I am extremely excited to be able to read more books this summer. Last summer, I read quite a few but I spent most of my time BUYING a lot of books instead of reading them. This summer, I’m making it my goal to read as much as possible. I’d love to be able to get through a book each week but sometimes I have weeks where the last thing I want to do is read (this usually only happens when I’m forcing myself to get through a book, though). I have 16 full weeks until my fall semester at Temple begins so I’m making it my goal to read 12 books. Hopefully I can surpass this goal but we’ll see how busy I end up being this summer! Some people believe that summer reads should always be light and easy to get through. I don’t necessarily have that belief. I will pretty much read anything that interests me over the summer from memoirs to young adult books. I also have way more books on my summer reading list than I know I’ll get to. I like to have options, ya know? Also, before I get to my summer 2016… View Post

I don’t care what anyone else says, I love Valentine’s Day. I’ve always been a (hopeless) romantic and I don’t see that changing anytime soon! I’ve been gobbling up love story after love story since I was little and I find that books involving a romance are the books I end up enjoying the most! I’ve teamed up with a few bloggers to share my top 5 “romantic” reads in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. These books aren’t categorized under “romance” necessarily but the love story is definitely there and it’s definitely perfect! Since this type of genre is my favorite, be sure to let me know your favorites in the comments. I’m always looking for new books! Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell I’ve definitely mentioned how much I love this book in the past. It’s such a great story and I cried like a baby at the ending. Pick this up if you’re looking for a story about adolescent romance with a hint of forbidden love. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes I KNOW you’ve seen the trailer floating around. The movie is coming out soon and it’s going to be amazing so why not do what practically… View Post

Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links Some of my favorite posts happen to be the ones that involve me talking to y’all about books. In 2015, I read a whopping 20 books which might not seem like a lot but it has definitely been an improvement from past years! Some of them I’ve already reviewed here on the blog so I’ll be sure to link those posts throughout. I set my reading goal for 2016 at 25 books and I’ve already read 3! It has been so awesome to be able to read so much while on vacation. I think I’ve read 5 books since I stepped on the plane in Philly which is crazy even for me. Be sure to let me know in the comments which books were your favorite to read this year, I love getting new recommendations from people! Now, let’s take a look at my year in books, shall we? Bossypants by Tina Fey 4/5 stars I started off the year with Bossypants which was given to me by Ryan for Christmas last year! I loved learning more about Tina Fey because obviously she’s great. I started watching 30 Rock over the summer so I should… View Post

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ve probably heard how excited I was to have been able to read TWO books so far this semester. Even though I’m super busy, I’ve still been finding time to read before bed most nights and on weekends. If you want to keep up with my current reads in real-time, make sure you follow me on Goodreads! A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall 3/5 stars This book was insanely adorable and also a super quick read. It’s is all about two college kids who are both into each other but are too shy to act on their feelings. The book was unique because it was told in fourteen different view points. They ranged from the campus squirrel to their professor! Other than that, I didn’t really think there was anything super exciting or revolutionary about the novel. I would definitely recommend it as a quick, light read that doesn’t require much thinking. It was a good break from most books I read that end up being super heavy and/or sad. I didn’t cry once while reading this (which I’m saying is a good thing)! I did wish that there was at… View Post

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. I’m sure you all know by now that I love to read. I mean, it’s pretty obvious because of all of my book related posts (and I also mention it in my about me). What you probably don’t know is that I still read children’s books. My freshman and sophomore years of college were spent reading lots and lots of children’s books because I was a corps member with Jumpstart Philadelphia. Prior to that, I hadn’t really been reading children’s books as often because, well, why would I? I was eighteen years old. I didn’t need to read children’s books. I had plenty of other books I could read, books that were written FOR girls who were 18 years old. I can’t learn anything from children’s books, I thought, they weren’t written for me! I was totally wrong. Children’s books can teach you more about yourself than any other genre of books I’ve ever read. Children’s books teach you that it’s okay to be exactly who you are. That’s pretty powerful stuff, right? So, put down your typical twenty-something reads and take a look at these children’s books! 1. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds Because this book taught me that although I’m not… View Post