My Fall Reading List 2017

Tuesday Books, Updates

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There is a new video on my channel!

This one was fun to film, as I talked about all of the fall books that are on my reading list this year. I think I have a relatively good mixture of books; I’ve already read a few, but I can’t wait to read the next ones on my list! The books on my list this year are:

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Buried Light by Beau Taplin

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Leave a comment below if you enjoyed my video and if you liked my picks this year! Please feel free to leave a comment below if you also have any book recommendations.

My Fall Reading List 2017

Until next time,

Chloe

P.S. I did quite a little rant on the information regarding banning To Kill a Mockingbird from school curriculum, you’ll have to watch the video to see!

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Tuesday Books

Tuesday Books

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What we’re reading:

The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins

So this book was highly recommended and loaned to me by a close friend of mine.

I think it’s very important where you’re friends with someone or potentially dating someone, to read their favorite book. Read their favorite book, listen to their favorite song, watch their favorite movie. All these things will say a lot about a person.

Synopsis:

A young boy by the name of Ludlow Fitch is on a journey to escape a most heinous and terrible past. He’s eager to start a new life in an isolated village as an assistant to mysterious man who trades people’s secrets for money. Ludlow’s job will be to record these secrets in The Black Book of Secrets. However what Fitch’s new mentor might not be aware of is that Fitch himself may be the one who has the darkest of secrets.

 

So far, the novel’s style of writing is reminding me of similar in that of H.P. Lovercraft. I can’t wait to explore this village, and the secrets that Ludlow Fitch has learned.

Until next time,

Chloe

Tuesday Books

Tuesday Books

What we’re reading:

Leonardo Mendoza, words.for.her, “Heart”

If you’re not following words.for.her on Instagram yet, I suggest you do so immediately.

The #WordsForHer Movement is a focus on female encouragement, in poetic form. The book promoting this movement is free and easily downloadable to any smartphone or tablet.

As many of  you know, female encouragement and support are very important to me. We spend a lot of our lives competing with each other, trying to be better then the other, or trying to drag each other down, maybe subconsciously. This isn’t entirely our fault though. At a young age,  peer pressure and meeting societal standards are two evils that take over our minds. They brainwash us and attempt to form judgements fro us rather then having us be our in independent selves. I think that’s the biggest issue of this generation for women. There isn’t much of a focus on unity. Sure, there are some campaigns that attempt to change the way we are as women when it comes to not loving one another. So why are these campaigns not really working? I think it’s because people set too high of standards, expecting issues to resolve over night.

It sounds cheesy but honestly, all you have to do is be kind to one another. I mean, if Ellen Degeneres says it then it must be true right? I understand that realistically, there’s always going to be people in this world that we don’t get along with, and that’s okay! Anytime I can, I always give compliments, always smile my biggest and brightest, and just spread some love! Honestly, what bad is going to come from being kind and smiling? Smiles are contagious!

Be kind, throw that shit around like glitter.

And don’t forget to download a free copy of words.for.her.

Until next time,

Chloe

Tuesday Books: What We’re Reading

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This week’s book is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

If you guys haven’t caught on yet, I really enjoy anything French related. I was always one of those little girls who spent their free time dreaming about Paris, and to be completely honest, I still do.

The Synopsis: “Monsieur Perdu is a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs. Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter that he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the South of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. He dispenses his books and his wisdom along the way, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself. An international bestseller filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.”

I’m considering starting a book club, would this be something you guys would be interesting in? I feel like it would be fun for all of us to read together and discuss the book. I’ve never been in a book club, but I think it would be a great way to start reading more because let’s face it-a majority of us don’t read half as much as we would like to. We find too many excuses like we don’t have time to read cause we’re too busy, but let’s forget that. Remember the magical feeling that reading gives you. Remember how much better you sleep if you read before you go to bed. Let’s make reading mainstream.

That’s all for now.

Until next time,

Chloe 

Tuesday Books 

Tuesday Books


This week’s Tuesday Books is going to this guy right here.

As you guys know, I saw Alan Cumming in his show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs in Seattle on Saturday night, and I would see it again in a heartbeat if I could. The show was extremely entertaining, with moments from laughing out of your seat, to getting goosebumps from Cumming’s performances and stories.

But enough about that, I’ll go into detail about his show in a vlog. For now, I iust want to focus on his book, Not My Father’s Son. Wow. To read this book, and to find out the difficult child hood he had, the verbal and physical abuse, absolutely breaks my heart. Seeing him in person, you would have never known he had such a horrible upbringing. Alan Cumming is incredibly happy, charming, witty and of course talented. 

