THE BOOKWORM | How to trick yourself into reading more

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We all have busy lives. Things you used to love to do in your free time can quickly fade away. I found this started to happen with my love of reading. I still bought just as many books as before, but I never ended up reading them.

This last year I have really revamped my bookworm-y-ness (aka: love of reading) and I’m so happy about it! Here are a few tips and tricks I used to get back into the swing of reading daily.

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LATEST AUDIBLE | The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy WeirThis is not my usual type of read… sci-fi books have never interested me. Butttt I kept seeing it on “good reads” lists and…. (I hate to admit this) Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars Instagrammed a picture of it… so I took the plunge, downloaded The Martian by Andy Weir, and gave it a try!

A man named Mark Watney gets left on Mars (don’t worry, I’m not giving anything away) and the entire book is basically a monologue of his thoughts, feelings, and sarcastic comments about the whole debacle. Within the first 5 minutes I was actually laughing out loud, embarrassingly enough.

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LATEST READ | Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Book Hangover: Inability to start a new book because you’re still living in the last book’s world.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

OBSESSED doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about this book! After reading Gone Girl, I went out in search of any and all books Gillian Flynn wrote, which is how I came across this one, Dark Places.

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FUTURE READS | Winter reading list

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I’m a bit of a reading junkie at the moment… the colder weather is keeping me curled up in bed reading, instead of running around town exploring. The list of books I want to read is long, too long… but here are a few of my must-reads this winter:

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LATEST LISTEN | Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

wild_bycherylstrayedI had just finished my last audio book and had a long car drive coming up. I had 10 minutes to find a new audio book to download or I was doomed with a 45 minute car ride of horrible radio stations.

I began flipping through itunes as fast as possible to best sellers in non-fiction, praying a name would pop up that I had heard good things about… Wild by Cheryl Strayed…. hmmmmm. All I knew was that Oprah loved it and Reese Witherspoon was staring in the film… fingers crossed it’s an amazing book! BUY!

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LATEST LISTEN | Now I See You: A Memoir by Nicole C. Kear

NowISeeYou_bookTruth be told, I was not too excited about this book being selected as the next read for our “Beltway Book Club”. I am not a big fan of memoirs, especially when it’s about a young girl being told she is going blind at age 19. But, like the good book club member that I am, I started reading Now I See You by Nicole C. Kear.

Well, technically, I started listening. Lately I have been on an audiobook kick. Not only is it a great way to stay¬†entertained on my drive to and from work, but it’s also great to listen to in the mornings as I get ready, in the evening as I whip up dinner, or even during a workout when I climb on a treadmill at the gym with the non-working tv (#fail).

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LATEST READ | Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


This was the most recent book selected for a book club I belong to in DC (aka the Beltway Book Club). With a diverse group of women from the age of 22 to 33, it can sometimes be difficult to find a book that appeals to all members.

Liane Moriarty was the author of a previous novel our club read, The Husband’s Secret. After an overall enjoyable read, we decided to try another one of her books.

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