Books I Want To Read

I find that my love for reading and listening to audio books comes and goes a bit. When I'm watching a really good TV show, maybe a nostalgic one (like Gilmore Girls), then I'd rather have the TV on when I'm sewing than listen to an audio book. It's the same in the evenings. I might choose Animal Crossing New Leaf or to play a video game with Adam than read a book.

Then I'll start a book that grabs my attention and sucks me in and all of a sudden I'm back into reading and listening to audio books again. This happened to me with Mosquitoland last month. With that being said, I'm so excited for a bunch of novels.

These are the books that are at the top of my pile to read or listen to:

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
"In her new book, FURIOUSLY HAPPY, Jenny explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. And terrible ideas are what Jenny does best."

When I get an email from my best friend about this book and how amazing it is, I know I need to read it. This book might be moving to the very top of my pile. 

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
"Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink."

I have heard about this book from so many people and it's just everywhere so I'm intrigued to read it. 

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
"Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world."

This is yet another book that I see everywhere. Between Instagram and Tumblr, the cover of this book is ingrained into my brain. Actually it's the same with All the Bright Places. 

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
"That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up."

So this book came from "Fangirl" where the lead character wrote fanfiction about Baz and Simon. To say I'm a little excited to read this is an understatement. 

Winter by Marissa Meyer
"Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long."

This is the next book in The Lunar Chronicles and it comes out this week. I'm so incredibly excited for it. Once I get my hands on it, it'll be shooting to the top of my list. If you haven't read this series, check it out!

What books are on your to-read list? Do you use Goodreads? If so, feel free to add me! Use my email address to find my profile -

xo Jen

*All quotes are from Goodreads*


  1. I'm far too excited for Carry On. Fangirl was my first Rainbow Rowell and I was so upset there wasn't an end to the fanfic in it.

    1. I know! Definitely check out Eleanor and Park too. It has a lot of geek references, specifically about X-Men, which I loved.

  2. Adding all of these to my list!!! *gobble gobble audio books*

    1. I have so many audio book recommendations lady! I can give you a list whenever you need more!