The novel focuses on is toxic relationship with his father, and how he went to a theater school in Glasgow in order to get away from his father. This book is a whirlwind of adventures. Have a tissue ready for when you remember that it’s all entirely true. 

After seeing him live, I have the most respect and love for him. To know that he decided to to fight on and be the best version of himself, to see where he is now is truly incredible. What an inspiration this man is to people.

I really hope you read this, you won’t regret it. 

And if you’re able to see his show, take me with you.

Until next time, 

Chloe. 

Tuesday Books 

Tuesday Books


This week I don’t have a specific book chosen, but rather I’d like to tell you about an on ongoing tradition I have. Whenever I have a visited a new city, I like to get a teddy bear with that has the city/country’s name on it. However, I also get children’s books, I’ll get the quirkiest ones as well as my old personal favorites. For instance, one of my favorites was Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, or Froggy’s First Kiss. When I went to Paris, I got a James  Joyce children’s book, a Salvador Dali children’s book, and of course a kids version of phantom of the opera.

I’ve gotten all these and more for my future kids. It’s an exciting unusual experience, but I’m happy that I do it because one can never have too many books.

Until next time,

Chloe 

Tuesday Books

Tuesday Books

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If you haven’t read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen yet, I’d say it’s time you do.

Honestly, there’s a time in every single girls life where she needs to read this book then watch this scene so that you will forever have an unreasonably high standard for men.

Mr. Darcy isn’t like a majority of the male characters that women fantasize about. He has money, sure, but he’s much more complex then that. He’s very opinionated and well educated with slightest amount of sass which has yours truly swooning. Elizabeth Bennet is a bad ass as well, don’t get me wrong. She was way ahead of her time, and didn’t care about what was politically correct or incorrect for the women at that time. She did whatever she pleased which is why I adore her.

Seriously, this is the best excuse, if you needed one, to start a book club with your gal pals. It makes it so much more fun to all be reading the same adventure.

Long live Mr. Darcy.

Until next time,

Chloe

Tuesday Books: The Fault in Our Stars

Tuesday Books

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This weeks Tuesday Books goes to The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

I know this one has been out for a while, and that literally everyone told you to read it because you’ll cry your eyes out and it’s amazing and blah blah blah. I was told this too, and I read it within the course of a day and a half. To be honest, I didn’t really cry when I read it, I had moment where I got goosebumps and my eyes watered, but no full on tears.

It’s so wonderfully written. The chemistry and the connection between the protagonists Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters are the stuff of dreams. Like their dinner in Amsterdam? Officially apart of my new dating standards. I would highly recommend reading the book before you see the movie, however the movie follows the book almost exactly.

And here’s a little shout out to John Green, because you are one of my few favorite authors of this generation and I would love to meet you someday. Everything you write is just pure gold and I feel that the world has been blessed with your generous soul. Keep on writing and inspiring sir, you’ve changed lives.

Until next time,

Chloe

Tuesday Books

Tuesday Books

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I totally thought that I was back on schedule with my blog posts, but obviously I’m a day behind. How does this happen? I’m too young for this to be starting right?

Anyways, this Tuesday Books is dedicated to The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I have always absolutely loved the fifties and everything pertaining to that time era. Greasers are the shit to me. So when I read this book, I fell in love with everything about this story and it’s characters. This novel defied all stereotypes that we usually have. The fact that looks can be deceiving. The fact that even the strongest of people have weaknesses. And most importantly, the fact that this book was written by a woman, but she used a pen name so that her book would be taken seriously.

This book has remained a favorite because of the wholehearted adventure that it takes it’s readers on. It has love, loss, friendship, and a great story of morals.

Until next time,

-Chloe

 

 

 

Tuesday Books

Tuesday Books


Memories Are Made of This by Deana Martin

As many of you know, or are about to know, I love Dean Martin. Absolutely such a huge fan of his. Not only do I love his music and voice, but ultimately his charm and presence that captivated the world. 

A little while ago, I read this memoir written by Dean’s daughter, Deana. I had sung a tribute to him two years ago and posted on June 7th, his birthday. I sent the video to Deana, and I later saw that she had left me a voicemail about how much she loved it. I was blown away and my head was up in the clouds. 

When I had found this book at a hole in the wall book shop for $3 I knew I had to read it as I felt like I had this legitimate connection now. I understand this may seemed biased since I am such a huge fan, but honestly this book is incredibly well written. Being able to see one of the greatest entertainers of all time through none other then his daughters eyes was incredible. There was love, loss, heartbreak and unbelievable celebrity stories. Just imagine what it would be like if Marilyn Monroe was your babysitter, if you let Elvis Presley, or if you almost had a fling with Robert Mitchum. I’m telling you, this memoir is filled with amazing stories you won’t want to miss.

Chloe