Monthly Archives: April 2016

Intimidating TBR


To Be Read.

The intimidating pile of unread books.

Books, books, and huh. More books.

Now. The problem of having “too many books” isn’t really a big problem. Why would it be a big deal to have a variety to choose from? Hmmmm.

I am currently 7 books behind on my Goodreads goal, but I have about 200 books on my shelves that I’d love to read. How does this happen? I am going to blame my busy life and the school year coming to a close, but I also have a difficult time deciding on a book. The thing with me is that I impulsively start books even if I don’t want to just because I feel obligated to read them because I’ve read the first few in the series.

Shocking, but true. Why would you choose to read something you don’t want to, Aubrey? Idk man.

My TBR pile is extremely large, and it is my goal to read as many of the books on my shelves as I can this year. I’ve read 24 books this year, and I’m pretty proud of that, but I’m still behind on my Goodreads goal. *cough 7 books.* I find that I struggle with having a large TBR pile because I feel overwhelmed and obligated to read and finish books. Problem? Yes and no.

I think my plan for attacking my pile of unread books is to just read them in the order on my shelves. I have all of my books in a beautiful rainbow *with some overflow on the top* and I always look at them and am proud of the books I’ve read. So, I think it would be good for me to read them as they appear on my shelves.

I also think that I should finish the *way too* many series I’ve started. I haven’t read all the Harry Potter books. I know. I know. I’m reading them this summer. Pinky promise. I’ve not finished the Giver Quartet. I haven’t finished Percy Jackson, Vampire Academy, Twilight, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Hundred, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Rebel Belle, The Wrath and the Dawn, Outlander, The Raven Cycle. The list literally just goes on and on and on and on. I think that I NEED to finish some of these series in order to feel better about myself and have some closure.

I have no idea how I’m going to read all my books, but my goal is to have all the books on my shelves read before I leave for college. I have one and a half full years.


Take down the intimidating TBR pile!

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This Week in Books #4

Now, if I am currently reading multiple books, I will only put the one I read most recently during my day in each post to keep it condensed. In theses posts I will be talking about what I read then, now, and what I will read next!


THEN: I just finished reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson for my Young Adult Literature class, and I really enjoyed it! I had heard mixed reviews about this book, but I think that there is a time for everything. The time was just right for this one, I think. I don’t really know what I loved about this book, but I think it was just the correct time for me. I needed a fluffy contemporary book, and it was just perfect timing.

NOW: I’m currently 20ish pages into Fire, and I’m really liking it so far. I read Graceling a very long time ago, and I’m struggling with remembering some of the details that link the two together. I am really excited to get into reading this book, and can’t wait to see what happens next.

NEXT: The book that I plan on reading next is The Wakening. I got this book for review a while ago (oops) and I’m excited to read it! It sounds pretty interesting, and unlike anything I’ve read before.

What are you currently reading?

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Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan


Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Author: John Green and David Levithan

Release Date: April 6, 2010

Publisher: Speak

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 310

Source: Young Adult Literature Class

will grayson, meet will grayson

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers cross paths. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, culminating in heroic turns-of-heart and the most epic musical ever to grace the high school stage.

4 out of 5 stars

Again with not knowing why I like a book so much, but still loving it! I think it is just John Green’s writing style, because I really enjoyed this book. This is the first thing that I’ve read from David Levithan, and I really enjoy his writing style as well.

There were quite a few moments in this book where I was hoping for things to happen, and being sad when other things happened. I experienced quite a few emotions throughout the course of this book. I loved the aspect of there being two people with very different lives that have the same name and are connected in a really random way. I can honestly say I was not expecting what happened to actually happen.

(will grayson is the emo and somewhat sketchy one.)

(Will Grayson is the one who is best friends with Tiny and Jane.)

Will Grayson and will grayson meet in the unlikely place of a porn store because will was meeting a boy there, and Will was waiting there after getting ditched for a concert. The two are both extremely uncomfortable in this store, and both feel out of place. The cashier says the name Will Grayson, and both of them look (obviously) and become unlikely friends. The story really takes off from here.

Both the Wills have been seen throughout the beginning of the book and their separate stories were told so you knew a little about them, but the whole story just starts making sense and getting put together perfectly when the boys first meet.

The relationships in this book were just so…. real. I felt connected to them in a way that I haven’t felt connected to any characters in quite awhile (other than Lady Midnight because….. duh). will grayson was broken throughout the book, but ended up being less broken in the end. Will Grayson finds a new purpose for life, and it was really nice to see that.

Now. This is definitely not my favorite book that I’ve ever read, but I still really liked it. I highly suggest reading something from John Green. If you haven’t, get out from under that rock that you’re living under, and pick one of his books up!

March Wrapup + April TBR


  1. School of Deaths (The Scythe Wielder’s Secret #1) – Christopher Mannino *review*
  2. A Long Way Gone – Ishmael Beah *review*
  3. Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1) – L. M. Montgomery *review*
  4. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) – Cassandra Clare *review*
  5. Looking for Alaska – John Green *review*


  1. The Travelers – Chris Pavone
  2. Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) – Victoria Aveyard
  3. Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan

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