Category: Features

Top 10 Releases on My Radar for 2019 | A Final List!

Posted February 15, 2019 in Book Recommendations & Lists, Features / 3 Comments
Top 10 Releases on My Radar for 2019 | A Final List!

Earlier this year I rounded up some of my most anticipated contemporary and historical fiction releases for 2019, and while I am still SO EXCITED for those books, I realized I never did a final top ten list across all genres! I really enjoyed looking back on my 2018 top ten most anticipated releases and seeing how they panned out for me, so I decided better late than never to round up my top ten anticipated releases of 2019, right? The Everlasting Rose | I screamed about The Belles being my favorite, favorite fantasy novel of 2018 (and definitely in […]


ALA Midwinter 2019 Event Recap | Seattle Stole My Heart

Posted February 13, 2019 in Features, Travel / 2 Comments
ALA Midwinter 2019 Event Recap | Seattle Stole My Heart

After 4 long years, I finally made it back to ALA! I had the chance to attend when I was still a baby blogger who had only been blogging for around one year, and I was so excited to have ALA return to the West Coast and attend as a seasoned blogger with 5 years under my belt! After a totally action packed January, Max and I hopped on a plane to Seattle to spend our last weekend of the month in the Pacific Northwest. We’d both been to Seattle before (as we both have family in Washington) but it […]


January 2019 Month in Review

Posted February 8, 2019 in Features, Month In Review / 6 Comments
January 2019 Month in Review

New year, new intentions to keep up with my monthly recaps lol. January was a total whirlwind, as it included an author signing, my birthday, my bridal shower, ALA, and it marked one year since I got engaged! I can’t believe I can finally say “I’m getting married THIS year!” (Honestly I’ll be so relieved once all of the planning is over!!) There’s also already been so much going on in the bookish community (both positive and negative) that I think 2019 is going to be an action packed year on EVERY front. I’ll be doing a separate post for […]


Monthly TBR Plan: February 2019

Posted February 7, 2019 in Features, TBR / 6 Comments
Monthly TBR Plan: February 2019

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: 6/70 Books Read I’m excited for a slightly calmer February, as January was WILD with travel, birthdays, ALA, and more! I […]


How Do You Decide Which Books to Buy?

Posted January 23, 2019 in Discussions, Features / 18 Comments
How Do You Decide Which Books to Buy?

We’re at the beginning of a new year, and if you’re anything like me you’re going into 2019 with the best intentions of tracking all of the books you buy through bookish spreadsheets your planner, etc. I always start the year with the best intentions to track book purchases, however I always seem to lose steam around May or so because it can just become too overwhelming to track online purchases, in store purchases, gifts, pre-orders, etc. However, I have noticed that my book buying habits have changed quite a bit over the course of the past 5 years that […]


Event Recap | Slayer Tour with Kiersten White!

Posted January 18, 2019 in Book and Author Events, Features / 8 Comments
Event Recap | Slayer Tour with Kiersten White!

I kicked off 2019 by attending a book event within the first full week of January, and it was a blast! It felt so good to start the new year with the author and blogger community and attend the blog tour for one of the most anticipated books of 2019, Slayer by Kiersten White! In conversation with Adrienne Young (author of Sky in the Deep), Kiersten visited Books Inc. in Palo Alto to share her journey writing her Buffy-inspired novel with YA and Buffy fans alike (although I may or may not have been called out for being one of […]


2019 Bookish Organizational Plans

Posted January 9, 2019 in Blog Tips, Features / 10 Comments
2019 Bookish Organizational Plans

I have to admit, as a book blogger the beginning of a new year is so exciting. I love setting up my new planners, setting up my new spreadsheets, getting my TBR ready for the year ahead, and just overall feeling fresh and rejuvenated and ready to tackle another year full of books! Over the years I’ve tried several different organizational methods and feel like I’ve finally found a good combination that works for me. See below for more information on the resources I’ll be using to keep my reading and blogging organized in 2019! (If you want to check […]


2019 Releases On My Radar: Contemporary/Historical Fiction Releases Part 1 (A TTT Post)

2019 Releases On My Radar: Contemporary/Historical Fiction Releases Part 1 (A TTT Post)

One of my FAVORITE posts to write and read are posts highlighting new upcoming releases! I know I say this EVERY YEAR but this upcoming year looks like it’s going to have some phenomenal new releases- which is amazing and a testament to how large and diverse the YA community is becoming! This December I decided to split up my “most anticipated reads” lists into a few separate posts by genre and also by release date, since there are quite a few highly anticipated titles that do not yet have publication dates, covers, etc. Also, I’m trying to include titles […]


Monthly TBR Plan: January 2019

Posted January 2, 2019 in Features, TBR / 14 Comments
Monthly TBR Plan: January 2019

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: 0/60 Books Read A fresh new year! I have to say, I’m pretty proud of myself that I managed to post […]


Girl in the Pages Best of 2018 (A TTT Post)

Girl in the Pages Best of 2018 (A TTT Post)

I can’t believe another year has gone by and it’s time for another “best of” roundup! This year I decided to focus on my top ten reads of the year, and most of these books have 5 star or strong 4 star ratings. These books aren’t all 5 stars because I wanted to focus on the books that really stuck with me regardless of how I rated them! You’ll notice that the publications dates are a mix of 2018 releases as well as back list publications. Surprisingly enough, only two of the titles from my “most anticipated reads of 2018” […]