this blog was birthed after the blogger realizing that she read more books during the summer following college than she did during her entire four years as an undergraduate university student. bri made a goal to amp up her reading to 52 books during the 52 weeks of 2015. this blog recorded her progress as she successfully tackled that goal. she has subsequently scaled back her annual goal to balance other interests. she read 32 books in 2016 and is aiming to publish 20 book reviews in 2017.

you can follow this blog on twitter @girlbookblog or bri on goodreads @telescoptical. she can also be reached at girlwithabookblog[at]gmail[dot]com. if you would like bri to review a book, please read her review policy.

a list of completed reads and reviews:

april 2016

57. sick in the head: conversations about life and comedy by judd apatow (format: hardcover) ★★★★

march 2016

56. between the world and me by ta-nehisi coates (format: audiobook) ★★★★★

january 2016

55. the girl on the train by paula hawkins (format: hardcover) ★★★

54. are you my mother? by alison bechdel (format: paperback) ★★★★★

53. we should all be feminists by chimamanda ngozi adichie (format: paperback) ★★★★★

december 2015

52. furiously happy: a funny book about horrible things by jenny lawson (review coming soon; format: audiobook) ★★★★

51. why not me? by mindy kaling (review coming soon; format: hardcover) ★★★★

50. the misadventures of awkward black girl by issa rae (review coming soon; format: audiobook) ★★★

49. unabrow by una lamarche (review coming soon; format: paperback) ★★★★

48. the love that split the world by emily henry (review coming soon; format: ebook; ARC penguin’s first readers) ★★★★★

47. tap, click, read: growing readers in a world of screens by lisa guernsey and michael h. levine (format: paperback) ★★★★

46. an ember in the ashes by sabaa tahir (format: audiobook) ★★★★★

november 2015

45. my brilliant friend by elena ferrante (format: audiobook) ★★★★

44. learning how to improve: how america’s schools can get better at getting better by anthony s. bryk, louis m. gomez, alicia grunow, & paul g. lemahieu (format: paperback) ★★★★

between september and october 2015, I took a hiatus from reading and book blogging to focus on studying for a major test. 

august 2015

43. all the bright places by jennifer niven (format: audiobook; review not posted) ★★

42. americanah by chimamanda ngozi adichie (format: paperback; review not posted) ★★★★★

41. the interestings by meg wolitzer (format: audiobook; review not posted) ★★★

40. the martian by andy weir (format: paperback; review not posted) ★★★★

39. me and earl and the dying girl by jesse andrews (format: paperback; review not posted) ★★★★

38. saint anything by sarah dessen (format: audiobook; review not posted) ★★★

37. fun home: a family tragicomic by alison bechdel (format: graphic novel) ★★★★

36. don’t fail me now by una lamarche (format: ebook; ARC penguin’s first readers) ★★★★★

35. i don’t know what you know me from: confessions of a co-star by judy greer (format: audiobook) ★★★★

34. ready player one by ernest cline (format: audiobook) ★★★★★

33. bright lines by tanwi nandini islam (format: ebook; ARC penguin’s first readers) ★★★★★

july 2015

32. the circle by dave eggers (format: audiobook) ★★★

31. beyond belief: my secret life inside scientology and my harrowing escape by jenna miscavige hill and lisa pulitzer (format: audiobook) ★★★★

30. modern romance by aziz ansari and eric klinenberg (format: hardcover) ★★★

june 2015

29. undocumented: a dominican boy’s odyssey from a homeless shelter to the ivy league by dan-el padilla peralta (format: ebook; ARC penguin’s first readers) ★★★★

28. where’d you go, bernadette? by maria semple (format: audiobook) ★★★

27. forgotten country by catherine chung (format: audiobook) ★★★.5

26. stardust by neil gaiman (format: audiobook) ★★★★

may 2015

25. local girls by caroline zancan (format: ebook; ARC penguin’s first readers) ★★★★

24. our kids: the american dream in crisis by robert d. putnam (format: hardcover) ★★★

23. the marriage plot by jeffrey eugenides (format: audiobook) ★★★★

22. we were liars by e. lockhart (format: audiobook) ★★★

april 2015

21. dad is fat by jim gaffigan (format audiobook) ★★★★

20. peter pan by j. m. barrie (format audiobook) ★★★★

19. a field guide to awkward silences by alexandra petri (format: ebook; ARC penguin’s first readers) ★★★

18. harry potter and the deathly hallows by j. k. rowling (format: audiobook) ★★★★★

17. anna and the french kiss by stephanie perkins (format: audiobook) ★★★

march 2015

16. the spectacular now by tim tharp (format: e-book; review not posted) ★★★★

15. harry potter and the half-blood prince by j. k. rowling (format: audiobook) ★★★★★

14. hyperbole and a half: unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened by allie brosh (format: paperback; review not posted) ★★★★

13. brain on fire: my month of madness by susannah cahalan (format: paperback; review not posted) ★★★★★

12. mr. kiss and tell (veronica mars #2) by rob thomas and jennifer graham (format: audiobook; review not posted) ★★★

11. harry potter and the order of the phoenix by j. k. rowling (format: audiobook) ★★★★★

february 2015

10. funny girl by nick hornby (format: hardcover; review not posted; for pop culture happy hour) ★★★

9. hollow city (miss perengrine’s peculiar children #2) by ransom riggs (format: ebook; review not posted) ★★★

8. the body project: an intimate history of american girls by joan jacobs brumberg (format: paperback; review not posted) ★★★★

7. fresh off the boat: a memoir by eddie huang (format: audiobook) ★★★★

6. the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by mark haddon (format: paperback) ★★★★★

5. harry potter and the goblet of fire by j. k. rowling (format: audiobook) ★★★★★

january 2015

 4. lord of the flies by william golding (format: audiobook) ★★★

3. the short and tragic life of robert peace: a brilliant young man who left newark for the ivy league by jeff hobbs (format: hardcover) ★★★★★

2. yes means yes!: visions of female sexual power and a world without rape by jaclyn friedman & jessica valenti (format: paperback) ★★★★★

1. harry potter and prisoner of azkaban by j. k. rowling (format: audiobook) ★★★★★


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