US vs UK Covers

Book covers change all the time and in different countries there are different covers for the novels that we know and love here in America. I wanted to pick between US and UK covers and choose which one I like more.

Paper Towns by John Green: I am not against the American cover but I prefer the UK cover because I think it tells the story better.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: Again I would pick the UK cover since it is more bright and colorful.

Divergent by Veronica Roth: I am very thorn since I like the US cover a lot but I am a big quote fan so I am going to have to go with the UK version. I just think it paints a better picture of the story.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers/Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling: In this case, I would go with the US version. Although, I like the cover of the UK version it is too animated looking for me. I will not that I like the newer USA covers better than the original.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver: First, I want to note that I know that this isn’t the original US cover but it is newest one and I just love it. The UK cover is pretty but the new US version steals my heart.

There are 5 US vs UK Cover let me know which one you would choose in the comments below.

March TBR | 2017

It is time for me to do my TBR for the month again but this month is a little different since I only have 3 books on my March TBR. At the end of February things got kind of crazy so I was not able to read as much as I like making my
March reading take a hit.

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis: I am about five chapters in and I’ll know about the book is that it follows the perspective of three people, and the plot deals with a girl who knows how to kill someone.

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist: I have wanted to read this book since I first heard about it. The story follows a blind boy that under goes an experimental surgery that will give him the chance to see for the first time. However, he discovers that his crush isn’t the normal definition of beauty. So far it is good and fast pace; I have pretty high hopes for the book at this point.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: Lastly, I intend to finish this book this month so that I can finally put it on my read list.

I know my TBR is short this month but things are still kind of crazy so I didn’t want to over whelm myself with too many books to read.

To Be Completed | Reading List

I love reading but there are times when I can’t bring myself to finish a certain book or book series. Not because I don’t like plot or writing but simply because I can’t get in the right mood to pick the book up again.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick: I started this book probably a year ago and I can’t seem to finish it. I always try to pick it back up but I just can’t get involved in the story. I don’t know if it’s the writing or story because I’m having a hard time wanting to read it.

Delirium Series (Pandemonium and Requiem) by Lauren Oliver: I think this series is very underrated and doesn’t get the hype it deserves. I listened to the audiobook of Delirium during a time when I was walking a lot but since I don’t do as much walking it’s hard for me to find the time to listen to an audiobook. I really would love to get back into this world because I find it very fascinating.

The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #3) by Philip Pullman: This is the third and finial novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy or The Golden Compass trilogy as it is better known. The reason I haven’t picked this book up is that it is long. I remember liking the first two novels a lot but with the newer more inventive books series coming out these books have just kind of fell by the wayside. I will most likely finish off the series but probably not any time soon.

Heist Society (Uncommon Criminals and Perfect Scoundrels) by Ally Carter: I love my contemporary books and these books are very easy middle grade reads. I really need to read the last to books in the series since they are the type of books you can finish within a day or two. I actually forgot about this trilogy which might just be why I haven’t completed it yet.

The Summer I Turned Pretty (It’s Not Summer without You and We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han: Anyone who knows me knows I love Jenny Han! Her books are amazing but after reading the Summer I Turned Pretty I didn’t want to continue with the series because I couldn’t stand Belly; the main character in the books. However, I will not be picking these books up until June or July since that seems like the most appropriate time to read this series and I have heard some great things about these books.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: There is probably no surprise that this is on the list since it has been the ghost of my tbr for the past, and now three months. I have transitioned from book to audiobook so I hope I can once and for all add it to my read pile over spring break.

There you have it the books on my to be completed list. There aren’t many which is kind of nice but I do hope to get to some of them this year.

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West | Review


Synopsis: When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley. The problem is that days after prom, it’s not the real Bradley she’s thinking about, but the stand-in.
Source: Goodreads

The Story: The story is supposed to be a love story but it also has to do with self discovery, the nature of keeping secrets and change. Throughout the book Gia learns how other people see her and that she may not be as perfect as she assumes. She tries to replace her old self with a better version of herself thus losing friends in the process. It shows that growing up and changing is a part of life, and sometimes that means growing apart from people that you were once close too.

