Category: Weekly Features/Memes

Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Older-Skewing YA

Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Older-Skewing YA

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic was a fill in the blank “Top Ten Books If You Like ____.” Personally I love to read YA that focuses on older teens, struggling with issues such as college, relationships, jobs, etc. that are problems that are very real for young adults but generally get ignored in favor of the high school age range in YA fiction. A lot of these themes I have yet to encounter in the New Adult genre, so I try to find YA novels that […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [25]

Sunday Funday: Week in Review [25]

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! March 2-7, 2015 Life This week and weekend have been busy. I spent all week studying (no surprises there, I’ll be so glad when this exam is over!) and this weekend I traveled out of town for a wedding! My boyfriend’s step-brother got married in a beautiful ceremony and reception and I was so honored to be invited. My boyfriend’s family had traveled from all over the US to be in […]


Top Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE Books From The Past 3 Years

Top Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE Books From The Past 3 Years

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic focuses on the top ten books you’ve read within the past three years. A majority of my picks are YA, with a couple of adult novels I read for my literature classes in college that really stuck with me! Titles will link to my reviews, or Goodreads if I have not published a review at this point. 1) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- This series. It was unlike any other YA series I’ve ever read, and had me […]


Stacking the Shelves [18]

Stacking the Shelves [18]

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: This week I purchased Red Queen (which I’ve already read and had mixed feelings about!) and was gifted Crown of Midnight…which I’m curious for, since Throne of Glass left me with a lot of complicated feelings! I’ve definitely added some fantasy reads to my shelf this week! I also purchased an e-copy of Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout because it was on sale for $1.99 and it was the […]


Top Ten Bookish Problems

Posted February 16, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 30 Comments
Top Ten Bookish Problems

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Book Related Problems You Have. 1) Storage: I feel like this is going to be on everyone’s list this week, but it’s a serious issue! I feel like I am pretty good about using the library (probably about 40% of the books I read I check out) but even with three tall bookcases I am overflowing. My book buying has definitely increased since starting my blog, but it’s also made me much better at avoiding buying titles that […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [24]

Posted February 15, 2015 in Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 3 Comments
Sunday Funday: Week in Review [24]

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! February 9-15, 2015 Life Like last week, this week I went on a mini vacation, this time to visit my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day! We’ve been together a while so instead of doing something overly-elaborate we chose to do some of our favorite things together, like finding new recipes online to try, catching up on our favorite Food Network shows (we’re obsessed with Kid’s Baking Championship!) and going to the movies […]


Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romance In Fiction

Posted February 9, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 39 Comments
Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Romance In Fiction

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is inspired by Valentine’s Day, and focuses on tropes you either like or dislike when it comes to reading a romance. I’ve decided to split my list to include five of both topics! Things I Like When It Comes to Romance In Books 1) Witty Banter. Nothing pulls me in more than a couple who can verbally spar with one another, as well as have an intelligent conversation. Sometimes it needs to be about more than just the swoons. 2) The […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [23]

Posted February 8, 2015 in Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 4 Comments
Sunday Funday: Week in Review [23]

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! February 2-8, 2015 Life This week I had a whirlwind mini-vacation to the coast where it was unseasonably sunny and beautiful. I was able to reconnect with a lot of my college friends and professors and had an absolutely wonderful time soaking up the sunshine and doing some tourist-y activities! I toured some really cool historic ships in the harbor, tried a lot of new food thanks to my best friends […]


Stacking the Shelves [17]

Stacking the Shelves [17]

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 My first order ever from The Book Outlet arrived this week! I treated myself to new paperback copies of volumes 1, 3, 4, & 5 of the Princess Diaries Series (since my copies are falling apart since I read them so much and I’m planning to reread them all this spring). I also ordered a hardback for just $6.99 of Dance of the Red Death, the second novel in […]


Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read with a Book Club

Posted January 26, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 30 Comments
Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read with a Book Club

As usual, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is ten books you’d want to read with your book club (whether you belong to one or wish you did!) I decided to split mine up by my favorite genres when it comes to discussions. I love YA books that tackle tough social topics, so I chose three books that handled different issues and that handled the tough topics without being preachy. Topics in my picks include racism, bullying, abusive relationships, and slut shaming. As I’ve mentioned before, along with majoring […]