March 13, 2018

The Little Engine That Read

I don't know if you've ever burned out from reading, but it's not fun. I'm reading at a steady pace this year and it's been nice to reclaim something I always enjoyed as my own.

Here's what I've been reading lately.

White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's been a while since I've read a book that I not only liked, but absolutely loved.

I would normally say that historical fiction is not "my type" of book but in the last few months I've realized I no longer have a type. The way the book is written draws you in immediately. You feel for Franka and the struggles she's experiencing.

I can say nothing but do yourself a favor and read this.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I didn't love or dislike this book. I was truly middle of the road about it. I found some of the points to be helpful and others to be a bit unreasonable (for me at least).

I like that she explained and gave a guide as to how to go about doing a shopping ban should one choose to do so.

Accidentally Hers by Jamie Beck

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has been on my Kindle TBR for quite some time and after a few "heavy" books I figured this would be a nice, quick read.

I found the characters to be likable and the story predictable, pretty much just the way I like my romance novels.

*       *       *

In the interest of not overdoing it on the reading {It still bothers me that this is a thing for me} I'm going to keep my pace nice and steady. If that means I only read one book a month, so be it. My ultimate goal is to get through the books that have been sitting on my bookshelf for the last several years. I hate to give away books I truly wanted to read, but let's be real, I've been hanging on to several of them for over 6 years.

Also, I don't know if you use it or have heard, Blogging for Books is shutting down. I was really disappointed when I get the email letting me know. I've read some great books compliments of this site and I'm sad to see it go.

While lost in the world of books I found a fun TBR calculator that told you how long it would take to read all the books on your to-be-read list, as well as how old you'd be {obviously it doesn't take in account length and reading speed}. According to my results, I better pick up the pace!

Currently Reading: Courting Sparks by Joselyn Vaughn


  1. I burn out on reading, too. You're definitely not the only one.
    White Rose, Black Forest sounds really, really good. Adding it to my TBR list now.

  2. Reader burn-out is a real thing, so I'm with you on taking it slow and steady! I experienced it a few years ago with psychological thrillers and haven't been interested in picking one up since. I'm not really a fan of WWII era novels (it's why I didn't read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), however your rec is strongly compelling to I'm adding it to my TBR. I used to follow Cait Flanders' blog so I kind of know what to expect with The Year of Less, but I'm still curious as to what she has to say. I'm scared to find out just how old I'd be by the time I'd finish all of the books in my TBR list... sometimes ignorance is bliss!