The premise of the challenge is simple: read books by or about Louisa May Alcott. There is a linkup on the host's website where you can share a list of the books you want to read and any other posts you write related to the challenge, such as reviews. From there you can see what other participants are reading and talking about as well.
Another month, another TBR list! There are so many good books on the horizon, Reader, and this month's lineup is one I'm particularly excited about! I've got several genres represented this month, as well as a favorite author and a handful who are new to me. As always, I probably won't make it through all of these books in July, but it's a good starting point and this list will help me stay close to on-track for the reading goals I set for myself for this year.
I have an exciting book to share with you today! If you saw my June TBR & Goals post or if you've followed Reviews From the Stacks for a few years, you may know that June is time for the Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge hosted by Tarissa of In the Bookcase and that I love this month-long reading challenge! There are so many good books by, about, or otherwise related to Louisa May Alcott. This challenge is the perfect push to read them for myself and a way to read about similar books that others are reading and enjoying (or not enjoying).
Do I dare try to set a TBR list for this month? Usually, my reading picks up a bit with the summer, but this year I actually don't anticipate spending any more time reading than I did in the first half of the year. I've never taken classes over the summer before (except for one... Continue Reading →
With one quarter of 2021 in the books, it seems like an appropriate time to check in on my progress toward the goals I set in January! This semester has completely swamped me, so there has not been as much progress as I had hoped for, but some is better than none. Here's the breakdown:
Happy February, Readers! There is a lot going on in my life this month, especially in regards to school. I have two in-person weekend sessions scheduled, which due to COVID will be virtual but still required a lot of time and energy. Additionally, one of my classes has a semester-long group project that we are figuring out on top of the usual work. It's a lot, but I am loving it! All of my classes are very interesting this semester and, so far, have unique assignments which are easy to engage with. That doesn't mean they are easy to complete quickly, though; everything is taking a substantial amount of attention and time, which I am happy to give.
It's one thing to set goals about reading, to say "I want to read more" or "this year I will read X number of books." It's another to know where to start and actually achieve your reading goals. My library knows that it can be overwhelming to look at or even just think about all of the books out there, and not know which to choose to read. They also wanted to encourage adults to read more, but to do it in a fun way. From this context the Winter Book Bingo Reading Challenge was born!