TBR Thursday: Book Club, October 2022
Find out what Halloween read the book club has settled on for October (another witch book!), and maybe read along with us this month?
Book Club Review: The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
Want a book with big “Cerulean Sea” vibes? Find out why we’d all recommend our book club selection for September in this week’s post!
Spoiler-Free Review: Upgrade by Blake Crouch
Blake Crouch is an automatic-buy-and-read- new-material author for me. His last novel, Recursion, is among my favorite books of all time. So of course, I was excited to read his most recent offering, Upgrade. Going in, I knew I had to temper my expectations. I knew there was pretty much zero way that the new … Read More
TBR Thursday: Book Club, September 2022
Welcome to another Book Club edition of TBR Thursday! As you’ll remember from prior months, we each bring suggestions and decide together what we’re going to read next. This month we had two books on the table that had been previously suggested, one of which published on August 23rd, and our choice seemed really easy, … Read More
TBR Thursday: Book Club, August 2022
Happy TBR Thursday! We’ve followed our usual pattern this month by choosing our next Book Club book by consensus. Each month we bring suggestions and decide together what we’re going to read next. We enjoyed the witchy July book, but rejected another witchy book for August. We discussed possibly delving into a deep SciFi, but … Read More
TBR Thursday: Book Club July 2022
Find out what ‘witchy’ story our book club is reading for July, and let us know in the comments if you are going to read along with us!
Book Club Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Find out what the book club thought of Book Lovers by Emily Henry, and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments if you read along with us this month!
On Rereading Books
Have you ever re-read a book and been disappointed? Or do you have favorite re-reads that you’ve enjoyed just as much every time? Check out Aubrie’s post this week to find out some of her favorite (and least favorite) re-reads!
TBR Thursday: Book Club June 2022
Our Book Club TBR for June is Book Lovers by Emily Henry. Check out our post to find out more about the book, and if you’re interested in a relatively light read that is likely to be moderately full of romance, read along with us this month!
TBR Thursday: Book Club May 2022
Check out what the book club is reading for May in this TBR Thursday post!
Book Club Review: The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
Head over to the blog to find out what we thought of our book club read for April, The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake. And while you’re there, let us know who you’d pick for elimination if you were one of the six…
On Reading Long Books
Head over to the blog to find out Aubrie’s dirty little secret about long books, and how she gets past it to read one anyway. Do you enjoy long books, or avoid them? Let us know in the comments!
TBR Thursday: Book Club April 2022
Happy TBR Thursday! As we’ve mentioned in other book club TBR posts, we choose our books by consensus — we each bring suggestions and decide together what we’re going to read next. This time, we had a clear winner in our selection because we all love a good secret society magic tournament. Our book club … Read More
Book Club Review: These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan
Head over to the blog to find out what we thought of our March book club read, These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan, and let us know what you thought in the comments!
In this week’s post, Aubrie has curated a selection of some of her favorite celebrity memoirs. Head over to the blog to find out which ones she loves best, and to suggest your favorites!
TBR Thursday: Book Club March 2022
Find out what “sexy, action-packed” fantasy book is our book club pick for March in this week’s TBR Thursday. You’ll also find out which book we almost picked, literally based on the toss of a coin…
Book Club Review: The Lighthouse Witches by C. J. Cooke
Our book club read for February was The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke. Head over to the blog to find out what we all thought of it, and let us know in the comments if you’ve read it as well!
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 2/17/22
Check out Aubrie’s ‘currently reading’ and ‘next up’ selections (one contemporary fiction and one true crime) in this week’s TBR. And let us know in the comments what’s on your TBR this week!
My 2021 Round Up, Finally
From fantasy to memoir, sci-fi to historical, check out Aubrie’s wrap-up of the books she enjoyed most in 2021. Have you read any of these? Let us know what you thought in the comments!
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 1/27/22
In this week’s TBR, Aubrie contemplates her TBR list and why it’s less of a list and more of a stack (or stacks). Head over to the blog to give your opinion on how you handle the TBR.
