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2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge

My Progress:

23 / 30 books. 77% done!

20 Books of Summer 2023

My Progress:

17 / 20 books. 85% done!

2023 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama (2)
- Alaska (1)
- Arizona (1)
- Arkansas
- California (12)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut (3)
- Delaware (1)
- Florida (1)
- Georgia (1)
- Hawaii (1)
- Idaho (1)
- Illinois
- Indiana (1)
- Iowa (1)
- Kansas (1)
- Kentucky (1)
- Louisiana (1)
- Maine (3)
- Maryland (2)
- Massachusetts (3)
- Michigan (2)
- Minnesota
- Mississippi (1)
- Missouri (1)
- Montana (1)
- Nebraska (1)
- Nevada
- New Hampshire (1)
- New Jersey
- New Mexico (1)
- New York (11)
- North Carolina (4)
- North Dakota (1)
- Ohio (3)
- Oklahoma
- Oregon
- Pennsylvania (1)
- Rhode Island (1)
- South Carolina (1)
- South Dakota
- Tennessee (1)
- Texas (4)
- Utah (1)
- Vermont (3)
- Virginia
- Washington (3)
- West Virginia (1)
- Wisconsin (2)
- Wyoming
- Washington, D.C.* (1)


- Australia (3)
- Canada (7)
- Chile (1)
- England (19)
- France (2)
- Ireland (2)
-Italy (1)
- Scotland (2)
- South Korea (1)
- Sweden (1)
- The Netherlands (2)
-Vietnam (1)

My Progress:

41 / 51 states. 80% done!

2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

25 / 25 books. 100% done!

2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

48 / 50 books. 96% done!

Booklist Queen's 2023 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

49 / 52 books. 94% done!

2023 52 Club Reading Challenge

My Progress:

46 / 52 books. 88% done!

2023 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:

34 / 40 books. 85% done!

2023 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

29 / 40 books. 73% done!

2023 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

My Progress:

13 / 25 books. 52% done!

2023 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Book Bingo Reading Challenge

20 / 25 books. 80% done!

2023 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

85 / 109 books. 78% done!

Children's Book Reading Challenge...For Adults!

Exclusive Features

 A few things you'll only find here at BBB:

Arizona Authors

The Grand Canyon state is home to some great writers.  I try to give them some extra love when I read their books, so you'll see this button on reviews of books written by Arizona authors.  You can find those I've already read by using the search bar or Labels drop-down menu (look under "Arizona Authors") on BBB's home page.  

Latter-day Saint Authors

I'm a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I always get excited when I find books written by someone who is also a member.  Reviews of books by Latter-day Saint authors will carry the above button.  You can find these reviews by using the search bar or Labels drop-down menu (look for "LDS Authors") on BBB's home page.

Mormon Mentions

This one doesn't have a fancy button, but when I come across references to the Church in books written by non-members, I highlight them in posts I call Mormon Mentions.  It's my chance to explain principles of my religion, clear up misconceptions, laugh at my sometimes crazy Church culture, and basically offer my insider's view on all things Mormon.  Search "Mormon Mentions" to find these posts.

If you find a reference to my religion in a book and would like me to address it, feel free to email me at: blogginboutbooksATgmailDOTcom 

Baby Steps to Understanding

If you've glanced at my "About Me" section, you'll see that I have a daughter who is bi-racial.  My husband and I adopted her as an infant in 2008 and have always loved the fact that she is such a beautiful blend of caucasian and African-American.  In an effort to educate myself about her African-American heritage, I continually seek out books that explore Blackness, identity, racism, transracial adoption, etc.  I identify them with this special button which pays tribute to my sweet baby (who's, sadly, not much of a baby anymore).  Search "Baby Steps Books" for these reviews.


  1. Hi,
    Do you have an archive for your blog, i.e. by year and month? I don't see it.

    1. Hi JJ! My blog is in the middle of being re-designed, so it's a little topsy-turvy at the moment. The Archives gadget is not on the page at the moment, but it will return. Check back in a week or so. Hopefully, the re-design will be finished by then.

    2. Ok, thanks.
      I now see the Blog Archive but just to let you know, it isn't working. When you click on a month it doesn't take you to it.

  2. Can I just say what an absolutely stunning blog you have? The colours/fonts/pictures are so beautiful! You can really tell you've put a lot of care and effort in to it <3 x

    1. Aww, thanks so much! I appreciate the kind words, Amy.


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