Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Reading + Summer Movies

To keep my brain from exploding and myself from sitting in front of a dead computer for hours on end this summer, I'd like to make a list of books I'm going to read and movies that I'll get around to watching. I know I'm a little late on getting this started as I'm already four weeks into summer, but I still have a solid month with a week or so to spare till I go back to school.

(Some of these books are already crossed off because I've been writing this post for about a week now and went ahead and started reading some of the books.)

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Blue Mirror by Kathe Koja
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Post Secret by Frank Warren
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Under the Dome by Stephen King
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Looking for Alaska by John Green
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

The Silence of the Lambs
Amber Alert
The Diary of Anne Frank
Devil's Knot
Love Actually
The Blair Witch Project

Once I complete everything on the list (hopefully by the end of the summer) I'll do a review of both the books and the movies. I'll pair one book with one movie in each post and my hope is to do it weekly. This'll give me a good steady blog post idea for twelve weeks (as there are twelve books and twelve movies), so I hope you don't get bored with me. I also promise I'll be posting more than just these reviews so no worries, you don't need to take a mad dash to the unfollow button.

I hope you'll enjoy this.

Have a fabulous day.


  1. *excited squeals* Under the Dome! That book is so freaking awesome. Have you watched the tv series? If so, don't expect the book to be anything like it ;)
    I've read The Lovely Bones too, and Divergent, but of those three Under the Dome is definitely my favorite

    1. I LOVE the TV series which is why I decided to read the book (although thanks for the forewarning about it not being anything like the series haha!). Thanks for commenting! :)

  2. I haven't watched any of these movies, it would be really nice if you could review them after you're done :D I hope you have fun reading/watching :)

    1. I'm glad you're looking forward to me reviewing everything as I was afraid people would not want to hear about this for the next few upcoming months haha. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. To be quite honest the only book I know that you've listed was Divergent... o.o I really liked it though! Excited for any upcoming reviews! The Diary of Anne Frank and The Blair Witch Project were great films, though. Have you also read Anne Frank's diary itself? :)

    Anyway, the reason I'm actually writing this is because I've tagged you in a TMI 'award'! Hope you can do it! More information is in my post but I guess you'd find similar information by googling! ^^

    1. Thank you so much for the award nomination! I'm in the process of currently writing another blog post about an award I received a few weeks ago (oops!), so I'll put this one on my list of blog posts that need to be written ASAP haha.

      I did indeed read The Diary of Anne Frank in middle school and even watched segments of the movie once we finished. Unfortunately we didn't get to watch it all the way through because of strange state laws that say we can't have any fun in schools haha!

      Thanks for the nomination once again!