Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Most of my friends know that Stargirl holds a special place in my heart. I read this book in 6th grade, but don’t think I’ve read it since then, which is crazy considering I think of it practically every day. I was feeling particularly sentimental recently, so I decided to give Stargirl another read. And wow, am I glad that I did. Yes, I understand this is a book for young adults, but the story is so well-written and beautiful. It moved me to tears at points and I know it is the kind of story that will stay with me for a while. I don’t really even want to go into the description of the book because I don’t think it will do it justice. It’s a simple yet beautiful read and won’t take most adults too long to finish given that it’s only about 150 pages. Try it out. I think you’ll end up thanking me.


Please proceed to step out of the woods.

This doesn’t really go with the theme of my book blog, but I think everyone could use a piece of writing like this today.

hannah brencher.


You are more than the things you tell yourself on repeat. 

My god, you have no idea how badly I want to believe in those words. I want to say them on repeat. I want to grab people in public places and just shake them real good while those words shoot out of my mouth like promises I know I can keep.

You are more than the things you tell yourself on repeat. 

I wrote them in my palm. I kept opening and closing up my hand just so I could see those words, suck them in, believing for longer than a second that the words are true. They’re written in ink. I never want to stop reading them. I keep thinking they’ll act like a cloak that hangs over my shoulders and keeps me protected from the doubt and the insecurity that try to come crawling beneath my…

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Don’t Worry, I’m Still Here

Happy New Year!! I hope 2015 brings you love, joy, and good books.

I wanted to let all my dedicated readers know that I’m not done with book blogging, I promise! It’s been a wild couple of weeks and I haven’t been in my reading prime. I also may have decided to re-read the All Souls Trilogy after writing the review of it because I missed it so much. (Suggestion: Go read that now.)

Anyways, I’m now back to chugging my way through the 10 library books I have sitting on my bedside table. Expect a new review on Monday!

Hooked on Phonics

As most of my friends and family know, I’m an avid reader. When I start a new book, you can be sure that I’ll be out of commission until I finish it. As cheesy as it may be, I love to get lost in books. I find myself drawn into the stories and craving more. I go into my own little book world, where people usually have to yell at me to bring me out of it. It’s great.

Recently, I’ve discovered this amazing newfangled (okay, not new at all) institution called THE LIBRARY. No, it’s not some cool hipster bar, it’s the actual library, with books and stuff. Did you know that with a library card, you can take out all the books you may ever need, including cookbooks and eBooks? FOR FREE. How amazing is that? Seriously, the library is fantastic and we should all appreciate it more.

In honor of my rediscovery of my love of books (and at the suggestion of friends), I have decided to start a blog dedicated to reading. I’ll write about all the books I read, the books I start but don’t finish, why I love reading, the merits of physical books vs eBooks, etc. I figure I’ll start off with the books I’ve read in the past few weeks and then maybe backtrack a bit to my favorite books of all-time.

I am in no way a book critic and I do not claim to read only the classiest of novels. I read what I like and I like what I read. Take my suggestions as you may, leave comments, engage in dialogue, do whatever your little heart desires.

Please feel free to leave suggestions, I’ve got a huge list of “To Be Read Later” books that I would love to add to!