Ten Books I Loved More than I Thought I Would

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I always *hope* that I love a book when I start reading. But sometimes, whether its an ARC sent to me, a rec from a friend that I can’t turn down, or something assigned for class, I’m a little skeptical of how much I will enjoy a story. Also sometimes books seem like they are going to seem way too sad for me. These ten books are books I thought I’d like but ended up loving. Hopefully there will be many more books to add to this list in the years to come! Continue reading

Top Ten Friends First Romances

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Happy Valentine’s Day! In case you haven’t notices, I LOVE romances. I love reading them. I love writing them. There are very few “tropes” within romance that I don’t like, but one of my absolute favorites is when friends fall in love. Maybe this is a little spoilery, but here are ten books about romances between friends that I adore. Whether you like romance or hate it, whether you are currently in love or single, I hope you have a lovely day. Hit me with your favorite literary romances, friends first or otherwise! Continue reading

Ten YA Books that don’t *need* more smooching

Happy Tuesday, friends. I struggled with this week’s topic. Because I’m generally a fan of anything and everything romantic, I thought I’d write about books that could have used more smooching. I know a lot of people wish YA didn’t have as much romance (if you are such a person here is a list for you), but I’m the opposite. If I feel a little meh about a book, usually I think there could have been more romance or more specifically more smooching. But it felt really mean to call out those books, so instead here are ten deeply romantic YA books that don’t *need* more smooching – however I wouldn’t complain if they did have more because I’m so in love with the characters! Long live romance! And have great weeks everyone! Continue reading

Top Ten Favorite Signs from The Women’s March

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On Saturday, we marched. Well, I stood. There were too many people in DC to actually, you know, move. But it was amazing. A sea of pink hats. It was wonderful to spend the day with my friends from New York, my mother, and the many inspiring and motivated women I met at the march. Since this week is a Freebie for Top Ten Tuesday, I thought I’d share some of my favorite signs from the day. Most are bookish! All are amazing! Enjoy and rest up for the next fight!

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? I see a highly unqualified Secretary of Education nominee!

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Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So

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Happy Tuesday! It was hard for me to decide how to make up this list list. There are definitely some books on the list that aren’t hidden or underrated – although I do think they all deserved more attention! I picked books from my goodreads published in 2015 or 2016 with fewer than 1,000 ratings. Have you read any of my “underrated” gems? Do you agree with me? Continue reading

Top 10 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For

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Happy Tuesday and happy 2017! One of my reading resolutions is to read more debut novels this year. I did a *pretty* good job of this in 2016, but I want to do even better in 2017. I am genuinely excited about all these debuts coming out in 2017. We’ve got beautiful covers, two books from New School MFA Grads (both graduated ahead of me, but also both so kind and such good writers!), and surprisingly one “adult” book. What debuts are you excited about from 2017? Continue reading