Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2014

toptentuesday 2014 has been another good reading year for me full of lots of new-to-me authors, including the author I ended up writing my thesis on. It was excruciating choosing just ten favorites among the long list, but here’s my best stab at it. Let me know your favorites on my list and the new-to-you authors you loved finding out about this year in the comments.Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme. Continue reading

Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2015


How is it already December? I can’t believe it is almost 2015. Here are some releases coming out next year that I am super pumped to read. My predilection for YA is hugely evident in this list, but oh well. The heart wants to read what the heart wants to read. Let me know what books you are excited for in the comments! Continue reading

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR List


It’s almost Thanksgiving … which always signals the beginning of Winter to me. Which makes it a great time to sift through my TBR list for the books I know I want to get to in the next few months. Let me know which of my books I should get to first and what books you are definitely going to try reading this Winter in the comments!  Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: Peeta, Gale, & Finnick


I literally am in disbelief that I haven’t done this match up yet. In light of part one of Mockingjay coming out last week I thought that it was definitely time to see who you would all marry, date, and dump. I’m a Peeta girl through and through … but I also really fell in love with Finnick during this book. I’m excited to see which characters you like the most! Let me know your picks in the comments.  Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: Miles, the Colonel, and Takumi from Looking for Alaska


Pizzamas last week, combined with rereading Looking for Alaska, by John Green, for class recently, made me wonder who you all think is the most crush-worthy character in this book. I personally don’t think it’s Pudge/Miles … but all the characters are pretty flawed as well. I’m super curious to see who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump between Miles, the Colonel, and Takumi. Let me know in the comments!

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Review and Giveaway: How We Fall, by Kate Brauning

HowWeFallCoverIn case you haven’t noticed, I am a huge fan of YA romance. I especially like books where the couple just has to be together, but there are seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their way. That being said when I started How We Fall, by Kate Brauning, I was a little wary of the romance between main characters Jackie and Marcus.

Why, you ask?

Did I mention Jackie and Marcus were cousins? Continue reading