We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart

16143347Earlier this summer I sped my way through E. Lockhart’s Ruby Oliver Boyfriend List series. These books were quick favorites and stood up to multiple rereading. They felt realistic, funny, meaningful – everything a favorite book is supposed to feel like. As a result, I had incredibly high hopes for We Were Liars, especially considering all the hype the book got over this summer.

My hopes were disappointed, but the book certainly isn’t what I expected.  Continue reading

Top Ten Underrated Books From My Childhood


I struggled a bit with this weeks topic. I think I follow reading trends and popularity more than I’d like to admit. Then I thought about some of my favorite children’s books that I’m shocked other people never read. A lot of these book are from celebrated and incredibly popular authors, but the books themselves I think are underrated. For example, more people have read Ballet Shoes and Half Magic than have read Theater Shoes and The Time Garden (even though too many people never read any of these books). Let me know if any of you read these books as a kid, or what some of you favorite underrated novels are in the comments. Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: Etienne St. Clair, Cricket, & Josh


I feel like I a dummy that I didn’t think of this book series sooner for marry, date or dump. I mean there are three boys and three girls, and almost 99% of my Internet friends are debating who there favorites are right now. I thought we’d start with boys. Let me know in the comments who you’d marry, date, and dump when given the choices of Etienne St. Clair, Cricket, and Josh. I’m usually pretty laissez-faire about how people answer, but this week I’m going to put my foot down and say you can’t marry all three (no matter how much you want to!).  Continue reading

Favorite Summer Reads

Hi friends! I really really really wanted to get a review of We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart up on the blog today … but I have some pages due for class later tonight (getting back into the swing of having homework is a bit of a struggle) and now that it’s after five I’ve realized I have to let the book review go until next week.

In the meantime, I thought I share a few of my favorite books and series from this summer. Some are old. Some are new. All were books I enjoyed immensely. Let me know if you’ve read any of these or what your favorite summer books were in the comments! Continue reading

Top Ten Characters That Would Be Sitting at My Lunch Table


The most exciting thing about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is that the back to school theme is relevant in my life. For the first time in four years, I am heading back to school. Most of my classes are at night, so I don’t exactly have a lunch table, but if I was back in high school these are the people I’d want sitting next to me in the cafeteria. Let me know your picks or ask me the reasons for mine in the comments! Continue reading