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I Read 60 Books in 2019: Here’s How You Can Too in 2020

Several years ago, I was introduced to a yearly reading challenge by a couple of millennials. The idea was that you challenge yourself to read a certain number of books in a year. Originally, I thought some of these youngsters had impossibly high goals for themselves: 50 books in a… Read More
  • Jennifer Young |
  • December 30, 2019
Books and TV

Best Books of 2019 – and Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2020

As 2019 wraps up you'll see a lot of "best of" lists, especially for books. Publishers, authors, stores and more will all tell you what books you should have read in 2019. But this best books of 2019 list is the only one you will need because it's full of… Read More
  • Jennifer Young |
  • December 18, 2019
Books and TV

Book Lover Gifts: 20 Books to Give Readers at Every Age

As the holiday gift-giving season approaches, I turn to books as my go-to for a “novel gift idea” for everyone on my list. Everyone needs books! But the problem of what to get for each person can be daunting. This book lover gifts guide will help you find the right… Read More
  • Jennifer Young |
  • December 9, 2019
Books and TV

Give Thanks for Books About Families

This month, I gathered together a list of books about families like the ever-changing family I have experienced. The good families. The complicated families. The imperfect families. The evolving families. All the people I would love to have at my table. Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi Set in al-Awafi, Oman,… Read More
  • Jennifer Young |
  • November 15, 2019
Thriller and spooky books to read for Halloween
Books and TV

October Thrillers: Books for a Spooky Read

I would not say I am a horror genre aficionado, but every October, when creepy crawly things appear on people’s lawns, the days get colder and the sun disappears earlier each day, I love to curl up with a good, dark book. My favorites are a mixture of magic and… Read More
  • Jennifer Young |
  • October 21, 2019

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