Here’s a look at some interesting things we recently read online + the books I’m currently reading.


bookish awards

ONE+ In book awards news – Finalists for the PEN America Literary Awards have been announced; Winners of the the ALA Youth Media Awards and Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction have also been announced. The National Book Critics Circle announced has also announced finalists in all categories, as well as the winners of the John Leonard Prize for first books (There There, Tommy Orange). Annnddd…. The Costa Book Awards has also announced the Book of the Year Winner (The Cut Out Girls, Bart van Es). Plus The Man Booker prize lost it’s sponsor, The Man Group … I wonder what it will be called now.

TWO+ And more book awards news … because I don’t think I mentioned it before – Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2019 Edgar Awards and The Horror Writers Association announced the preliminary ballot for the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards.

THREE+ February is Black History Month (in the US) and I’m adding books to read from Recent Award-Winning Black Writers and 43 New & Upcoming Books to Discover This Black History Month.

FOUR+ I bookmarked 6 Books Like Bird Box That Will Creep You the Eff Out plus 8 Truly Terrifying Books of Asian Horror and books from Locus Magazine’s 2018 Recommended Reading List as sources for me to pick books to read from this year.

FIVE+ Here’s How to Find YOUR Book Blogger Flow… Beat Boredom, Time Management and Writer’s Block.

SIX+ We updated the The Master List of Recurring Bookish Memes for 2019.

The Master List of Bookish Memes

SEVEN+ This are 4 Books from the Best of The Year Lists That We Want to Read [On Our 2019 Reading List] – what are you putting on yours?

Blogging & Social Media

EIGHT+ Plus How to Grow Your Instagram in 2019.

NINE+ Reading through This is What I Would Do if I Were to Create a Blog From Scratch is essential for all CURRENT bloggers.

TEN+ The Secret To Getting What You Want Is Asking For It (Here’s How) is about blogging – but it applies to LIFE as well. I’m getting a promotion this month because of this.

ELEVEN+ Check out these Thoughts on the Latest Social Media Advertising Guidelines – did you know about these new rules?

TWELVE+ Here’s 30 Bookish Blog Post Ideas and 16 Blog Post Ideas To Help You Get Through (AT LEAST) A Month Of Blogging.

THIRTEEN+ And some tips on How to Stay Consistent With Your Blogging Content Plan.


Indoor Plants Succulents

FOURTEEN+ The year in pictures 2018 is a must see.

FIFTEEN+ I appreciated these Tips for Staying Organized at Life and use most of them already.

SIXTEEN+ You can tell the things I’m working on by the articles I bookmark and save … like 5 Organisational Habits To Get Into For A Clean And Tidy Home.

SEVENTEEN+ These are our #OneThingThisMonth February #goals

EIGHTEEN+ This is what’s  On Our Nightstand [The Mid-Winter 2019 Edition] and this Easy Blueberry Banana and Strawberry Green Smoothie is giving me life right now.

Books – Currently Reading

I have so many books that I want to read! After finishing An Unwanted Guest, Shari Lapena, which I enjoyed immensely, it seemed like I had decision fatigue! It took a few days, but I ended up settling on Black God’s Drums, P. Deji Clark. It’s a short book (111 pages) and I’m about halfway through and loving it.

Black Gods Drums and Friday Black (Books)

I’m also listening to the audiobook of Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty. I’ve only just started it, but since I have a 4 hour flight to California (and 4 hours back) – I’m hoping to put a really good size dent in it. I’ve loved the books I’ve previously read by Moriarty – Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret and Truly Madly Guilty – and so I have high expectations for Nine Perfect Strangers.

What are you currently reading? And – just curious – do you have a blog?


// Comments //

  1. I have a blog! And I’m quite thankful you shared my Blogger Flow post… but WOW! I’ve just hit the jackpot with some of these other posts! Thanks for sharing I will check them out. <3 Plus I'm reading Trail of Lightning. 😉

  2. Helen Murdoch

    Feb 04

    I am currently reading Behind the Beautiful Beyond, it’s non-fiction about a Muslim family who lives in a garbage dump in India.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my post on the new blogging guidelines. AND for sharing so many great links, which I’m now bookmarking like crazy to read later haha