Ten Characters Who Have Gone Through Traumatic/Tough Things

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Characters Who X….I chose Top Ten Characters Who Have Gone Through Traumatic/Tough Things

I just have this thing for characters who persevere and overcome hard things. It’s inspiring! I tried not to repeat books that I talked about in my why I read YA about grief/loss/death so check out all those because those characters have definitely been through a lot!




Sophie from Far From You by Tess Sharpe: Man, an accident that almost kills you and then gets you hooked on pain meds. Then your bff is murdered and everyone blames you because they think it was because of a drug deal gone bad? I’d say Sophie has been through A LOT. I haven’t posted about this one yet of this one but it should be on your list!

Evan from Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian: The summary alludes to an assault that happens to Evan and my heart just broke for him and how this act of violence of affected him so deeply. My thoughts on this one to come!

Nastya AND Josh from The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay: This is one of my favorite books I’ve read this year. I can guarantee you an explosion of feelings when you read this story with two characters who have had their share of hardships. Josh has experienced a lot of loss. Nastya experiences something traumatic and life changing that takes a lot away from her. GOD MY HEART WHEN I THINK OF THIS BOOK.

Caggie from The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle: I can’t imagine losing a sibling and in the way that Caggie did. The guilt and the grief that plagued her just emanated off the page. Plus another THING that happens in this book.

Alexi and Bodee from Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens: I don’t necessarily want to tell you what happens to Alexi or Bodee because it doesn’t say in the summary but just know they’ve been through a lot individually!

Valerie from Hate List by Jennifer Brown: MAN, I just can’t imagine even going through the trauma of a school shooting but for the shooter to be your boyfriend?? Such a great book!

Coley from Live Through This by Mindi Scott: I’m not going to give away what Coley is dealing with but WOW her story was one of the hardest for me to read. Definitely an uncomfortable read!
Alice from Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy: This book made me think quite a bit and it also broke my heart. Alice is diagnosed with leukemia and goes through all the treatments and gets really, really close to dying and then suddenly it is gone — she’s cancer free. She’s lived and she’s not prepared for that because she has lived as though she’s dying and suddenly has to come to terms with the things she said/did when she thought she was dying and also deal with how to LIVE again. I can’t imagine how traumatic and confusing this could be.

Angie from Pretty Girl 13 by Liz Coley: Being kidnapped and held captive for 3 years and not really being able to remember anything?  YEP very traumatic. This was a read I think was pretty damn underrated last year!

Lina from Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys: Well this is an obvious one and probably, in my mind, the most traumatic and hard on this list. She is a Lithuanian girl during the Stalin regime and endures getting sent to a Siberian work camp. This story made me BAWL. Mostly because this happened to people for real and my heart breaks for what awful awful things happened.


So tell me…have you read any of these? Recommend to me some books with characters who go through traumatic/tough things!

Top Ten Bookish Things I Need To Own!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten (errr 11) Bookish Things I Need To Own!


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 This Etsy shop is closed at the moment but I’m DYING to get this plate and teacup!! So cute!!










These socks from Modcloth are a must have, yeah? Bookish from head to toe!



We don’t currently have any room for traditional bookcases so I have to get a little creative!


THIS IS SO COOL. Decorative and I can store some books that I want to also show off!



Love this spacesaver bookshelf!

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I have this awesome shelf that Will set up that spans the whole length of our couch and is directly behind it and I have books on there along with other things but I need some bookends SO BAD and I am obsessed with these. This shop had some real cute ones…hard to choose!





Perks of Being A Wallflower is one of my favorite books ever (and movies honestly!) and I love these notecards and would love to send them to all my bookish friends!



These are the cutest notecards! You can have them personalized with your name or have them plain with no name!



I love washi tape and this bookish washi tape is very high on my NEEDS list!





If you’ve ever read Looking For Alaska by John Green you know all about the final words obsession and this one is Francis Rabelais last words. From the book: “Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”catalog    I already have a cute wall hook thing but one could always use another wall hook…especially if it looks like old catalog card drawers right??


So tell me…which ones would YOU want in your home?? What sorts of things are on your bookish wishlist??

Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read (For Various Reasons)

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read (For Various Reasons)




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Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn: This book was just so strange and different and very unique from what I’ve read. It was quite the experience! Lots of WTFs all around but in a good way.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I mean, this book was narrated by Death. Like Death is personified and a character. It was just such a unique approach.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan: There’s a reason David Levithan makes my list twice. He is just so inventive and always coming up with unique concepts. I loved that Two Boys Kissing used a Greek chorus style narration and if you haven’t read it you might think that sounds strange but I PROMISE you it works. David executes it perfectly and AH MY HEART. Also one of my favorite books from last year!
Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith: Oh how I loved this book! I read a lot of contemporary YA and this didn’t feel like a lot of what I read. It was quite the experience and I know it didn’t work for some people but I could just FEEL the MC spiraling out of control and her frenetic energy was in my veins.
Liar by Justine Larbalestier: This book and I. I believe I said “I don’t know if I thought it was brilliant or if I fucking hated it.” I had STRONG feelings about this one but it was very unique and definitely took the unreliable narrator thing to the extreme. Stands out to me though! Definitely a unique read.
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan: Seriously, I’m so in awe of David always. This book was beautiful and the concept SO unique. It was told in dictionary entries and it was just so poetic and sad and beautiful and haunting.
For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund: This was another book I loved! It was a futuristic retelling of Persuasion and it was just SO unique. I was smitten because it didn’t feel like anything I’d read before. Everything about it.
Bumped by Megan McCafferty: I would never want to invalidate someone’s reading experience (and I’m TOTALLY not trying to by saying this..I don’t want it to come off wrong) but I feel like this book is a bit misunderstood. I liked it but lots of people didn’t have the same feelings. I loved that it was satire and so ridiculous. It just felt sooo different because I hadn’t really read anything like it ever. Yay satire!
Blindness by Jose Saramago: I’ve read quite a few post-apocalyptic type books and this was definitely different. The concept but mostly the way it is written. I thought it was told in a way that kind of makes you experience the blindness but I’ve heard that’s just how it writes? I don’t know. Either way it was a unique, standout read for me though I know the way it is told will drive some people NUTS.
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty: This could be one of the most unique books on my list here! Wow! I liked it (didn’t love because it took me SO long to get into) but I have NEVER EVER read anything quite like it. I have the second book in my possession and I’m excited to get back into it.


So tell me…what are some unique books YOU’VE read because I am all about reading those!! Have you read any of the ones I’ve listed??

Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books/Authors That Were Crucial In My Reading Journey/Opened The “Gates”


The most important gateway on this list is dedicated to the gateway where I discovered I love reading by myself as a child. The immersion gateaway. These books and authors (and I’m only naming 3 when there were SO many) are what hooked me to reading. I guess I should thank them for who I am today.

Beverly Cleary really hooked me as a young’n. I would read them over and over again.
The Little House On The Prairie made me really see how books could take you some place else. I got lost in this series.
RL Stine. Oh man. His books just were the ultimate excited page-turning experience whether it was Goosebumps or Fear Street.


If you read my My Reading History post you know that I went through what I’ve dubbed “the lost years” from high school until I finished college. I read very few books in that time period. The book I attribute to getting me back into reading fiction and voraciously so is:

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer: This is one of my all time favorite books. After completing college and not really having read much new fiction or any at all in the past few years…this book just made me fall in love with fiction and just reading all over again. This book + Goodreads that is.




Here’s the thing you need to know about me. I ONLY read adult fiction once I got back into reading and I was a bit of a snob and would secret side eye YA lit. I just didn’t think it would be good (and only because I just had never read it). But I found out that YA lit was not only entertaining and well written but thought-provoking and powerful. I read these three before I started blogging but MAN I have to say…blogging is what REALLY got me into YA lit. Love this community of readers and authors! Changed my life.


Twilight & The Hunger Games were DEFINITELY out of my reader comfort zone FOR SURE. I just fell in love with both series for very different reasons. I had never read these genres before and I enjoyed the entertainment value for both but MAN did The Hunger Games impress me with how complex it really was.
The Book Thief was just one of the best books I’ve ever read and I was SO taken aback with how brilliant it was. This YA skeptic was SOLD.



It’s no secret that contemporary YA is my favorite genre and most read from genre and has been that way SINCE I got into the YA lit scene. I like light and fluffy and dark and serious and everything in between. I think it’s important to note the authors that really got me hooked on to my favorite genre!


Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson was that hard hitting powerful read and Laurie Halse Anderson immediately impressed me. I read a lot of “serious” books before YA and I loved reading a tough topic handled so well. If I Stay just blew me away and reminded me how emotional reading could be when you really connect. Gayle has continued to blow me away. Anna and the French Kiss was a stretch for me at first. I was all about the more “serious” or “heavy” reads when I got into YA but Anna and the French Kiss is what sold me on the more light reads. I feel like these 3 books really showed me all that contemporary YA could be. It’s funny because these three books are STILL, even after all the books I’ve read, at the top of my faves list.


