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2022 Reading: A Year In Review

I Read 100 Books in 2022 2022 was an amazing year of reading for me. I created and participated in the 2022 Reading Challenge. I read a total of 100 books in 2022. I consumed over 30,000 pages. I read 95 new-to-me books. I found a new top 10 favorite author. I discovered that I…

December 2022 Book Update

It’s the end of the year and that means this is the last monthly book update for 2022! It has been a wonderful year full of amazing books and I have been so happy to find some new favorite authors. December’s book list took me to my goal of reaching 100 books in 2022. I…

Reading by the Season: Winter

Welcome to a new Spine & Leaf Books segment: Reading by the Season! Four times a year I’ll be releasing a new list of 12 books inspired by the season. Sometimes the setting will take place in a particular month or time of year, other times it’s just a vibe. Some are based on the title…

November 2022 Book Update

The end of the year is almost here! I’m getting very close to reaching my goal of reading 100 books in 2022. This past month I’ve been reading more from Fredrik Backman and Sue Grafton who I have previously read this year. I also brought back George R.R. Martin and Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills. So lots…

2023 Spine & Leaf Books Reading Challenge

Welcome to the Spine & Leaf Books 2023 Book Challenge! How Do I Complete the 2023 Book Challenge? This challenge starts with the phrase ‘Read a book…’ and then lists 50 different categories or prompts that complete the sentence. Choose 1 book that satisfies each category and cross off the number on the list when…

The Atlas Six + The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake

I have two great books to talk about today, and this won’t be my typical book review style. The Atlas Six and The Atlas Paradox have made such big headlines and have been reviewed so many times, I don’t think I need to do a great extensive recap of either book. SPOILER ALERT! There will…

A House Between Earth and the Moon by Rebecca Scherm

Earth is dying and space is looking more and more attractive. Fires, hurricanes, heat waves, and blizzards plague the planet in the not-so-distant future. If you’re one of the few billionaires left or someone with unique skills, you may just get a new home in the relative safety of the new trillion-dollar spaceship being built.…

15 Productivity Tips to Make Your Day More Effective

Life is busy and if you’re like me, you probably find yourself being pulled in too many directions. Your schedule is full and there are never enough hours in the day. But with a few productivity tips, you can do more in less time. You can meet your deadlines and have fun. You’ll be healthier…

Oath of Loyalty by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills

Mitch Rapp is back again in the latest edition of Vince Flynn’s famous thriller/suspense series, now written by Kyle Mills. Mitch, Claudia, and Anna have found peace in their lives despite the President of the United States holding a personal grudge against Mitch. They’ve settled into Claudia’s house in South Africa in the wake of…

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Cranky and bitter perfectly describe Ove. Maybe even old and stodgy as well. He’s a hard worker who knows how to get things done. But he’s been forced out of his job and pushed around by those who have more than he does. He’s lost control of the neighborhood council. He does his morning rounds…

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