June Favorites



YouTubers To Watch

I find myself watching tv less and less. I used to have a few regular shows I tune in to every week. Now the majority of my media consumption has moved online. I’ve started following more youtube channels than television shows. Here’s what I never miss an episode of:

Vlogbrothers – Run by brothers John and Hank Green, topics range from educational to silly. I’ve been watching their videos for years, and they continue to produce content that is both entertaining and insightful.

Essiebutton – A Canadian living in London, Estée makes beauty, fashion, and lifestyle videos. She posts high quality content, but never takes herself too seriously. You can also watch some of her everyday activities on her vlog channel essiebuttonvlogs.

Booksandquills – Be prepared to start a book wishlist after watching Sanne, a Dutch “booktuber”. I love getting reading recommendations through her videos.

CommunityChannel – Natalie Tran’s videos are pure comedic gold about day to day situations with which most of us can identify. She is often borderline inappropriate but 100% hilarious.

PemberlyDigital – These videos update works of fiction into a series of vlog-style videos. Their current two series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved, are adaptations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Emma, respectively.

Have fun watching!

Summer Reading Part 1

It wouldn’t be summer without indulging myself in all of the fun reading I put off during the semester. You can find me in the public library on a weekly basis (sometimes more). My preference is young adult fiction, but I’ll read anything if it’s interesting enough. I thought it would be nice to share my favorite books I’ve read so far.

images from goodreads

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

I read a lot, so for books to stand out there has to be something unique or particularly appealing. With each of these books, I found myself slowing down and really soaking in the text. They are all very different, but if you’re looking for reading material, I would recommend checking these out and reading any of them that sound interesting.

I also thought I’d include a few honorable mentions. These are all YA books I think are perfect for sheer entertainment while sitting by the pool or in front of the AC.

Across the Universe series by Beth Revis

Bright Young Things series by Anna Godbersen

Heist Society series by Ally Carter

The Selection series by Kiera Cass

Catherine by April Lindner

Enjoy and happy reading! Let me know if you’ve read any good books lately.

May Favorites

  • Relax: Sitting poolside
  • Read: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Decorate: Fresh peonies
  • Listen: Neon Bible by Arcade Fire
  • Watch: Battlestar Galactica
  • Eat: Snow cones
  • Polish: Nails Inc. Westbourne Gardens
  • Scent: Beach Cabana candle from Bath & Body Works
  • Accessorize: Russian Rose phone case from Rifle Paper Co.