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  1. Book Reviews Galore!


    January 20, 2015 by Katie

    Okay, so last week I promised some speedy book reviews – just a few quick thoughts of my own plus the synopsis from Goodreads – so here we go!


    Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond

    I really enjoyed reading this book! Although it’s a little “teen romance” it’s surrounded by a very intriguing mystery and plenty of suspense. I loved the fact that it was an inside look at working at a circus, and although set in current times, to me it felt like it could have easily been 50-100 years ago.

    “A ballerina, twirling on a wire high above the crowd. Horses, prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling through the air. Welcome to the Cirque American!

  2. Books Read 2014


    January 13, 2015 by Katie

    If you’ve read this blog for a while then you probably know that I’m a liiiittle bit of a reader. I’ve always been a serious bookworm, ever since I was little (Boxcar Children and Babysitters Club, anyone?) but this habit has continued through college, law school and “adulthood.” Now that I’m not in school and I have more free time, I get to read even MORE books! Who doesn’t love disappearing into another world for a little while?

    Anyway, I thought I would list the books that I’ve read this year. Each one has a link to either my own book review, or just straight to its Goodreads page if I didn’t write one. Enjoy!

  3. Book Reviews!


    September 23, 2014 by Katie

    Are you shocked? More book reviews! It’s never ending, I know.

    On The Fence by Kasie West


    From Goodreads:

    For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

  4. More Book Reviews!


    September 10, 2014 by Katie

    Happy Wednesday! It’s been a while since my last book review post and I have a LOT of books to review for you all! Today I picked out three books that are NOT of the young adult dystopian genre (I know, shocker), so I hope you all enjoy!

    Inamorata by Megan Chance

  5. Just Keep Reading…


    August 6, 2014 by Katie

    MORE book reviews for you all! These three are some of the books that I read while I was on my trip to Europe. Although I was busy all day in Paris and Barcelona, I had plenty of free time in Alicante to relax and read!

    The first book is The Woman in White by Wilke Collins.

  6. Book Reviews – Series


    July 30, 2014 by Katie

    Rather than doing one book at a time, today I’m going to review of the series that I’ve read recently!

    The first series is called The Selection Series by Kiera Cass and the three books are: The Selection, The Elite, and The One.
    The Selection (The Selection, #1) The Elite (The Selection, #2) The One (The Selection, #3)

    From Goodreads:
    For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

  7. A Windy Weekend & Hidden: Book Review


    March 24, 2014 by Katie

    Well hey there!

    I hope you all had a good weekend – I certainly did! This weekend was the Junior League of Chicago’s Windy City Nights Gala, which was held at the top of the Willis (Sears) Tower! I was half excited about the event because I wanted to go up there and see the view, and half (okay, more than half) because I got to hang out with some of my new friends again!

  8. Book Review: The Night Circus


    March 17, 2014 by Katie

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you all had a good weekend, I definitely did! I had a lot of fun riding around on a trolley on Saturday for St. Patty’s (St. Patrick’s Day is a BIG deal in Chicago!) and the brunch Sunday at Barney’s with some Junior League Girls. Definitely tired now though!

    st patrick’s day

    Today I have a new book review for you all, a book that I loved so, so much: The Night Circus. The book was only halfway through and I was already dreading the idea of it ending. I looked up the author to see if she had similar novels, but this was the first book she’d ever written!..

  9. Book Reviews: House Girl & The Rosie Project


    February 21, 2014 by Katie

    Hey everyone, HAPPY FRIDAY! I hope you all had great weeks and are ready for the weekend, I sure am! …
    keep reading

  10. Books Read 2013


    January 3, 2014 by Katie

    If you hadn’t already noticed from the book reviews on my blog, I really love to read. I’m a huge fan of fiction novels, and my current love is young adult dystopias. What you may not know is just how much I read. I only review about half the books I read here on the blog, mostly because I don’t really consider myself much of a literary critic and just read for fun.

    I do, however, love to keep track of all the books that I read. I use the Notes App in my iPhone and every time I finish a book I add it to the list. Sometimes I forget so there might be a book or two missing, but I try. In 2013 I read 39 books for pleasure (aka not including law school) – let’s see if I can beat it next year!

    Matched by Ally Condie…


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