At the beginning of the summer, I wrote a post about the books I had hoped and planned to read over the summer. I ended up reading 7 books, which is a far cry from the 12 books I wanted to read, but I’m still pretty pleased with that number! About halfway through the summer I wrote a review post of the books I read up to that point so I’ll link that throughout this list. I was really pleased with all the books I read this summer so if you get a chance to check any of these out, I know you won’t be disappointed. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid I absolutely loved this book. The twists and turns, the characters, and the heartbreaking situation the main character was put in made it SO HARD for me to put this book down even for a few minutes. I’m pretty sure I devoured this book in two days, tops. I received an advanced eGalley of ONE TRUE LOVES and I seriously couldn’t wait to tell everyone I knew about this book. I had to spill my feelings about it to my mom because I felt like there weren’t enough people… View Post

If you read my May Rewind, you’d know that I read FOUR books this month. But actually, that number has increased to FIVE because I finished a book a few days after I posted the rewind. Five books in the month of May is well over what I expected so I’m really happy! I promised that I’d fill you guys in on what I’m reading this summer and what I think about each book so I’m going to do my best to review each book without giving away too many spoilers! Never Never (Part 2 + 3) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher I read the second and third parts of the Never Never series this month. I finished the first part when I was in Cancun in January because I read through the stack of books I brought and it was up for free on Kindle! Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors but I couldn’t fall in love with this 3-part series. I did finish it, but I hated how it was broken up into three 150-page parts. It broke up the story too much, I think this could definitely read better as one solid book. I also wasn’t… View Post

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