The Characters: Gia is selfish, self centered and care only about her social status. She doesn’t recognize people that aren’t in her social circle and spent most of her time trying to stay queen bee among her friends, even though she tries to deny that fact. Although she goes through some personal developments during the story I still couldn’t connect with her and felt that she only wanted to become a different person because she was embarrassed by how others mainly, her crush, thought of her.

Now let’s talk about Gia’s love interest, Hayden or Fake Bradley, which is referred to throughout the majority of the book. He is a drama major that wears his heart on his sleeve. When it comes to relationships he keeps his guard up since he has been hurt before. I found him to be like-able and charming but not a someone I’d find myself fangirling over.

The Writing: This is was my first Kasie West read and though I wasn’t too in love with storyline the writing was wonderful. She has a way of making you want to keep reading and the story never seems to lag. Everything just seems to flow together nicely.

Overall: I am not in love with this story because the ending was very open ended. There was something left unresolved especially involving Gia and her friends but I understand why somethings didn’t get closure, because in life not everything is resolved. I think it is a good read but don’t expect to fall in love with the characters yet you might find that life isn’t always about the status quo or how other people might perceive you.

Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

February TBR | 2017


I know we are almost done with the month but I wanted to share my February TBR. Like last month I have only four books on my TBR list for the month. Since this month is Valentine’s Day most of the books I picked are romance novels.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins: This is the last book in the Anna and the French Kiss series. I am so excited to finish this series but I haven’t heard that many good this about this book.

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West: When I heard the plot of this book I knew that I had to read it. It is about a boy and girl that start exchange anonymous letters to each. It sounds like such a cute love story with an old school kind of twist to it.

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows: I don’t know much about this story but I have heard it is a pretty funny story. However, I have seen very mixed reviews on this book so I’m interested in seeing what I think about it. This is the first in a series but the next book doesn’t come out until 2018 so if I do end up liking it I’ll have to wait a while to continue on with the series.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: I am going to try my best to finish this audiobook since it has been on my tbr for two months now.

To learn more about any of these books click on their title to get directed to their Goodreads page. Also, please leave your book recommendations in the comments below.

Reading Wrap-Up | January 2017


Now that’s its February it is time to do my January wrap up. I didn’t do two bad in the month of January since I finished reading 3 out of the 4 books on my tbr for the month. Below are my thoughts on the books that I read and my rating for them.

This is What Happiness Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith: I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars. I liked the concept but I couldn’t get behind the writing. It was very slow pace and the love story wasn’t captivating. I know this is the first book in a series yet I not sure I’ll be picking up the second book.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: I gave this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. I love Perkins is writing which is why I was what I consider generous in its rating. Honestly, I didn’t like the man character in this book which is a bummer since I loved, the first book in the series, Anna and the French Kiss. I didn’t feel like the book was relatable at all and it just frustrated me to no end.

Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen: I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. It was actually a sad tale about a brother and sisters love for one another. It was a quick read and a good story but was nothing like Frozen.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver: I started this book and are halfway through, but I had to put it down because I just wasn’t into the writing or story. I decided to get it on audio book and hope to finish it in February. So far I am not a fan of the story or main character but hopefully that will change.

There you have it my January book wrap-up. Let me know in the comments below if you want a review on any of these books. Also, don’t forget to follow the blog for more post.

2017 Reading Goals


Since it is a New Year which is normally a time for setting goals. I thought I’d share my book related resolutions with you guys.

Read 50 Books: My Goodreads challenge for the year is to read at least fifty books which I think is totally do able. I am not a fast reader so I didn’t want to set a goal of like 100 books and get overwhelmed.

Finish Series: I want to finish at least 2 book series I have started if not all of them. A lot of times I’ll start a series and won’t finish it because I’m not in the mood. I want actually finish most of the series that I have started this year.

Read Classics: I want to start reading more classic books. I love my YA novels but I want to read more traditional novels. Classic fairy tales, Jane Austin, Charles Dickens and such.

Start a Popular Series: I want to start and hopefully finish a popular book series. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit I’ve never read the entire Harry Potter series, Divergent, Hunger Games and tons more.

Read at Least One Non-Fiction Book: I’m not big into biographies but I want to set out of my comfort zone this year by reading some non-fiction books.

Those are all my reading goals for the year. I would love to know your goals reading or otherwise in the comments below.