Hi Everyone!

I've decided to truly embrace the meaning of Compendium and as such to add some categorized pages to mix things up. I'm also consolidating my hefty reading projects here, so that readers can follow along with me. A few years ago I made it a goal to write a short review of everything I read in addition to logging it in Goodreads; this is now available to you as a resource!

I'd love to start some kind of interactive book club, comment on books, etc. - so please feel free to leave comments, add what I'm reading, suggest new titles you think I'd like, and more. I envision this space as an interactive literary community, so pipe in!

Thanks so much for following -


2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Becki has read 5 books toward her goal of 120 books.

Becki's bookshelf: read

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
Animal Farm
Of Mice and Men
The Great Gatsby
The Alchemist
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Romeo and Juliet
Little Women
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Odyssey
A Tale of Two Cities
The Count of Monte Cristo
Les Misérables
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Lovely Bones

Becki Iverson's favorite books »

Becki's books

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
it was amazing
I have long been obsessed with RBG and this is the perfect primer to her life. There is a deceptively brilliant book hidden behind these glossy pages. The genius of Carmon's work is that she makes complex legal arguments accessible to th...
The Best American Infographics 2013
really liked it
At this point I think I've safely decided to read every annual edition of these books. I've always loved infographics and the spread throughout these collections is truly amazing. There are so many things you would never think to put int...
The Owner's Manual to Terrible Parenting
liked it
This is a super easy read that is relatable to kids and parents alike. It speaks a lot of truth to the unthought-through mistakes one can make as a parent and to the things kids remember after they are grown. Fun and fast, for sure.
it was ok
I was really disappointed in this graphic novel. I'm guessing Dressing is supposed to be the graphic equivalent of a short story collection; unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of short stories, and this didn't do much for me. I really do...