Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List!

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My reading has definitely slowed down a bit now that I’m back in school, but I’m still looking forward to these books. If you’ve read them, let me know which ones to read first. If you haven’t, let me know what’s on your fall TBR list!

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme.

*I don’t really think this one is going to happen, but it was on my New Years Resolution list. So maybe…

Brooklyn Book Festival

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I had such a lovely day wandering around The Brooklyn Book Festival. What struck me most is how many booksellers, printing presses, and literary journals had booths. New York really does seem to be the center of the book world.

Other highlights include meeting Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, two of my favorite authors, and telling them how they inspired me to go to The New School (they were so funny and nice!), listening to Coe Booth talk about how she forms characters, and seeing the YA Fantasy panel with Scott Westerfeld, C.J. Farely, and Cara Lynn Shultz.

It was also the most fun getting to hang out with the ladies in my children’s writing cohort at school. It is so cool to be around people who are as into these things as I am. I just feel so lucky and grateful to be here right now having these kinds of experiences.

Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

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***First big blog slip up of me starting grad school, writing this post ahead of time, but forgetting to preschedule it to go out on Tuesday. So even though it’s Wednesday, here is my top ten tuesday. Sorry friends!***

Happy Tuesday! Here are ten authors I’ve only read one book from, but definitely want to read more ASAP. I included pictures of the one book by these authors that I have read. Let me know what authors like that you have on your TBR list in the comments! Also let me know if you have suggestions for what books from these authors I should make sure to pick up soon. Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: Anna, Lola, & Isla

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Last week we did the boys from the series, now it’s on to the ladies! Whether you are a bigger fan of Anna (sensible, ambitious, in love with cinema), Lola (quirky, fashion-obsessed, original), or Isla (responsible, shy, intelligent) – I want to know about it in the comments! Let me know who you’d marry, who you’d date, and who you’d dump.  Continue reading

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