1. Casual Vacancy
Before I begin this I would like to say that I am a HUGE J.K Rowling fan. I had seen mixed reviews for her newest book Casual Vacancy, but seeing how amazing of an author she is I figured what is there not to love? 
…..Well I was wrong. 
In her defense I will say that I believe she was trying to get to some deep insightful inner meaning of political positions and upcoming generations, but I just didn’t see it and frankly, maybe she couldn’t do it in one book. But overall the book was rough, so rough in fact that about 3/4 of the way through I texted 2 of my avid book reader & JKR fans asking for any promise of the book getting better. Their response? “I couldn’t tell you I GAVE UP READING IT”. These are not people who give up reading books and have read the whole Harry Potter series at least 5 times through. 
Well my friends I did finish reading this book and I can tell you that the ending entails multiple deaths and leaves you with kind of an ehh feeling. I try to see the good in books, but this one just didn’t do it for me. Better luck next time JKRo I have faith in your brilliant imagination and hope to see it in a new book series that can make a little more sense. 

    Casual Vacancy

    Before I begin this I would like to say that I am a HUGE J.K Rowling fan. I had seen mixed reviews for her newest book Casual Vacancy, but seeing how amazing of an author she is I figured what is there not to love? 

    …..Well I was wrong. 

    In her defense I will say that I believe she was trying to get to some deep insightful inner meaning of political positions and upcoming generations, but I just didn’t see it and frankly, maybe she couldn’t do it in one book. But overall the book was rough, so rough in fact that about 3/4 of the way through I texted 2 of my avid book reader & JKR fans asking for any promise of the book getting better. Their response? “I couldn’t tell you I GAVE UP READING IT”. These are not people who give up reading books and have read the whole Harry Potter series at least 5 times through. 

    Well my friends I did finish reading this book and I can tell you that the ending entails multiple deaths and leaves you with kind of an ehh feeling. I try to see the good in books, but this one just didn’t do it for me. Better luck next time JKRo I have faith in your brilliant imagination and hope to see it in a new book series that can make a little more sense. 

  2. Gold - Chris Cleave 


    I read Gold at the end of summer after loving his book Little Bee, and this book might have surpassed that. Gold is about two best friends competing to race in the 2012 Olympics. The book takes you through their scandalous past and challenging future, and not just because of Olympic gold being at stake. Highly recommended!

  3. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower


    I would put up a quote about this book but there is just too many. I hope the trailer does it justice as does the movie. This book will bring you back to high school in every way possible it’s a quick read and will open your mind to so many things. It was amazing to say the least and I’m dying for the movie! 


  4. "“The thing is that you don’t meet someone until you do … and the older we get, the harder it is. And maybe not all of us will meet someone.”
    ― Jennifer Close, Girls in White Dresses"

                                           

    Girls In White Dresses

    If you are a girl in your twenties you must read this book. It follows the path of a group of friends who are all going through their twenties. There is so much to this book that is astonishing relatable weather it’s you or someone you know. I absolutely loved it I read it in about a day it’s quick and easy and completely worth it. 

  5. Here is it in all it’s glory, my summer reading list. Above is a picture of the books on my list I’ve accumulated from Half Price Books, but I am still searchings for others on my list. I won’t go into detail on what they are about, but I will after I read them along with my two cents on what I’ve thought. I’m not promising to finish them all this summer but I will sure put a dent in it! 
Summer Reading List
Heaven Is For Real - Todd Burpo
Little Bee - Chris Cleave
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Room - Emma Donoghue 
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak 
The Art Of Fielding - Chad Harbach 
A Voice In The Wind - Francine Rivers (mark of the lion series, book 1 of 3) 
White Girl Problems - Babe Walker
The Fault In Our Stars - John Green 
Gold-Chris Cleave
Girls In White Dresses - Jennifer Close
Sun Stand Still - Steven Furtick


    Here is it in all it’s glory, my summer reading list. Above is a picture of the books on my list I’ve accumulated from Half Price Books, but I am still searchings for others on my list. I won’t go into detail on what they are about, but I will after I read them along with my two cents on what I’ve thought. I’m not promising to finish them all this summer but I will sure put a dent in it! 

    Summer Reading List

    Heaven Is For Real - Todd Burpo

    Little Bee - Chris Cleave

    The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

    Room - Emma Donoghue 

    The Book Thief - Markus Zusak 

    The Art Of Fielding - Chad Harbach 

    A Voice In The Wind - Francine Rivers (mark of the lion series, book 1 of 3) 

    White Girl Problems - Babe Walker

    The Fault In Our Stars - John Green 

    Gold-Chris Cleave

    Girls In White Dresses - Jennifer Close

    Sun Stand Still - Steven Furtick

About me

My name is Amy Urban, currently a college Senior at Texas A&M. I originally thought this tumblr account was going to be all about my photos that I take, but I realized the beauty of these accounts is that you can literally do anything with them. I am not set in stone on what all mine will entail, but I know what I like: photos, writing, food, music, traveling, family, and friends so be expecting some of that and then some!!