WWW- Summer Books

Hello! Happy Wednesday!!

I’m not going to participate in WIAW, because honestly sometimes the comparison trap hurts me. And I eat a lot of food. Lots of noms. You don’t understand the amount of consumption I do. And I want to eat what I want without documenting it. So at this point in my life, no WIAW. I’m not ready enough for that kind of thing. But I do enjoy reading all of yours. This girl likes meal ideas!


So instead I found this little link up from a new to me blog called Plants and Pages. Kris has a great blog and I love her posts!! Smile



It’s pretty much 3 W’s…

1. What I ‘m currently reading

2. What I just finished reading

3. What I think I will read next

And since I’ve been reading a lot this summer, I had to do a post! Smile


Currently reading…

I just started Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. I watched Forks over Knives recently and I have been really interested in factory farming and how the meat we eat becomes the meat we eat. I literally just started it yesterday though, so we will see how I like it!

Just finished….

Okay, I’m a nerd. But with APs and college visits (my last ones are this Friday & Saturday!) I picked this up and flew through it. I have to start on my college essays!

I can’t really review it because of what it is on, but it was a quick read and I learned a few things Smile

This book solidified my decision to go to a smaller school. It also made me think twice about the “6 hour rule” I have set for myself.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

THIS BOOK. I read this one on my Nook. <—I can borrow library books on my nook- best invention ever!

Oh man. I loved this book. I love dogs and I love how this book wasn’t perfect and there were all these twists and turns and the perspective was amazing. Is this turning into a movie?? I saw something when I googled it to find the cover. This would be a goooooood movie. If they did it right. The story was fascinating. I tore through this. If anyone loves animals and realistic fiction/books about families and relationships, this is for you. The perspective is from the dog’s point of view. That’s what makes it so unique and great.

I was on kind of an animal streak after this one, so I picked up this off the new books shelf at the library.

Animal WIsdom by Linda Bender

This was definitely not an easy read. I’m not going to lie, I skipped parts of it. Since there wasn’t a story, it was hard for me to stay focused. However, it is really fascinating what Linda Bender knows about animals and what we can learn from them. It brought up a lot of things I had never considered about my dog in particular, but all animals really.

I’ve also read Reality Boy (Eh) and TFIOS (lived up to the hype!)


Next on my list….

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

When it comes in at the library, of course!

and perhaps Orphan Train by Christina Baker Klein. It’s on the summer reading list at my school, and I tend to like the summer reading list books.



What have you read lately? Any suggestions? Smile

Are you a fiction or a nonfiction reader? I’m totally both, which is kind of weird!

What is your favorite running book? I want to be inspired.


Red heartEmily


23 thoughts on “WWW- Summer Books

  1. So this link up is awesome!! I LOVE reading. I just read a book called Somebody Else’s Daughter, and it was definitely not what I was expecting (the back didn’t do a good job) but it was still a really good book! What I like to do to find books to read is Google “good books for teens” or something like that and find a list, then pick one off of it that I haven’t read yet. I want to read Fangirl, and that Orphan book looks really good too!!

    I really respect your not participating in WIAW! I’ve been thinking about taking a break from it too.. it’s too much stress to take a picture of everything!

    • I have to look up Somebody Else’s Daughter now! I love your idea- that’s a great way to find new books quickly 🙂 I’ll let you know how the Orphan Train is if I end up reading it.

  2. Welcome to WWW–it’s fun here!
    I really liked Fangirl–almost as much as I loved Eleanor & Park!
    I read a lot of nonfiction–in fact, I’ve been on a nonfiction binge lately. I like reading about American history, food/cooking, biographies, books about books. . . lots of different types of nonfiction!
    And–you should really explore Goodreads. I never used it until I began book blogging, and now I don’t know what I did without it!

    • Books about books?? 🙂 How fun! I also need to read Eleanor & Park- I am loving Fangirl so far.

      Thanks for the welcome- and I will definitely get started with Goodreads this summer 🙂

  3. I’m halfway through the fault in our stars and so far it’s pretty good. Everyone said I had to read it before I was allowed to see the movie 🙂 my other book is one for school so it’s not as exciting, fear and what follows. Pretty interesting read though.

  4. I have been dying to find something to post on Wednesdays now that I’m not really doing WIAW, and this is PERFECT! Fangirl also looks like a cute summer read – I think I will go see if my library has it. 😉

    • I am loving it so far 🙂 Ahh I am so behind on reading all of your posts!! I feel like I need to catch up with you!! 🙂

      I think you should join in on this one! I was totally busy with college visits and all, but I want to start linking up with this one more often!

  5. I love that you’ve decided you want to go to a small school! I think small schools are the way to go because you can actually talk to your professors and get a much better education, in my opinion (of course, I could be a bit biased seeing as my school is only about 2,500 undergraduate 😉 ).
    Omg The Art of Racing in the Rain is SUCH an amazing book!! I actually read it in a class (about dogs!) my freshman year at college and just loved it. Another book that we read was Merle’s Door. It’s kind of long and dense, but I really enjoyed it. It’s non-fiction, and I’ve never cried as much during a book as I did during that one. But it’s still really good!

    • I am adding that one to my list!! I’m really worried about all the crying though 🙂

      I am so glad you love being at a small school- it seems as though EVERYONE wants to go to a big school, or is currently attending one. Nobody seems to be encouraging me to go small- even though that’s the way I know I want to go.

  6. I love the idea of this link up! I just got a book to read on my phone during my commute and ended up flying through it (and, er, neglecting sleep. Whoops.). It’s called reconstructing Amelia-I would recommend it, it’s an easy read!

  7. Hey. Glad to hear you ran ten miles! Well done! I have my first 100km run in two weeks… Nervous! I’ve been reading a load of running books recently. Born to run is great, I’ve just finished “cool impossible” by Eric Orton which is a book about how to train for running which is really good and I’ve read Scott jureks biography and I’m currently reading “run or die” about Killian Jornet. He does a lot of running in the French Alps where I go and is totally inspirational. I’m really enjoying reading about ultra runners and mountaineers at the moment. The struggles they go through (particularly the mountaineers) make the running we do or living with diabetes seem totally trivial by comparison!

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