Cheers to the Weekend 12.28.18


And just like that, the year is almost done and I sincerely have no idea where December went! It’s time for us to round up our favorite books of the year and begin to goal set and look forward to 2019. We’re both hoping for quality over quantity, and are looking to read more from our shelves again this year. Do you have any 2019 reading goals??

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Around the Web

Did you guys hear that Tin House is ceasing publication of its literary magazine?

Tommy Orange talks about his reading year. Am I the only one who finds the reading lives of authors fascinating? I can’t be, because there is a whole series!

Speaking of authors, Michael Chabon dishes some advice for aspiring writers, and you might not like it. Also, I love him.

Did anyone else gift their loved ones books for Christmas??

The best books of 2018 lists are starting to hit the interwebs! We need to start compiling ours, too!

Some great thoughts on goal setting for your reading life in 2019.

And some great bookish podcast recommendations to explore in 2019!


Lauren is focused on great translated lit and has colorful photos, great reviews, and a genuine presence.

Molly is absolutely nailing that literary lifestyle vibe.

Beautiful photos, great reads, and of course, that wonderful lit lifestyle!

What We’re Reading

Michaela- I just finished Mrs Dalloway and I don’t know what to do with myself. I might start Record of a Spaceborn Few though. Becky Chambers never disappoints me!

Rikki - I’m aiming to finish my last holiday read of Hercule Poirot’s Christmas within the next few days. Fingers crossed for some much needed reading time!

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