See You On January 1st!

A quick note: Read Yourself Happy will be on a holiday hiatus through the end of 2018. I’ll be back on January 1st with plenty of new reviews, new blog features, and more! I hope all of you are having an amazing end to your year! See you soon!

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10 Short Books to Help You Get to Your Reading Goal

If you’re trying to meet your yearly Goodreads or reading goal during the final week of 2018, no worries: there are plenty of short books, novellas, and graphic novels that you can finish in under a day! Here are ten of my favorites. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 128 pages I read […]

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6 Ways to Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

It seems like I’ve always had some kind of issue with sleeping. When I was a teenager it was sleep paralysis (which is absolutely terrifying). When I was in my early twenties I had long bouts of insomnia, and it my later twenties I would occasionally sleepwalk. The last few months, I have been having […]

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The 5 Best Planners for 2019

A popular New Year’s resolution is to be more organized and stay on top of your busy lifestyle. Having a fancy new planner will help with that. I love planners. If I’m being honest, I really just love anything involving paper, stickers, writing, and scrapbooking. I’m all about the paper life. I’ve never been one […]

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How a Single Trip to the Library Changed My Life

I had a really rough time in high school, as do many people. I was horribly depressed, had crippling social anxiety, felt like an epic loser, and fantasized about suicide. At a time when I really should have been in therapy or on anti-depressants, I had no outlet for my building stress and no one […]

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Best Variant Comic Book Covers This Week

One of my favorite parts of comic book collecting is seeking out the variant covers of my favorite issues. For those of you who are either not familiar with or new to the comic book world, variant covers are essentially special or limited edition covers. These are the best for the week of December 12, […]

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New Comic Book Releases for December 12, 2018

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 […]

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – A Review

“It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” The Book The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Middle-Grade | Magical Realism | Supernatural | Fantasy Published by HarperCollins Released September 30, 2008 Goodreads […]

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Reader Survey: Help Me Improve Read Yourself Happy

The end of the year is always a time of reflection, and as such it’s a great time for me to reflect back on the first several months of Read Yourself Happy and where I want the blog to head in the next year and beyond. My original goal for the blog was to combine […]

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Heavenward by Olga Gibbs – Blog Tour

I was invited to participate in a blog tour for Olga Gibbs’s Heavenward hosted by Melanie at  Fraser’s Fun House and I jumped on the opportunity. If you would like to read Heavenward, you can do so for free just by signing up to the Celestial Club. You’ll then receive a free e-copy of this book. You can go […]

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New Releases for December 4, 2018

There are a ton of books coming out today! Here are just a few: Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare Young adult | Fantasy   This is the much-anticipated final novel in the Dark Artifices trilogy. The very survival of the Shadowhunters is threatened, and Emma and Julien try to save their world. […]

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Book Drama: Nora Roberts & Tomi Adeyemi

It seems as though there’s so much drama happening in the book community lately. I wanted to take a moment to talk about the latest, involving the author of one of my favorite books of 2018: Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone, and Nora Roberts, a prolific and well-known author that you’ve probably heard […]

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A Look at the 35 Over 35 List

For the past five years, the 35 Over 35 list has been examing books written by debut authors 35 years old or older. The collection includes books that are both fiction and non-fiction. I love that they highlight authors who published in their mid-thirties or beyond. The creators originally started the list as a response to the […]

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End of the Year Book Tag

I saw this book tag over at Reading Under the Blankie. I’m not sure who created this tag, so if you know please leave that information in the comments below! Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? I’m still only on volume one of Outlaws of the Marsh. I had […]

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December TBR and Plans

I’m planning on getting quite a bit of reading done in December. Here are the ten books I want to get to this month: Read the World Books As I stated in a previous post, I’m updating the rules of my #readtheworld challenge. Each month, I’m pulling three countries out of a bowl and reading […]

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