Sunday Funday: Week in Review [13]

Posted September 14, 2014 in Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 0 Comments
Sunday Funday: Week in Review [13]

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! September 8- September 14, 2014 This week was a stressful one for me as I was a bit under the weather and was preparing for my boyfriend to visit in honor of our annual anniversary (it’s been a few years!) We ended up spending most of the weekend hanging out at home watching Kitchen Nightmares and movies on Netflix, but I’ve found that those moments are often the best, when your […]


Stacking the Shelves [9]

Stacking the Shelves [9]

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! This week was my anniversary with my wonderful boyfriend. After several years together he’s come to be deeply familiar with my love for books, so he decided to gift me some titles I’ve been wanting in honor of the occasion! Isn’t this gift wrapping just adorable? Four new titles! I’m really excited for Throne of Glass and Pivot Point! They’re both series I’ve yet to start and have seen many […]


Top Ten Underrated Books in YA (In My Humble Opinion)

Posted September 8, 2014 in Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Features/Memes / 30 Comments
Top Ten Underrated Books in YA (In My Humble Opinion)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic was “Top Ten Underrated Books or Authors” so I chose to focus on YA. They’re in no particular order! 1) Obsidian (Lux Series) by Jennifer L. Armentrout- Aliens, people, aliens! I feel like this concept is still vastly under-written compared to all of the over-done concepts in paranormal YA fiction. Plus there’s very swoon-worthy aliens and a book-blogging heroine! 2) Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick- I KNOW this book receives so much hate by many readers and bloggers alike, but […]


This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith- Review

Posted September 8, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 6 Comments
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith- Review

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith My rating: 3.5/5 Stars Publisher: Poppy (2013) Length: 407 pgs Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Format: Paperback, purchased from Scholastic Book Warehouse Sale Goodreads Synopsis: When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [12]

Posted September 7, 2014 in Sunday Funday, Weekly Features/Memes / 0 Comments
Sunday Funday: Week in Review [12]

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! September 1- September 7, 2014 This week I did a lot of studying for the first in a series of entrance exams to apply for grad schools. I feel good about it, although I’m not quite sure why standardized testing always has to be so early in the morning. So this section is a bit brief this week as I spent most of it wearing down my #2 pencils in preparation! […]


The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin-Review

Posted September 4, 2014 in Books, Five Star Reads, Reviews / 3 Comments
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin-Review

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin My rating: 5/5 Stars! Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2012) Length: 527 pgs Series: Mara Dyer Trilogy, #2 Format: Paperback, purchased from Amazon Goodreads Synopsis: Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past. She can’t. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren’t. She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She’s wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer […]


Bookshelf Tour!

Posted September 3, 2014 in Fun Stuff / 19 Comments
Bookshelf Tour!

Since I’ve been blogging for over 6 months now, I thought it would be a great time to share my bookshelf, which is the source of my inspiration for this blog and the space where I spend a lot of time reading and writing content! I’m really excited to share my collection with you today! Above is a picture of my main bookshelf, which is located in a sitting room upstairs in my house that leads to the hallway where some of the bedrooms are. The opposite wall are floor-to-ceiling glass windows and french doors with a lovely balcony that […]


Liebster Award, Round Two!

Posted September 2, 2014 in Blog Awards / 3 Comments
Liebster Award, Round Two!

This past week I was nominated for the Liebster Award from two awesome blogs: Gwen & Kate’s Library and SmallTownCityGirls! I’m really flattered to have been recognized, though I already received my first Liebster Award nomination in April (you can see my original post here). Though I have already been nominated, I thought that it would be fun to answer the questions these two lovely blogs have for me as part of the nomination!


Month in Review [August 2014]

Month in Review [August 2014]

Sunday Funday is generally a weekly(ish) post I started to recap my bookish and not-so-bookish thoughts. I’ve decided to expand this concept to monthly recaps during the last week of the month as well! As always, feel free to participate, just link back! This month my recap post is up a day later than normal, due to a wonderful holiday weekend spent with friends and family! Total Books Read: 10 Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge Progress: 44/50 Books (Click the links to see my reviews!) Ruin and Rising We Were Liars Opposition Attachments Paper Valentine Cruel Beauty #scandal Trouble Shadows The […]


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 […]