Month: August 2014

Trouble by Non Pratt- Review

Posted August 28, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 9 Comments
Trouble by Non Pratt- Review

Trouble by Non Pratt My rating: 4/5 Stars Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 2014) Length: 384 pgs Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: In this dazzling debut novel, a pregnant teen learns the meaning of friendship—from the boy who pretends to be her baby’s father. When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown in her backyard. The one witness (besides the rest of the world): Aaron Tyler, a transfer student and the only boy who […]


Top Ten Books I Really Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet

Top Ten Books I Really Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic was “Top Ten Books I Really Want to Read but don’t Own Yet.” They’re in no particular order! 1) Dangerous Boys– Because Dangerous Girls played with my head and left me a mess and I’m so anxious to fall under Abigail Haas’ spell again! 2) The Winner’s Curse– A gorgeous cover plus good reviews around the blogging sphere have me really curious to check out this fantasy novel. 3) Landline– Rowell has charmed me with her other works so far […]


#scandal by Sarah Ockler- Review

Posted August 25, 2014 in Books, Reviews, Uncategorized / 1 Comment
#scandal by Sarah Ockler- Review

#scandal by Sarah Ockler My rating: 3/5 Stars Publisher: Simon Pulse (June 2014) Length: 416 pgs Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Godreads Synopsis: Lucy’s learned some important lessons from tabloid darling Jayla Heart’s all-too-public blunders: Avoid the spotlight, don’t feed the Internet trolls, and keep your secrets secret. The policy has served Lucy well all through high school, so when her best friend Ellie gets sick before prom and begs her to step in as Cole’s date, she accepts with a smile, silencing about ten different reservations. Like the one where she’d rather […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [11]

Posted August 24, 2014 in Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 4 Comments
Sunday Funday: Week in Review [11]

Sunday Funday is a weekly(ish) post I’ve started to recap the bookish (and sometimes not-so-bookish) happenings in my life the past week! Feel free to participate, just link back! August 18 -August 24, 2014 This week I was mainly focused on participating in the Bout of Books read-a-thon, so most of my time was split between the library and home. Saturday I did take a break from reading and had a really great day with my Dad, as we took a day trip to visit my little brother at college and see his brand new dorm (which is actually a […]


Stacking the Shelves [8]

Posted August 22, 2014 in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
Stacking the Shelves [8]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by  Tynga’s Reviews where bloggers share the books that they’ve added to their shelves this week, whether borrowed, bought, virtual, physical, etc! Bought: So I actually ordered this paperback edition from Amazon in mid-July but it took over a month to ship, and it FINALLY arrived at my house this week! I adored the first book and I’m so excited to read this, although I’m saving it for a day when I know I’ll have NO distractions to keep me from reading it! I finally caved and bought the first book in […]


Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge- Review

Posted August 22, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 22 Comments
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge- Review

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge My rating: 4.5/5 Stars Publisher: Balzer+Bray (2014) Length: 342 pgs Genre: YA Fiction/Fantasy/Romance, Fairy-Tale Retelling Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him. With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents […]


55 Bookish Questions: Get to know a little bit about me!

Posted August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized, Weekly Features/Memes / 12 Comments

I saw fellow blogger Chrissi Reads participate in the popular 55 Bookish Questions survey, and I think it’s a fun way to get some more insight on the readers behind book blogs! The survery originated at The Literary Lollipop. Be sure to check these great bloggers out! 1) Favorite Childhood Book: If we’re talking picture book, then Chika Chika Boom Boom. If more of a chapter book, then any of the Babysitter’s Club Books by Ann M. Martin! 2) What are you reading right now?: #scandal by Sarah Ockler 3) What books do you have on request at the library?: […]


Attachments by Rainbow Rowell- Review

Posted August 20, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 10 Comments
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell- Review

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 3/5 Stars Publisher: Dutton Adult (2011) Length: 323 pgs Genre: Adult Fiction Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you” Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives. Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- […]


Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I MUST Read

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I MUST Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a fantastic weekly feature hosted by the The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books People Have been Telling Me I MUST Read.” Below is my list compiled of books recommended to me by friends, family, and fellow bloggers! 1) Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks This book has been recommended to the moon and back by my best friend Andrew. He read it after being disappointed in the lack of feels The Fault in Our Stars, and read this soon after and was heavily impacted. I promised him I […]


Bout of Books 11 Update Post

Bout of Books 11 Update Post

A few days ago I posted about how I will be participating in the Bout of Books 11 Read-a-thon from August 18-24! I’m excited to participate in my first read a thon! This post will be updated daily with my previous day’s progress as well as reiterate my goals for the week! My Goals for the Week: -Read the Lux prequel novella Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Read at least 3 books I’ve checked out from the library -Catch up on all of my review posts/ review at least half of the books I read this week The TBR: […]