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Monday, December 29

Books I'm Reading Now That Christmas Is Over and Class Is Out For A Month

Even though I'm an English major, meaning that I read ALL THE TIME, I never actually have time to read books that I just want to read for fun. Most literature classes are not going to involve many new-release books (unless it's Hunger Games, because that actually happens). So because of that, I've been making a mental list of everything I want to read or re-read while I have the time over the next few weeks. And so far, here's what I've got:

I've actually already finished this book. My best friend and I both bought it a couple of days after finals ended because we'd seen it around for awhile and wanted to see if it was worth the read. And it was! I know there's a lot of controversy around certain parts of the book, but I really did love it. It's hilarious and makes you feel better about your own life while mildly making fun of both herself and women in general. It's a good "purse book" since it's easy to read and you don't have to get extremely focused to understand what's going on.



When I was on my way back from Edinburgh last year, my best friend handed me If I Stay to read on the shorter flight back from New Jersey to Memphis. Normally, I'm not much of a fan of these types of books. I don't read Nicholas Sparks and have no desire to, nor are any kind of romance novels my thing. I'm more of a supernatural/horror/thriller/mystery fan if I'm going to read fiction. However, I devoured the first book. I finished it in one sitting and I've been wanting to read the second book ever since. However, if you haven't already seen the movie, just know that you will cry crocodile tears near the end. It made me cry more than any book has in quite awhile. In any case, I'm sure the second one will be fantastic as well.



If you haven't heard of the Morganville Vampires, you should check out the first book named Glass Houses. I'm pretty sure I bought it because it was a super cheap paperback book you could find at any drugstore and just wanted something to read, but I got so invested in these books. One of the reasons I haven't read the next one is because the author is going in a direction that my reader-self does NOT want her to go in (I think. Guess I'll have to read to find out. Oops.) It follows a super smart girl named Claire who's technically too young to be in college but old enough that she tested out of high school. Because of such, she's bullied like crazy and finds a place to move into off campus. When she does so, she finds out about the secrets of the town - which involve vampires. But I promise it's not as cheesy as it sounds. And if you like science and alchemy and the possibility that the two together can basically make magic, these books will be interesting to you for just that reason as well.



I'm not even sure if I have to say anything about why I want to read this. I mean, Amy Poehler wrote it.



This is also a series that I put down awhile ago, but this one didn't make me mad. Instead, I just got extremely busy and didn't have time to focus on it as much as I wanted to. No vampires in this series, but witches abound. it's based on Wicca, which I find incredibly interesting, especially since it stays pretty close to actual facts about Wicca. 



This just seems like a good idea, since I graduate in May and am overly slightly terrified about joining the real world outside of college. I happened to find it on Pinterest one day and it looks interesting enough that I figured I would give it a try.



The Maze Runner movie just came out and I LOVED that book, so obviously The Scorch Trials is next on my list to see what happens. They're pretty easy reads so they don't take up too much time. Then again, I'm not sure how many are out either. In any case, the movie follows the book pretty well too. So you should also watch it. If you like dystopian novels, these books are definitely for you. It follows a kid that gets sent up into a closed off field surrounded by a maze that no one can figure out. No one remembers anything but his name. However, once Thomas gets sent into the Glade, everything starts going crazy.



This is really just to support a fellow blogger. I think it's insanely awesome when a blogger can put out a book as well. We write so much on a regular basis, so why not make a book out of it too? I can't find the book anywhere around here though, so I downloaded it on my kindle. Which means this book is probably next. :) Who knows, maybe it'll inspire me to write my own book.


What's on your reading list for the break?


Happy Monday!

54 comments:

  1. The Adulting and the Girl Online books look most interesting to me. Haha it's weird to think we're becoming adults so I'm curious to read that book, and I agree with you on supporting fellow bloggers, especially with books! As a writer, that's the best thing you can do for them.

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    1. It really is. I haven't gotten to that one yet, but I'm excited about it! Anything that calms down after-graduation anxiety, haha.

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  2. maybe I'll do one of these for song lyrics research

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  3. I'm reading The Lord of the Rings right now. I love those books and got a leatherette boxed set for Christmas!

