Books & Mugs


Are you a fan of YA Contemporary AND are a coffee / tea addict? Do you spend your mornings with a hot cup of Joe struggling to stay out of bed, or are you one of the lucky few who are up bright and early with your SIXTH cup of coffee all before 8am? Because if you are the later, I envy you… ALOT! Either way, you know the value of a great mug.

Whenever I venture into the ever inspiring Pinterest, 80% of the time I always see the stereotypical bookish pin involving books, coffee, and tea. And let’s face it, that’s pretty much most of our lives in a nutshell. Because we all know we need some pick-me-ups after a long night of reading a 5 out of 5 star book. *Guilty over here!*

So today I have a post for y’all to showcase my love of books and mugs. What you’ll find below are a couple of my new favorite mugs along with a book inspired by each mug.

Each book is a new contemporary release that I am excited to get into OR is recommended by yours truly.

As you’ll be able to tell, all of the mugs besides my favorite yoga one is from Starbucks. *This post is NOT a sponsored post in any way. If you haven’t checked out their selections, I highly recommend it. Their mugs are sturdy and are super cute. What can I say? I’m addicted 🙂

So go pour yourself another cup of tea and get ready for some awesome books and mugs!



Wrecked: a Novel by Maria Padian


Everyone on campus has a different version of what happened that night.

Haley saw Jenny return from the party, shell-shocked.

Richard heard Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with.

When Jenny accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard are pushed to opposite sides of the school’s investigation. Now conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible—especially when reputations, relationships, and whole futures are riding on the verdict.“

More Book Information:

Published: 4 October 2016

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Pages: 368


Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow


“Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.

Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.”

More Book Information:

Published: 30 August 2016

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Mental Health

Pages: 416

My Review


The Memory Book by Lara Avery


“They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I’ll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I’m writing to remember.

Sammie was always a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as humanly possible. Nothing will stand in her way–not even a rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly start to steal her memories and then her health. What she needs is a new plan.

So the Memory Book is born: Sammie’s notes to her future self, a document of moments great and small. It’s where she’ll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime crush, Stuart–a brilliant young writer who is home for the summer. And where she’ll admit how much she’s missed her childhood best friend, Cooper, and even take some of the blame for the fight that ended their friendship.

Through a mix of heartfelt journal entries, mementos, and guest posts from friends and family, readers will fall in love with Sammie, a brave and remarkable girl who learns to live and love life fully, even though it’s not the life she planned.“

More Book Information:

Published: 5 July 2016

Publisher: Poppy / Hachette Book Group

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Romance

Pages: 368


Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven


Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything. 

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.

Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.

More Book Information:

Published: 4 October 2016

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Romance

Pages: 391


The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia


I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.

Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?“

More Book Information:

Published: 4 October 2016

Publisher: Imprint

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Romance

Pages: 384

Namaslay by Candace Moore


Candace’s approach to yoga, which combines old-world principles with a modern-day perspective comes from her own experience fighting back against a dangerous illness and depression. Her focus on perseverance and overcoming adversity transforms Namaslay into a powerful, motivational guide to help you live your most authentic life.

With a distinct visual format, Namaslay guides readers step by step through more than 100 yoga poses. The poses are broken down by experience level into a series of progressions and include modifications for those who can’t quite achieve the full expression of a pose just yet. Full-color photos and tips on overcoming common mistakes helps people get the most out of every pose.

Namaslay also features three 30-day yoga programs that focus on: de-stress, core strengthening, and back pain. You will also find specific yoga sequences that are customized for everyone from the office dweller to the endurance athlete.

Written with heart, humor, and swagger, Namaslay is a book for everyone, from beginners to advanced practitioners and even the simply curious.

Namaslay’s high-quality, edgy yet beautiful photographs add an artful flair that puts it in a class of its own—as appropriate for a coffee table as a yoga studio!“

More Book Information:

Published: 25 October 2016

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

Genre: Fitness / Yoga

Pages: 416


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