Classics You Should Probably Read…

Here’s a quick list of classics I think are worth reading. I know for a fact there are hundreds more out there, but here are a few…

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Hamlet
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Lord of the Flies
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Animal Farm
  • Of Mice and Men
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

That’s all! Let me know what other books should be on this list!


This Raging Light Book Review


This Raging Light is about a girl named Lucille who is just trying to get through life with the relatively bad cards she’s been dealt with. Both of her parents abandoned her, and she’s basically left to raise her little sister. Obviously, that’s a lot to deal with for her, especially since she is only a senior in high school. Lucille isn’t completely alone in all of this, however. She has her best friend, twin brother (who she has a major crush on), and a few more angels to help.

I would definitely recommend this book. It has a similar feel to Jandy Nelson books, which are my favorite. Now that I think about it, however, the plot in This Raging Light is a bit lacking. I’m willing to overlook that for the great writing and characters. This book really puts your problems into perspective, and you really empathize with the main character. She is extremely brave and strong, no doubt a Gryffindor, so you really admire her. Anyways, you should read This Raging Light if you have the chance. It is absolutely going on my favorite book list; it might soon be on yours too.

Sorting The Office Characters Into Hogwarts Houses

the office


Hufflepuff… he’s extremely loyal to Dunder Mifflin


Gryffindor! Jim is overall a very good, honest, and brave person


Gryffindor as well. She would never do anything that she doesn’t believe in


Slytherin… duh!


Ravenclaw. He’s smart, but and extreme jerk


Slytherin. She can be very sneaky to get what she wants


Honestly, I don’t know about Angela


Hufflepuff… he’s very tolerant of everything Michael puts him through!


The only house he could possibly fit in is Hufflepuff…


Gryffindor I guess


He’s definitely not afraid of Michael so Gryffindor!


Ravenclaw because he’s always very level-headed


Meredith is her own Hogwarts house…


I suppose Slytherin

July 2016 Book Haul!!!

august book haul

Jane Eyre

I haven’t considered Jane Eyre before because I presumed I would not be interested in it. This changed a couple of months ago when I found out it was a romance novel. I’m very excited to read a classic like. I will finally get to know what’s so great about this book.

This Raging Light

I forget where, but I heard that This Raging Light is similar to I’ll Give You the Sun. I’ve been determined to get my hands on this ever since. I have a strong feeling I am going to fall in love with This Raging Light!

We Were Liars

I decided to buy We Were Liars because it seems like the kind of book I would enjoy. I feel like many people have read the book, so I’ll give it a try. It is not very similar to the books I normally read, and I’m very interested in it.

The Last Boy and Girl in the World

I don’t really know what this book is about, but I’m very intrigued by it. I’m excited to find out more about it. It should be a fun read.

The Raven Boys

I’ve been meaning to read The Raven Boys for quite some time. It has been recommended to me for I while, and I finally got my hands on it. Though it’s not my favorite genre to read, I’m still excited to read a fantasy.


If you’ve read any of these books, please don’t hesitate to tell me what you thought of them!

Books That Should Be Made Into Movies



This would be a really fun movie to watch

Every day

The casting choices would be extremely interesting

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park is such a cute book, imagine it as a movie

I’ll Give You the Sun

The plot of I’ll Give You the Sun would be a great movie


The quirkiness of the book would be so cool as a movie

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer Series)

I don’t even feel the need to explain this choice

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything is literally my favorite book, and if only it was a movie

YA Books You Should Probably Read…

  • The Spectacular Now
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty
  • Everything Everything
  • Anna and the French Kiss
  • To All the Boys I Loved Before
  • I’ll Give You the Sun
  • North of Beautiful
  • Everyday
  • Papertowns
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Eleanor and Park
  • Fangirl
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Finding Audrey

I’m sure there’s a lot more, but these are my favorites!

Books with Good Movie Counterparts


The Spectacular Now

The combination of spot-on casting, similar story line, and awesome soundtrack makes for a great movie version of The Spectacular Now. Quite frankly, I have no idea how they could possibly have made a movie that better satisfies my yearning for a book to be turned into reality. You should definitely watch the movie and read the book for there is seldom any movie that sticks to the book this closely.

