Trouble No Man by Brian Hart – A Review

Note: This review was originally published in December 2018, but I wanted to repost it in honor it being released today. It was one of my favorite books from 2018, and now that it’s finally out, I definitely recommend picking it up.  Trouble No Man by Brian Hart Fiction | Post-Apocalyptic Goodreads Published by Harper Perennial […]

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New Releases for January 29, 2019

Here are some of the new releases for January 29, 2019. As always, the synopses are courtesy of the publishers. Trouble No Man by Brian Hart Fiction | Post-Apocalyptic Goodreads | Amazon Read my Review of Trouble No Man American War meets Into the Wild in Brian Hart’s epic saga of one man’s struggle to survive a hostile world—tracing his path from […]

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I Should Have Read That Book Tag

I saw this tag over at Books Nest. If you’d like to participate here are the rules: Rules: Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post Answer the questions below Tag 10 others to take part ENJOY THE TAG! The Questions A […]

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Sunday Links

It’s Sunday again, which means another roundup of things I’ve loved around the web! Five SFF Books That Subvert Gender Roles – Tor.com: Author Amy Ewing takes a look of five books that feature non-traditional gender roles. Out of the five she selects, the only one I’ve read is Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of […]

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi – A Review

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 […]

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Introducing My Bookstagram!

I’ve been wanting to set up a book-centric Instagram account for a while, and I finally dived in this week! Read Yourself Happy – Instagram It’s just getting started, but I’ll be posting around two to three bookish pictures per day! I’ll also be hosting a giveaway when I get to 1000 Instagram subscribers. I’m […]

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The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth – A Review

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth Young Adult | Fantasy | Portal Fantasy Goodreads | Amazon Published by Harper Teen Released October 23, 2018 Rating: I remember the first time I heard of The Light Between Worlds – it was in a booktube video about new releases. As soon as I heard the premise I […]

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New Releases for January 22, 2019

It’s Tuesday, which means new book release day! There are so many coming out today, of which the titles below are just a small percentage. As always, the synopses are courtesy of the publisher. What books are you most excited about this week? Let me know in the comments! Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by […]

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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – A Review

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive Book One) Written by Brandon Sanderson High Fantasy Goodreads | Amazon Published by Tor Books Released August 31, 2010 Rating: “I understood in a moment of stillness. Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run […]

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Tonoharu by Lars Martinson – A Review

Tonoharu by Lars Martinson Graphic Novel Goodreads | Amazon Published by Pliant Press Released May 1, 2008 Rating: Whenever I’m at my local library, I always try to search out a couple of books I’ve never heard of before to check out. I’ll walk down random aisles, grabbing books off the shelf until I find something […]

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Sunday Reading

Here’s a quick round-up of interesting things I found this week. Got a link you want to share? Leave it in the comments below!   A Labyrinth in the Shape of a Book – Electric Literature: Reina Hardy takes a deep look at Maze, a puzzle book from her childhood. How to Get On Top of […]

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The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes Non-Fiction | Nutrition Goodreads | Amazon Published by Anchor Books Released December 27, 2016 Rating: I’ve mentioned several times on my blog now that I gave up sugar for the month of January in an attempt to be healthier and to try to get my body to stop craving […]

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Sadie by Courtney Summers – A Review

Sadie by Courtney Summers Young Adult | Contemporary | Mystery Goodreads Published by Wednesday Books Released September 4, 2018 Purchase: Amazon Rating: Sadie was everywhere in the latter half of 2018. It was being talked about on booktube, popping up all over bookstagram, positive reviews filling up my RSS reader. I don’t read a lot of contemporary […]

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Sugar-Free January – Week Two

At the beginning of the month, I announced that I would be going sugar-free for the month of January in an attempt to detox a bit from all the sugar I’d starting eating. Last week, I shared my thoughts at the end of the first week, which can basically be summed up with: I noticed […]

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The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman – A Review

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch Written by Neil Gaiman Art by Michael Zulli Graphic Novel Goodreads Released April 1, 2008 Published by Dark Horse Books Purchase: Amazon Rating: I had never heard of this Neil Gaiman graphic novel until I came across it while perusing the comic book shelves […]

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Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse Series is Coming to Netflix!

If you’re a fan of Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology or her Grishaverse series, prepare to be excited… Netflix is going to be making an eight-episode series based on Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows! I literally squealed when I heard the noise. The show is going to be written and produced by Eric Heisserer, who is behind […]

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Skyward Volume 1 by Joe Henderson – A Review

Skyward Volume 1 by Joe Henderson Art by Lee Garbett and Antonio Fabela Comic Books | Sci-Fi Goodreads Published by Image Comics Released September 25, 2018 Purchase: Amazon Rating: I would like to preface this review by mentioning Hoopla, a website that allows you to check out all sorts of books, comics, films and television shows, […]

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Best Variant Comic Book Covers for the Week of January 9th

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 January 2, […]

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New Comic Book Releases for the Week of January 9th

