The Valentine’s Funk
As book lovers, we tend to do a few things people don’t expect. For starters, we DO judge books by their covers. (And if you just denied that statement...you’re lying to yourself.) One of my favorite things as a bookworm is to sort my books by the color of their cover, because, let’s be real, folks, it’s super satisfying. There hasn’t been a rainbow #shelfie to cross my Instagram dash that I didn’t like. So, to coincide with that, I thought I would share some book recommendations this week in rainbow format, just in case you still need a book in that one color to even out your shelfies. (I’ve got your back.)
I have a confession to make...
I’m not good at finishing series (There: I said it, okay?). There are just so many great ones out there and not enough time in the day to finish them all. More specifically, I have time to start all these great novels, but I am awful at finding the time to fit the last few installments into my schedule. The first one will come out, I’ll read it, and then I have to wait a year for the next one to come out, and by that time I’ve forgotten what happened in the last book. (Vicious cycle, I know) After you’ve been reading books as long as I have, there is a long list of these series that I would love to find the time for, and today is the day that some of those are made into an official record for your viewing. If you have any other series I should start, I encourage you to discuss any of these or any new ones in the comments.
Ashton's Nonfiction Books
Nonfiction is one of those genres that sometimes gets lost in the vast sea we call my brain; I just never think to read them. When I do choose to read nonfiction books, they usually end up in the pile of books that I am more likely to recommend to other people. So the question is this: Why do I not pick them up on a regular basis? To be completely honest, I do not have any idea what the answer is, but I do know that they deserve more praise than they get. Not only do they tell great stories, most of the time they are known for making us laugh.
Though I do not pick up nonfiction very often, my mom, on the other hand, reads quite a bit of it. So, what better post than this to make her guest-reviewing debut than today? Without further adieu, my mom and I are bringing you six nonfiction books guaranteed to make you laugh.
New Year's Resolutions
Happy New Year's everyone! I love this time of year because we can reflect on the past year and set goals for the next. There are a handful of personal resolutions I have set for myself, but I thought I would share my five book-related goals for the new year!
1. Goodreads Goal - Read 60 Books
busy and inconsistent my schedule is throughout the year, it varies from week to week. I have settled on 60 because although I might not consume books at a constant rate, I read enough books in the summer to compensate my slower reading when I am busy during the school year.
Before we start, I want to take a moment to say that in the grand scheme of things, I have a very small pile of books (physically, mind you) that serves as my TBR pile. The problem is all the books I want to read I don't actually own. If you were to decide to scroll through my Goodreads shelf, (which I don't recommend.) you will find the equivalent of a never-ending black hole filled with books. I'd say it's safe to say my entire TBR is a bit extensive, so let's answer some questions about it!
My current (physical) TBR Pile.
The goal is to finish them all before the new year. :)
Happy Fourth of July, my fellow Americans. If you're reading this from any other country, Happy Tuesday! The Fourth of July is, for me, one of the days that feels the most like summer. There are barbecues, pool parties, and just time to spend with the people you care about. So, I've come up with a list of four different books set in summer so we can keep those summer vibes flowing!
A Book to Read With Your Best Friend:
things off Sloane's list. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go skinny-dipping? Wait...what?
I'm so glad I've gotten a chance to recommend this book because it's one of my all-time favorites! It's cute, fun, daring, and everything else you could want in a summer book. Morgan Matson does a wonderful job making you feel like you really know and relate to the characters that she creates.
This book is also perfect if you're looking for one to read with your best friend or book club. I actually read it with a few of my friends a couple of years ago, and we had so much fun with it! So if you're looking for a light summer read, this is the book for you!
Falling Over Sideways, by: Jordan Sonnenblick
The Female of the Species, by: Mindy McGinnis
Gamescape: Overworld, by: Emma Trevayne
The Last True Love Story, by: Brendan Kiely
Three Dark Crowns, by: Kendare Blake
The Sun Is Also a Star, by: Nicola Yoon
The Fever Code, by: James Dashner
What's your most anticipated fall release? Let me know in the comments!
While she waits patiently,
Once I got home, though, and saw several packages on my front porch, all the crap from the day disappeared. A few had smiley faces on them. Squealing, I grabbed the boxes. Books were inside-- new release books I'd preordered weeks ago."
What do you think about book clubs? If you have any book club recommendations for me, leave those in the comments!
While she contemplates starting a book club,
Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?"
What are some books that you feel like everyone except you has read? Leave a comment below telling me about it!
As she tries to read as much as she can,
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.
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