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August Book Wrap Up

September 3, 2015

IMG_9030I read 5 books in August! Not a record but I’m pleased as pie. Before working a full time job I was knocking out eight to ten books a month. Now I see how INSANE that is. Believe me. I’m super pumped when I hit four books a month.

So, this month my favorite book was probably between The Girl with all the Gifts and Red Queen. Very different books, but both so good. The Girl with all the Gifts took a thriller book to another level by allowing the POV to be a young, creepy girl. I have never read a book with an ending like that. Ever. So exciting. Red Queen was a Hunger Games-esque, dystopian, YA novel. Honestly, it was gripping and I can’t wait for the next book! Strong heroine and interesting world building. Another top contender was The Secret Life of Bees. I finally read it after having it in my possession for over ten years. I talk about all of them in the video below EXCEPT for the secret life of bees because apparently my brain is elsewhere these days.

I really enjoyed the themes in Secret Life of Bees. With racism still so prevalent today, it was so interesting to read a book based in the 1960s when the Civil Rights Act had just been passed. But among that, they also touched on depression and feminism. Did not expect depression to make an appearance in the book, but so so glad it did. Through the eyes of a young, teenage girl no less. If you haven’t read it yet, take the plunge! It is a must read.


My Entire TBR.

August 18, 2015


Guys, I have 58 books that I have not read. 58 books! If you average about 15$ per book that makes $870 worth! THAT IS INSANE. But okay a good portion of these books were way less than 15$, I don’t even know where I came up with that figure. But still crazy, am I right?

My genres are all over the place, as well. Self help books, fiction, YA, romance, classics. What are you even doing, Abbey? I don’t know, world.

If you’re interested in what is on my TBR, it’s your lucky day. I have made you a video. Let me entertain you with my giant TBR.


Not Your Average Book Haul

July 15, 2015

I was home last weekend and stumbled upon a bookshelf with all my old high school and middle school books that I never read for school! So, now that I am older and wiser and actually interested in reading classics- I decided to take some home with me. Book haul style. Including two of my favorites- A Separate Peace by John Knowles and A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines.

Have you read any of the books pictured below? Let me know- I’m excited to dive into them!