TBR Thursday: Book Club February 2022
Find out what our book club has chosen for our February read in this week’s TBR Thursday. If you like, you can read along with us and put in your two cents in the comments when we post the book club discussion wrap up!
Book Club Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
For our January book club, we read Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. In this spoiler-free post we discussed why we loved it, or not, and whether we’re going to read the next book in the series.
2021 Top 3 Book lists
What were your favorite books of 2021? Check out this week’s post to find out Amy’s, Aubrie’s, and Jaelithe’s top 3 (ish) books that they read in 2021, and let us know your picks in the comments!
Based on her mood throughout 2021, can you guess which three genres Aubrie read most? Head over to the blog to learn more about her theory on mood reading, and to make some suggestions for her 2022 list!
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 12/2/21
Check out Aubrie’s TBR this week for her selection of historical fiction, coming-of-age, fantasy, plus one holiday romance to fit the season. Head over to the blog to let us know what’s on your TBR list!
Free books, anyone?
Aubrie has been racking up the free books this year, and in this post she shares the (not so) secret places where she has been getting them.
If it’s About Musicians, I’m in
Find out why Aubrie loves books about musicians, check out a list of some of her recent favorites, and give her your suggestions for her next musical read in this week’s post!
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 8/19/21
Check out Aubrie’s reading list, filled with a variety including a contemporary thriller, a true crime story, a contemporary story about family, and a couple of fantasy novels in this week’s TBR Thursday.
Spoiler-Free Review: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
In this spoiler-free review of One Last Stop, Aubrie discusses characters you can love, and explores why slow burns can sometimes be worth it. Head over to the blog to find out more!
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 7/8/21
Check out what’s on Aubrie’s short list this week for her next TBR, and enjoy her stack of books which, while getting out of hand, looks like a ton of reading fun just waiting to be had…
Book Review: Couple Found Slain by Mikita Brottman
This week, Aubrie reviews Couple Found Slain, the story of a true crime that is much more than normal entries in the genre. Head over to the blog to join in the conversation, and to let Aubrie know your favorite true crime story!
Book Review: Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau
Did you know that Aubrie loves rock star stories? Check out her review a newly released, rock-star-based novel about a girl in the 70s who finds out what rock and roll is all about.
To Tame Your TBR (or Not): TBR Thursday, Aubrie 5/27/21
In this week’s TBR, Aubrie throws back the curtain to show you how her TBR list gets to be the way it is. She would also love to hear your methods, so hop over to the comments and share!
Book Review: The Memory Collectors by Kim Neville
This week, Aubrie reviews The Memory Collectors, a contemporary story with a magical realism premise. Come find out what she thought of the book — will it be added to your next TBR?
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 5/6/21
Check out Aubrie’s ever-expanding TBR pile in her TBR Thursday this week! And once you’ve marveled at the hydra that is her book stack, let us know in the comments what you’re reading…
Book Review: After Francesco by Brian Malloy
Check out Aubrie’s review of an advance reader copy of After Francesco by Brian Malloy, a novel coming out in May of this year, set against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Find out what surprised her, and why she fell in love with this book, over at the blog…
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 4/15/21
Head over to the blog to check out Aubrie’s TBR list this week!
Book Review: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
Check out Aubrie’s review of The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, a new fiction book released in March 2021 about a 70s fictional rock duo that takes on themes of exploitation and racism, while evoking a bit of a Daisy Jones feel.
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 3/25/21
Take a look at Aubrie’s TBR this week — stocked with a wide variety of titles — and let us know in the comments what you’re reading!
Book Review: Firestarter by Stephen King
A hidden superhero origin story? Check out Aubrie’s review of Stephen King’s 1980 novel Firestarter. Once you’ve heard her argument, let us know in the comments if you agree!
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 3/4/21
What do you get when you cross contemporary with classic, and horror with fantasy? A TBR list, of course! Take a peek at Aubrie’s near-future list in this week’s TBR Thursday.
Spoiler-free Book Review: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Check out Aubrie’s review of The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah — it’s a book she loved, but says she wouldn’t recommend to everyone. Is it right for you?
Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Find out what book Aubrie read this week because it was described as “being wrapped in a warm gay blanket,” and find out whether she agreed with that assessment, over at the blog…
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 1/21/21
From the old west, to a study in power, to a fantastical story about found family, come see what’s on Aubrie’s TBR this week!
Join us in this 2021 Book Challenge!
We’ve created a loose reading challenge for the year — twelve categories of books that you can add to your TBR. Do them all in a month or spread them out through the year. Are you in? Head over to the blog to find out the categories..
My Book Year in Review: Aubrie
From heavier to lighter, from kid-friendly to horror, Aubrie shares some of her favorite reads from the past year in this week’s post.
Spoiler-Free Book Review: Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore
This week, Aubrie reviews a character study with one of the most interesting twists she’s ever seen. Come on over to the blog to find out more!
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 11/19/20
Though she is not making fast progress through her TBR, Aubrie is happy with the books she has left on the list. And Addie is turning out to be as fantastic as she’d hoped. Come see what else she’s reading this week!
Expand your mind with books
This week, Aubrie talks about the power of books to expand your perspective, and offers you a challenge to find your own way to read beyond your boundaries.
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 10/29/20
You may be used to her long TBR lists, but this week Aubrie just has one book on her mind. If you’ve been keeping up with her posts, you might already know what it is…
Halloween Series Review: Christopher Pike books
In honor of Halloween this year, Aubrie re-read a bunch of Christopher Pike books that she enjoyed as a teen. Did they hold up to her memories of spooky chills? Head over to the blog to find out…
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 10/8/20
Yes, she has a few new books on her TBR this week, but Aubrie is really waiting (not so) patiently by the post for a new release. Check out her TBR Thursday post to find out which one!
Dreaming of Books to Come
Aubrie has been waiting for a much-anticipated release by one of her favorite authors, and the wait is almost over! Come find out what book she’s waiting for…
Happy Anniversary, Infinite Distractions!
To celebrate the first anniversary of Infinite Distractions, Amy, Aubrie, and Jaelithe reflect on some of their favorites out of the 80+ posts they wrote this past year.
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 9/10/20
With her characteristic wide range of interests, Aubrie has a few familiar titles that have stayed on her TBR including historical fiction and a Stephen King, as well as a few new ones including a cowboy romance.
The Season for Creepy Reads
Is there a chill in the air? A haunted house up on a hill that needs to be explored? Aubrie is 100% down for that. Come find out what she thinks makes a great horror story, and what she lists among her all-time favorites…
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 8/20/20
Nope, I don’t know how it’s already August 20th either. The picture with this post probably looks familiar. If you read my last TBR post at the end of July, the list will also look very familiar. The slow reading month(s) continue(s). Currently reading: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coats Holdovers from my last list: … Read More
Palate cleansing before your next heavy read
Do you need a palate cleanser between heavy reads? Check out Aubrie’s post with her thoughts on the topic.
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 7/30/20
In the kind of month where books are misplaced and one is too tired to get out of bed, Aubrie is still managing to move steadily through her TBR. Come see what she’s reading this week…
Book Review: Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz
Fresh off her first read of Little Women, Aubrie had to get a hold of the new retelling by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz called Jo & Laurie. Find out what she thought…
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 7/9/20
When Aubrie was finally able to go to the library this week (now that it is open again), she really did it. It’s a TBR stack! Come check out what she’s reading.
2020 Reading Goal Check-in
How is it already halfway through 2020? This week, Aubrie shares some advice about taking stock of your 2020 reading goals, and adjusting as necessary. Let us know how you’re doing on your 2020 reading goal in the comments!
All The Dads
This week, in honor of the holiday, we’ve ruminated on dads, books, and book dads. Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there, readers and non-readers alike.
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 6/18/20
Find out why Aubrie is feeling ‘crappy’ about her TBR this week. Hint: the list will look a bit familiar…
Choose Your Own (Vampire) Adventure
Love a good vampire story but unsure what to read next? Go on a ‘choose your own adventure’ with Aubrie as she revisits some of her favorite vampire stories.
