january 2015 tbr

I am a glutton for self-punishment. Every year I challenge myself to surpass the number of books read in the previous year and track my progress through Goodreads. The site offers passive aggressive encouragement over the course of the yearly challenge, from “you’re on track” to “you’re # books behind schedule!”. I wouldn’t be surprised […]

Top 14 Reads of 2014

The Overweight Bookshelf Top 14 Books 2014

Every year annual roundups of the best reading experiences are both my favourite and the bane of my blogging existence. I love adding to my already preposterously long “to be read list” (I wish to go through life in wanting of a good book), yet I find the task of whittling down my own list […]

The Overweight Bookshelf Headquarters Gets An Office Makeover

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A little over a year ago I started an intense home decor project to transform my former bedroom in to a home office. If you follow my Instagram account, you have been privy to all the vintage market and budget decor celebrations that have led up to the grand reveal. I started putting away Christmas […]

Review: A Lady at Willowgrove Hall (Whispers on the Moors #3) by Sarah E Ladd

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Willowgrove Hall is full of secrets, but soon everything hidden is brought to light. Cecily Faire has a secret—and she intends to keep it. But when she arrives at Willowgrove Hall to serve as a lady’s companion, she comes face-to-face with the only person who knows the truth about her past. As the steward of […]

Review: Driftwood Tides by Gina Holmes

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**This review first appeared on Novel Crossing. See original post here** He made himself an island until something unexpected washed ashore.When Holton lost his wife, Adele, in a freak accident, he shut himself off from the world, living a life of seclusion, making drifwood sculptures and drowning his pain in gin. Until twenty-three-year-old Libby knocks […]

Review: Deceived (Private Justice #3) by Irene Hannon

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**This review was featured on Novel Crossing. See original post here** For three years, Kate Marshall has been grieving the loss of her husband and their four-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on an escalator in the mall, she is convinced it is the son she thought was […]