Literature

CURRENTLY

These “currently” posts have been floating around the blogosphere for a while now, but I was just clued in by my friend Kayla Olson and I’ve decided to join the fun. The goal is to post these lists every other Tuesday, and I’m hoping to stick to that — we’ll see how it goes. Now on to the list! CURRENTLY:…

Compelling Covers

I know, I know. Never judge a book by its cover. But sometimes you just can’t help it, and that’s how I feel about these. Check out these upcoming YA books (all headed our way in 2015). I don’t know anything about any of them beyond what’s in the synopses, but I’d read them based on the covers alone.

Mara Dyer

Michelle Hodkin: The Mara Dyer Series

Last week I read the first two books in Michelle Hodkin’s “Mara Dyer” trilogy: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Evolution of Mara Dyer. I basically had one immediate reaction: LOVE. Honestly, you don’t need to read the rest of this review. Just trust me. Go out and buy them. Right now. Okay, fine, that’s not enough for you?…

The Everygirl's Guide to Life

Maria Menounos: The Everygirl’s Guide to Life

Maria Menounos is one of those people who has sort of been on my peripheral radar for a long time. She’s not super famous, so I didn’t pay a lot of attention to her, but her career (she’s an actress, a producer and a journalist/host) always struck me as interesting, so that, combined with the fact that she’s famous enough…

Until I Die

Amy Plum: Until I Die

May was a big month for book releases. Sequels to several novels came out, and one of the ones I was most anticipating was Amy Plum’s Until I Die. It’s book two in her “Revenants” trilogy, which she openly admits was inspired by the “Twilight” series (although, fortunately, Plum’s heroine is much more interesting and likable than milquetoast Bella). Here…

Wanderlove

Kirsten Hubbard: Wanderlove

Have you ever read a book that perfectly encapsulates your feelings about a particular topic? For me, the novel Wanderlove exactly captures how I feel about traveling. I travel quite a bit, and many of my journeys have been international. And as much as I do it, I still haven’t quite mastered the art of packing. I always overpack, my…

Divergent

Veronica Roth: Divergent

You know how I mentioned that I’m into dystopian YA fiction these days? Well, one of my current faves in that genre is Divergent, by Veronica Roth. First, some quick background on the author. Roth is 23, already has one book published (she sold Divergent as a college undergrad) and also has publishing deals for its two sequels. On top of that, the…

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Stephanie Perkins: Lola and the Boy Next Door

Let me start off by saying: I’m a huge fan of Stephanie Perkins. Not only her books, but Stephanie herself. From her blue-streaked hair to her vintage style to her fascinating twitter feed, I just like her as a person. She seems like someone with whom I would be friends, if I actually knew her in real life. Alas, I…

Stephanie Perkins

Festival Fun

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Decatur Book Festival (outside of Atlanta). In addition to walking around and checking out the vendors, I also had the opportunity to attend two panels: “Past and Future Loves” with Beth Revis and Myra McEntire, and “A Real Girl Conversation About Writing Real Girl Books” with Stephanie Perkins, Jennifer Jabaley, Terra…