About Me

Welcome to Read and Wander!

I’m your guide, Nikki. I’m a thirty-something mental health therapist turned full-time mom of a fearless future bookworm (fingers crossed) turned working Dr. Mama Bear. Outside of family and running a mental health clinic, I read obsessively. Turns out stress and ambition have been good for my Goodreads Challenges. I believe books should be read with good coffee (or wine) and chocolate. Always. Fresh air, loud music, travel,  and diving into a fantasy world keep me sane. This blog started as a creative outlet to for coping with postpartum depression (and serious case of wanderlust) but what I found was a community I absolutely adore. I hope you find something here that you connect with!

Random Facts:

The Red Rising Saga is my all time favorite book series

My Howler name is Sage

Twilight is my favorite time of day. Not for the sparkly vampires here in the PNW but the magic of the world being both dark and bright for a brief time.

Some of my many obsessions include Linkin Park and having a playlist for pretty much everything.

If I ever changed professions it would be to study space. Or become a jedi.

Pizza is my kryptonite.

Genres I Love to Read:

  • SciFi
  • YA and Adult Fantasy
  • Paranormal
  • Historical Fiction/Romance
  • Mystery & Suspense

My Rating System:

1 = Terrible and probably didn’t finish
2 = Okay but not my cup of tea
3 = “Are you not entertained?” I definitely was…
4 = Loved it!
5 = Binged read, epic book handover and had withdrawals. Reread…

What are some of your bookish or travel obsessions?