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What's On My Bookshelf

Okay, so my bookshelf at school is technically the bottom rack on my bedside table, but it is technically a shelf that holds books, just in an unconventional sense. Now that that furniture conversation is out of the way, let's discuss the contents of this bookshelf that I am quite enamored with.

I try to limit the amount of books that I keep with me at school, but you seriously never know when you're going to have free time and need a good book to occupy that liberation. Since I am not hip and and don't have a Kindle or Nook or any of that sorcery that doesn't require you to not possess a tangible copy of a book, I constantly have more copies of books that I actually need for a semester or two at school. I digress, I've accumulated more than a few books on my shelf, so I figured I might as well talk about them so they serve some sort of purpose besides decoration. I do intend to read these all, if I haven't already! 

1. Harper's Bazaar Fashion: Your Guide to Personal Style by Lisa Armstrong

In all honesty, I picked up this book from Five Below a month or two ago just because I thought it would be cute to have lying around. I haven't flipped through it yet, but I love Harper's Bazaar magazine, no matter how poor it makes me feel. 

2. Looking for Alaska by John Green

OF COURSE I have my favorite book of all time at school with me. I reread it at the beginning of the semester and it was the most fantastic decision I've made since deciding to start wearing bold lipstick on a regular basis. This is my favorite John Green story and the one I really hope they never make into a movie. 

3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This book has been getting so much hype for a long time and with the movie just releasing, I picked it up at Target a few weeks ago. I'll be bringing it with me on my long bus ride to NYC coming up in a week or so and I'm excited to see what the hype has been all about!

4. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Another book turned movie (starring Reese Witherspoon, can't wait to see it!), I got this over the summer and still haven't even cracked the spine. Oops? In my defense, school is relatively busy. Well, I make it busy by doing one thousand things at once, I digress...I'll read it before the year ends, no worries. I love true stories so I can't imagine me not liking this book. 

5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

I reread this over the summer and I have it at school with me so that I can lend it to my cousin when I visit NYC. If you've been reading my blogs for long enough or have spent longer than half an hour with me, you'd know that I have a disgustingly aggressive obsession with Mindy Kaling. 

6. Las Valkirias by Paulo Coelho

This was a very pretentious and not well thought of purchase, I must admit. This book is entirely in Spanish and while I understand some, I don't think I understand an entire books worth. However, I really like Paulo Coelho's writing so we'll see if I can power through this someday when I have more time to translate and comprehend the story.

7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

There's a reason why this book has been on the NY Times Bestsellers list for 326 weeks and counting. As I said, I really like his writing, and this story tells the tale of treasures and destinies so beautifully. My favorite gift I've ever given anybody was this book, and I can't imagine that changing. If you're ever at a crossroads, read this book. Even if you're not, read it anyways. 

8. Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes

My favorite book store back at home has the sweetest owner so after a relatively large purchase last year, he let me rifle through a box of uncorrected proofs of books that he received and let me take as many as I wanted. This one stuck out, as it was a memoir and homegirl LOVES her memoirs/autobiographies/nonfiction. The writing is beautiful, but it's a bit too verbose for me to enjoy when I sit down and just want to read. I do intend on finishing it, just when I have more time to really appreciate her writing. 

9. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This was a complete impulse buy, I will admit. I saw Carly from The College Prepster blog about it so the next time I saw it at Target, I bought it without even reading the back cover. That's really all I have to say about this, besides the fact that I intend on bringing it to NYC with me as well. I've got a lot long bus rides ahead of me that I need reading material for. 

10. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

I love me some YA Fiction and I've heard only good things about Jenny Han. I bought this at Target over the summer because it was relatively cheap for a hardcover and I was intrigued by the title and format. Can't wait to read this, hopefully before the semester ends!

What's on your bookshelf? 


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