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…

20 Underrated Books to Read in 2020

Last week, I was wracking my brain to come up with a comparable and relevant list of books for a booktube video I wanted to do called "If You Liked That Book, Then You'll Like This Book." And since that video has not come to fruition, you can probably guess that I ultimately couldn't come…

I Have an Announcement to Make!

Hi all! Super short but EXCITING post for this week's Thursday blog. Basically...I've been keeping secrets. A secret. To quote a majestic Taylor Swift: are you ready for it? October 15th, I was contacted by someone at Penguin Teen to become a #PenguinTeenPartner!! I was FLOORED when I received this email! I wish you all…