BookTubers I Love


Hello everyone!

Does everyone watch as much Booktube as I do? Not a day goes by that I don’t watch at least one video from one of these people because who doesn’t love to constantly be reminded how far behind they are on reading. I recently became a booktuber (even though I only have one video up so far (I promise to have a new one soon)) if you are looking for any new people to watch ;). You can check my channel here.

Enough with the shameless promo – here are my favorite booktubers!


Sasha is 100% my favorite booktuber, and has been for a couple years now. I love her passion for fantasy books, and I have such a similar reading taste to her that I relate to nearly every word that comes out of her mouth. She is also now an author and I am so happy for her – and I also love watching her writing videos now because I, again, relate all too well. I highly recommend her channel, her videos are so entertaining and she’s hilarious.


Another booktuber is one of my top favorites and one that has very similar reading tastes to me is Regan of PeruseProject. She is so sweet and her fashion taste is just as amazing as her reading taste. She does some clothing hauls which I find really nice to mix up in my booktube binges. Her way of describing books is also amazing – Regan is so good with words and makes any book sound intriguing.


Zoe goes to my school, the University of Florida, and I think I saw her in Chik-fil-a one time but I’m not completely sure. I had to say it. She reads a lot of contemporary so I don’t always know what she’s talking about, but when she talks about fantasy, she’s so great. When she talks books, she gets so excited and it makes me so excited and I instantly need to read – I highly recommend her if you’re in a reading slump!


I don’t always watch Jesse, but when I do, I don’t stop. Maybe that’s a good thing that I don’t always watch him. He’s so entertaining because he emphasizes what he says and his facial expressions a lot – I love his facial expressions sometimes lol.


Warren and I recently became friends over bookstagram, and since then I’ve started watching his videos and I relate so hard. He’s also a lot of fun to talk books with so definitely go check out his channel and comment! He also has a really cool Throne of Glass video project that he is working on that you can learn about here.


Only very recently have I been watching her videos, but I found Kat on bookstagram first, then discovered her channel. She is really funny in her videos, and she is also very sassy which is great (especially in her unpopular opinion-type videos).

Leave below what your favorite booktubers are, and also any video recommendations you have for me!

Thanks for reading!



Contemporary Books I Actually Want to Read

Hello everyone!

Today I am bringing you a post like none I have ever done before – my contemporary YA TBR! I am a YA fantasy girl through and through, but for some strange, unknown, but stunningly appealing reason I have a craving for all the sickeningly sweet and awkward teen romances. I am actually currently reading Fangirl (and adoring it).

I realized recently that there are a LOT of popular contemporary books that I haven’t read, that sound interesting, just because they weren’t fantasy. So, here is my list of contemporary books that I would actually really love to give a read.


abundance of katherinesAn Abundance of Katherines by John Green

My roommate recently gave me her copy of this book, and I really had no intention of reading it in the past, but I am in such a contemporary mood that I feel like reading it. I’ve only read TFiOS and Looking for Alaska by John Green, which I loved, so I am curious to see what this one is like since both of those books were so emotionally raw and real, and with great/terribly depressing plot twists.



since youve been goneSince You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

This is the Morgan Matson book I am probably most excited to get to. It has all kinds of crazy adventures and mysteries and boys to make it the perfect summer read.

unexpected everythingUnexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Look at all the dogs on the cover – that was probably my selling point. This book shows a girl who had everything lined up have her entire life get out of hand when her politician dad faces a scandal. Suddenly she’s walking tons of dogs – I love it.

save the dateSave the Date  by Morgan Matson

This new Morgan Matson book is to release on June 5, 2018, and I am so ready for it. It’s about a girl, Charlie, whos older sibling is getting married, and so all of her siblings will be all together for the first time in forever, and she wants it to be absolutely perfect. Things start to take a turn for the worst as all the decisions about crushes and college, an incessantly howling dog, an awaiting storm, family drama, and a neighbor waiting to sabotage everything weighs down on her perfect plans. This sounds incredibly adorable and fun and I am ready.

Tto all the boyso All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I have been wanting to read this book for a while now – since I heard people talk about how heart warming it is with the sisterly love and all the baking. I almost read it my junior year of high school with my school’s book club, but I read the first page, put it down, and picked up a ToG book lol.

when dimple met rishiWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I love the whole premise of this book. It follows Dimple, a freshly-graduated teen girl, who can’t wait to escape her mother’s nagging to find the “Ideal Indian Husband” by attending a web developing summer program. However, Dimple doesn’t know that the man intending to marry her, will be attending the same program to woo her. It sounds so unique and diverse, and insanely sweet with a touch of female independence. Love it.

Leave some more contemporary recs below, or your thoughts on these books!

Thanks for reading!




My YOUTUBE Channel!


Hello everyone!

