-i really need to stop staying up late reading haha

-going to go out with my family to brunch(i think..i was half asleep when my dad told me this)

can’t believe i’m going back to LA tomorrow…but at same time, i do want to go back so yeahhh :)


2012 Reading List

1. Oxygen by Carol Cassella

2. Matters of Faith by Kristy Kiernan

3. Proof of Heaven by Mary Curran Hackett

4. Skyward by Mary Alice Monroe

5. Catching Genius by Kristy Kiernan

6. The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

7. The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

8. Home Front by Kristin Hannah

9. Winter Gardens by Kristin Hannah

10. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

11. Overbite by Meg Cabot

12. Every Boy’s Got One by Meg Cabot

13. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

14. Where She Went by Gayle Foreman

15. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

16. Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr

17. Heart to Heart by Lurlene McDaniel

18. Alice on Board by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

19. Incredibly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

20. Child Wonder by Roy Jacobsen

21. Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas

22. Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter

23. Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos

24. Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos

25. Pearl by Jo Knowles

26. If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous

27. The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty

28. Dreaming Water by Gail Tsukiyama

29. Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian

30. When Madeline Was Young by Jane Hamilton

31. Between Friends by Kristy Kiernan

32. Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury

33. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown

34. The Divorce Party by Laura Dave

35. On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah

36. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

37. Healer by Carol Cassella

38. Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn

40. Alexandra, Gone by Anna McPartlin

41. The Sweet By and By by Sara Evans

42. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford

43. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

44. Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah

45. Skyward by Mary Alice Monroe

46. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult
47. Falling Home by Karen White

48. Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

49. A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White

50. Bound South by Susan Rebecca White

51. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

52. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

53.  Night Road by Kristin Hannah

54. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

55. Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney

56. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

57. Summer Island by Kristin Hannah

58. Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky

59. The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks

60. Shelter Me by Juliette Fay

61. Sea Escape: A Novel by Lynne Griffin

62. The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain

63. Souvenir by Therese Fowler

64. Cocktails for Three by Madeline Wickham

65. Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

66. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult

67. The Long Road Home by Mary Alice Monroe

68. Summer People by Elin Hilderbrand

69. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

70. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg



if anyone has suggestions/recommendations, please let me know :) 



watching HOUSE on hulu vs reading A Million Little Pieces.

i think i’ll save HOUSE for some other time.


my anthropologie jacket came today. :) teheheh it’s sooo pretty, but my mom doesn’t know i bought it so now’s probably not the best time to tell her/wear it. xDD especially because she knows how much it costs…

anywaysss, no more buying stuff online for the next two weeks(or until after graduation). xP

to-do list for today,

-clean room(again)

-organize bookshelf. :D maybe i’ll order the books based on alphabetical order or by color… x3

-read read read. :D i finished Half-Broke Horses today and I started The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. I really like it so far. :) :) I really like books that take place in a small town or in the country. They’re so calming. I think I’ll like to have a small house in the country when I’m older…but more like a vacation house I can go to over the weekends or vacations or something. xD

-finish econ stuff(or at least make some progress…) and maybe i can go buy pretty scrap-book paper tomorrow…

TEHEHEEHEHEH. i don’t deserve this, but that’s okay. :)

this reminds me of the last scene of The Awakening by Kate Chopin.

The part where Edna(the protagonist) walks into the ocean and drowns herself because she realizes that she can only be free when she’s dead.

i really shouldn’t read Beloved past midnight…

i’m going to have dreams about lynching, reincarnated babies, etc.


but here are my new year’s resolutions

1) Get straight A’s second semester.

-Work harder in AP lit and stats..stop procrastinating. :D

2) Take better care of myself.

-as in sleeping before 12, improve my physical/mental health, set aside more “me” time to exercise/meditate etc, stop ________, and rant when i need to.

3) Become a better/stronger/happier person.

-attempt to lose the “attitude” my parents are always talking about.

-pray for those that hurt me. (and everything else merton writes about)

-read, contemplate, laugh, and smile more. :)

this is my favorite part of the day. ;D