Weekend Reads…On A Road Trip



This weekend I am on a road trip to move a load of stuff into my brother’s apartment in Orlando, Florida! Actually, I’m typing this courtesy of my cousins iPad internet hot spot (thanks Jake!). I have about 100 pages of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl left so I brought it along. I will for sure finish this by Sunday, seeing as I am loving it so far and I have 24 hours of car sitting to look forward to. The funny thing is, the first time I picked up this book I didn’t finish it and I wasn’t sure it was for me. This time I am loving it though!! I think last time I just was not in the mood for it? I recommend this book to anyone who just finished Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout because even though Ethan Wate is no Deamon Black…he sure does sooth my heart.

I promise I will post a full review once I am done with this, I have some reviews to catch up on! What are you reading this weekend?

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WWW Wednesday


WWW Wednesday is hosted by Should Be ReadingThe three questions I have to answer are…

  1. What are you currently reading??? I am reading Lux: Consequences by Jennifer L. Armentrout, specifically Origin, the 4th book in the series. The whole series has been really entertaining for me….and yeah, I have been binge reading it ever since I got out of my summer classes. Who can resist a good alien story, right??
  2. What did you recently finish reading??? I bet you can guess. I recently finished Lux: Beginnings by Jennifer L. Armentrout! I told you, I’m addicted.
  3. What do you think you will read next??? Since it would be incredibly repetitive to say I’ll be reading Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout next (even though its the truth…August 5th is the release date) I am going to read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline after that. I have been putting off reading this for a while, I don’t know exactly why, but it is happening soon!

I know, two memes on one Wednesday! I am on a roll. I will also be posting a ton of reviews soon now that my summer classes have ended and I’M A FREE ELF! I must say, it feels good!

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Waiting On Wednesday

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Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine

The book I am most excited about this week is…..OPPOSITION by Jennifer L. Armentrout!!


Great cover? No. Great series? YES!

This is the last book in the Lux series, and we don’t have too much longer to wait! It comes out August 5th, 2014. I am currently reading the 4th book in the series, Origin, and LOVING every second of it! I don’t want to give anything away…so if you have not started this series, you should. Now. Go. These books are pure entertainment, and I have read all of them really fast! Honestly, you can probably binge read the series before this last one comes out!

Let me know what book you are excited for this week, and/or what you think of the Lux series! My series review will be up next week once I am done with this last book!

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Waiting On Wednesday

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Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine.

The book I am most excited about at the moment is Isla And The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins!


From GoodReads: From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

I really loved Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, so I have high hopes for this book. Stephanie Perkins always puts me in a good mood, and these are my go-to books (other than Harry Potter) when I am in a book hangover. If you have not read Anna or Lola, please go try them. If you are on your way to the beach or you just need a happy summer read, these are a must!

Isla comes out August 14th, 2014, and you best believe I will be waiting outside my Barnes and Noble when it opens to pick this up!

What is your most anticipated book this week?

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Book Review: Orange Is The New Black

Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women’s Prison

By Piper Kerman

Pub Date: March 8th, 2011


I binge watched the Netflix shoe, Orange Is The New Black, and I picked this up immediately after…withdrawal is a real thing.

Plot Summary: Piper Kerman graduated college in 1992 and ended up involved with people in a drug dealing/ smuggling ring. She carried a suitcase of money once, got scared, and left to go get her life together. Fast foreword to 1998; Piper has a steady boyfriend and a nice place in New York City, and she gets indicted for money laundering. She gets sentenced to 15 months in jail, and has to wait for 6 YEARS to serve it because one of the higher ups in the drug ring got caught and she has to be in the real world to testify. The rest of the book is her life in jail, and  critique of mandatory drug charges and the prison system.

My Thoughts:

I had heard mixed things about this book before I finally picked it up, but man, I am so glad I read it! For fans of the show; you should read it, just remember that TV is dramatized and this is the real story. Most of the facts are the same in the TV series and the book, the show just gives you different perspectives. Since this is a memoir you only really get Piper’s perspective and I think that is just as good as the show! The show also MAJORLY enhances some of the things that were only minor problems that did not really have that much of an effect on Piper. There is a very real problem brought up in the book, that most of the women in this particular prison were put up on mandatory drug sentencing for years, when they did not have much to do with the drug rings they got caught up in. It really bothered me that someone like Piper, who was basically a scared college graduate had to be in jail for so long for something she obviously learned from. Basically, this book gives you an interesting perspective on what being in a prison would really be like. The women try and help each other out, and it is actually really touching. Read this book if you are having Orange Is The New Black withdrawals…I promise it will help.

My Rating:

four star

Are you going to try reading this book? Tell me what you think about it in the comments!

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Stacking The Shelves

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

These are the books I picked up this week! I am really excited about all of them.


I bought all these at Barnes and Noble with a gift card.Thank God for gift cards!!



Salem’s Lot by Stephen King: This is Stephen King’s second book. I have read The Shining and LOVED it, so I have high hopes about this one. I honestly have no idea what this is about since the back of it is very vague, but I like going into books blind sometimes! I’ll let you know what I think because I am reading it this week.


wild by Cheryl Strayed: I picked up this book because my boyfriend and I are thinking about hiking part of the Appalachian Trail…even though this is set on the west coast I believe, I still want to read some hiking books to get pumped up about hiking myself! The woman did not really have any experience with hiking long distances, and neither do I, so hopefully it will be an interesting read!

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The Glass Sentence by S.E Grove: This book is BEAUTIFUL and the concept really intrigued me. Every continent is set in a different time period, either in the future or the past. I think this is going to be really good, I guess we will see!


Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami: I have wanted to read a Haruki Murakami book for a while now, so I researched which one people seem to like most. It is described as a “college students coming of age story” on Goodreads and that seems right up my ally!


Which books have you picked up this week?

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