Girl Meets Library #1: Poetry

I’m starting the first Girl Meets Library post with poetry. What is it about poetry that makes us crave it in certain moments in our lives? These are some recent poetry books I’ve read if you’re not sure where to start or you’re looking for your next favorite poem.

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The Book I Can’t Stop Thinking About

I recently finished reading a book that I still can’t stop thinking about. From the beginning, I was hooked and looked forward to going to bed early so I could read just a few more pages.

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December Reading List

I’m really excited to share the December reading list because every book was fantastic. For Know My Name and Catch and Kill, I was up all night eagerly turning the pages and wanting more. Not Just a Pretty Face was the education I was desperately craving to understand the cosmetics industry and how to shop for personal care products in an educated way. Modern Love is a collection of essays, my favorite type of book, that was relatable, thought-provoking, and always emotional. Despite it being a light reading month (I blame Netflix), I enjoyed each book included below and would recommend any of them.

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5 Simple Ways to Read More Books This Year

January is always a great month to reset your reading goals. You could just plant yourself on the floor of a bookstore as I did here and read for hours but that’s likely unrealistic for most people on a daily basis. So how does one realistically read more books?

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November Reading List

There is a ton going on right now with the holidays but I managed to finish five books this month for the November reading list. This was a great month for reading

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February 2019 Reading List: Molly’s Game and Room

I was expecting to read more books in February since I have about 25 books on my to-read list but it occurred to me that I only finished two books last month. Both of these were excellent though so I thought I’d include them in the February reading list. Have you read either one? 


10 Great Books to Read by December

Over the past few months, I’ve slowly been adding books to my Amazon cart as they came up in conversation with friends. I’m definitely guilty of using my phone too much so I’m giving myself some tech-free relaxation time. I thought I would share the books I plan to read by December with you, in case you’re also looking for your next literary escape.


5 Books that Have Meant the Most to Me

I’ve always been an avid reader and have loved reading for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest childhood memories have consisted of going furniture shopping with my parents and always


The Last 5 Books I’ve Read

I’ve always loved reading books growing up. If you know me personally, you know that as a kid, I would usually carry a book and a notebook around with me anywhere I went. We moved to a new town when I was in the fourth grade and


Book Corner: Spring Reading List

Here it is! The Spring 2015 LaptopsAndHeels Reading List. I love having a new set of books to get through. The more you read, the more you are exposing yourself to new ideas, new vocabulary, new characters, and a brand new world. I picked a combination of new releases and classics because sometimes it’s nice to revisit some […]


Book Corner: My Fall Reading List

One of the things I miss about being in school are the reading lists. Although I loved being on summer break, there was something special about receiving a list of unread books that I could peruse through. Now that it’s fall, one of my favorite activities is getting cozy with an oversized sweater, hot tea, […]