Lifestyle: 2019 Reflection + 2020 Resolutions

Welcome to my second ever lifestyle post since I migrated Cierra's Cynosure to WordPress! This blog truly has become true to its slogan: "books and a little bit of life." Today, I'm giving you a little bit of what my life has been like in 2019. It is safe to say that this year has…

A Bookish 2019 Reflection + 2020 Goals

Welcome to the bookish version of my annual reflections & foresight posts! (The long, sappy, personal lifestyle version of my 2019 reflection + 2020 resolutions will be up later tonight by the time this post is published 💖). I set some bookish goals for myself on January 1st, 2019. The question is: how'd I do?…

Favorite Reads of 2019

I know what you're thinking: "Cierra, we're not done with December yet!" Which is true. But similar to many things in life: when you know, you know. The books I'm featuring today have qualities that are unique. They've all been a mix of amusing, stimulating, informative, and overall, captivating. These are books that I've probably…

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole: Re-Evaluating Summer 2019 Additions!

Despite the fact that I've been on Goodreads for nearly four years now, I think this past summer was really a peak in my "add to to-be-read shelf" tendencies. And honestly? I'm tired of having so many books on that shelf. So today, we're going through 15 books I added to my TBR this summer…