Book of the Month Club · Getting to Know Me · Memoir · TBR


I am a child (in a grown-up’s body.)
I love a good story.
Spin me a tale and take me far away.
This is the life of a reader of fiction.

I’ve never really been a big non-fiction reader.
Well, wait.
Let me clarify that.

Non-fiction is great, but it does require a lot more…thinking…on my part.
What I mean is, I love to study what I’m reading if it’s non-fiction.
If it’s real life.
Something to learn.
So in other words, I’m a slow non-fiction-reader.

Well, I pre-judged memoirs without giving them a chance.
I have no interest in reading about one person’s life. Right?
I thought so.
I was wrong.
Because what I thought I was hearing when I heard “memoir” was actually “autobiography”…
I just didn’t realize the difference.
Honestly, I just never gave it any thought.
This chart helped a lot…

Currently Reading…

I dove into the world of memoirs just this week and found a book called Prognosis. I stumbled across it by accident, to be honest. It was a free book I got for being a Prime Member with Amazon. You get them monthly, how nice is that?

Anyways, it was the best eBook out of the choices I had so I took a chance and immediately loved it. Maybe it’s the subject, I don’t know, but now I’m hooked. I want to read more.

Memoir isn’t the summary of a life; it’s a window into a life, very much like a photograph in its selective composition. It may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It’s not; it’s a deliberate construction.

William Zinsser, in On Writing Well (2006; 30th Anniversary Edition)

Do tell me, what memoirs have you read that stuck with you?
What memoir do you recommend I read next?

I’m a big BOTM club fan and here is a list of some of their current memoirs.
Have you read any? What should my next pick be?


More Time to Read!

Well it’s Daylight Savings again folks!

(well, for most of us that is. I’m a bit jealous of you in Arizona and other states that don’t have to adhere to this ridiculous time changing. But I’m not bitter. Anyways…)

With this Daylight Savings comes longer days (YASSS) and you guessed it, more daylight to READ READ READ!

(wait, is that a bad thing? Should I be outside more? OUTDOOR READING. #FTW)

So. As this beautiful Spring weather approaches, what is your TBR?

I’m late in the game for March (wah, wah) but I’m not out! So here’s my current TBR…

#1- Finish the one I’m currently on. (Not super thrilled to be honest, not a great start…)

The Second Wife

#2: Start this HIGHLY talked about book:


#3- If I have time (because my life just got so incredibly busy) I will try to get in two of my shorter books:

Am I Enough

So. Have you read any of these and what did you think? I would LOOOOOVE to hear from you! Let me know what your TBR is and I’ll see if there’s any I can add to my list, too!

Take Care, Lovelies ❤