Five Things on a Friday [2]

Posted October 12, 2018 in 5 Things on a Friday, Features / 12 Comments
Five Things on a Friday [2]

1) Engagement Party Any time I’m not working lately my life has been devoted to wedding planning (which is sadly not as always as fun as it sounds and honestly very anxiety inducing). However, we did finally get to see the fruits of the wedding planning labor when our engagement party finally happened last month! While it was a lot of work to coordinate, we had a blast and it was a good reminder that this is supposed to be a joyous season of our life, and not just a stressful one. 2) Marvel Movies I FINALLY caught up on […]


The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas | Review

Posted October 8, 2018 in Books, Reviews / 7 Comments
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas | Review

I’m always proclaiming my love of thrillers, yet it feels so rarely do I find YA thrillers that don’t leave me feeling disappointed. They’re often predictable, unbelievable, or over dramatic and lack the ominous feeling that I crave when diving into a thriller. When I heard about The Cheerleaders, I was immediately struck by how simple (and unsettling) the cover was, so I decided to add it to my TBR, hoping it might stand out. I’m happy to report that it did indeed stand out and proved to be an unsettling and surprising story that left my thriller craving self […]


Monthly TBR Plan: October 2018

Posted October 3, 2018 in Features, TBR / 6 Comments
Monthly TBR Plan: October 2018

I’ve made a lot of reading resolutions, and one of them is to be better about cultivating a monthly TBR. I know so many bloggers do beginning of the month TBR posts and I always LOVE reading them, so I’ve decided to post my own as well! I will include my physical, e-book, and ARC TBRs as well as a status update of where I am prior to starting my upcoming month’s TBR. Reading Progress Prior To This Month: 64/80 Books Read I’ll be super honest- I have sort of been in a reading slump since June. JUNE. I don’t […]


Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry | Review

Posted October 1, 2018 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry | Review

If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time, you know I’m a HUGE fan of any YA books that incorporate religion as a theme- not because I’m by any means super religious, but because as a Religious Studies major in college it was my job to study and learn about religion from a sociological and anthropological perspective, and old habits die hard. When I heard about Heretics Anonymous I was especially intrigued as I myself grew up Catholic, so I was curious to see how it would portray the Catholic school experience (though I attended public school, I […]


Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton | Review

Posted September 24, 2018 in Reviews / 1 Comment
Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton | Review

I don’t remember where I first heard about Next Year in Havana, but I do remember being struck by the gorgeous cover and feeling a deep compulsion to read it immediately. After a few frustrating weeks waiting for my library hold to come in, I decided to take the plunge and just buy the book, something I’m always a bit wary to do when I’m not familiar with the author. I shouldn’t have worried though, because Next Year in Havana was not only the book I wanted, but it was very much the book I needed as well. Next Year […]


Feed Review OR: Barely Surviving the Quipocalypse

Posted September 17, 2018 in Books, Boyfriend Book Reviews, Reviews / 6 Comments
Feed Review OR: Barely Surviving the Quipocalypse

I’m not digging up a quote. I can’t think of one that’s worth it. Yep. That’s how this review is gonna go. Soooo. Wow. Uh. People like this? Like, a lot? Hoo boy. Well get your pitchforks and torches ready, y’all. This is gonna be a bumpy ride. Look friends. I don’t mean to get all elitist. I really don’t. But this was a real slod. To be fair I listened to this via audiobook so perhaps the person reading it is also painted my perception. But honestly man. I keep going through the book again and again in my […]


Monthly TBR Plan: September 2018

Posted September 12, 2018 in Features, Month In Review / 6 Comments
Monthly TBR Plan: September 2018

I’ve made a lot of reading resolutions, and one of them is to be better about cultivating a monthly TBR. I know so many bloggers do beginning of the month TBR posts and I always LOVE reading them, so I’ve decided to post my own as well! I will include my physical, e-book, and ARC TBRs as well as a status update of where I am prior to starting my upcoming month’s TBR. Reading Progress Prior To This Month: 60/80 Books Read Real Talk: I’m SUPER behind on my TBR/reading in general lately- between work and wedding planning, there hasn’t […]


Catwoman by Sarah J Maas | A Departure from SJM’s Previous Works

Posted September 10, 2018 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
Catwoman by Sarah J Maas | A Departure from SJM’s Previous Works

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a bit over the superhero trend that’s pretty much taken over all forms of media right now, especially books and movies. I’m just really not a huge fan and what I know about the comic book worlds are bits and pieces I’ve picked up from Max or the small handful of superhero movies I’ve seen. However, when it was announced that Sarah J Maas would be writing the Catwoman novel as a part of the DC Icons series, I was intrigued. I adore Maas (yes, unapologetic-ally, thank you very much) and Catwoman is […]


Pre Order Priorities [5]: Fall 2018 Edition

Posted September 7, 2018 in Features, Pre-Order Priorities / 8 Comments
Pre Order Priorities [5]: Fall 2018 Edition

Pre-Order Priorities is a feature that highlights all of the books that I’ve recently pre-ordered and am anxiously awaiting to arrive at my door! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I wrote one of these posts! I guess there is just something about the fall season that makes me want to curl up on the couch and pre order books (especially since it feels “free” since I don’t get charged until they ship lol). I’ve also been more responsible this year with the books that I’m buying and shelf space I’m willing to give up to new […]


Fall Reading Recommendations!

Posted September 5, 2018 in Features / 15 Comments
Fall Reading Recommendations!

Ah, September. The first month of fall (although not really anymore because of the ongoing destruction of the environment it’s now still upwards of 90 degrees out on the West Coast in September, but that is a conversation for another time). The PSL is back, my closet is stocked with heavy knit cardigans, and I’m anxiously awaiting temperatures to actually drop so I have an excuse to stay in and read. I’ve seen a lot of folks excited about putting together spooky/autumnal TBRs, and wanted to share some of my own recommendations as well! When I think of “fall” books, […]