Romeo and Juliet

There are so many film versions of Romeo and Juliet, but I am going to be referencing the 1996 version with Leonardo DiCaprio. A lot of people despise this representation of Romeo and Juliet, but I personally think there is nothing better. It is modern yet sticks to the script and portrays the central message of the play beautifully. And Leo DiCaprio is a teeny tiny part in my drive to pick this because…duh!

The Fault in Our Stars

I have no idea how anyone could possibly dislike The Fault in Our Stars, book or movie. It is a perfect tale of sadness and teenage angst so naturally it would make an excellent film. This movie is very emotional and personal and sweet. It perfectly transitions the book on a screen. I could not have done any better with the casting myself which I rarely admit. You will most definitely enjoy the movie at least close to as much as the book.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I am utterly obsessed with The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It has the perfect cast with every actor capturing the essence of their character perfectly. The movie brings brings the scenes to life in the best way. It makes you envy the lives of the characters even though they’re not the most ideal of lifestyles. I just love The Perks of Being a Wallflower, both book and movie.

The Great Gatsby

I have no idea what I would do without the movie version of The Great Gatsby. It’s fast-paced and colorful just like the roarin’ 20s. I am clueless to the notion of how someone could possibly not want to hop in a time machine and take a ride back to the 1920s after watching this movie. The all-star cast, inspired editing, and superb soundtrack brings this book that’s already great to the big screen in the most awesome way. The Great Gatsby is my go to movie to instantly brighten my mood, and I’m so glad Baz Luhrman made it.

To Kill a Mockingbird

This classic book and movie obviously had to make this list. The movie sticks to the plot and is everything I could possibly hope for. This is easily the most loved book-movie combination in the world, and there’s not much else you can say about it. It’s just awesome!

Harry Potter

I definitely saved the best and most obvious choice for last in this list. If you don’t already know that both the Harry Potter books and movies are to be worshipped, I don’t know where you’ve been for the past fifteen odd years. Harry Potter is the example every director of a book to movie should follow. There are only about two complaints one could possibly have about the movies, so I would say Harry Potter is a superb book with a just as superb counterpart.

Book Review: The Help



The Help is about the maids and residents of Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s. Being that this was prime time for discrimination of blacks, that is the main focus of the novel. This book follows the help in the town and their struggle in everyday life and wanting to be heard. The main characters are Aibileen (a maid), Skeeter (a writer), Hilly (a headstrong resident of Jackson), and Minny (a headstrong maid). This book is about hope.

My Thoughts:

This book is very eye-opening to what blacks had to go through in this time period. The Help does this without becoming tedious. It is very interesting to transport to this time period and be set in the mind-set of different perspectives during this time. This is an important book to read for people of all races, ages, and genders but mainly for the African-American youth. It is important to understand what our ancestors had to go through before us, and this book helps to enlighten.


I would rate this book 4.5/5 stars. This book feels relatable and realistic. The language and diction, however, could sometimes feel forced. This book is still extremely worth the read.

Similar Books:

The Secret Life of BeesTo Kill a MockingbirdThe Color PurpleGone with the Wind


Book Review: Me Before You



In Me Before You, Lou Clark stumbles upon a job opportunity working for Will Traynor as a caretaker. Will has an overall sour outlook on life, though he may have reason to be. He used to be an adventurer but two years ago, a motorcycle accident left him a quadriplegic. The book is about the reason life is worth living, and how much life is a gift.

My Thoughts:

This books is extremely deep as it pertains to what life is truly worth. Definitely have tissues at the ready when you come to the end. This book is a real tear-jerker. I suppose it might not be the right book for a lot of people, but I think it doesn’t hurt to read this book. You should definitely read Me Before You if you enjoy romance. This book was very well written, and the author truly understood how to pull on the heartstrings of the reader.


I award Me Before You 5/5 stars. It is emotional, shocking, and amazingly orchestrated.