HAPPY READING

Happy Monday!! I don't know about you, but whenever the weather starts to get nice all I want to do is grab a good book and blanket and get outside and read in the sunlight. Us Seattleites need as much sun as we can get! Here are a list of books I have been reading lately! Any book suggestions? Leave your favorites in the comment section below! :)


THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER - I've heard about this book for years but got it as a Christmas gift this last year and finally dove right in. It took me less than 24 hours to read cover to cover. Such a well written book about those high school years. You find a companion in each character or remember them from your own high school. A definite read!
OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO - The classic high school graduation gift. It might seem childish, but this book can teach you so much about life and all that it has to offer. If you ever need a little bit of encouragement head to the children's section of the library, sit down on that giant stuffed dog and give this a read.
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS - As mentioned on my YouTube channel, I'm a total groupie and read books right before the movie comes out. Can't wait to sink my teeth into this book! Want to read it with me? Shoot me an email and we can be reading buddies ;)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - A classic favorite since I was forced to read it in the ninth grade. I have told myself since then that I would name my daughter Scout one day!
TWILIGHT - I have no shame to list this as one of my favorite books. Whenever I'm in the mood for a good little romance and no fuss read, this is my book! Team Edward!
SPOTS - I started reading this book a few weeks back and have quickly come to adore it. The writing style from this new author and her autobiography growing up in South Africa during the apartheid is so raw. I love reading this tale through the eyes of a child.

96 comments:

  1. I had to study TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD when I was in uni haha!! Nice memory ;)

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  2. Thanks for the recommendation will To kill A Mockingbird who have not read in USA at school. Twilight I enjoy the book more than the movie.
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  3. Haha I love reading Twilight when I'm wanting something easy and fun to read! No shame there! :) I haven't read To Kill A Mockingbird in forever but I should reread it. I totally need to read The Fault In Our Stars! Great picks!

    <3, Pamela
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  4. Saw Perks of Being a Wallflower movie - is the book better than the movie? :)
    Oh the Places You'll Go - Classic!
    The Fault in Our Stars - read it in like a day. Soooooooo good!
    To Kill a Mockingbird - I remember reading it in high school... but don't remember much about it. Does Eric like the name Scout? I think it's so cute!
    Twilight - best book ever, obviously :)
    Saw the Spots book on Allie's blog the other day too, I'll have to check it out!

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  5. such great picks! the only one i haven't read is spots, so i will definitely be adding that to my list :)

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  6. I'm so glad you chose twilight. it's my guilty pleasure on rainy days. and I am dying to read the fault in our stars! it's been on my reading list forever.

    love, arielle
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  7. Great book list, I myself love the books from Cecelia Ahern :)

    xxx
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  8. Hi hun, this is a wonderful collection of books, I have read a few of them and so thrilled you featured a South African one too! Thanks for your great comment, May you have a productive week ahead!

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  9. niceee!!! I'm a shame! >.< I love books and is been forever since I read my last one :(

    xoxo
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  10. I've been meaning to read To Kill a Mocking Bird for ages now... You know it's not required reading here in Europe, but I've heard good things about it.

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  11. Great book list! The Fault in our Stars is also in my list of books to read this summer (literary nerds unite!)
    Katelyn // Relatively Offbeat

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  12. I adore the name Scout to a little girl. I've had the same idea since I first read Harper Lee's masterpiece! I'll have to pick up a copy of "Spots". It sounds like an interesting read! For summer, may I suggest "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple. It's entertaining, sweet, and spunky. Its an ideal book for lounging in the sunlight! xx

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  13. Those are some great picks! To Kill A Mocking Bird is a great book for sure. I have The Fault In Our Stars sitting on the bookshelf but I haven't started reading it yet. I wonder if it's a good as they claim it is, because I've heard mixed reviews.

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  14. loooove this list.
    i just started reading the fault in our stars upon so many recommendations.
    the impending release of the movie has finally forced me to read it after a year...shameful.

    oh the places you'll go is a classic.

    some of my faves include the alchemist, le petit prince and love you forever by robert munsch.

    :)
    vanessa

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    1. Alchemist was another one I wanted to include on this list. Adore! And Love You Forever brings back so many memories!!
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  15. thanks for the recommendations! Will definitely read one! X

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  16. spots is such a good story! you definitely need to read the fault in our stars before it comes out, it's so good! i cannot wait for the movie!

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  17. Nice list dear! Enjoy the reading:)

    Xx

    Alexandra

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  18. i am not much into books but currently i am reading The Big Thinking book by David Shwartz.. very inspirational book.. great blog
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  19. If you're into murder mysteries try Don't Blink by James Patterson! Spots looks like a good book!

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  20. What a great list! To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorites, I have no shame in still being in love with Edward and I too need to read The Fault in Our Stars.

    I'm currently in the middle of a series called Outlander. They're so good! Check them out!

    PEONY

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  21. I love twilight and the fault in out stars, so beautiful books ♥

    Love,
    Tanja

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  22. nice list! thanks for sharing Tj!

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  23. Oh The Places You'll Go is for sure a classic - so very meaningful!

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  24. i finished the fault in our stars this past weekend & you will love it! the writing style is very witty, but emotional at the same time. and you'll be bawling at the end--sometimes thats the sign of a good book :) enjoy!

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  25. The fault is on my reading list too, though I'll probs have a longer wait for the British release!

    Sophie x

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  26. I love Oh The Places You'll Go! Great read whatever your age.

    Had no idea they were making a movie of The Fault In Our Stars. I read it quite a while back and remember thinking it was pretty good but don't remember the entire storyline. Might have to give it another read before the movie comes out!

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  27. Oh my gosh! I have ALWAYS wanted to name my daughter Scout because of that book. Great picks. Love them all!

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  28. The faults in our stars was a great read. start off it soon
    xo sabbi

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  29. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all time favorites!

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  30. Ooh Spots is on my list of summer reads!

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  31. I love inspirational books like that dr. Seuss one. Suddenly I feel like reading self-help books. .. thanks for the list! And for stopping by my blog ^.^
    Gina
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  32. Love all those books! Perks is one of my all time fav books, maybe even my actual favorite. I read it multiple times a year. The Fault In Our Stars is one of my favs too! Reading is my fav :)

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  33. I've read all of these (and loved them) except for Spots ... never heard of it, but i'll definitely have to check it out :)

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  34. Oh man Twilight never gets old! I just watched a Twilight marathon on tv the other day haha! Oh the Places You'll go is such a classic! Now I want to go read it! So cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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    1. Ha, love those Twilight TV marathons!!! :)
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  35. Thanks for all the suggestions babe!

    xx
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  36. i dont know why it took me forever to read to kill a mocking bird (only last year) but it is the absolute best. such a great book. i have yet to read the fault in our stars, and have never heard of spots so i may look into that as well.
    i have recently read A Thousand Splendid Suns and Khaled Hosseini.. and if you haven't yet i suggest you do. it will not disappoint.

    xo, Brikena
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  37. 'The Fault in Our Stars' is on my bookshelf waiting to get read as well! I have heard such good things, I can't wait to dive in!

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  38. Great suggestions - I love reading good books in the summer! Empty mansions is next on my list!

    Abby
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  39. thank you for the suggestions

    xx mounia

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  40. hahah twilight! that makes me happy! it is also one of my "no shame read books" ;)
    and i'm interested in the fault in all our stars - my bookclub read it and i didn't...i know it will be a hard read (cancer hits hard for me) but i also know it will be a good read! great suggestions!

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  41. I actually loved to read Twilight too :) http://mykindofjoy.blogspot.pt/

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  42. Confession: I named our puppy Scout after the character in TKAM. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  43. What a good list of reads. I just started the Fault is in Our Stars, trying to decide if I want to read it before or after the movie haha.

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  44. I love the whole list and I can't wait to read Spots now:) Kisses, lovely.

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  45. I'm halfway through the Fault in our Stars...one look at that AMAZING trailer and I was sold! I'll be back to letcha know what I think babe but so far...sooooooo sweeeeeet! Awww young love takes me back to such a fun and adventurous time in my life!

    Thank you for the blog visit love, hope you’ll be back to check out my latest!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  46. The Fault in Our Stars is supposed to be a really good book, my sister cried over it multiple times!! x

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  47. I feel so bad lately because I'm not reading almost anything but online magazines and blogs... I used to read a lot and now... but this has to change!!!! Well, a book I really enjoyed was The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle from Murakami!

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  48. Out of all I would like to read To Kill a Mockingbird at some point.

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  49. i love reading dr. seuss again to little man, such a tongue twister and fun to read!

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  50. Thanks for these nice tips! I have read only Twilight series 1. Always lovely to get more ideas :)

    And thank you for the most adorable comment couple weeks back xx

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  51. I just finished reading The Fault in Our Stars. It really did live up to it's hype.

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  52. This looks great! Love your read suggestions!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  53. I love reading books and you have given such an amazing list here :) will definitely read one..
    I am following you on gfc, it would be great if you follow me back :) <3
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  54. I have been meaning to read a fault in our stars too! I hope I get around to it before the movie comes out though. And the perks of being a wallflower was something I read eons ago and want to re-read it after watching the movie a few months back. Can't believe I forgot about it. Again. I also love your Twilight honesty. I loved the first 3 books so I'm pretty sure you've realised what team I'm on lol but I haven't read it in ages. I have it on my bookcase, like right now, so I think I know what I'll be delving into tonight then!

