Things I Love: Day 2 – Books

Since Valentine’s Day is this week, I will be blogging about the things that I love all week. Sound like fun? Yes? No? Oh well, I’m doing it anyway. 😀

On day 1, I talked about inspiration. Today is all about books and my love for reading.

I am such a bookworm. I’m probably at my local library at least twice a week and I tend to devour books in a day. Sometimes you need an escape. Sometimes you need to be inspired. There’s nothing like the written word to put things in perspective.

Even though I am 24 I still tend to gravitate towards the YA fiction section of the library/bookstore. I even have a story idea of my own that I plan on writing one day. Pipe dreams.

Here are a few books that I’ve read within the last couple of weeks. Please check them out. I guarantee lots of smiles at the end. 😉

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo ♥

– This book reminded me of myself at 15 with all of the confusion of just being 15 and falling in love. I love the banter between Amelia and Chris.

Love is awkward, Amelia should know.

From the moment she sets eyes on Chris, she is a goner. Lost. Sunk. Head over heels infatuated with him. It’s problematic, since Chris, 21, is a sophisticated university student, while Amelia, 15, is 15. Amelia isn’t stupid. She knows it’s not gonna happen. So she plays it cool around Chris—at least, as cool as she can. Working checkout together at the local supermarket, they strike up a friendship: swapping life stories, bantering about everything from classic books to movies, and cataloging the many injustices of growing up. As time goes on, Amelia’s crush doesn’t seem so one-sided anymore. But if Chris likes her back, what then? Can two people in such different places in life really be together?

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour ♥

– If you’re a music fan this book will tug at your heartstrings. I didn’t want to put it down! Yes, I’m aware that the girl on the cover resembles Whitney Port. 🙂

Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev’s band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she’s abandoning their plans – and Colby – to start college in the fall. But the show must go on and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie- Colby struggles to deal with Bev’s already-growing distance and the most important question of all: what’s next?

Send Me A Sign by Tiffany Schmidt ♥

– I just finished this book today and I loved it! I felt every emotion Mia felt while still managing to sympathize with her best friend, Gyver. This book really shows you what’s important in life.

Mia is always looking for signs. A sign that she should get serious with her soccer-captain boyfriend. A sign that she’ll get the grades to make it into an Ivy-league school. One sign she didn’t expect to look for was: “Will I survive cancer?” It’s an answer her friends would never understand, prompting Mia to keep her illness a secret. The only one who knows is her lifelong best friend, Gyver, who is poised to be so much more. Mia is determined to survive, but when you have so much going your way, there is so much more to lose. From debut author Tiffany Schmidt comes a heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting story of one girl’s search for signs of life in the face of death.

What books have you read lately that you couldn’t put down?

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