Reading Now


When I'm up for it, I love to read. But lately, it has been just so difficult to find the time to wind down and truly immerse myself in some quality reading time. #thankyoumidterms The end of the first semester and second quarter have really brought some challenges: required reading (ugh), last minute projects and of course a plethora of tests and quizzes and exams.

Over my long weekend, I am going to devote much of my time living simply in the moment, my new philosophy on life, without the burden of electronic devices. I am going to practice driving (I get my restricted license in three months!!), going to bed and getting more than eight hours of sleep and of course catching up of some well deserved time under the covers with tea and a good book. 

Here are just a few of the titles I am loving … 

Lunch in Paris :: My reaction towards this book is nothing short of charming. This is such an easy read and a nice topic to day dream upon. I mean it's a love story set in Paris, with recipes at the end of each chapter. Love and food. Food for love. Love for food. What ever your case is I totally recommend this book.

The Origin of Species :: You may be thinking, Kira why the heck are you reading a science book when your last book was a romance novel? Truth is, I am not reading the entire book, only a few chapters that are the most important and the most noteworthy. Still questioning? My family and my best friend and her family are traveling to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador this summer, so what better way to prepare for this historic adventure than to fully educate myself on the topic of the importance of the Galapagos. Yes, this book is extremely difficult to read. I have a separate notebook that I am taking notes with, but I love science -- especially biology. I find the whole ordeal fascinating. 

The Fault in Our Stars :: I have read this book once before and an starting to read it again now. The upcoming movie has me extremely excited as this is one of my most favorite books of all time. The plot, the characters and most importantly the tragic love story is just beautifully written. I am not one to cry during a book, but this was a totally and completely different scenario. I finished the book late one night and my mother came in to see why my light was still on -- when she came in I was sobbing not crying so slightly, but sobbing. It was that touching. 

Diary of a Working Girl :: If you can't tell I'm a sucker for chick-lit. I have seen the movie "Beauty and the Briefcase" so many time and finally drew the conclusion that it was based off of this book. It is such a cute plot life of a young lady living in NYC. My dream is right here. 

I have been on Goodreads for quite some time now. I am still pretty confused on how it works. Maybe I should devote more of my time into it. I have heard such great things about it.

What do you recommend? Please share by leaving a comment below. 

xo, Kira 


  1. I am always looking for book recommendations and these are perfect - thanks for sharing! :)

  2. What is your goodreads username?

    1. I'm not exactly sure … try kiiratab :)


  3. You might like Nicholas Sparks THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER. Interesting travel story and memoir. GM

  4. I read Lunch in Paris and love that book! Wonderful post!


  5. I just added Diary of a Working Girl to my to read list, it looks like a fun read! I just read Breakfast at Tiffany's and really enjoyed it :)



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