So, last week I made a YouTube channel, also called TaylorIsReading, and yesterday I posted my very first video! The video is just a small introduction and me telling you all about my favorite books that I whipped up on my phone – for all of you, that video is a little redundant, but for my subscribers that haven’t been following my blog, I thought it would be a great way for them to get to know me.

To see my channel, you can click here.

To watch my first ever video, click here.



I would like to say now that I have no filming schedule or anything, so I have no idea when my next video will be going up, but I will let you all know on social media! (Twitter and Instagram, and if you subscribe *hint, hint* you will see when I post a new one)

Also, I am currently home for spring break, so I have my camera that I will try to use, although I don’t have a good editing program on my laptop yet. I will also be working on making a better background for my videos. It’s hard to get a good position and have my phone balanced on something to make a video with a good background in my little college room, but I will be working on it!

Lastly, in no way will my channel be taking precedence over this blog! I will still be bringing you new posts every Tuesday and Thursday, as I am able to.

So, let me know down below any videos or blog posts that you guys would like to see and I’ll try to put something out about it!

Thanks for reading!


Great YA Book Outlet Deals Right Now

Book Outlet Deals

(This is not a paid promotion or AD in any way, just a PSA)

Hello everyone!

Today I am bringing you a completely different post, and one I haven’t seen many people do – I thought it would be super helpful for all of you obsessive readers, so I’m doing it! Also, brace yourself because I don’t want you to go broke.

If you didn’t know, Book Outlet is a site where you can get SUPER cheap, great books. I have never ordered from there, but I may today after seeing all the deals because most of these are under $5 (US). I highly recommend checking them out! (Also, if you download the App called Honey to your browser, it’ll automatically try every single coupon code for the site to give you the best deal for any website – I just saved your life.)

To shop the book just click the title!

Over $5


A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas


$5.39 (list price $18.99)







Under $5

Wintersong by Jae-Jones S.


$4.79 (list price $18.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Towerofdawn$4.29 (list price $18.99)







We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


$4.29 (list price $17.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





City of Glass by Cassandra Clare


$4.29 (list price $13.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab


$4.29 (list price $17.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


$3.79 (list price $13.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare


$3.79 (list price $13.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

empire of storms

$3.79 (list price $10.99)







Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh


$3.79 (list price $17.99)


Sratch & Dent copy





The Inquisition by Taran Matharu


$3.79 (list price $10.99)







City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


$3.19 (list price $13.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey


$3.19 (list price $10.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





Allegiant by Veronica Roth


$2.69 (list price $12.99)


Scratch & Dent





The Rose Society by Marie Lu


$2.69 (list price $10.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





The Program by Suzanne Young


$2.19 (list price $9.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





The Treatment by Suzanne Young


$2.19 (list price $11.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


$2.19 (list price $10.99)


Scratch & Dent Copy





Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch


$2.19 (list price $9.99)


Scratch & Dent copy





I know a lot of these were scratch and dent copies, but I don’t think any of them would be in too bad of a condition if they’re still being sold. There are other cheap options for the same books that are like a dollar more that aren’t scratch and dent.

Thanks for reading!


Intimidating TBR Tag


Hello everyone!

Today I am going to do a tag that I have seen both ABookUtopia and PeruseProject do on Booktube, and that I saw on The Nameless Book Blog (you should all check her out by the way, her blog is so cute). My TBR is a serious issue in my life, which most likely stems from the fact that I’m a relatively slow reader – especially during the school year. Seriously, don’t even ask me how many books I’ve read in 2018 (the answer is 1).

1. A book on your TBR pile that you haven’t finished

King’s Cage. I am so guilty of really just putting this book down and never bothering to pick it up again.

2. A book you just haven’t had the time to read for

Night Circus. I was finally getting into it when life hit me so incredibly hard – school literally owns me.

3. A book you haven’t read because it’s a sequel

I don’t really think I would ever not read a book just because it’s a sequel. I actually really like sequels.

4. A book you haven’t read because it’s brand new

I feel like I kind of put off An Enchantment of Ravens because it was so new and there’s other books I had been wanting to read for a longer time.

5. A book by an author you read previously but didn’t really like

Six of Crows. I don’t own this book, but I really wish I did. I also wasn’t as big of a fan of the Grishaverse as I thought I would be.

6. A book on your TBR pile that your just not in the mood to read

The Book Thief. One of my roommates just gave me this book, but I just can’t feel the desire to want to read it at this time. I really want an action-y, suspense-y book.

7. A book on your TBR pile that you haven’t read because it’s enormous

Cress. I really want to read this book, but let’s be honest – that book is HUGE when your life is so busy.

8. A book on your TBR you bought because of the cover

Flame in the Mist. I never really buy books based on cover, but I really wanted it for Christmas and I didn’t really know what it was about, but the cover was amazing. I guess that’s the closest I come to that.

