I've been on a short break due to my random trip to California. I would have published things but my family lives in the sticks, thus no internet. It was a pretty solid trip nevertheless.
There isn't much going on this month except the usual. School, books, yoga, food, food, and more food. This month I decided to give the Paleo diet another shot. If yall don't know what it is you can do a quick Google search and find many many articles. I am now part of a group called Nerd Fitness, which is about all things nerdy and, of course, fitness. They are highly fond of the Paleo diet, and using body weight to workout. I think it's pretty rad.
I'm going to use this month add "intensity" to my yoga practice. For all you fellow yogis out there, you know exactly how relaxing and oh-so frustrating yoga can be. My back is the least flexible part on my body, and I have been working on perfecting my pigeon pose (pictured above). However I am well aware of this long and exasperating journey.
NOW FOR BOOKS!
I have a pretty solid books-to-read collection for the month of April. All of these books are from the book group So You Like YA?! on Goodreads. The group can be found here.
Now for the list!:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a
meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something
she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster
father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her
neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that?
is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license - for
turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an
operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly
attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your
only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will
But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be
pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away,
Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn't
very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can
imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all.
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
How do you defy destiny?
Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how
different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as
Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert
journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by
dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women
weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with
Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the
leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she
realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod
powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her
and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.
The Selection by Kiera Cass
For thirty-five girls,
the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the
life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of
glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete
for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer,
being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret
love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a
fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that
is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans
she's made for herself--and realizes that the life she's always dreamed
of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Books that aren't part of the group, but I would LOVE to read anyway
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
It's been three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life.
And three years he's spent wondering why.
When their paths cross again in New York City, Adam and Mia are brought back together for one life-changing night.
finally has the opportunity to ask Mia the questions that have been
haunting him. But will a few hours in this magical city be enough to lay
their past to rest, for good - or can you really have a second chance
at first love?
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Clary Fray just wishes
that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a
demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma,
and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and
faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would
mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a
friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go —
especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And
Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue
Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and
also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City
is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings —
and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal
Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor
arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop
Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help
Well there is the stunning list and what my month looks like. If anyone is reading any of the above books as well, let me know :)