Tag: features

Monthly TBR Plan: November 2018

Posted October 31, 2018 in Features, TBR / 10 Comments
Monthly TBR Plan: November 2018

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: 70/80 Books Read We have two months left of 2018, people. TWO MONTHS. As Jonathan from Queer Eye would say, CAN […]


Finding My Groove With Audio Books | Part 2

Posted March 14, 2018 in Features / 20 Comments
Finding My Groove With Audio Books | Part 2

A few years ago I wrote a post about how I kept trying and trying but couldn’t get into audio books. Since that post in 2015, I’ve tried and failed to listen to several audio books with little luck. However, 2018 has brought about a miracle, and I’ve not only successfully completed one, but TWO audio books in the first two months of the year! This is probably a tiny amount compared to many readers/bloggers, but it’s a rather huge deal for me as I’ve worked hard to get to this point and if I can continue the trend, I’m […]


Currently Trending: Superhero Books

Posted September 27, 2017 in Features / 12 Comments
Currently Trending: Superhero Books

Currently Trending is a new feature where I discuss certain trends I’ve noticed in the YA world and offer my completely unsolicited opinion on it. Enjoy! Since I’ve started blogging I’ve seen many a YA trend come and go. Some memorable ones include sick lit, fairy tale retellings, heist stories, etc. It seems like the close of 2017 is bringing about the new trend of Superhero books (both original stories and retellings) in the YA world, which is honestly no surprise given the rising popularity of Marvel and DC movies over the past few years. The Superhero sub-genre is one […]


Pre Order Priorities [4]: Fall 2017 Edition

Posted September 18, 2017 in Features, Pre-Order Priorities / 20 Comments
Pre Order Priorities [4]: Fall 2017 Edition

Pre-Order Priorities is a feature that highlights all of the books that I’ve recently pre-ordered and am anxiously awaiting to arrive at my door! September is finally here and despite the 113 F degree weather, I’m just as anxious for the fall season as any yoga-pants-ugg-wearing-pumpkin-candle-burning basic blogger. Some of the BEST books are coming out over the course of the next few months, and here are some that I’ve already pre-ordered! Release Date: September 26th, 2017 Max and I only received samplers of this at YallWest, so we’re eager to get our hands on a full copy, especially in […]


Stuck in the Past

Posted August 11, 2017 in Features / 18 Comments
Stuck in the Past

I’ve hit a weird spot in my blogging/reading life. I’m at a point where all I feel like doing is rereading old favorites. Like, really old favorites. I suppose it started when I was unpacking old books from my recent move and placing them on my shelves, and have the strong and sudden urge to reread The A-List series. I immediately took to Twitter to see if anyone was interested in reading them along with me, and was met with enthusiastic participation by none other than my bookish and blogger other half, Lauren. As we’ve started rereading the series over […]


Real Talk: Book Pushing

Posted July 28, 2017 in Discussions / 26 Comments
Real Talk: Book Pushing

Real Talk is an original feature here at Girl in the Pages where I’ll discuss random things that come across my mind in an honest and sometimes spontaneous manner. It may be about books, blogging, life, or anything else! I’ve noticed something. The second I tell someone I am a reader or that I like to read, it’s like it opens an immediate floodgate for them to list all of the books you ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY have to read. Right. This. Instant. I’m not talking about interacting with other people in the community, where book recommendations are a given and everyone […]


(Re)Reading Sarah Dessen | Dessen Recommendations and Similar Stories

Posted June 15, 2017 in Features / 10 Comments
(Re)Reading Sarah Dessen | Dessen Recommendations and Similar Stories

Most readers and bloggers can agree that Sarah Dessen is the Queen of Contemporary. Her books have been around long before YA was a well-known genre and I remember her books being some of the first I ventured into in middle and high school summers when the YA section at my local library was lacking and I didn’t even really know what a contemporary novel was. Over the past 12+ years I’ve read and loved almost all of her books, and with Once and for All out this Sarah has surely been on everyone’s mind! Lauren from Bookmark Lit and […]


California, Here We Come | YA Books Set in the Golden State

Posted May 29, 2017 in California Here We Come, Features / 20 Comments
California, Here We Come | YA Books Set in the Golden State

It’s probably no secret by now that I am a beloved West Coast native and I LIVE for books set in California. I’m thrilled to see that a golden state setting is becoming more and more common, and will 100% prioritize books set in California on my TBR. I’ve decided to start compiling lists of the top YA books set in California and chronicling them on my blog. Today’s post features all books set in Northern California, and it’s completely coincidental that they are all beautiful shades of sunset orange. Have you read any of the above books? Do you […]


Pre-Order Priorities [3]: First Picks of 2017!

Posted January 4, 2017 in Features, Pre-Order Priorities / 12 Comments
Pre-Order Priorities [3]: First Picks of 2017!

Pre-Order Priorities is a feature that highlights all of the books that I’ve recently pre-ordered and am anxiously awaiting to arrive at my door! This post I’m highlighting all of the 2017 releases that I’ve pre-ordered so far! I’m tyring to be more responsible about my book buying this year, so having some of my most anticipated reads already ordered (and knowing they’ll be en route to me ASAP) keeps me (somewhat) satisfied! Release Date: January 10th, 2017 I’m currently reading Windwitch and loving it, so I knew I’d want it’s sequel in my hands ASAP! I’m also seeing Susan […]


Pre-Order Priorities [2]

Posted July 27, 2016 in Features, Pre-Order Priorities / 14 Comments
Pre-Order Priorities [2]

Pre-Order Priorities is a feature that highlights all of the books that I’ve recently pre-ordered and am anxiously awaiting to arrive at my door! Release Date: August 2nd, 2016 I haven’t read a Colleen Hoover book yet, but there’s something about the buzz surrounding this one and the cover is really visually pleasing to me, so I decided to take a risk and pre-order it! Release Date: September 6th, 2016 I don’t think anything really needs to be said about this one. ROWAN+AELINE 4 LYFE. Release Date: October 4th, 2016 I missed this one at YALLWest, but I’ve heard great […]