Bookish Twitter?

Hey everyone, so this is something I’ve been thinking over for a while and wanted all of y’alls opinion first. Should I make  Twitter for the site?

Right now I have my personal Twitter on the side bar of the site as well as  the display icon on the right linked to it. But I was wondering if I should make an @paradisbooks specific account. 

The thing is, I don’t post my post links on any of my personal accounts. I did for a little bit then felt I was spamming my friends. The @paradisbooks account would be a place where I could link to my posts as well as gush about book stuff. 

Let me know if you guys have a separate blog social account, what you post about, and how you manage it. Do y’all think it’s a good idea?

My Summer TBR

The first official day of summer was this week so I decided to put together my summer reading list! During the summer I’m a real contemporary reader, but there are some series out there I’m dying to read or finish so they snuck on here as well. Let me know what you plan on reading this summer in the comments!

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

I’ve said this a billion times but Sarah Dessen is the contemporary queen, and I love me a good contemporary in the summer. Plus this ones about weddings, which I love. One of my best friends actually just got engaged and so I have my first “friend wedding” in the next year or so!

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Huntley’s books just scream summer. This book is a companion to My Life Next Door, focusing on a different but known couple of characters. 

Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

These books are supposed to be so good and have been sitting on my shelf too long. And it’s a finished series and only two, which is exactly what I’m looking for right now. I have so many started series where I’m just waiting for the next book. 

The Winner’s Curse trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

I started this series last summer but only had the first book at the time. I’m hoping to do a reread, knowing nothing besides it was great and ended on a cliffhanger, and then read the last two. 

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

I love Emery’s contemporaries, I’ve read all of them besides this one–her newest. This book takes place at camp, which is all I need in a summer book. And I believe there’s a cute crush as well as some spiritual undertones. 

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

This is your typical “average” girl and popular bad-boy story. The reviews are iffy, but it’s a contemporary and has been on my shelves forever. 

The Conspiracy of Us series by Maggie Hall

I love this series and feel it doesn’t get enough attention. It’s like a teen Jason Bourne/Indiana Jones, something you’d see on the CW. But the third and final book comes out in July so I’m doing a series reread. 

The Raven Cyle by Maggie Stiefvater

I’m so behind the bandwagon on this series.  I currently have the last two books but not the first so I’m gonna have to work that out. 

There are some new releases coming out that I’ll probably read as well, and a festival that I plan on attending in September that has some authors I want to read first so we’ll see. 


Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

It’s that time of the year again! No one tagged me to do this but here we are anyway.

This tag was created by Chami @ ReadLikeWildFire and Ely @ Ely Jayne. It’s where we look back at (and freak out over) the books we’ve read during the past six months.

Best Book You’ve Read So Far?

A Court of Wings and Ruin was my most anticipated book for the year and it lived up to the hype, definitely my favorite book so far this year. Everything hit the climax and was resolved and just so much happened, I still can’t even with this series and book.

Best Sequel You’ve Read This Year?

Repeating myself here but ACOWAR.

New Release You Haven’t Read But Want To?

Avenged by Amy Tintera was really anticipated for me because I loved the first book. I finished it and was just ready to continue. But it’s been out a month now and…

Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year?

The Ends of The World, which is the third and final book in The Conspiracy of Us series, is probably my most anticipated for the rest of the year. I can’t remember much from the first two books besides I enjoyed them, so it looks like a reread will be happening. Continue reading

Life & Blogging Update: Post-Grad Job & Scheduling

Hey everyone, sorry I’ve been a little absent lately. I have been posting on here (maybe not as many posts), but I haven’t been doing a great job of reading y’alls wonderful blogs that I love so much. I’m hoping that I can get back into the routine of it now though. Essentially these past like two to three weeks have been crazy, but good news!

I’ve gotten and started my first like post-grad, real-adult, full-time job. I’m working on an internal communications team at a large company and am contract so I’ll only for sure be there a year. But it’s a start! And it keeps me in Boston, which I love. 

Definitely gonna have to adjust to the new schedule (for the next couple weekends I’m still doing my part-time hostessing job as well) and figure out how to continue blogging and reading all your blogs. 


17 Quotes From the Contemporary Queen (AKA Sarah Dessen)


I absolutely adore Sarah Dessen, she is in my opinion the contemporary queen. I think I’ve read almost all twelve of her books. She’s just amazing. And if you didn’t know, she’s releasing a new book titled Once and For All this month. It’s about a girl whose mom is a wedding planner, and I love weddings so sounds amazing. Anyway, in honor of the new release I thought I’d post some of my favorite Sarah Dessen quotes. That beings said, she has so many and I could do like a whole quote post for each of her books, so like there are a lot more I love but I tried to narrow it down. Continue reading

The 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge Update V

I’ve been doing the New Adult Reading Challenge hosted by  Cátia over at The Girl Who Read Too Much since the beginning of the year. I am doing monthly updates in order to keep track of new adult books that I’ve read.

I read eleven new new-adult books that I can remember this month, and with the thirty-two I had last month, I now have a total of forty-three. That puts me over my goal of 36 and earning the NA Advanced badge.  If you’re interested, this month I read:

  1. Public Relations by Katie Heaney and Arianna Rebolini
  2. The Hot Shot (Game On #4) by Kristen Callihan
  3. Trickery (Curse of the Gods #1) by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington
  4. Persuasion (Curse of the Gods #2) by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington
  5. Smart Tass by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
  6. Boarded by Love (Bellevue Bullies #1) by Toni Aleo
  7. Clipped by Love (Bellevue Bullies #2) by Toni Aleo
  8. Hooked by Love (Bellevue Bullies #3) by Toni Aleo
  9. The Player by K. Bromberg
  10. Penalty by Jacob Chance
  11. Grand Slam (The Boys of Summer #3) by Heidi McLaughlin

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The High School Book Tag

I was recently tagged to do this by Pierina @ Pierina Reads. Thanks for the tag! Go check out her blog everyone! I think doing a high school tag for young adult books is super cute and relevant. I hope ya’ll like it.

The Rules:
  1. Thank the creators – Namitha @ TeenMemoir and Jasmine @ HowUsefulItIs
  2. Answer the questions!
  3. Add pictures (if you want to).
  4. Tag five people.

the questions:

A+ on the test: A book or character that makes you smile?

Lara Jean always makes me smile. No matter what book she is in, her, her family, and Peter just make me happy. She is so sweet and like wears vintage clothes and bakes. Like how cute is she?

Sports team: A fictional family that you want to be a part of?

I would love to be a part of The Lunar Chronicles family. I feel like they can be considered a family, by choice and not like blood. I mean, not only all they all badass, but they are smart, care about each other, and are super funny.

Class President: A book that tries to make a difference?

Probably the book that has made the biggest difference in my life is Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I feel like it has had the same effect for a lot of people. Charlie got me and got through to me in a time where a lot of people didn’t. Continue reading

The Happiness Tag

Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional tagged me to do this. Please go check out her post and blog because she is wonderful!

List five things that make you happy:
  1. My boyfriend is literally always able to make me laugh and put a smile on my face. I can definitely be kind of grumpy and mean sometimes, but he deals with it and always tries to make me happy.
  2. In the same realm, my friends. We have a group chat, and I know they will always manage to say something ridiculous or uplifting to make me feel better.
  3. I believe the school of thought that ice cream will make anything better. I can literally eat so much ice cream it’s not even funny. It’s my go-to especially whenever I need some cheering up.  Continue reading