan series, and the goodness of them is just blowing me away.  The story is about two friends, Lena and Lila, (who don’t always have the friendliest relationship) growing up in Naples.  While the first book (My Brilliant Friend) took … more

what i’ve been reading {may & june 2016}

{Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont} This novel is about Jack and Deb and the way their marriage falls apart after Jack has an affair and how it affects their children.  What hooked me to read this book was an interview I heard with Julia Pierpont where she read the first few pages … more

what i’ve been reading {march & april 2016}

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed Tiny Beautiful Things is a collection from an advice column, Cheryl Strayed’s answers to letters when she wrote for Dear Sugar.  It is beautiful and heartbreaking and at times very tough to read.  And while it is a collection of advice, … more

what i’ve been reading {winter 2015/16}

{Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon} I read this book for two reasons: 1) I loved the Mitford books when I read them 10-15 years ago, and I hadn’t read any of the books Jan Karon had written since the official series ended.  2) I wanted to read something easy/comfortable during the Christmas season … more