Bookworm Wednesday Link Up

I’m linking up today with my blogging friends, Molly and Katie for Book Worm Wednesday!

bookwormwednesday1I’ve been pretty busy lately so this post is going to be short and sweet. Can’t wait to see what you are all reading!

My blogging friend Carrie recently brought to my attention a book called the Kindness Diaries, by Leon Logotethis. Here was her review:

Leon is a very successful guy who’s really paved his own way following his passion, but still in him he felt something was unfulfilled. so he concocted up the plan to travel around the world relying on nothing but the kindness of strangers. he literally left home with nothing but a yellow motor bike he named Kindness One. the journey he had truly was amazing, and the connections he made with people along the way were touching to say the least. this is the kind of book that carries such a strong and important message. a must read for everyone.

I am eagerly waiting to get my hands on a copy of this book, it sounds right up my alley!


And currently I just started reading The Lost Girls by 3 friends who took a year out of their lives from New York to travel the world for a year.

I love books about travel, adventures and friendship. I’m loving this book so far and am just about ready to pack my bags and travel too! 😉 (sounds so nice right about now as I’m typing in my office at my desk.) Haha that feeling of wanderlust never leaves me.  Highly recommend reading this one.

lost girls


Books I’m Currently Reading

I love reading. (See Book Club reads here.) I get excited when I go to the library and can never leave with just one book.  Ever since I was a kid I loved getting lost in a good book.



I always have a stack of books next to my bed. I love waking up a few minutes early and having some quite alone time before I start my day.

I went to the library yesterday and came home with 6 books. Here is what I’ll be reading in the next few weeks. Feel free to join along and I’ll be reviewing each one.

Chelsea Handler’s “Uganda Be Kidding Me”


My review can be found here.

Victoria Beckham’s “That Extra Half Inch” 


Judy Greer’s “I Don’t Know What You Know Me From”


My review can be found here.

Matt Berman’s “JFK Jr, George, & Me”



Ronald Kessler’s “The First Family Detail”


Dan Emmett’s “Within Arm’s Length” 



I’d also love to hear what you guys are all reading. I love a good recommendation!

Oh and if you’re a fan on The Bachelor, tomorrow I’m sharing my interview with Lesley Murphy (who was on Sean’s season) and she talks about being a travel blogger. She is currently living in Buenos Aires. Her website is called The Road Les Traveled.

Books I’m Currently Reading

unnamedHere are the 4 books that I’m currently in the middle of reading. I just finished Lea Michele’s Brunette Ambition and will be giving my book review this coming Wednesday August 13th.

I’m in the middle of Brooke Burke’s book right now, about half way through. So be on the look out for that review as well as the other two in the coming weeks.

Feel free to read along with me and give me your thoughts and opinions on these books, or other books I should be reading!


Happy Times by Lee Radziwill


I am a very curious person and love reading biographies and hearing about people’s lives. The Kennedy family is so famous and there were so many people in their world. I have often wondered how the people in their lives who were close to them viewed their world, and how they lived along side them.

In this book, Happy Times by Lee Radziwill, Jackie’s only sister (not including her half siblings) shares personal photos and memories and it’s really cool to see and hear firsthand accounts of Jackie, the kids, and Jack. She shares pictures of her many houses, her vacations, and her feelings about having Jackie as her sister. I only wish this book was a little longer, but it’s fantastic. Lee is gorgeous in her own right not just compared to the great Jackie.

I love the intro where Lee writes, ” Over a number of years, friends have urged me to write an autobiography. I had the opportunity, but after some thought I decided it would involved me in too many other lives. I wanted to do something much lighter, which would touch only on the good times. I also felt that so much had already been said about my family and the people I was close to, that it would be more enjoyable to only remember the best times with them.  Happy times were a better choice for me. I am always aware that I’ve had a special and privileged life, yet it has been balanced by tragedy as it has been for so many others. I believe that without memories there is no life, and that our memories should be of happy times. That’s my choice. ”






After Camelot by J. Randy Taraborrelli

I have long been a fan of the Kennedy family. I’ve seen my share of documentaries and interviews but “After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to Present,” was one of the first books I’ve read about the Kennedys.

bookimageEveryone is familiar with JFK and his story but this book delves into the lives of his very famous family in the aftermath in the years after both JFK and Bobby’s assainations.

I have always wondered about the relationships between the family members and how they all dealt with such huge losses and tragedies within the family. Many members of the Kennedy family were very religious and held onto their faith and each other during tough times.

This book chronicles over 50 years with the Kennedy family which included marriages, divorces, children, grandchildren, untimely deaths, rehab stints, politics, and the unattainably high standards that the second generation of Kennedys set for the future generations.

I have also been curious about the Kennedy family today and what they are up to.This book was published in 2012 so the information is all very recent and up to date about the family members today.

Even though this book is 526 pages long once I came to the end, I found myself wanting more still. I was really fascinated with all the stories and new tidbits of information I learned through reading this book. It is very well written. I liked how there were subtitles among the chapters and that the book was split up into parts that were focused on different family members.

This is a must read for all Kennedy fans and anyone who is curious about this very famous family.

Next week I’ll switch from one historically famous family (the Kennedys) to another more modernly famous family, the Kardashians, with Kris Jenner’s “Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian.”

My Summer Reading List

Now that the warm summer months are finally upon us it is the perfect time to sit outside, bask in the glowing sunshine, and get lost in a great book.
I always tell myself that I am going to read once I get around to it, and of course I never do. I started to make a list of books I want to read once I have more time and I’m finally getting to it! And I’ll admit the reason that I’m getting back into reading is because my boyfriend is out of town for 2 months for work, so I have a lot more time on my hands.
So join me every Tuesday for the next 3 months (12 books) as I recap them and give you my thoughts. I would also love to hear your opinions about these books, or any other recommendations that you may  have for me.
Happy Reading!
WP_000373Here is my summer reading list in no particular order.

To kick off my new book review series next Tuesday I chose Mindy Kaling’s Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me?