Category Archives: Bookish Things

January TBR

For those of you not familiar with the bookish vocabulary, TBR stands for To Be Read. Last year I read 40 books, much to my own surprise. This year, I have a goal to read 44 books. So, for my TBR each month, I plan to try to read four books, so that will give me a month margin of error.

Of course, being who I am, I love to categorize and label, so I thought I might try to do that with me TBR. I want to read a classic, an adult fiction, an young adult fiction/middle grade, and a nonfiction book. I have a lot of books on my shelf that I haven’t read yet, so I’m hoping to read one from each category.

This month, here are my hopeful books I will read:

The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath. I have had this book since college. I’ve tried to pick it up and read it twice but something has always come up to pull me away. I’m hoping third time’s the charm.

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst. I love her work. I got this book as soon as it came out last year. I’ve already begun it, and it is SO good so far.

Devian by Shanna Bosarge. This was an impulse buy at the end of last year. The author was selling her book at a farmer’s market. There is a lot of world-building and people who can control the elements. I’m excited to jump in.

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness. Her All Souls trilogy is one of my favorites. This book is a continuation of the story more than a sequel. I have already read a few pages into the story and I’m loving it.

So those are the four main books I am reading this month. Of course, that didn’t stop me from going to the library last week and picking up a few more books that piqued my interest. But we shall see how fast I get through these four first.

What are some books you are reading this month?

We Went to a Book Launch

We had a incredibly fun Saturday this weekend.  If you missed my Sunday video about National Popcorn Day (which is this coming Tuesday), check it out here!  But after that excursion, we headed to our very first book launch.

Michael and I are very blessed to have a number of incredible people that we call friends.  One of those friends is Anna Davis, who just published her first science fiction book called Open Source.  Saturday night, she hosted a book launch at a local Dave & Busters.  It was so fun.


Please forgive the pictures shot with my phone.  The restaurant was dark.  There was a raffle for these gift baskets, and then they set up a table, and she signed the books.  Of course, I bought one and had it signed. (Of course, I’m reading it now!  And loving it!)


The book is called Open Source.  It’s a future where the world has accepted having neurochips implanted in their head, except for one man who has to navigate the world without one, until his best friend is kidnapped and he is injected with a refurbished chip in his own brain.  You can buy it on Kindle or paperback on Amazon.

I couldn’t be happier for her and everything she has accomplished.  She is an amazing person, and I am blessed to have her as a friend.  Congrats Anna!