So tell me…what books or authors were your “gateway” reads to various things — genres, into reading in general, etc.

Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List…this could have easily been a list of like 50 things.

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1. Meet Morgan Matson & Trish Doller: I have literally met mostly every single one of my fave authors (Gayle, Rainbow, John Green, Laurie Halse Anderson, Stephanie Perkins, Tahereh Mafi, Veronica Rossi, etc. etc.) but I have NOT yet met these two and it has to happen because they have written some of my ABSOLUTE favorite books!

2. Finish the HP series: You all know I FINALLYYY read book 1 and I blogged about that experience with my #HPvirgin tweets but I really, really need to finish the series.

3. Really work on the story I’ve been toying with: I never ever ever have had the desire to write a book ever — except for maybe when I was a wee one. But, as I admitted to you guys, I have this really, really personal story that just came to me. A “what if” from something in my life that didn’t actually happen. I just keep putting it off and I really shouldn’t because I keep thinking about it. I cry every time I start to work on it so it makes it difficult? But, even if it never goes anywhere, I at least want to give it some attention.

4. Start a Little Free Library: This is more a $$ and location issue for right now but I’d really love to start one of these.

5. Get blurbed: This is just a random thing that I know will probs never happen because the things I write in my reviews are not very eloquent like a lot of other bloggers but oh my goodness would I love to be blurbed in a book!

6. Visit 5 libraries in 5 different countries: I love travel & I really, really want to make it a point to visit other libraries in different countries. With this, I also OBVIOUSLY want to visit bookstores everywhere I go and definitely buy some books whilst abroad! (BC omg some of those covers!)

7. Read at least 3 of the 700+ page chunksters on my shelf: I’ve admitted to the fact that blogging has made me shy away from SUPER chunky books but I’d really like to clear some of those out and stop being afraid of them.

8. Have a designated reading room/library when Will and I buy a house: It doesn’t have to be big but I just want a little space to show off my bookishness and to really be able to enjoy it in all its glory. My friend Anna’s new reading room is making me all sorts of JEALOUS.

9. Go on a bookish tour: I definitely want to go to Prince Edward Island and do the Anne of Green Gables tour or some of the literary tours in England.

10. Plan a getaway with my bookish besties: We’ve all been talking about it and I had the most amazing time in Chicago hanging with some of them and I just really need to have a fun getaway with my book pals that is outside of a conference or book event!

BONUS: Get Will to read 1 book — I’ve already talked about why being married to a non-reader isn’t as bad as you may think BUT that doesn’t mean I don’t want him to give reading a chance. I WILL get him to read a book one day!


So tell me…what’s on your bookish bucket list??

10 Books On My To-Be-Read List For Spring 2014

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Spring! I am welcoming Spring this week and will bribe her (I guess it could be a him?) with all sorts of brownies if she breaks all ties with Winter! I’m excited for warm weather and flowers and Spring is definitely the time I start reading some summer-y books!

I failed and read only 3 out of the 10 I said I would in my Winter TBR. FAIL WHALE. But I can do better this time!



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1. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick: Everyone says this is a ME book and I don’t know WHY I haven’t read it yet but I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it. My Secret Santa got it for me this year so I HAVE to get to it!

2. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly: I bought this book when it first came out, went to signing and then never read it. I’ve heard it’s a great historical fiction novel and I’m fascinated by the story!

3. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion: The lovely Jen gift this to me and she’s raved about it! Plus I really want to get back to more of my adult fiction roots! (Oh hey right now it’s only $1.99 for your Kindle!)






4. Sekret by Lindsey Smith: I picked this up at ALA and am super excited for it! COLD WAR ESPIONAGE!

5. Far From You by Tess Sharpe: This one was on my most anticipated debut novels for 2014 so OBVIOUSLY this is high priority! I’m interested because it sounds very different!

6. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: If you know me, Morgan Matson is one of my FAVE contemporary YA authors. I’ve been holding off reading this until a little closer so I plan to start SOON!

7. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page: Wizard of Oz retelling! OH YEAH. And Dorothy is a bit cray craaaay!





8. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley: YAY historical fiction! Also, civil rights era which I’ve been wanting in YA!

9. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid: This was another on my most anticipated debut novels for 2014 list! Road trip but the vague summary makes me veeeerryyy intrigued!

10. The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson: I LOVED Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson (awesome Peter Pan retelling)  and I have been dying for this one!! SERIAL KILLER on the loose!



