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My Goodreads challenge reading goal is 100 books this year. This is my largest challenge ever, but I’m really feeling it this year.

I am technically behind schedule, but I’m not worried. I’ve been reading really long books so they’re taking me a while.

And behind or not, I’ve already read 24 books this year which is pretty damn good if you ask me.


House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski – Took me a while to finally finish this, but easily became one of those books that I’ll think about forever. I hope to re-read it at some point in the future. 

Stars – 4/5              |              Read my Review              |              See on Goodreads              |              Buy it here

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms – I needed a quick, light read after finishing House of Leaves and this was perfect. Not insanely amazing literature, but a cute story regardless.

Stars – 3/5              |              See on Goodreads              |              Buy it here

The Man Seduced Into Darkness: Transcending My Psychiatrist’s Sexual Abuse by Carrie Ishee – I thoroughly enjoy well-written memoirs. Non-fiction, in general, is my jam as I’m sure you can tell from my book reviews to date. I binged this one in one sitting!

READ THIS NEXT  The Cuts that Cure by Arthur Herbert

Stars – 4.5/5              |              Read my Review              |              See on Goodreads              |              Buy it here

A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa – I would highly recommend that everyone read this book to learn more about North Korea. To humanize what is arguably the most dehumanized country in the world.

Stars – 4/5              |              Read my Review              |              See on Goodreads              |              Buy it here

The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion by Diana Greene Foster – The Turnaway Study is a meticulously researched book about abortion in the United States – specifically focused on women right around the end of the first trimester and beginning of the second and the effects of women who received abortions and those who were turned away (denied).

Stars – 4/5              |              Read my Review              |              See on Goodreads              |              Buy it here

READ THIS NEXT  337 by M. Jonathan Lee

The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone’s Underdog by Rick McIntyre – First of all, I loved this book. I wish it hadn’t ended because I felt fully invested in the wolves’ lives. In fact, it makes me quite sad to know that all of these wolves are now, of course, gone. But, it gives me hope that their amazing legacies still live on in Yellowstone to this day – something that was once destroyed by humans.

Stars – 4/5              |              Read my Review              |              See on Goodreads              |              Buy it here


Right now, I’m reading The Stand, The Cold Vanish, and Dragonfly in Amber! I’m also listening to The Nightingale.

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