May 2017 Favorites

And just like that it’s the end of May! I’ve been so busy this month that it’s been hard to keep track of everything but I’ve kept a running list of things I’ve been loving this month so I could do this post. Also, the 3 day weekend has me so confused and thrown with what…

Book Review: Scrappy Little Nobody

Being a fan of Anna Kendrick, I knew I wanted to read her book Scrappy Little Nobody when she announced it. I enjoy her work (Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods, etc.) and find her hilarious on Twitter so I had a feeling I’d enjoy reading about her life. As I predicted, I really enjoyed this book. I…

The Light Between Oceans – Book vs. Movie

The Light Between Oceans came out in the movie theaters in the fall and the book was published in 2012, but I just got around to reading the novel and watching the movie. I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie and didn’t have time back in the fall. I had heard that…

Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed is the third book from author Khaled Hosseini and many who know me (if you talk books with me) know that The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns are two of my favorite books. And the Mountains Echoed was published over two years ago, but I just got around to reading it and finished it yesterday….

Book Review: Talking as Fast as I Can

If you’re a Lauren Graham and/or Gilmore Girls fan then you know she released a book, Talking as Fast as I Can, right around the time the Netflix A Year in the Life came out. I knew I wanted to read it as I’m a fan of both the actress and the show (plus Parenthood) and I always like…

Book Review: Crank

For my latest book review I’m going to be talking about the book Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Crank is a novel that I’d heard about for years but never read until now when my book club with my students picked it. The novel is inspired by the author’s actual daughter. The book centers around Kristina, a teenage girl, who…

Book Review: Murder on the Orient Express

I have a quick book review for you all today. I was in between books and decided to read my first Agatha Christie mystery, Murder on the Orient Express. I had never read anything by Agatha Christie before but since she is/was one of the most famous mystery writers I thought it was about time I…

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The latest book I’ve read is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The movie coming out prompted my book club to pick it as our first book this school year. I haven’t watched the movie so I have no idea how similar or dissimilar they are. I, however, did find out after buying this book that it…

Book Review: Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

I finally read and finished Harry Potter & the Cursed Child a few weeks ago. I managed to avoid reading other peoples’ reviews of the play for the most part but did read a few Facebook statuses of friends. My one friend who did read it that I talked to in person had expressed that it was…

Book Review: 11/22/63

Over the summer I read 11/22/63 – my first novel by Stephen King. I’ve seen some Stephen King movies (as a little kid I saw IT at my friend’s house across the street and it scarred me for life. To say that I’m terrified of the recent clowns chasing people all over the country and now in…

Book Review: After You

If you’ve been a long time follower of this site, then you might be wondering why I’m not posting a photo challenge response being that it’s Friday. The Daily Post didn’t post a photo challenge for this past week so it was a little break for me. They said a new challenge will be up…

“Me Before You” Book, Movie, & Thoughts

Me Before You, a novel by Jojo Moyes was published four years ago and was made into a movie this year starring Emilia Clarke (queen of all our hearts on  Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (charming heartthrob from The Hunger Games and Love, Rosie). I wanted to read the book before I watched the movie and now…