9. The book on your TBR you find the most intimidating

Flamecaster. I think it’s so intimidating because I really, really want to like it, and it’s so big.


Let me know down below about your TBR, or let me know if you do the tag.

Thanks for reading!


My Nightmare-ish Reading Slump


Hello everyone!

Have you ever had such a bad reading slump that you can’t even bring yourself to pick up a book? That has been me for more than a few weeks now, and I’m beginning to think something is actually wrong with me.

I believe the problem started when I wasn’t that into Night Circus mixed with the fact that I really just wanted to leave my room and have some fun. I feel like since I didn’t spend all my time with my face in a book, even though I miss reading so terribly, I have done so much. I have become a Society19 writer and pumped out an article for One and the Same on the #MeToo movement that I am so incredibly proud of. I have also been spending more time with friends and experiencing college life which is the one thing I think I was really wanting because after this semester, things are going to start to get really serious in school

I also really apologize to you all that I haven’t been as active on social media and I haven’t put up a review in so long. I am going to try to start reading again soon, so bear with me! I believe I kind of go through this after every winter because the sun is out finally and I just want to swim, tan, and hang out.

Please tell me about your worst reading slump! I need to know I’m not the only one lol

Why I Adore Hermione Granger


Hello everyone!

If you have read the Harry Potter series, even more so than watched the movies, you know just how strong and independent Hermione is. She is most definitely my all-time favorite character, female or not, and I feel like she is that character for a lot of people. Here are only some of the reasons why Hermione is a great character, role model, and woman:

She started a campaign for the freeing of house elves

This may be one of my favorite things she has done – I was so disappointed when I finally read the books and realized it wasn’t part of the movies. I feel like that could have been a key part in Hermione’s character and added to the lessons portrayed in the films.


She needed a time machine to get to all her classes

How seriously she took her education was such a great influence for me growing up. I would always tried to be like her in that way, and she was always just such an amazing role model for young girls about education and self-empowerment.


She punched Darco in the face

That was the greatest scene. Hermione will have none of your crap


She never once relied on a guy, even when she got a relationship with Ron

Throughout the entire series, no matter if she liked a guy or was in a relationship with Ron, she was the one all the guys depended on – she was strongest and most independent.


Her strengths were never less than those of the guys’

I noticed in some books *Firebolt* that girl characters tend to be distracted by guys and look weaker in comparison because of it, and the guy is never distracted and focuses solely on his abilities. Hermione never fell victim to that, and I really respected it.


Let me know some reasons why you love a female character, or what you don’t love about one!

Thanks for reading!


Would You Rather Book Tag

WouldYouRather.jpgHello everyone!

I found this book tag over at Sincerely, a Book Nerd, and I thought it would be really fun to do on here!

1. Rather read only a series or stand-alone books?

100% only series! I love getting invested in characters and worlds and seeing the stories grow. That would also mean no Sarah J. Maas or J.K. Rowling, and I don’t think I would survive that.

2. Rather read a book whose main character is male or female?

I would definitely have to say female. A majority of the books I read are mainly told from the perspective of a female, and boys can just be annoying sometimes, especially when they like a girl but they don’t know what to do about it.

3. Rather shop only at Barnes & Noble (or other actual bookstore) or Amazon?

Actual book stores are so much more fun, and it makes book shopping much more meaningful. There’s nothing like smelling the book store, browsing the shelves, and leaving with some great books

4. Rather all books become movies or tv shows?

Movies. I rarely watch new tv shows – I tend to binge shows that I really like, then re-watch the series until I know every episode by heart, and you definitely know that if you watch my Instagram stories.

5. Rather read 5 pages per day or read 5 books per week?

It would be so awesome if I could read 5 books a week, but I really don’t have the time during school, where I’m lucky if I get to read 5 pages a week of a book that’s not for school.

6. Rather be a professional book reviewer or an author?

My dream in life is to be a professional author with a series like Throne of Glass or Harry Potter – that is what I have envisioned for myself since I was about ten years old.

7. Rather only read the same 20 books over and over or get to read a new book every 6 months?

If with the 6 month option, I got to re-read books during those 6 months, I would definitely choose that. I would get so sick of those same 20 books for the rest of my life.

8. Rather be a librarian or own a book store?

Oh yes, I would love to own a book store. I did a post a looong time ago on my dream library/book store, so if you’re interested in what my store would be like, you can read about it here.

9. Rather only read your favorite genre or your favorite author?

Definitely my favorite genre because all my favorite authors are in my favorite genre of YA fantasy/sci-fi. And I would want some variety in my reading – reading the same author forever would get pretty dull, and I sadly doubt there’s any more YA fantasy books coming out by J.K. Rowling any time soon.