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 5/28/20
This week, Aubrie took some of her own advice on how to get back to reading even when it’s hard to concentrate. Check out her great TBR stack!
5 Tips to Read More, Even When It’s Hard
Are you also having trouble reading right now? If so, Aubrie’s got a bunch of great tips that might help you get the diversion you need, even when it’s difficult to concentrate.
Literary Moms That We Love
In honor of mother’s day this week, we’re celebrating some of our favorite literary moms (hint: Molly Weasly features pretty heavily in the discussion).
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 4/30/20
For this week’s TBR, Aubrie has moved a few off the list, left a few on, and added a few more. What’s on your TBR? Come on in and let us know in the comments!
Book Review: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Please enjoy Aubrie’s review of the classic Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, as long as you don’t mind spoilers for a 150+ year old book that has spawned multiple movie versions.
The Capsule Episode
Have you missed a few of our weekly posts? No worries. Instead of your regularly scheduled TBR Thursday, today we’re bringing you a capsule episode full of flashbacks and fun commentary! [Fade in on computer screen where three faces seem to be enjoying a video conference. Sure, you want to see a big, beautiful set, … Read More
You Can’t Love ’em All
Ever thought you should love a book because everyone else does, but when you finally picked it up you didn’t understand the hype? In this week’s post Amy, Aubrie, and Jaelithe share some of the books they just couldn’t love.
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 4/2/20
Aubrie shares her TBR stack with us this week, a meaty dish with lots of literature, biography, and non-fiction, peppered with a few fun reads to spice things up.
The Power of Books
In a world that is changing quickly day by day, Aubrie found that one way she could take control was by helping someone else through the escape of books. Read her story, and share your own, here…
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 3/12/20
Check out the books in my TBR stack: Exhalation by Ted Chiang Decoding Boys by Cara Natterson Molly Bit by Dan Bevacqua Food Fix by Dr. Mark Hyman Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino Have you read any of these? What did you think? What books are on your TBR? … Read More
The Thing About Dickens
Learn why Aubrie just had to quit Dickens, even though she very much wanted to love it.
TBR Thursday: Aubrie, 2/20/20
Welcome to TBR Thursdays, where we reveal what’s on our TBR stacks. Today it’s Aubrie’s turn, and she’s got an eclectic mix to share with you. Happy reading!
Book characters we love
In honor of the upcoming holiday, we’ve each got something to say about a few of our favorite heartthrobs, sometimes known as ‘book boyfriends.’ Read on to find out who is making our *gasp* breaths catch in our chests, and why warmth is spreading through our… hearts this Valentine’s Day.
4 Keys to a Great Domestic Thriller
Were you ever excited to read a book only to realize it didn’t live up to the exciting premise? When this happened to Aubrie, she decided to break down what makes for a great domestic thriller story, and why the one she’d read didn’t deliver.
When Aubrie realized there was a gap in her classical reading education, she decided this will be the year she does something about it.
2019: Reading year in review
On this, the last day of 2019, we wanted to give you a peek back at our year in reading. Please enjoy, and share in the comments some of your favorite reads that you discovered this year!
Lessons from Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, a childhood classic, also happens to be one of Aubrie’s favorite books of all time. Find out which lessons from Charlotte and Wilbur have endured the test of growing up.
The Book Loft
When Aubrie recently visited a lovely, labyrinthine independent bookshop called the Book Loft in Columbus, OH, she knew she was in for a good time when the desk clerk handed her a map…
6 Tips to Help You Find Time to Read More
Ever wished you could squeeze some extra reading time into your day? Aubrie’s got you covered. Check out her hints and tips about ways she finds more time to read.
Book Review: Fear Street (classic) by R.L. Stine
Halloween is almost here! Find out what Aubrie remembers fondly, and what she’d rather forget, about the classic Fear Street series by R.L. Stine.
Book Review: A Dream About Lightning Bugs
Find out why Aubrie loves Ben Folds even more after reading this book.
Book Review: Recursion by Blake Crouch
This book! Find out what Aubrie loved about Recursion and why you should read it if you love mind-bendy sci fi. Warning: spoilers ahead!