Book Review: Down the Shore

By | August 18th, 2015|hit the books|

As I've mentioned before, I'm a sucker for novels about excess - money, power, caloric intake, you name it. Throw in prep school kids, twenty-something debauchery, and a European destination, and I'm sold. Stan Parish's novel Down the Shore first came to my attention through a blurb in Cosmopolitan. Definitely a sign of quality literature, I know. I've [...]

Book Review: My Paris Dream

By | July 25th, 2015|hit the books|

I constantly dream of packing up and moving to Europe. (Maybe not the packing part, actually, considering one of my biggest anxieties about said dream is how I would transport all of my clothes.) During the winter I downloaded an app to help me relearn the French that I've forgotten since my high school days. I've [...]

Book Review: Big Little Lies

By | June 1st, 2015|hit the books|

“If she packaged the perfect Facebook life, maybe she would start to believe it herself.” – Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies If you’re a diehard Real Housewives fan like I am, this book by Liane Moriarty is the perfect read. Shows and books about the absurdly wealthy (and absurdly messed up) in suburban areas are [...]

Book Reviews (in Bulk)!

By | September 4th, 2014|hit the books|

I’m ashamed at how much I’ve been slacking with my blog lately, but I haven’t been slacking with my reading. That being said, I’ve combined some of the books I’ve enjoyed over the last couple of weeks into one review. Gotta make up for lost time! Happy reading, bookworms!   If you’re in the mood [...]

Book Review: If I Stay

By | July 24th, 2014|hit the books|

Apparently Gayle Forman’s novel If I Stay was published back in 2009. However, it caught my eye in recent months as it climbed atop all the bestseller lists. The resurgence in popularity is thanks to the novel becoming a movie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz and premiering August 22nd. I have mixed reviews about the novel. [...]

Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

By | July 1st, 2014|hit the books|

I discovered Jojo Moyes' Me Before You on one of the six million Pinterest lists of "25 Books You Must Read Before You Turn X-Age!" The description was as vague as the title, but it was enough to intrigue me. I promise to summarize the novel without any spoilers: The protagonist, Louisa Clark, is a broke [...]