As a tradition, I create a playlist each year with one song for each month – a little time capsule in 43 minutes. So here’s what made the cut for 2018! Lots of pop, lots of bopping, lots of songs to sing along to. (And one bonus song because why not). Link to the Spotify playlist at the bottom!Continue reading
Month: December 2018
January NYC Book Club: Conversations with Friends
Welcome to the NYC book club! Please note: you do NOT have to live in NYC to participate. We will be hosting all of our discussions over instagram!
So, here’s how it will work. Each month, I’m choosing a book for us to read together. This is a book I also haven’t read yet. I’ll be posting about my progress in my instagram stories and then we’ll discuss on instagram at the end of the month. Finally, I’ll be sharing a wrap up review to the blog, including both my own opinions and the opinions of my fellow readers! You can share your progress with me using the hashtag: #readwithbookgirl.Continue reading
Christmas by the Book 2018
Once a bookish gifter, always a bookish gifter. Here are the books I gave as gifts this year (and why)!Continue reading
Gift Guide: All of the Books
The holidays are swiftly approaching! You know what can still get here in time? That’s right, books! See below for my shopping recommendations for 2018. I’ve linked my reviews if you want to know a bit more about each read.Continue reading
My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Title: My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Genre: (Drug-induced) Psychological Fiction
Pub date: July 10, 2018
Read if you liked: How to Murdered Your Life, drugs or reading about drugs, NYC novels.
All of the books I read in November, organized by mood. I’ve linked my more in depth reviews wherever possible.
- For the short but sweet story that will hit you in the heart: Fox 8 by George Saunders
- For when you feel like falling in love (and out of love, and maybe back in): Places I Stopped on the Way Home by Meg Fee
- For when you want to decide for yourself whether the movie lives up to the book: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
- For a beautiful novel that reads like a collection of short stories, sweeping across centuries and continents: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
- For a rom-com, plain and simple: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- For the memoir that will make you cry, both of laughter and of pain: This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps
- For when you’d like to take a ten day health retreat but can’t get out of the office, escape through: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
- For those days you wished you lived in NYC, surrounded by your imperfect childhood friends: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer