State of the Stacks: Calm Edition

We’re nearing the middle of January, which hardly seems possible, but here we are. Nothing major to report this week, though I’m currently barricaded inside my home because of snow this weekend. Otherwise, it’s been a calm start to the year. So read on to see my current bookish updates (and about works that contain far more drama than I do in my current life) on this week’s State of the Stacks.

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State of the Stacks: 2020 Challenges Edition

We’re officially in 2020 and, while most people tend to set goals before a new year actually starts, I—well, I don’t. And that’s especially true when it comes to reading goals. For me, books are mostly about having a good time, so I try not to turn them into work. However, I’ve stumbled into a couple of reading challenges that are both fun and low stakes that I’ve decided to participate in. Read on to find out more about them and other bookish updates on this week’s State of the Stacks.

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State of the Stacks: 2019 Wrap-Up Edition

2019 is quickly fading into 2020, and usually this time of year inspires a great deal of personal reflection for me. But this year I’m just feeling content. It’s been a great period filled with good reads and great times with new and old friends. Thank you for being part of it. And as always, read on for bookish updates and other news on this week’s State of the Stacks.

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State of the Stacks: Pre-Christmas Edition

Christmas is practically here and, personally, I could not be more excited. Though that’s possibly from the frenzy that accompanies just finishing a post-midnight grocery shopping trip … Or it could stem from the thought of having two days in the middle of the week where my area effectively shuts down—meaning I really have no choice but to sit home and read. Either way, bring on the festivities, and read on to see my current bookish updates on this week’s State of the Stacks.

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State of the Stacks: Frozen Solid Edition

Oh, the weather outside is … awful. The first major winter storm of the season in my area seems poised to dash in over today and tonight. What a perfect time to curl up with a good read and pretend like my home isn’t freezing solid! Read on to see what books I’ve stocked up on and more bookish updates on this week’s State of the Stacks.

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State of the Stacks: Oh, the Horror Edition

Sunday is here already, and it’s been a marvelous week of reading. Thanks to the weather turning colder and the coziness of staying inside, I managed to get through fifteen books. And while I’m usually in the mood for all those Christmas reads focused on relationships blossoming inside cottages blanketed under the snow, lately I’ve been grabbing books that are … well, creepier. Is anyone else gravitating toward titles that seem antithetical to the season?

And as always, read on for more bookish updates on this week’s State of the Stacks.

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State of the Stacks: Nonfiction November Edition

We’re over halfway done with this month, but perhaps my biggest book-focused highlight has been participating in Nonfiction November, which was brought to my attention by Rennie over at What’s Nonfiction. With new topics and discussions each week, it’s been a total celebration of nonfiction titles and their authors. The absolute enthusiasm from writers as they recommend a host of fantastic reads has tempted me into adding several books to my TBR pile—which begs a simple question this week:

If you had to recommend only one nonfiction book to anyone, what would it be?

Feel free to send your recommendations my way and, as always, read on for more bookish updates on this week’s State of the Stacks.

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