Favorites: Halfway through 2016

A collection of my favorite reads so far this year.

June has come and gone and so far I’ve read 39 books. They have all been great too which is why I wanted to share my favorite reads so far this year. I’m also really interested in looking back at the end of the year and seeing which of these makes the final cut for the end of the year favorites. I’m sure the list will change, but for now, I’m extremely happy with the lineup. I hope that you’ll find at least one you haven’t read yet and give it a go!!

Today, I’m dressed head to toe Americana and ready to celebrate! Sadly, Zach has to work so I’ll just be chilling at home. There will be sunshine, bbq foods, and of course a good book! Later, I’ll most likely stay home with our pup and watch the fireworks from upstairs. I love this time of year. I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday!

Happy Fourth of July!

My favorite books so far this year in no particular order:

  1. milk and honey | FULL REVIEW
  2. Before We Were Strangers | FULL REVIEW
  3. The House of Bradbury | FULL REVIEW
  4. Me Before You | FULL REVIEW
  5. Salt to the Sea | FULL REVIEW
  6. Fangirl | FULL REVIEW
  7. Hidden Bodies | FULL REVIEW
  8. He Will Be My Ruin | FULL REVIEW
  9. The 5th Wave | FULL REVIEW
  10. Confess | FULL REVIEW

My favorite comics/graphic novels. Again, in no particular order:

  1. Soppy
  2. Lady Killer
  3. Rat Queens
  4. Sweet Tooth Volumes 1-6
  5. Lumberjanes Volumes 1-3

Top 10 books of 2015

I hope you’ll join me on this little adventure and together we can create our own little book club!

Over the past year, reading has become an obsession of mine. I’ve always loved to read, but last year it really became a daily part of my routine. It’s a way to fall into another world, to learn new things, and to new FEEL things (and boy those feels get you). Bookstores are a safe haven and when I need a little “me” time, I can often be found browsing the endless aisles of Tattered Cover, Barnes and Noble, or 2nd & Charles and more often than not… buying WAY too many books from Amazon. There are probably just as many books on my TBR (to be read) shelf as there are on my shelves of books that I’ve actually read. I’m definitely not exaggerating either… they’re overflowing onto the floor! I either need a two month reading vacation or more shelves 😉

Anyways, back to the main point of this blog post… my Top 10 books of 2015! I read 25 books so narrowing it to the top 10 wasn’t too difficult. These books all jumped out at me someway or another and I am so excited to share my first ever book review video (brace yourself its a little long, I may have gotten carried away!) I thought I would struggle more with being in front of the camera, but found I actually really enjoyed it and it was so much more enjoyable than just including a photo and some text. Now you’ll really get to know me…

If you love to read, I hope you’ll me on this little adventure and together we can create our own little book club 🙂 Comment below with your thoughts and favorites!

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Paper Towns by John Green

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Martian by Andy Weir