Top Books from the Decade: All the Rest!

If you’ve stuck with me this far, congratulations! This final post rounds up some odds and ends: a memoir, books that have expanded my horizons, or taught me something I didn’t know I didn’t know. Most of these I read on my Kindle through Overdrive, so I only had one physical copy of all the books listed here. I’m trying to not buy ALL THE BOOKS, okay people? Help me out. From food to murders to geography to wolves (YES we are going to talk about THOSE WOLVES again), these books took me by surprise in the most delightful way.
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Top Books from the Decade: Fiction

As a kid, it seemed like every novel I picked it up was a good one. Adult fiction seems to be more hit or miss. I think that’s why I read so heavy in non-fiction for a few years because I couldn’t find solid writing that wasn’t full of sex or foul language. So I just re-read YA favorites, ventured out into historical fiction pick every once in a while, but mostly was disappointed with the fiction I came across. However, my fiction luck has increased, mostly due to listening to Anne Bogel’s podcast, What Should I Read Next. So
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Wrapping Up a Decade

Earlier this year, I started a blog series intending to recap each year from my twenties. I got through 2012 and then I just…stopped. This year has proved to be one for the books, and I’ve had a hard time sitting down and processing previous years because of all that we’ve gone through this year. It’s like unpacking for a trip. Suddenly the task of taking everything out and putting it all away just seems impossible. So we are going to settle for one post to wrap up the decade. I started the decade as a nineteen-year-old college student and
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Top Books from the Decade: Non-Fiction

It’s the end of the year and not only is a new year just a couple of weeks away, but a whole new decade also awaits us. In my end-of-the-year writing, my thoughts naturally turned to books. I decided to undertake the monumental task (lol) of sifting through the 300+ books I’ve read over the past ten years and distill it down to the books that have had the most influence or impact on my life. One of the most helpful things for my reading life has been simply tracking my books. Throughout school, I would track new books that
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A Very Fussy Planner Roundup

I don’t know how to say this, but I have a problem. I’m obsessive about my planners. (In 2018 as you’ll see, I dallied in three different planners). I am very fussy about my planners and approach my decision of the yearly planner much like a GM approaches the NBA Draft. This planner is going to carry me through the year and keep me organized, so it needs to be dependable. Since starting college in 2008, I’ve used a physical planner. Even when I’ve worked in offices with Outlook and even with Google or Apple calendars, a physical planner is
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Worth More Than Rubies: Amazon Reviews

Thank you again for all your support with the release of Bloom Book 3. I couldn’t do it without you. If you’re wondering how else you can engage with and support the book, consider leaving a review on Amazon. We all use reviews to help us make good decisions for our families: from restaurants to products, to technology, we use other people’s opinions and experiences to help shape our experiences. It’s no different when it comes to finding good books, especially good books for your kids. It’s hard to sift through all the material out there, so if you been
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Top Books from the Decade: All the Rest!
If you've stuck with me this far, congratulations! This final...
Top Books from the Decade: Fiction
As a kid, it seemed like every novel I picked...
Wrapping Up a Decade
Earlier this year, I started a blog series intending to...
Top Books from the Decade: Non-Fiction
It's the end of the year and not only is...