Happy 4th Blogiversary to Me!

It’s party time!

Today is a more celebratory Friday than usual, because it marks the 4th anniversary of Book Club Babe! On July 17, 2011, during the summer before my last year of grad school, I was faced with lots of free time and a burning desire to share my love of reading. I decided that since I was going to read all these books anyway, why not post my reviews online?

These past four years have been revolutionary for me: I’ve received my Master’s degree, moved to the Bay Area, and launched a successful career in tech marketing. I’ve met so many new people and visited a variety of exciting places.

And the books! How can I forget the books? Thankfully, one major advantage of running a blog is that I can keep track of my reading progress. In four years, I have read 93 novels and countless other short stories, poems, comics, and works of non-fiction.

To sum up my reading list, here are my four all-time favorite books since starting Book Club Babe. I think that this is a testament to my diverse tastes, because these novels could not be more different from each other:

  1. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  2. 1984 by George Orwell
  3. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  4. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

As for my blog posts, I’m most proud of the pieces that incite a conversation and make you think. One of my predominant reasons for loving literature is that there a few right/wrong, black/white answers. The fun lies in the interpretation between the lines. These are my top 4 topics of debate:

  1. 4 Literary Archetypes You Shouldn’t Love IRL
  2. Are Dead White Authors Still Relevant?
  3. Can a Book Ever Make a Reader’s Life Worse?
  4. And the question which I ask most often: Why Aren’t More People Reading?

I just wanted to say thanks to all of my fans for making Book Club Babe possible. After tallying up all my social media networks, I have over 600 followers that keep up with this blog in one form or another, and I appreciate each and every single one of you! Here’s to many more years of reading, writing, and reviews!

Love,

Book Club Babe

XOXO

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