Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Reads 4/18/14 (Rachel)

I had planned on making a Friday Reads video on my YouTube channel today but unfortunately, I'm all sick and gross and not in the mood to be on camera. So I decided to make a Friday Reads blog post instead, to let you guys know what I'm planning on reading this weekend.

Today was my first day of spring break from school, which sounds exciting, but is really not. Because New Jersey has gotten so much snow this winter, my school has had a lot of snow days. Sadly, we have to make up those snow days during our spring break. So what was supposed to be a glorious, 10-day-long break is now just a long weekend. We have today (Friday) off, and then the weekend, and then we also get Monday off. But we have to go back to school Tuesday, which is super depressing.

Anyway, I'm going to try to look on the bright side: I do get a long weekend! That's four days of reading ahead of me, and I plan to squeeze in as many books as possible. It shouldn't be too difficult, since I'm sick with a nasty cold that pretty much requires me to lounge in bed all day surrounded by books and tissues.

The first book I'm reading this weekend is:

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I'd been putting off reading this for awhile because I don't own my own copy and I was trying to get through a lot of the books I do own before borrowing any library books, but...well, obviously I couldn't help myself! I checked this out from the school library a few days ago, and after starting it last night and reading a good chunk of it today, I only have about one hundred pages left. I love it so far, which really isn't a surprise. I knew before I even started this book that I would love it, because it seemed perfect for me.

I plan on finishing Fangirl tonight, and then starting:

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

I thought the first two books in this series were really fun, fast reads, so I hope to get the same thing out of Sweet Reckoning. I'm not too emotionally invested in this series, and I think the books are super-fun books to devour when I'm in the mood for something fun and light. So, assuming I like this book, I'll probably read the whole thing this weekend at some point.

After Sweet Reckoning, I'm going to read:

Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

I love a good contemporary romance, and this book sounds perfect for me. I've heard awesome things about it from people who generally like the same kind of books as me, so I'm sure I'll love it!

If I finish Better off Friends and have time to read another book this weekend, I plan on picking up:

Death Sworn by Leah Cypess

I don't know much about this book, other than it's fantasy and it's gotten some amazing reviews. That's good enough for me! I may or may not pick this up before my Spring Long Weekend is over, and I'm excited to dive into it not knowing much about it.

So those are all the books I plan/hope to read this weekend. I think it's a nice mix. A library book, two ARCs, and a book I bought for myself. A paranormal, a fantasy, and two contemporaries. It looks like I have an awesome reading weekend ahead of me!

What are you guys reading this weekend? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Let me know down in the comments! I'd love to chat with you about books. :)


  1. I read Fangirl as an ARC and I liked it, but I haven't read it in soooo long. I want to reread it! I want to hear what you think of better off friends!

  2. I'm so, so, so, so pleased to see you're enjoying Fangirl! Let me know on Twitter when you've finished it? We need to chat about everything Fangirl!

  3. I plan to reread the Sweet series this weekend in preparation for Sweet Reckoning coming out next week. I loved Better Off Friends! And I just checked out Death Sworn from the library today.