10. Rather only read physical books or eBooks?

Physical books all the way. Ebooks give me awful headaches, so NetGalley really is a win-lose situation.

Let me know if you do this tag too!

Thanks for reading!


The Struggles of Book Shopping


Hello everyone!

Am I the only one that has a really hard time in a book store? I hope not, because when I say a really hard time, I mean like near-crying-struggling-to-make-up-my-mind-feeling-the-pressure hard time. I love book shopping, don’t get me wrong, but it’s one of the biggest decisions I have to make in my daily life. Here are the parts of book shopping that really just make me cringe:

The initial overwhelming feeling when looking at all the books you have heard about

I watch way too much booktube – it’s a borderline unhealthy addiction – so I hear about many books every day, and they all just sound so good. So, when looking at the multiple shelves filled with books I have yet to read and adored by my favorite youtubers, a part of me breaks because I know I cannot buy every single one of them, and that sacrifices will have to be made.

Finding a few perfect books, and having to choose which ones you actually want to buy

This part of book shopping is probably what makes it such a traumatic experience. I have such a love for books that I actually feel bad when I have to put one back on the shelf. My ultimate fear, and one that I have experienced, is buying the wrong book, so I take literally hours thoroughly weighing my options.

When you want three books, put back the third, and then get a coupon at checkout for “buy two, get one free”

This has happened to me countless times, and each time I have actually wanted to scream. I have considered returning the two books, and then going back and getting all three using the coupon, but I just felt way too bad for the cashier to do that. Do any of you do that? Is that a bad thing to do?

When you thought a book was on sale, but find out it isn’t when you get to the check-out counter

Can someone tell me why books that are not in clearance in the clearance rack? Usually it’s a book that I really wanted and couldn’t believe was on clearance that this happens with, and usually I end up spending the like fifteen dollars anyway when I thought it was three dollars. It’s just such a disappointing feeling.

The time when you have lapped the YA isles so many times that the employees begin to watch you

I tend to make at least thirty laps of the YA isles, just to make sure I have weighed all my options entirely, so there comes a point around the fifteenth lap that the employees begin to watch me. Does this happen to anyone else? I feel so judged, but at the same time I’m lost in book-world so I also don’t care. I hope they don’t think I’m trying to steal books or anything, because I would never. #SupportAuthors

I hope you all can relate to these struggles, if only so I don’t have a complex when I go book shopping. Do you feel any of these struggles?

Thanks for reading!


Books I Want to Read by the End of 2018


Hello everyone!

My TBR is a list that could take over like 10 years to complete, and that’s even without adding new books lol. This year I want to tackle some of the books that have been on my TBR for longer than they should have been. Let me know down below the books you want to finish by the end of 2018!

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I am “reading” this book right now, but I haven’t picked it up in like a week and a half. It’s just not hooking me like I wanted it to, and really thought it would.

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I got Night Circus, Falling Kingdoms, and the next four books for Christmas, so I have no reason whatsoever to not read them. There were so many times where I almost got this book before, but didn’t because I chose a different book. Now that I have it, I just need to do it.

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

I devoured The Wrath and the Dawn, so I cannot wait to see how Renee Ahdieh will blow my mind in this book.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Maybe I’m the last person in the universe this book… I’m not one for contemporary, so I never thought about buying it. I’m so glad I asked for it for Christmas!

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Fae books are my favorite books. I know this story is a little different from Sarah J. Maas’s fae, so I’m eager to see Rogerson’s take on the culture.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This movie was amazing! It came out several years ago now, I think, but it was just so impactful and totally awesome. I really wonder if the book or the movie is better.

A Court of Wings and Ruin & Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

For these two, I am waiting for them to come out in paperback to math the rest of the series I own, so I can’t be that disappointed in myself because they still haven’t come out. Nonetheless, I am still dying for more Rhysand and Chaol.

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

A book I have owned for so long… I just need to make myself do it.

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Omg you guys, I have had this book for at least two years, maybe three now. I loved Scarlet, so I don’t know why it is taking me this long. Make me read it – I want to be in the loop in the Lunar Chronicle discussions.

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm was such a relief for me in this series because it was hard for me to really get into Shadow and Bone. Now that I am actually super interested in this series, I really want to keep the momentum going.

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

I read this book last year – well at least the first 100 or so pages, then for some reason I put it down and never had the ambition to pick it back up because it was just so slow. When talking to people about this book, that kind of seems to be the trend, so I don’t feel too bad. I just really adored the first book, so I guess I feel guilty for not getting into this one.

I actually own all but three of these books, so it is a little shameful that I haven’t read them – I just get way too excited in book stores and overwhelm myself with the amount of books I get.

I hope I can at least get to these books this year, and if I don’t, please hold this post against me in December!

Thanks for reading!