December 2019

My End of the year wrap up:

2019 was a rough year for me. I wanted to read 150 books, but ended up reading…. 144 books! I may squeeze in a poetry book today to make it an even 145 books though! I went through a lot of major changes in my life this year! I am Read more




Books with a New Year’s Eve setting

So as the new year approaches, you may want to read books about your resolutions or just a book that is set during the holiday! Here are some reads for you! Novels set around New Year’s Eve: “This Time Next Year” by Sophie Cousens “Bridget Jones’s Diary” by Helen Fielding Read more


Celebrity Book Club Guide

I have an updated guide on my blog. http://booknerdalert.com/updated-celebrity-book-guide It looks better and is updated! I have attached a printable PDF that is your guide to Celebrity Book Clubs. I love recommendations on books! I especially enjoy a book club to follow every month! These book clubs in the last Read more



Thank you!

I want to take a moment and thank all my readers! Every day more and more people are stopping by my blog. Going into writing this blog, I did not think I would have so many readers! I am so blessed! Thank you all for just stopping by and sharing Read more


ARC Alert: “Saint X” by Alexis Schaitkin

OMG! Thanks to Celadron Books and Bookish First for a copy of my ARC “Saint X” by Alexis Schaitkin. I have been so excited to read this book! I have heard a lot of good things about it. I was also given a little book swag with the book! Happy Read more



All Around the World with Books in a year

So I have been thinking about cool ways to motivate me and others to read. The theme that I am doing this year, will be through the decades. I have done this one in the past, and would like to share. I may do this theme in 2021. I have Read more



End of the year crunch…

Have you not made your goal for the year? Are you rushing to finish novels to meet that goal? We all get this way at the end of the year. Something always happens in the middle of the year where we all get behind on our reading goals. But have Read more




2018 Wrap up in books

My favorite novel: Harry Potter: J.K. Rowling “American Like Me” by America Ferrera“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid“The Nightengale” Kristen Hannah“The Great Alone” Kristen Hannah“This is How is Always is” by Laurie Frankel“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens “The Read more


2019 My Wrap Up in Books

I am not going to mention all 140 books that I read this year. I am going to mention the top 5 in graphics, top in fiction, and then honorable mentions in fiction, then my least favorite. I am omitting some novels though from this list. You can follow me Read more


Best Books from this decade

As this decade leaves, what was your favorite books? Most talked about? Buzzed about? Here are notable reads from the last decade (2010-2019). These are not in any order. *** Some of these books, I have yet to read *** “Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt “Americanah” by Chimamanda NGozi Adichie “The Read more


True Crime

True crime novels focus on exactly that true crimes. They are typically non-fiction. Truman Capote is credited to be the 1st author to take a true crime (murder of a family in Kansas) and turn it into a novel. I have always been fascinated with true crime podcasts and TV Read more


Rom-Coms

Everyone has watched a Rom-Com once in their life! From Pretty Woman to Hitch. People either admit they love Rom-Com novels or secretly hide their love of them (guilty pleasure). Rom-Com novels are typically a fast and easy read for me. But I have a soft spot in my heart Read more




Welcome to Facebook and Instagram!

I am on social media now! You can follow me with the following: Facebook: Book Nerd Alerd Instagram: book.nerd.alert Thanks, everyone! Keep reading, Book Nerds!


Reading! How and where do you read?

Ebook? Kindle? Physical book? Phone? Audio books? Quiet place? In bed? Waiting in line at the Doctor’s office? While the kids are asleep? On the beach? Or on the couch? There are so many places to read and enjoy the written word. That is why I just love reading! I Read more


Overdrive vs. Libby

As a reader, I get this question a lot- Libby or Overdrive? Well, I use both but in different ways. Libby is basically an app that was released by Overdrive. The differences between the two are minimal. It is more about the reading experience. It is basically a different way Read more


Reflections on 2019

I love the month of December as a book reader. It is that time of the year, where I can reflect on every book that I read for the last year and figure out the books to read when starting the new year! I also always hit my goals how Read more





Finished my yearly goal

With one more month to spare, I finished my goal of 130 books for 2020. I wanted to aim for 150 books. Life happened though. I started a new job in September 2019, which reduced my reading time. Overall, this year was excellent though. I hit my goal, and am Read more