March Reading List

Hellooo. Today I’m sharing my March Reading List, or March TBR. I’ve postponed this post several times because I’ve been in a very indecisive reading mood and have been flipping back and forth between multiple books and genres as of late. Regardless, I thought I’d compose an outline of sorts for the month and go from there. Last month, I strayed far from my TBR, so I’m playing March by ear! Here’s what I am tentatively planning on reading in March.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling | Goodreads
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë | Goodreads
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo | Goodreads: 1, 2, 3
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare | Goodreads
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | Goodreads
Red Rising by Pierce Brown | Goodreads

I really don’t know what I’ll want to pick up this month, but I’m sure I’ll get to a few of these. I could easily end up marathoning the Harry Potter series, or I may continue my WWII historical fiction kick from last month. Who even knows. NOT ME.

What are you planning to read in March? 

Thanks for reading.



Valentine’s Day Reading Recommendations

Hellooo. In honor of the commercialized day of love, I’ve compiled a little recommendations list of some of my favorite “romance” books, and others that I think are appropriate Valentine’s Day reads. I very rarely read straight up romance novels, so most of these books have other significant plot elements going on at the same time. Click on a title to visit its Goodreads page. Enjoy!

For the Bitter and Brokenhearted:
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

For Paranormal Lovers:

Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
The Host by Stephenie Meyer

For the Contemporary Crowd:

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Love Story by Jennifer Echols

For Fans of Fantasy:

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

For People Who Want to Cry Their Eyes Out:

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

For Readers Who Need a New Addiction:

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

For Everyone:
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Thanks for reading.


February Reading List

Helloooo. Today I’m sharing my February reading list, or February “to be read” (TBR) list. In the past, I’ve had a bad tendency of not sticking to my TBR lists because I get book cravings and mood-read and my interests change often throughout the month. But it’s a new year and I’m trying the monthly TBR list out once more. I did pretty well with sticking to my TBR last month, so here’s what I’m hoping to read in February.

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin | Goodreads
This is one of my top 10 books to read in 2016. I started it in January and want to finish it this month!

11788811A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin | Goodreads
My goal this month is to START the second installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series. These books are long and complex, so reading them is time-consuming. But I will persevere! Slow and steady wins the race, and I’m pacing myself with this series like it’s a marathon.

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie | Goodreads
Peter Pan is one of my favorite childhood stories. I’ve read and watched many adaptations, but have never read the original story! I think after the exhaustion of reading A Game of Thrones, a light children’s book will be just what I need.

10194157Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo | Goodreads
Last month, I read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and LOVED IT. It is one of my all-time favorite books, and will definitely make my bests list this year. While you definitely don’t need to read the Grisha trilogy to understand and enjoy Six of Crows, I’m interested to learn more about the Grisha world. Hopefully I’ll get to Shadow and Bone this month!

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard | Goodreads
Unlike most of the book blogging/vlogging community, I’m not screaming mad to read this novel. The main reason I’m interested in Truthwitch is that Sarah J. Maas blurbed it and gave it a raving review, which is to be expected given that Maas and Dennard are best friends. I think I’ve remained pretty immune to the hype, so I’m going into this novel with few expectations; I’m just hoping to enjoy it.

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson | Goodreads
The Kiss of Deception was one of my favorite books of 2015, and it’s taken me way too long to get to its sequel. The Remnant Chronicles is a fast-paced fantasy series filled with plot twists, royalty, assassins, and magic. I’m hoping to see more world-building in the second book and I can’t wait to see what twists Pearson has in store for these characters!

Well there you have it! Those are the six books I’m hoping to read in February.
What are you planning to read this month? I’d love to know! 

Thanks for reading.


January Reading List

Helloooo. Today I’m sharing my January reading list, or January “to be read” (TBR) list. In the past, I’ve had a bad tendency of not sticking to my TBR lists because I get book cravings and read based on mood and change interests often throughout the month. But it’s a new year and I’m going to try the monthly TBR list out once more. Here’s what I’m hoping to read in January.

865The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | Goodreads
Hehe, I cheated. I actually finished this novel over the weekend. But it was one of my top books to read in 2016 so I got right to it. My review will be up next week!

15783514The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman | Goodreads
I actually have no idea what this book is about. Regan over at Peruse Project read this in 2014 and liked it a lot, and my mom read it more recently and recommended it to me. All I know is that it’s haunting, beautiful, and open-ended.

18243700The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas | Goodreads
I read the Throne of Glass prequel novellas when they were originally released in ebook form. I finally bought the bind-up physical edition last year and slowly made my way through the first two and a half novellas. I need to finish this re-read!

Okay, so here’s where I start having trouble. The three books above I am SURE I want to read this month. I’m setting a goal (sneak peak at my upcoming 2016 reading goals post) to read four books per month this year. But I can’t pick a definitive fourth book. So instead, I’ll list the books I’m considering and hopefully pick from them later in the month.

  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken | Goodreads
  • The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson | Goodreads
  • The Offering by Kimberly Derting | Goodreads
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis | Goodreads
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell | Goodreads

What are you planning to read this month? Do you make TBR lists or pick books as you go along? 

Thanks for reading.


Read in 2015

In chronological order, here is a list of books, novellas, and short stories that I finished reading in 2015.

1. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
2. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
3. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
4. Evertrue by Brodi Ashton
5. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
6. Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
7. Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway
8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
9. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
10. I Was Here by Gayle Forman
11. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
12. The Meaning of Shit: A Scatalogicon by Summersdale
13. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
14. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
15. Bridge of Snow by Marie Rutkoski
16. The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
17. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
18. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
19. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
20. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
21. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
22. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
23. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
24. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
25. Manga Classics: Emma by Jane Austen, Stacy King, Crystal Chan, Po Tse
26. Manga Classics: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Stacy King, Crystal Chan, Nokman Poon
27. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
28. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
29. How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
30. Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
31. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson     (re-read)
32. A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner     (re-read)
33. The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
34. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
35. The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara
36. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
37. 100 Successful College Application Essays Compiled and Edited by Members of the Staff of The Harvard Independent
38. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
39. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley     (re-read)
40. The Martian by Andy Weir
41. Benediction by F. Scott Fitzgerald
42. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
43. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson