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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What I'm Reading

I've turned into quite the little bookworm, lately. Usually, I like prefer a physical book in my hands, but lately I've been all about the E-books. Mostly because I had to have the book right then and there. I usually gravitate towards girly books (princesses, weddings, rom-coms), but lately I've picked up action-y type books (mixed with the girly essence of course).
 
 
 
 
1. Rook Chaser by Ken Nobles. This series is actually written by my former AP English teacher in high school--how cool is that?! They are so great too. If you like action/fairytale type books these are for you. He's currently writing the third book in the series and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about it! You can buy the first book, Rook, in paperback, but the second is only available in E-book form.
 
 
2. Rebel Belle + Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins. Another series. My little sister read "Rebel Belle" first and then told me I HAD TO read it. It wasn't difficult to start reading, but was very difficult to put down--hence the immediate buy of the sequel via my iPhone! Spoiler Alert: I really hope there is a third book because I did NOT like how the second book ended!
 
 
3. Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix. I remember reading her books in high school (Among the Hidden, Just Ella, etc.) This book is again in a series (anyone seeing a trend) and the book before this one picks up where Just Ella left off. Princesses, danger, I'm such a dork, but I love it!
 
 
4. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. I just bought this one and have every intention of finishing it before I go on vacation (so I can buy more books of course). It comes highly recommended by Carly from TCP, so basically I know I'll love it.
 
 
What are you reading? What books should I pick up for the beach this weekend?
 
 

35 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing what you are reading. I will have a few books that I have to read now. I was worried what I was going to read next. I am currently just now reading the 50 shades book series. I hesitated so much but I finally gave in!
    I cannot wait to see future posts of yours!

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    1. I loved that series! Thanks girl :)

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  2. I need to try an e-book out..I usually prefer a physical book too but the convenience of an e-book would be nice

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  3. Needed a new book!

    Xoxo, Raquel
    simplyraquelcollette.com

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  4. I really need to load up my kindle before we head to the beach! I know between the drive, relaxing on the beach, and escaping from family, I'll be reading a LOT! Thanks for the recommendations!

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  5. I haven't heard of these books. But I'm always looking for new books. :)

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  6. One of my bucket list item is to read 20 books. Thanks for giving me some ideas. I too prefer to have the actual book in hand. it's something about that paper!

    xoxo Dani
    www.glamrme.com

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    1. And the smell--I love the smell of books haha

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  7. Adding rebel belle and miss mayhem to my list!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It ...

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  8. I need to read more!! Lately ive only been reading my stuff for work. :(

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  9. These will be perfect for my lake trip this weekend! Thanks

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  10. I will definitely check out these books! I love finding new things to read.

    XOXO
    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

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  11. I read on my commute home all the time and I've desperately been looking for new books. Thanks for sharing these, I'm checking them out when I hit the bookstore this weekend!

    -Alessandra

    The PumpUp Blog

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    1. For sure! I've been trying to get into audiobooks for my ride home!

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  12. I've heard great things about Palace of Mirrors and The Royal We! (:

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  13. I don't think I've read any of these. I'm currently reading the Beautiful series by authors Christina Lauren! It's completely addictive.

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    1. I love when I find a good series!

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  14. I will for sure take a look at these books! I just finished reading Eat, Pray, Love and you should definitely read that if you haven't already!!

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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  15. I've been looking for a new list of books! These seem like great suggestions, thank you for posting! :)

    xx | Steph @ www.thelovelyessentials.com

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  16. 'Present Perfect' and the whole series. You won't regret it. :)

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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  17. I love hearing about who is reading what. There needs to be a blogger book club. I'll add these to my list!

    xx. Brittany
    Southern Soul

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  18. I'm currently reading an LSAT practice guide. #nofun BUT I'm loving everyone's lists of what they're reading & saving them all so that I can start enjoying them when I have time to read again!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  19. I'll have to add these to my summer reading list! I've been planning to read The Royal We! Thanks for the suggestions!

    Anchors and Pearls

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  20. Never heard of any of these, & I need some titles to add to my list to read!

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  21. Love to read, and I live on the beach so I am always down for a new book to read while I'm out there!!
    xo, claudia
    www.chroniclesofclaudia.com

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  22. Rebel Belle is definitely on my list and I might have to add some more of these as well.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  23. You should read something by Kristin Hannah if you haven't yet- she's one of my fav authors ever! My favorite book by her is "The Things We Do For Love." I first read it in high school and I have re-read it many times since. Her plots are similar to Nicholas Sparks but I think her writing is SO MUCH BETTER. :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  24. A Blue Mind -how being in/near water affects us.

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  25. I SO admire you for keeping up with regular reading! I have so many books on my shelf that I can't wait to dive into, but I always end up only reading when on the beach or on a plane! I'm still way into the "girly" books though...cheers to wedding planning! LOL!

    cominguprosetheblog.com

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  26. Adding these to my summer read list!

    diana

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  27. These all look good but oooooo I love Margaret Peterson Haddix and haven't read anything by here in years!

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