So tell me… What books are on your high priority list for Spring 2014? Have you read any of these ones? Which one do you think I should make priority numero uno??

Top Ten Historical Fiction Books


Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books in X Genre — I picked historical fiction!


Vixen by Jillian Larkin: 1920′s! Flappers! This is such a fun YA historical fiction series that I love!

Something Strange & Deadly by Susan Dennard: This one is fun because it’s historical fiction AND paranormal. And I loved it because it was set in my city!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: This is one of my all time favorite books ever. And my reread was pretty excellent. And I actually enjoyed the movie — not perfect — but good!

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys: NOLA! 1950′s. In a not-so-good part of time. I LOVED this book and the story and seriously Ruta is just an amazing writer.

Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys: Pretty much anything, at this point, whatever Ruta writes I will read. This book KILLED ME. So hard to read but so much beauty hidden in the pages that tell the stories of the atrocities that happened under Stalin’s regime. It may be fiction but the history is brutally real.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Maryann Shaffer and Annie Burrows: I feel like this one is kind of underrated these days — it was super popular but now I never hear anyone talk about it. It’s an adult fiction pick and I fell in love! There’s a really cool epistolary element to it and I just feel like more people should read it!

The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen: This book was beautiful — it switches back and forth from present day and the 1940′s. Definitely a gem!

The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd: OH THIS BOOK. I’m due for a reread! It’s been quite a while.

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum: This book was excellent and I loooove the the mother/daughter story.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: OBVIOUSLY IF YOU KNOW ME. One of the best books I’ve ever read. KISS ME HARDY. SOBBB.



So tell me…have you read any of these? Recommend me some historical fiction novels that YOU’VE loved or you think I would like!

Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read


Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

 Had this been the prompt at the beginning of LAST year I would have had JK Rowling, Cassandra Clare, and Richelle Mead on this list and I know y’all would have disowned me finally. But now I’m happy to not carry that shame anymore :P

So these are a mix of adult and YA authors, that I see as pretty popular, that I’ve never read before!

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Jennifer Armentrout
Everyone LOVES Jennifer Armentrout!! And in the past couple years she’s been EVERYWHERE. I think I initially hesitated reading her stuff because I’m not a HUGE paranormal fan.  Also, I don’t even know where to start!

Kami Garcia (I’d also add Margaret Stohl)
Beautiful Creatures is wildly popular, obviously, and I own it but haven’t gotten to it yet. Maybe because I have had this irrational fear of chunky books since blogging? And she’s since come out with another YA novel and I’ve still not read that.

Khaled Hosseini
I’ve owned The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns for forever but haven’t gotten to them. Maybe all the bestseller lists and then movie hype got to me??

Jodi Picoult
Okay so pretty much even all my friends/family members who don’t read often have read her books and I’ve read not a one despite owning like 8 of them (between book sales and people who say “Oh you read…have this book!”).

Beth Revis
I don’t know if this was just a “popular in the blogosphere” thing but oh my gosh when Across the Universe came out it was like all Beth Revis all the time. (which she is a lovely person so YAY). I even pre-ordered Across the Universe…and here we are in 2014 and I’ve still not read it. THE SHAME.

Kristin Cashore
I feel like she’s one of those staple fantasy YA authors everyone raves about and I have not yet experienced her books!

Gillian Flynn
After the Gone Girl craze I knew I had to read this but just haven’t gotten to it yet. I’ve heard that her other books are excellent too!

Libba Bray
I LOVE LIBBA BRAY. I have met her a bunch of times and she is just one of the coolest people ever. It is beyond embarrassing that I’ve not yet read her books considering how popular they are. JAMIE FAIL. Especially since I own A Great & Terrible Beauty and Beauty Queens.

Charles Dickens
Out of all the classics I’ve read, I’ve not yet read anything by good ol’ Charles.

Jojo Moyes
I think Jojo Moyes is an emerging popular author after the success of Me Before You but I wanted to add her! I’ve been told by so many people, even a lady I had an interview for a job with, to read Me Before You!


So tell me…have you read any of these others on my list? Which one should I ABSOLUTELY get to immediately? Tell me one hugely popular author YOU have never read!!

10 More Series I Want To Read But Haven’t Started Yet


Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Tuesday Rewind — I picked the topic of top ten book series I want to read but haven’t yet started (from my initial list I have since started only 3 of those…FAIL). This time I’m going to talk about ones that I OWN and are on my shelf but I STILLL haven’t started.

