Favorites: Halfway through 2016

A collection of my favorite reads so far this year.

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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

Wrap Up: February 2016

My favorite read of the month was…

Today’s video shares my reads during the month of February. I read 6 books – one of which was an Advanced Reader Copy (aka an ARC)! I enjoyed every book I read during the month and highly recommend them all. Fangirl though, has got to be my favorite! Full reviews will be linked below as they get blogged! Are any of these one of your favorites?

Order your copies here:
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

*Soppy by Philippa Rice |

You by Caroline Kepnes | FULL REVIEW

*Nimona by Noelle Stevenson |

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | FULL REVIEW

The Yoga of Max’s Discontent by Karan Bajaj | FULL REVIEW

*Full review coming soon!

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

“Cather…” Back up to his eyes. “You know that I’m falling in love with you, right?”

Read this right now | 5/5 stars | Buy your copy of Fangirl

Overview: 
Twin sisters, Cather and Wren, have been inseparable up until their freshman year of college. Wren decides she wants her independence and Cath is left all alone. Over the course of the year, Cath begins to come out of her shell, learns to stand up for herself, creates friendships, and even falls in love.

What I loved: 
It felt so REAL. Easily connected with the characters, especially Cath. The Fan Fiction was interesting and fun. Levi and Cath!! Adorable, can’t wait to reread this again!

What I didn’t: 
not a thing.

If you liked We Were Liars, Before We Were Strangers, or If I Stay: binge read this!

For my full review of Fangirl, click play!

Book Haul: December 2015

I can happily say I looooove it!

It’s always helpful to look back at the goals you’ve set out to accomplish. Do a little check in of sorts and just see how things are going because life is constantly changing. Things come up. So to help me cope with all the madness of day to day life, I make lists. Like I mentioned, touching base with those lists is extremely helpful in keeping order in all the chaos. To do this, I’m throwing it back for the next week or two of posts. I want to take a step back to reevaluate what I’ve set out to do and alter anything that doesn’t seem to fit where I want to go in the future. To start us off, I’m going back to December when I first set out to achieve my bookish goals. I started a YouTube Channel and a Bookstagram and was determined to relieve stress, get creative, have fun, and make new friends.

Today’s video walks you through the 12 books I collected during December and the first week of January. I was so excited for this lovely little stack on my shelf. I had just started reading Before We Were Strangers and now months later I can happily say I looooove it! I’ll leave the complete list below of books that I picked up along with whether or not I’ve gotten around to reading it yet. I’d love to know which ones you’ve read and recommend or which ones are on your TBR still too 😉

Order your copies here:
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – Still on my TBR

The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner | FULL REVIEW

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – TBR

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson | FULL REVIEW

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey | FULL REVIEW

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey | FULL REVIEW

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | FULL REVIEW

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – Still on the TBR

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – TBR

You by Caroline Kepnes | FULL REVIEW

Confess by Colleen Hoover | FULL REVIEW

Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino | FULL REVIEW

*Full reviews coming soon!!