Week in Review: July 13th

Week in Review

Week in Review is a weekly post in which I wrap up what’s happening in my life, in books, and in blogging (inspired by Anna @ Anna Reads)!

What I Did:

IMG_4340I’ve spent a lot of time this week getting ready for my vacation which is fast approaching and I’m VERY excited about. I’m hoping to read a lot as I have two 5-hour car rides and the whole week to meet up with some friends and just enjoy and relax! I did go to the pet store to start picking up some kitten things as my little kitty will be arriving either the last week in August or the first of September. The store was actually hosting a shelter with a bunch of volunteers and I inquired about becoming one and they said they were in need of cat-loving people, so now I’ll be volunteering ever Saturday with kittens to help them find loving homes to be adopted in! What a great way to spend two hours of my Saturday! I did spend a good chunk of time reading outside, though. I love to enjoy the weather when I can…

Links I Loved:

Books I Added to My Shelves:



The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass – OMGOMGOMGOMG I finally have this in my clutches. I’m so excited I just couldn’t resist the bargain…I must finish and see who America chooses!!

Recently Finished and Currently Reading:

I finally read Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (review linked below) and I absolutely adored it. You guys that raved about it were all so right! Thanks for making me read it sooner! ❤ I’m now currently reading A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall. Me right now: AHHH CUTENESS. That is all.

On My Blog:

I hope you all had a wonderful week! I’d love to hear all about it! 🙂

xo, emily

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

There are SO many books that I really want to read this summer so narrowing it down to 10 will be a little tricky… Many of these books are ones that I’ve had sitting on my shelf or eReader for a sad amount of time that I want to read. Also this list is completely random and unordered.

***Prepare for some sass below. I was in a sassy and sarcastic mood when I was writing this post last night.***

1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I’ve been meaning to read this one for such a long time! I’ve heard awesome things about it, plus it’s by Ransom Riggs who is also awesome. So obviously the book must be awesome, too.

2. Paper Towns by John Green

I got this one last summer and still haven’t read it. I live in shame.


3. Pandemonium & Requiem by Lauren Oliver

I seriously cannot believe I haven’t finished this series. I’m hoping I’ll be re-motivated to binge read these last two after watch the un-released pilot of the TV show when it’s released on Hulu this Friday! I’m SO excited for it, by the way!

4. Fear by Michael Grant

I can always count on these books for some action and entertainment. Michael Grant, you are too good.

5. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

I’ve heard this is kind of a filler book…I’m nervous I won’t be able to get into it. But I shall push through.

6. The One by Kiera Cass (and the novellas)

I really just want to read all the swoon-y kiss-y scenes. I don’t have a preference for guy, I just want to swoon and see who she picks! (Is that shallow of me?)

7. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi



8. Through the Ever Night & Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Another series I can’t believe I haven’t finished. What is my problem with not finishing series that I LOVED the first book?!

9. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

While everyone else was freaking out that CoHF came out, I was freaking out that I finally bought my paperback copy of CoLS. Side note: does anyone know the release date for the paperback of Clockwork Princess?

10. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Bring on the Peter Pan feels. I’m not ready, but bring ’em.

What books do you have on your summer TBR list? Let me know in the comments!

xo, emily

Top [Eight] Books with Great Friendships

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Top [Eight] Books with Great Friendships

Lately in YA there aren’t a ton of books focusing on just friendships. I think there should definitely be more out there. Romance is slipped into almost every place possible so I found this week’s topic to be a challenge. I changed it a little to fit my needs.

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Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

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Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

My inner graphic designer was crazy happy with this week’s topic! Here are some of the covers I think are the most beautiful!

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Top Ten Books If You Like Reign

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This will be my first ever Top Ten Tuesday post! Yay! This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books If You Like [X]

I chose my latest guilty pleasure TV obsession – Reign on The CW!

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