Author: Cristina (Girl in the Pages)

Monthly TBR Plan: December 2019- End of Year Priority TBR!

Posted December 11, 2019 in Features, TBR / 1 Comment
Monthly TBR Plan: December 2019- End of Year Priority TBR!

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: 49/60* Books Read *Full disclosure, this goal could lower- I am not sure how feasible 12 books in the next 3 […]


This is Our Story by Ashley Elston | Review

Posted December 9, 2019 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
This is Our Story by Ashley Elston | Review

There’s nothing like reading a book set in autumn during the actual autumn season, and This is Our Story was my quintessential fall read this year. Though published back in 2016, the book has been on my radar since Kristin recommended it a few years back in her Autumn Book Recommendations video. Her recommendation plus the beautifully haunting cover made it a book that survived on my “Want to Read” shelf during my recent Goodreads reorganization and I’m so glad that I finally got around to it this year! Similarly to what Kristin mentions in her video (which I had […]


Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren | ARC Review

Posted December 2, 2019 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren | ARC Review

Christina Lauren is my favorite romance author duo, so when I was approved for my second book by them in the same year I was THRILLED! The cover, the title, the synopsis- everything appealed to me, and I found myself procrastinating on starting it, waiting for a time when I could really sit down, focus and enjoy it. When I finally did have a chance to sit down and read it over the course of a few days, I was hooked and couldn’t put it down, sneaking it in during lunch breaks, waiting for rides, etc. It’s one of my […]


Where I’ve Been Lately + Life Updates

Posted December 1, 2019 in Features / 3 Comments
Where I’ve Been Lately + Life Updates

Hello! Long time no read, unfortunately! I didn’t mean to take a hiatus of sorts from this blog after almost 6 years of consistently posting, but life really got in the way in 2019 (though I’m not complaining, some amazing things happened)! I wanted to pop in to provide some life updates and let you know what to expect here on my little corner of the internet as we enter into a WHOLE NEW DECADE next month!   Wedding We got married! Not much else to add since I’ve been talking about it here on the blog for about two […]


Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao | ARC Review

Posted November 10, 2019 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao | ARC Review

American Panda was quite possibly my favorite contemporary book of 2018. It had everything I love in an upper YA contemporary: college setting, diversity, the exploration of family relationships, adorable chapter art etc. It was something so fresh and different feeling from many of the YA contemporary options available, even with today’s booming YA market. I therefore went into Gloria Chao’s sophomore novel, Our Wayward Fate, with absolutely no doubts that I would enjoy it. Much to my surprise, while Our Wayward Fate did share a few thematic elements with American Panda (straddling two cultures, strained family relationships) it unfortunately […]


These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling | ARC Review

Posted October 14, 2019 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling | ARC Review

I am a huge fan of witches in paranormal fiction, and I honestly feel like they don’t get the attention they deserve! So when I heard that These Witches Don’t Burn not only focused on teenage witches but was also set in Salem, I HAD to read it. I was lucky enough to grab a copy of ALA and saved it for the fall as the perfect witchy read. The world of These Witches Don’t Burn divides witches into three categories: Caster Witches, Elemental Witches, and Blood Witches. Hannah, the protagonist, comes from a family of Elementals who are part […]


What’s On My Library List [3]

Posted October 9, 2019 in Book Recommendations & Lists, Features / 0 Comments
What’s On My Library List [3]

What’s On My Library List is an original feature I started to highlight some of my most anticipated reads I have on hold through my local library that I am eagerly waiting for! Is it just me or are there SO MANY amazing new releases coming out this fall? I recently finally tried out the Libby app and it led to me putting a LOT of library books on hold (I avoided it for a while because I was like UGH ANOTHER APP? Also I still don’t really understand why both it and Overdrive are a thing…) The interface is […]


Goodreads Re-Organization | In Which I Try to Get 8 Years of Books Together

Posted September 18, 2019 in Features / 5 Comments
Goodreads Re-Organization | In Which I Try to Get 8 Years of Books Together

Recently, one of my favorite Book Tubers, Kristin from Super Space Chick, released a video detailing how she organizes her Goodreads shelves.  This video was so inspiring to me, as someone who joined Goodreads back in 2011 and never really had a true system to it. Over the years I’ve made some attempts at organization, however for the most part it was a half done job and my “Want to Read” shelf was out of control. I basically had the bare bones outline for how I wanted to reorganize my Goodreads but Kristin’s video was what finally pushed me to […]


Exploring the World of Bullet Journaling [1]

Posted September 11, 2019 in Features / 2 Comments
Exploring the World of Bullet Journaling [1]

So what did I decide to do during the busiest year of my entire life? If you guessed “start a new hobby” then you are completely right. One Saturday afternoon while trying to unwind from a v. stressful week, I decided why not crack open the bullet journal that my husband purchased me for Christmas. I always adored the IDEA of bullet journaling but was scard to actually get started because I am NOT an artist. However, I finally decided to dive in after finding some beautiful Zebra midliners that morning at Target and I desperately wanted to find a […]


Dear Haiti, Love Alaine | ARC Review

Posted September 9, 2019 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine | ARC Review

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine immediately caught my eye at ALA midwinter this year because of its striking cover. I had never heard of it before, but it was GORGEOUS and I knew I had to add it to my TBR immediately. With a release date 8 months in the future, I saved it as one of my special reads for the end of the summer season. When I finally picked it up over the Labor Day holiday weekend it did NOT disappoint, and is easily one of my favorite contemporary reads of the year. I was thrilled by the format […]