Saturday, September 30, 2017

Books to Checkout // October 2017

There are SO MANY good books coming out this October, and as a reader, it can be a little overwhelming at times! Which books should you pick up in a month filled by amazing new releases? I have seven books that I want to share with you, that I think you should check out this October or add to your ever growing TBR stack. One in particular I am super excited about- Let's dive in!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Booktube Channel Recommendations

As much as I love blogging about books  - the quiet moments of typing up a review and reading other blogs - I also love talking about books. I started engaging with a "book community" on Instagram, which grew to this blog, which grew to my Youtube channel. If you're new to watching other people talk about books on Youtube, or even if you are not, click below where I chat about seven bookish channels on Youtube that I think you need to check out!

Fall Bookshelf Tour

It's that time of the year, yay! I one of those annoying people who loves the change of season to Fall and Winter. Unfortunately for me, I also live in a place where the seasons don't change a whole lot ( South Texas). So I compensate by decorating! Click the video below for a quick tour of my fall bookshelf decor.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall - Book Review

Something I run into frequently reading adult fiction, are books with a really cool premise. Those ideas and topics that I am so excited to see the author explore, and for me to explore myself- that I scoop the book up as soon as I read the back cover- unfortunately, sometimes those books don't live up to the hype I've created in my mind. Keep reading to find out where I feel "The Best Kind of People" fell short.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The I Suck At Readathons... Readathon

Sometimes it is helpful to take a step back and acknowledge the things that we are not so great at in this world of books, a little constructive criticism, per se. Well I suck at readathons - I am absolutely terrible at them, but I think I've found one that I can do! Keep reading to find out what readthon may break my curse.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

One of the most popular books of the summer, "When Dimple Met Rishi" by Sandhya Menon was everywhere this August - and I scooped up a copy as soon as my library had it available. Keep reading to find out if I enjoyed this summers must read YA contemporary.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli - Book Review

When I started blogging and making videos on Youtube, I knew that I would probably start adding more YA books to my TBR- and I was definitely not mad about it- but I maybe wasn't that excited either? YA lit is, not exaggerating,*everywhere* in the online book community! Generally, I don't tend to enjoy YA( sorry)- which is a bummer. I'll hear about a YA book and think- wow, the premise sounds great - but once I am actually reading the book- the voice of the narrator, or the YA tropes, or the fact that I am a middle-aged woman, hits me, and I don't end up enjoying the book. "The Upside of Unrequited" is one of the few YA books I have read recently that defied those terrible odds. Keep reading to see what I loved so much about "The Upside of Unrequited" by Becky Albertalli

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September 2017 TBR

I'm trying for a really good reading month, guys! How about you!?! I am trying my hardest to set myself up for success. Keep reading to see what books I will be reading ( I'm super excited for them!) and some tricks I am using to have a good reading month!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

August Reading Wrap Up + Giveaway

Holy moly - August was a seriously insane month for me. But nothing compares to the craziness of the last week. My little family and I live about 30 minutes away from where the eye of Hurricane Harvey first landed. We evacuated on Thursday, and sat watching the TV, hoping that our home would still be here when we returned. I feel so incredibly blessed that our home was somehow miraculously unscathed besides minor fence damage. My heart and prayers go out to all of the people who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey #Texasforever.