Technical Difficulties

I just wanted to drop you guys a brief note to tell you that new posts will be sparse this week. My laptop’s cord broke, and I’ve got another one on the way. It’s coming by way of normal ground shipping, so until I receive it, I won’t be able to post new articles and […]

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Interview with Vicky from What Vicky Read – Friday Favorites

I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve done an interview for Read Yourself Happy’s weekly Friday Favorites feature, but now we’re back with a great interview from one of my favorite fellow book bloggers, Vicky from What Vicky Read. Before starting this blog, I wasn’t even aware that book blogging was popular. I […]

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The Wellness Project by Phoebe Lapine – A Review

The Wellness Project: A Hedonist’s Guide to Making Healthier Choices by Phoebe Lapine Wellness | Health | Nonfiction Published by Pam Krauss/Avery Released April 4, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: You’re going to start seeing more non-fiction book reviews, especially health and wellness ones. I’m starting to pay a lot more attention to my body and […]

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer – a Review

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safron Foer Contemporary and/or Historical Fiction Published by Mariner Books Released April 4, 2006 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: This review was originally published on September 11, 2018. While I have made a few updates to formating and everything you see above this statement, everything that follows is the […]

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Laura E. Weymouth, Lucy Ellmann, and Tamsyn Muir – New Releases – 9/10/19

It’s Tuesday, which means new books are being released today!! Here’s a list of the most exciting books coming out today! Synopses are courtesy of Goodreads and the publishers and are italicized. A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth Goodreads | Amazon Can we take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous this cover is? While […]

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The Editor by Steven Rowley – A Review

The Editor by Steven Rowley Historical Fiction Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Released April 2, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. When I received an ARC of this novel and read the synopsis, I wasn’t sure if I was going to […]

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The Best Books I’ve Read in One Year of Book Blogging

As I mentioned in a previous post, today is the one year anniversary of Read Yourself Happy.  As part of the celebrations, I wanted to share the top ten best and worst books I’ve read and discovered in the first year of my book blogging journey.  Here are the ten best books I’ve read in my […]

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The Worst Books I’ve Read in One Year of Book Blogging

As I mentioned in a previous post, today is the one year anniversary of Read Yourself Happy.  As part of the celebrations, I wanted to share the top ten best and worst books I’ve read and discovered in the first year of my book blogging journey.  Let’s start with the ten worst books I’ve read, so […]

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Read Yourself Happy is One Year Old Today!

Today is an exciting day for Read Yourself Happy. The blog is officially one year old as of today!  The past year has been really exciting. Before I set up this website at the beginning of September 2018, I’d known for a while that I wanted to start another blog (previously, I’d had blogs about […]

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The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking – A Review

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking Nonfiction | Home & Living | Self-Help Published by Penguin Life Released September 1, 2016 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: “Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience, rather than about things. It is about being with the people we love. A feeling […]

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City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – A Review

Note: This is a repost of a review published last year. The sequel to City of Ghosts, Tunnel of Bones, is now available. “Every time I get nervous or scared, I remind myself that every good story needs twists and turns. Every heroine needs an adventure.” The Book City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab Amazon | […]

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Today is National Read a Book Day!

In case you didn’t know, September 6 is National Read a Book Day! I’m definitely planning on spending pretty much the entire day reading, especially since I live in an area impacted by Hurricane Dorian and as of this writing the winds are blowing at around 50 mph and I imagine our power won’t be […]

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New Book Releases for September 3, 2019

It’s Tuesday! Here are the new books coming out today! After the Flood by Kassandra Montag American Royals by Katherine McGee Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite Dominicana by Angie Cruz Five Dark Fates (Three Dark Crowns #4) by Kendare Blake The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young […]

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Florida… in books

As part of Read Yourself Happy’s America…In Books feature, here are some of the best books set in Florida. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell This book sounds amazing, and it’s definitely already on my TBR. Swamplandia! is a gator-wrestling theme park managed by a twelve-year-old. There are elements of magical realism (such as a character having a […]

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Delaware… in books

As part of Read Yourself Happy’s America…In Books feature, here are some of the best books set in Delaware. Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton S.E. Hinton is best known for her classic novel, The Outsiders, but in this novel, she writes about a tough guy named Jamie Sommers, pirating, and vampires. A Light in the Storm: The […]

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