Books on my Radar.

I think I’ve mentioned it here before, but I used to be a big reader before I started college. From the time I could read my main form of procrastination always involved having my nose in a book. Now I procrastinate by blogging (i.e. I should be working on anatomy right now) but my love for reading hasn’t waned, even if my time for it has.

A quick seemingly irrelevant fun fact that actually has a point: As an adult, I hope to convert my attic into an awesome office for myself, and I hope rather than having to debate what color to paint the walls, I can just line them with bookcases. Right now I don’t have space for all of the books, but someday.


Over Christmas break I’m looking forward to stocking up on books at the library so I can hole up in my room at night with a hot cup of tea and an absurd number of blankets. Until then I rounded up some of the books I need to read on Amazon in the form of a festive little gift guide for the book reader in your life. (Tis the season, right?)

Humans of New York


OK, so this one might be on my to-read list for obvious reasons. Brandon has found a way to capture everyone’s hearts with his amazing Facebook page and the work that he is doing blows me away. Supporting Humans of New York by buying the book 1.) is awesome, 2.) leaves me with some great reading material that may or may not make me cry.

Why Not Me


Mindy is queen and I will really write anything that she puts out ever. I love her writing style and how easy her books are to get through – and the fact that she leaves me laughing out loud all the time. If you haven’t read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) get on it, and pick up this book while you’re at it!



I will be completely honest and say that while I have no clue what this book is about, the title speaks to me on a personal level and I have heard good things. I’m guessing it’s a memoir type store about Sophia Amoruso, and I can get behind that.

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are


Ok, I am definitely jumping on the blogger bandwagon with this one, but really I’m not sorry. I feel like reading this book is a blogger rite of passage, and one that I’ve yet to go through. This is definitely on the top of my list!

Killing Kennedy


So you might be thinking that one of these things is not like the others, but I like politics and I like murder mystery type things. Recently when I have gotten through books it’s been easy readers (like a lot that are on this list) and so over break I’d like to read something a bit more dense (I’ll have all of the time in the world, really!)

Yes Please

yes please

I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve already read this, but I want to read it again. I said earlier that Mindy was queen, but so is Amy. Amy Poehler is one of my favorite celebs and I have read and reread her book and I will continue to do so for years to come, I’m sure.

7 Women and the Secret of Their Greatness 

great women

I really like successful women, and I’m really hoping to be successful. Really this book is right up my alley. I’m not the brand of feminist that thinks women are repressed or victims of sorts, rather I’m the kind who says ‘Hey! We’re busy being awesome over here. Come see!” And when women prove their awesome-ness, it warms my heart.

How to Look Expensive

how to look expensive

Another blogger rite of passage. But it also speaks to me being a college student who really isn’t fitting much style into my very tight budget.

Year of Yes


This one is on the list mostly because of Scandal, but also it’s a really interesting idea! I’ve read a few reviews and they have all been rave and this is another one that I’m going to be certain to read over break

How we Learn

My nerd side is going to make a brief appearance when I say that learning is super cool. Not just in the sense that when you learn you consequently now know neat things, but the actual process of learning is amazing. I have taken a handful of psychology classes, and I’m in a neuroscience class right now and let me just say: The brain is incredible. Gosh.