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1. Vision in White by Nora Roberts
Why I Want To Read It: It’s adult romance (and the cover is so pretty!) and my friend Jen gifted this to me because she loves it so much so I’m sold because we agree on a lot!

2. Defiance by CJ Redwine
Why I Want To Read It: I’ve heard amazing things about this series — it’s a post-apocalyptic fantasy kind of series and it sounds really awesome.

3. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Why I Want To Read It: My friend Alexa RAVES about this one and I got the chance to hear Jodi talk about Incarnate and it sounds like a really fun series! Plus I’m super curious about the reincarnation of souls and what the “no souls” are!

4. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Why I Want To Read It: I don’t read a ton of paranormal but I’ve heard SUCH good things about this one!

5. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Why I Want To Read It: My friends Anna and Carla are obsessed with it so that’s reason enough for me. Plus I really, really love Maggie’s writing in The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys sooo I just need to read this one (FINALLY).

6. Mrs. Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Why I Want To Read It: I am so fascinated by it and the cover creeps me out! I love the mixed media type of books although I’m hoping the pictures won’t give me nightmares haha. CREEPY KIDS. Orphanage.

7. What’s Left Of Me by Kat Zhang
Why I Want To Read It: I’ve meant to read this for forever and somehow it just has slipped under the radar on my bookshelf (maybe because Z is all the way at the bottom of my shelf?!). Either way I’m intrigued by this one and the idea that everyone is born with two souls and one become dominant and the other fades away — but in the case of the main characters this doesn’t happen and it’s illegal!

8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Why I Want To Read It:I don’t read enough fantasy and HOLY CRAP people are obsessed with this series so thus I should probably get on it. Seems like a good series to get hooked on!

9. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
Why I Want To Read It: BECAUSE IT’S E. LOCKHART AND I AM EMBARRASSED I HAVEN’T YET READ IT. I loved We Were Liars and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and I know I will love this fun series!

10. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Why I Want To Read It: I’ve heard nothing but good things about Patrick Ness! And I’m intrigued by this village of all men and one boy. So intrigued!


So tell me…which ones of these series should I bump up?! Which ones have you read?

Top Ten Books To Make You Swoon


Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books To Make You Swoon

I tried to pick a variety of books to help you pick a great Valentine’s Day! Always so hard because swooning is always so subjective! I’d love some recommendations to take with me to the library this week because, as much as I love my husband, sometimes I need book induced swoons!

Bonus read but I used it last Top Ten Tuesday: { Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell }
Honorable Mentions: Vampire Academy (for paranormal swoons), Just One Day by Gayle Forman (swoons but also a lot more…I just feel like I talk about this one ALWAYS)

1. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist: Definitely worth a read even if you’ve seen the movie! Quirky, great for music lovers, whirlwind kind of night romance.

2. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard: This is one of my all time favorite contemporary YA books! Travel, great setting, adventure, romance, etc. You’ll swoon but you’ll also get bitten by the travel bug.

3. The Duke & I by Julia Quinn: I loved this adult historical romance! It’s funny and very much a good read if you loved Pride & Prejudice. Not super graphic if you aren’t into that with your romance novels.

4. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: If you are looking for a sweet romance with a good guy…Cricket Bell is your man! Lola is a quirky character and there is so much to fall in love with in this one!

5. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland: I really liked this one…something in it didn’t resonate PERSONALLY (and I have no idea WHY because I seriously can’t pinpoint one thing wrong) to a LOVE level but I still recommend this one a lot. Great setting, realistic, deals with friendships as well as romance.

6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: God, I love this book. Sweet slow burn romance. LOVE the main characters. Set in college. So funny! Just really a book that is the whole package!

7. Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry: I wasn’t OBSESSED with this one as much as a lot of other people but I really liked it and I read it SO FAST because MAN the story is amazing. More of a dramatic type story that’s a little sexier than sweet.

8. The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: SIGH one of those things I always wished happened to me. Meeting a cute guy at the airport and hitting it off as you chat your whole flight across the ocean? SWOON. Also check out: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith — normal girl + movie star.

9. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: If you know me you know this is one of my favorite books EVER! Set in Paris, a dreamy male lead with an English accent (hey, I’m American so this = hot. Sorry Brits!)…it’s just so easy to fall in love with this one.

10. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen: I just can’t not put this one on a list when I think of swoon inducing books!



So tell me…what are some books that have made YOU swoon and you think would make great Valentine’s Day reads?? Please tell me because I want some good recs to maybe pick up at the library this week!

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