I apologize for this being a few days late! 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 […]

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Sugar-Free January – Week One

Last week, I shared that I was participating in Sugar-Free January and that I would be posting weekly updates about my progress. To sum the first week up, I’m craving all the sugar. I had expected to have sugar cravings the first few days, but I wasn’t expecting to literally be dreaming about sugar. The third night […]

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New Releases for January 8, 2019

Here are some of the most anticipated new released for January 8, 2019. All summaries are courtesy of the publisher. The Wicked King by Holly Black Fantasy | Young Adult Goodreads | Amazon You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. After […]

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I Have a Speech Impediment

I’ve been wondering for a while if this is something that I wanted to write about on my blog. Even though Read Yourself Happy is a blog about books and wellness, the way I talk has had a very large impact on my life and is one of the things that made me fall in […]

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10 Books About Nutrition & Healthy Living

Since many people have a New Year’s resolution or goal of eating better or getting healthy, I thought now would be a good time to compile a list of nutrition and food books to help guide you on your journey. Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating by Walter C. […]

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand – A Review

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand Young adult | Retellings | Holiday Published by Harper Teen Released October 24, 2017 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook Rating: I kept seeing Cynthia Hand’s The Afterlife of Holly Chase on Bookstagram and Booktube, recommended by people […]

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Audiobooks

Until recently, I only read physical books or ebooks. The few times I’d attempted to listen to audiobooks were disastrous, and within a few chapters I’d give up on it entirely. It baffled me a bit – after all, I love podcasts and audiobooks aren’t that different. For whatever reason, however, I found that I […]

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The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth – A Review

The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth Non-Fiction | History | Scandinavian History Published by Princeton University Press Released September 7, 2014 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Author Links: Twitter Rating: History was always one of my favorite classes at school, and I miss a lot of the assigned […]

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Gorgeous Book Covers to Swoon Over

Like most book lovers, I am an absolute sucker for gorgeous books. As much as I don’t want to admit it, sometimes I can’t help but judge a book by its cover. Here are ten of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen recently. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Goodreads Amazon | Barnes & Noble | […]

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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – A Review

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo Young Adult | Fantasy Published by Orion Children’s Books Released September 27, 2016 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr Rating: Crooked Kingdom is the second book in the Six of Crows duology. As such, I won’t be able […]

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Lady Killer Vol 1 by Joelle Jones & Jamie S. Rich – A Review

Lady Killer, Vol 1 by Joëlle Jones & Jamie S. Rich Graphic Novel | Thriller Published by Dark Horse Released September 15, 2015 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Books-a-Million Jamie S. Rich Links: Website Joëlle Jones Links: Website | Twitter | Tumblr Rating: The first book/graphic novel I finished in 2019 ended up being a re-read for me. […]

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10 Self-Help Books to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions

The book market is inundated with so many self-help books these days that it can be hard to figure out which ones are worth reading. In the spirit of all the New Year’s resolutions being made this week, here are ten of the best to help you make 2019 your best year yet! You Are […]

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Young Adult | Science-Fiction Goodreads Published by G.P Putnam’s Sons Released May 7, 2013 Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Synopsis The 5th Wave is a young adult science fiction novel about an extraterrestrial invasion of earth. The […]

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Best Variant Comic Book Covers for January 2, 2019

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 January 2, […]

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Comic Book Releases for January 2, 2019

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 Best Books I Read in 2018

2018 was a great year for reading and one in which I read things I normally would not have, thanks to wanting more variety for this blog. There were so many great books that I read, and these are the best. For this list, I’m only including books that I read for the first time […]

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Sugar-Free January

I have never been a sweet-tooth sort of person – I’ve always much preferred salty treats such as chips and pretzels. I could easily go weeks without consuming a piece of candy or a cookie. That has changed in the last couple of years, as I have found myself rediscovering my sweet tooth to the point […]

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The Worst Books I Read in 2018

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to read nothing but amazing books. Occasionally you’re going to read one that you dislike or that you just don’t get. Here are the books I’ve read this year that are like that for me. A quick disclaimer: If you love a book that I dislike, no worries! Everyone has different tastes, […]

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20 Self-Reflective Journal Prompts for 2019

January is a perfect time to set new intentions and focus on your goals for the rest of the year. I’ve always found that doing a beginning-of-the-year journal entry helps me lay out my plans for the coming year. Here are twenty journal prompts to help you set your intentions for 2019. Where do you […]

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New Releases for January 1, 2019

It’s Tuesday, and that means new book releases are out! There’s no better way to start off the new year! What books are you most excited about this week? Note: All synopses are courtesy of the publisher.   Bear No Malice by Clarissa Harwood History Fiction | Mystery Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Beaten […]

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A Look Back on 2018 and My Goals for 2019

2018 has been an exciting year for me. I moved in with the love of my life, Ian, and living with him has been even more fun than I could have imagined. I started Read Yourself Happy which has given me a hobby and community that I never want to do without. I started a new job […]

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