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    1. That's amazing! I haven't read them in quite awhile, but I liked them the first time I read them. :)

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  4. Adulting was such a great book! I loved it!! I actually have Yes, Please on my to-read list as well! I love Amy! I'm curious as to what you'll think of the rest of the Mazerunner series!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad someone else has already read it and liked it. Makes me more excited for it. :) Yes please is fantastic. I'm not done with it, but I love it so far!

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  5. These all look like great reads. I have If I Stay just haven't had the chance to get into

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    1. Girl, you could read it in an afternoon and it's so worth it.

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  6. I read yes please, I love her she is sooo funny!! I have Adulting also but haven't read it yet. I have several books I plan to read. I guess adulting just made it to the top of the list!! LOL Have a Great New Years Eve!

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    1. She seriously is! I'm about half through it right now. :) And thank you!! I hope you have a great first month of 2015!

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  7. I got three new books for Christmas that have been on the "to read" list for a while. I got "Dearie" (the book about Julia Child's life), "Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story" (it's by my favorite author Rick Bragg) and "The Wild Truth" (the story about Chris McCandless' childhood before "Into the Wild") I am set for about a month or two.

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    1. Ooh, I may add those into my list as well!

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  8. Happy new years day to you! Wishing you the most prosperity this year

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  9. Happy New Year! These books look awesome. A little young for this Nana but I have a daughter in college also that I am going to share them with. Thank you!

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    1. Heck yes! I'm sure she'll love them. :) Glad I could help!

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  10. I got "Not that Kind of Girl" for Christmas. I also want to read Amy Poehler's book. Happy New Year!

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    1. I ended up really like both. :) Happy New Year!

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  11. Very interesting choice of books! I will continue reading all the books I have for reviews!! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

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    1. I'm glad you think so! :) Happy New Year!

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  12. I did really like If I Stay, so I will have to read Where She Went, but I will not see the related movie. I cannot think of any books other than a few Stephen King ones that have translated well to the big screen!

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    1. It actually translated a lot better than most do! But that's totally understandable.

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  13. It's crazy that you read this many books at once, lol. I wish I could multitask on this many. I really,really want to read Yes Please. Fabulous!

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    1. Hahaha. Well. I read them one at a time, just quickly. :)

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  14. Wow that is one heck of a list for the holiday break. Good luck and I'd love to read your reviews.

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    1. It is! :) I'm sure I'll do reviews on a few of them that I absolutely love!

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  15. You have a lot to get through. Now that holidays are over I have to get started again on my reading list. Good Luck!

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  16. I REALLY want to read Amy Poehler's book!! Miss stopping by here, by the way. Hope all is well! I'll be blogging more here soon. <3

    Sarah

    http://fromdogwoodstomagnolias.blogspot.com/

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    1. Good deal! :) I'm glad you will be! :)

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    2. I also started a new blog, actually! Kind of a side project of mine to do 2015 right. It's about frugal living and minimalism. Stop by and check it out? I just made it pretty this morning. :)

      Sarah
      http://aprettyfrugallife.blogspot.com/

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  17. I need to get a good reading list going this year. I want to start reading more and it helps me to have a concrete list of what I want to read. I may have to start with some of these :)

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    1. Yes! You should. I have other book lists in some older posts as well!

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  18. I'm working onThe Alewife by Jason T. Graves & Lailah by Nikki Kelly.

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  19. I didn't know there was a sequel to If I Stay! I didn't see the movie because I wanted to read the book, now I have another, better get going, now that the holidays are over! Thanks for the post.

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    1. You should read it and watch it! The movie version actually stuck pretty close to how the book is written!

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  20. this is a great list! love amy pohler!

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  21. Love your book list.... I need something new to read so I might just take a page out of your list. Thanks

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  22. Great list! I've added them all to my Goodreads "want to read" list. Thanks!

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  23. these look like some great reads!
    thanks for the list.. i have been looking for some good books by authors i am not familiar with.

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    1. You're so welcome! I hope you like some of them!

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  24. i loved yes please! really interesting one!

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  25. hi, after watching amy poehler on the GG, i'm a new fan and am ordering her book.

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  26. You have quite a nice selection of reads. Hope you get through all of them before it's back to classes. Good luck with your schooling!

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