Birthday Book Haul

Hey Book Nerds!

Last Wednesday (September 14th) was my 21st birthday, and I got some gifts from my parents and sister, 4 of which were books and 1 other book related item. Here are the bookish gifts I received for my birthday!


See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Yes, I know what you guys are thinking: “don’t you already own that?”. The answer to that is, yes. Last year for my birthday, my parents got me the hardcover version of this book because it was just released not long before my birthday. This year, my sister got me the paperback because she knows how much I love Nicholas Sparks, but she didn’t now that i had this one. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I already owned this book, so instead I am going to keep them both since they were both gifts and I don’t want to part with either of them. Plus, I love this cover! But it works out, because I didn’t bring the copy of See Me that I already owned back to college, so now I have a copy here!



Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

This book has been on my wishlist ever since a friend of mine read it a few months ago and raved about it, and my parents were nice enough to get it for me. It sounds like two very popular murder cases in the U.S., both of which I followed very closely when they were going on several years ago. This book sounds really intense, and I love mysteries and “who-dun-it” stories, so this book is right up my alley.



Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

This book is the sequel to Burned, which I read about two years ago and loved. Ellen Hopkins is one of my favorite authors, and Burned was one of my favorite books that I’ve read by her, even though I’ve loved every single one that I’ve read. I have been wanting this book for two years now, but every time I would go to a bookstore, they never had it. Every time I would order stuff online, I wouldn’t remember this one until after the fact. So when my parents bought it for me, I may have squealed… I’m so excited to get to this book, but probably not until I watch a spoiler review of Burned or look up what happened since it’s been two years and I don’t remember much of what happened.



The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Ever since I read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight earlier this year, I have wanted to buy and read all of Jennifer E. Smith’s books. I now own 4 of them, and can’t wait to read them. The last time I went to Barnes and Noble, this was one of the books I went for, but they didn’t have it. So, I put it on my wishlist, and once again, my parents were able to find it and bought it for me. I now have it on my shelf at school with my other two Jennifer E. Smith books that I brought with me.


Those were all of the books I received for my birthday! But wait, it’s not over yet! My parents, yet again, outdid themselves and got me a Barnes and Noble gift card too! I haven’t used it yet, but I’m sure I will soon!

What books have you recently bought or received as gifts?



August Wrap-Up

Hey Book Nerds!

August was a pretty good reading month for me. I read 3 books and started a 4th, but didn’t finish it. Here are the books that I read in August:


Dark Flame by Alyson Noel

This was the first book I read in August and I loved it. Alyson Noel is one of my all-time favorite authors and The Immortals series is one of my favorite series. I was putting off continuing on with this series because I didn’t want to finish it. This is the 4th book in the 6 book series, so I still have 2 more books to go, but I still don’t want this series to end.

5 stars



The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

I read this book in 3 days because I loved it that much. I watched the movie when it first came out and loved it too. The book is way different than the movie, but they are both incredible. I’ve already reviewed the book on my blog, so feel free to check it out to read more of my thoughts on this book.

5 stars



Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

This is another book that read in just a few days, 2 to be exact. The formatting helped a lot with how fast I read this book. But, it was still an incredible book nonetheless. I did have one or two issues with it, but I still loved it. I loved it so much that I am going to continue to read anything that Nicola Yoon writes.

4.5 stars


What all did you read in August?