    SDMxx
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  55. I read some of those books, and they are so great ! :)

    Bisous !
    Sofia
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  56. Gracias por las recomendaciones!! Ahora ando buscando un libro que leerme y me viene fenomenal algunas propuestas.
    Besos
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  57. I hear Perks of being Wallflower is a good read! Loving the layout of this post

    Katrina Sophia Blog

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  58. I'm always glad for book recommendations. Once in a blue moon I get a chance to read, and then I never know what book to pick up. Thanks for this.

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  59. Wow! Nice picks! I love The Fault in our Stars. Can't wait for the movie itself! :)

    Have a great week ahead!

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    SHAIRA
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  60. TEAM EDWARD! Yes!

    While in college I read the entire series in 2 weeks. #noshame.

    xo

    Michaela

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  61. I love twilight too! it's one of my favourites!

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  62. such great books - i haven't read twilight, but i love the movie! :)

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  63. i have NOT read the fault in our stars, ugh!

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  64. I want read the fault in our stars, I want read before watch the movie, well, I just finish to read the divergent saga and was amazing to me! But thanks for share the books!
    xx

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  65. Definitely recommend the Hunger Games (all three) , Divergent (all three), The Davinci Code (Amazing), Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Height, for classic great reads the Bronte sisters are one of the best! Happy reading. I got The Fault In Our Stars started already, but need to finish the last of the Divergent series. :))

    Much Love,
    Tania

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  66. I love to read somenthing interesting and X-cited, thanks so much for the
    Recommendation.
    Great post as always.
    xoxo
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  67. The Fault In Our Stars is also on my lineup. I want to read it before the movie comes out but I've heard I need to be in a crying mood before hand. Let me know how it goes:)
    xo Olivia

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  68. this post inspired my "words of wisdom" post this week:
    http://grace-and-gratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/05/wise-word-wednesday-childrens-literature.html
    it's amazing how many life lessons are packed into these little books.

    :)
    vanessa

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    1. Aw, thanks for the little shout out girl! Such a great list of children's books! :)
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  69. Nice choices! Some of my favorites up in there ;)
    I loved learning about Spots, definitely putting that on my to-read list!

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  70. I love reading books whenever I have free time too! And I need to try what you have suggested here!

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  71. Great post! I have to read more, because I really like it! I never take time for that..

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  72. I think I need a dose of motivation from Dr. Seuss!

    love the list! Makes me want to make time to read haha

    <3 Hanna
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  73. perks of being a wallflower, the fault in our stars are two of my all time favourite books, the tears I shed my goodness but love them. I just cannot get into Twilight the writing style just really bothers me haha sorry!
    Going to check out Spots for sure! and I would recommend the book thief for sure!
    xo
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  74. I love re-reading classics during the summer! To Kill A Mocking Bird is a great pick!

    -Ashley
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  75. i also wanted to name my daughter scout! such a great book...
    xo jac
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  76. These books are so great! I've already red twilight and the perks of being a wallflower and my friend just borrowed me the fault in our stars. I can't wait to read it!

    Hugs!
    Kamile
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  77. I've only read two of those! I'll have to mark the other ones down.

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  78. Thank you for choosing SPOTS to your shortlist. It is a great honor to have a glowing review from you, Tj. I hope your fans all know where they can purchase hardcover... SPOTTYBOOKS.com. Prefer an ebook...SPOTS is on AMAZON.com. SPOTS currently has FIVE STAR ratings!!! Many thanks.xx

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  79. The Fault in Our Stars is on my list too! No shame in being a reading groupie! :)

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  80. I've made a reservation at our library for how to kill a mockingbird, but apparently, it's a very popular book. I've been waiting for months!

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  81. Summer = good books in the garden! I'm reading the fault in our stars at the moment, hopefully I'll finish it before the film!

    x Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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  82. oooh put The Goldfinch on your list, and anything by Irish mystery novelist Tana French.

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  83. What a fantastic varied selection. I finished the fault in our stars a few weeks ago... Be ready for a bit of a cry. I've added Spots to my Goodreads 'to read' lists, I really like reading personal accounts. I agree with serval that it's worth adding The Godfinch, I'm just over half way through and am really enjoying it.

    Faye | freckles-and-all.blogspot.co.uk

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  84. To kill a mockingbird is the reason I named my dog Scout (although I agree it would be a better baby girl name).

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  85. To Kill a Mockingbird was such such such a lovely book, I better reread (I miss Atticus, Scout, and everything!) and Scout is a lovely name :)

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  86. To Kill a Mockingbird is a really lovely book and it actually made me want to name my son Atticus (which never happened). You're right, there's something about warm weather that makes you want to lay outside with a good book!

    xo
    Rachel

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  87. Ive read The perks of being a wallflower, The fault in our stars and Twilight which is almost always on my current reading list. And yes NO SHAME... Ive read the series 9 times. Still can't get over with it. TEAM EDWARD here

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