Since it's been a long time since I've actually stuck to a TBR, I'm just going to share the books that I know I'll be getting to. I'm currently re-reading Cora Carmack's Roar so that I can read the sequel, Rage.While there are a lot of common YA tropes in Roar, I still really enjoy the storm magic… Continue reading My May 2020 TBR
I hope all of you guys are staying healthy and happy during this long quarantine. I know that for a lot of people this is an incredibly stressful time, so please take care of yourself as best you can. Here are the books I read in April. I didn't get to as many as I… Continue reading April 2020 Wrap-up
As I mentioned in a previous post, today is the one year anniversary of Read Yourself Happy. As part of the celebrations, I wanted to share the top ten best and worst books I've read and discovered in the first year of my book blogging journey. Here are the ten best books I've read in my… Continue reading The Best Books I’ve Read in One Year of Book Blogging
As I mentioned in a previous post, today is the one year anniversary of Read Yourself Happy. As part of the celebrations, I wanted to share the top ten best and worst books I've read and discovered in the first year of my book blogging journey. Let's start with the ten worst books I've read, so… Continue reading The Worst Books I’ve Read in One Year of Book Blogging
Today is an exciting day for Read Yourself Happy. The blog is officially one year old as of today! The past year has been really exciting. Before I set up this website at the beginning of September 2018, I'd known for a while that I wanted to start another blog (previously, I'd had blogs about… Continue reading Read Yourself Happy is One Year Old Today!
Magical realism is a genre that creates a bridge between reality and the slightly whimsical. It differs from genres such as fantasy and science fiction by being firmly planted in our world, our reality. In magical realism, we recognize the world in which the story takes place, but there's an element that is slightly unusual or magical.… Continue reading The Five Best Adult Magical Realism Books
Around the Web If you love both literature and fashion, this list of books from Electric Literature will intrigue you. Austine at Novel Knight has an informative post about supporting underrated and midlist authors on Instagram. If you are a Bookstagrammer, you need to read this. Apartment Therapy put together a list of book-inspired Airbnb… Continue reading Sunday Wrap-Up
I found this tag this morning on Bookishly Rebecca, and it was originally created by Jamishelves. A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas I feel like I might be the only person left in the world who hasn't read any Sarah J.… Continue reading Books I Want to Read – Book Tag
Around the Web Moving to a new city can be hard, especially when it comes to making new friends. Well + Good has a great article with tips on how to make friends when you're naturally introverted. Renowned novelist Gene Wolfe has died. The Guardian has an amazing article about the stigma surrounding science fiction and… Continue reading Sunday Wrap-Up
Just because tax day is behind us (you did do your taxes, right??), that doesn't mean you should stop thinking about your finances. The first step to adulting is getting your finances in order. These books will help you do just that! Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez You Are a Badass at… Continue reading These Books Will Help You Get Your Finances Straight
It's been a while since I did my last book tag post and this one I spotted at Sepia Reads looked fun. Let's get right into it. What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book? A few hours, at most. Even when I'm at work, I have… Continue reading The Book Addiction Tag
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker Romance | Contemporary | New Adult Published by Atria Books Released August 7, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I've always prided myself on reading a very wide range of literary genres, from fantasy to contemporary to horror. However, there has always been one genre that I tended to avoid -… Continue reading The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker – A Review
Requesting trigger warnings for content is nothing new, but I've seen it discussed more often lately than I had before. It's not something I've discussed on Read Yourself Happy before, so I wanted to give my thoughts some space here. A trigger warning is intended to let readers or consumers know ahead of time if… Continue reading Trigger Warnings: What are they, and do we need them?
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics. Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase… Continue reading Comic Book Releases – April 3, 2019
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi Young Adult | Contemporary Goodreads | Amazon Published by HarperTeen Released October 16, 2018 Rating: A Very Large Expanse of Sea is Tahereh Mafi's first contemporary novel, and it's a good one. Mafi is known mostly for Shatter Me, which is a young adult fantasy series. In this… Continue reading A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi – A Review