6 Books to Read in the New Year

6 Books to Read in the New Year

Can you believe it’s already 2018?

So many exciting things are happening this year! I’m getting married (woot, woot!), I’m traveling out of the country for the first time, and I’ve officially started writing my debut novel!

In the meantime, I’ll be reading as always, and these are the first six books on my Goodreads to-read shelf for 2018.

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Book Review: “Blind Acceptance” by Sandra Pimentel

Book Review: “Blind Acceptance” by Sandra Pimentel

When I was in college, I took a course called “American Autobiography.” From Mary Rowlandson to Ben Franklin to Harriet Jacobs to Ernest Hemingway, that class exposed me to what must have been at least a dozen stunning, thought-provoking memoirs. That was one of my earliest experiences examining creative nonfiction, but it helped engrain my love for the genre.

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Book Review: “The Writer’s Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos” by Kathy Steinemann

Book Review: “The Writer’s Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos” by Kathy Steinemann

Think you have every reference book you need to write the perfect story?

Think again.

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The Simple Way to Boost Traffic to Your Author Website: A Blog!

The Simple Way to Boost Traffic to Your Author Website: A Blog!

We all know that whether you’re traditionally published or going D.I.Y., marketing your book is mostly on you, the author—and creating a solid web presence is one of the best ways to do just that. But how can you make the most of your online persona?

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English Major’s Favorite Books of Fall 2016!

English Major’s Favorite Books of Fall 2016!

Hey guys! It is officially finals week at my university and I am so pumped for this semester to finally be over. Despite the fact that the last four months have been super boring thanks to useless classes that barely challenged me, I did get something good out of this semester: my teachers recommended some pretty great books to me, and I’m excited to share them all in several mini-reviews!

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Book Review: “From Receptionist To Boss” by Nicole Smartt

Book Review: “From Receptionist To Boss” by Nicole Smartt

“The chapters in this book are a blueprint of how I went from receptionist to business owner in less than seven years and how you can too. Read it. Own it. Take action.”
Nicole Smartt, From Receptionist to Boss: Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead at Work

With cute, quirky headings and a blog-esque writing style, it’s no wonder this memoir-slash-career prep book became an Amazon bestseller. It’s a quick read (it only took me about an hour to get through the whole thing), but it’s full of information and an inspirational story. It’s kind of like reading all of the pins on your Career-Prep Pinterest board all at once—it’s full of real-life advice, and Nicole’s story is total motivation to get out there and start working on your career ASAP!

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The College Girl’s Ultimate Guide to Studying

The College Girl’s Ultimate Guide to Studying

Whether your major is English, math, or even music, there’s a college blogger out there with tips to help you rise to the top of your class. If you’re looking for only the best advice on how to succeed in any of your classes, check out the posts below from college students just like you!

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