Good Reads?

My favorite nighttime routine?
Reading a great book that often leads to me staying up later than I should.
It's the best.

Unfortunately, the books I've had my heart set on reading next are on hold behind a fatty line of requests at the library. So, it's looking like it may be a little while before I can get my hands on my planned-out reads.

...and I'm going crazy!
I need my nightly reads. Yes, we own tons of books(seriously, it's ridiculous), and I could easily just pick up one of those again, but I'm craving some new literature in my life. 

I even went as far as to search out a list online of top recommended YA novels 
(they just really speak to me, ok?).
Wow, the list of condensed descriptions that came along with each recommended read was entertaining literature in itself.  Each description either left me laughing or thoroughly depressed.
A few prime examples:

Dowd, Siobhan. Solace of the Road. 
Holly Hogan had had enough. She dons a blonde wig, hits the road, and becomes Solace, a street smart, tough teen ready to take on the world.
Williams-Garcia, Rita. Jumped. 
When Trina unknowingly insults Dominique in the hallway, she’s in danger of being jumped after school. Leticia could warn her, but she’s reluctant to get involved.
Davies, Jacqueline. Lost. 
Essie, 16, sews all day for pennies at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory to help feed her fatherless family and now to forget her little sister's death. Then the fire happens.
Hernandez, David. No More Us for You. 
Carlos has a cheating girlfriend, a mystery man urinating on the floor at work, and a friend in a coma. Can Isabel—still grieving her dead boyfriend—help him cope?

Need I go on? Cause I totally could. And I kind of want to...
But I will restrain myself (for now)

Ok, back to the point of this post. I need your help. I know I always ask for your help, but it's only because you never let me down.

Ok, book recommendations?  Hit me up!
(I'll take any and everything right now)


  1. I just finished reading Matched and its sequel. Very good.

    One of my all time favorite books is I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.

    Good luck finding good reading!

  2. I second the comment that suggested Matched and Crossed by Ally Condie. Both good, sort of Hunger-Games ish, but not as gory.

    Also, Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. It's hard to describe, except that it's sort of fantasy. It's one of my very favorites.

  3. Haha those descriptions made me laugh so hard! Oh goodness...

    I would give recommendations, but alas I don't read modern fiction. I have tried, Lord knows, but it just never takes.

    Right now I'm reading Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. She's awesome. I guess being an English major just made me fall in love with the classics.

  4. I really like Neil Gaimans work, and Stephen King's The girl who loved Tom Gordon. My taste varies a lot, yesterday I read Lauren Conrad's "Style" (well it's more like a guide book) and some days ago Briget Jones diary. :D Maybe Gilmore girls ? Hmm.

    Indie by heart

  5. How about a baby prep book??? "Happiest Baby On The Block" I don't usually like those kinds of reads but I enjoyed it. Super helpful and made me a much more confident mom.

  6. I just finished The Fault In Our Stars and I can't remember the last time I laughed and cried so hard. So good. Yes, some of the characters have cancer. Don't let it deter you - it's not a book about having cancer. This book seriously BLEW MY MIND. It was so, so funny and poignant and sarcastic and perfect.

    I'm reading Kate Morton's The House at Riverton and it's good so far. Also on my list, Going Bovine by Libba Bray.

  7. Have you read any Gary Schmidt? Probably, but I love everything I've ever read of his: The Wednesday Wars, Okay for Now, Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Straw into Gold. They're all awesome.

  8. I am currently reading (and loving) The History of Love for the second time. Not YA, but still so great.

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