Hey y’all. My name is Taylor, and I’m twenty years old. I currently am spending my life majoring in biomedical engineering and pre-med. It is my dream to go into pediatric oncology and work at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. I’ve been a frequent reader for as long as I can remember. Harry Potter gave me my first real push into reading, and I have been addicted ever since.  I love television (shows like Grey’s Anatomy, The Fosters, Chasing Life, Greek, Once Upon a Time, etc) , and my friends refer to me as a theatre junkie (in fact, just this week, I’ve been to four movies at the theatre). I love Broadway, and I was definitely a drama geek in school. I also am in a sorority that I love (Phi Sig represent) and spend most of my weekends doing various community service activities and philanthropic events.

Reading has always been one of the hobbies that holds my heart the most. I love the YA genre. I really enjoy a quote Colbert recently said in an interview with the amazing John Green. “A young adult novel is a regular novel that people actually read.” I feel this is 100% true. However, there are some key differences that really seem to stand out to me. I went to a panel recently with Marie Lu where she talked about the importance of parents in YA lit. This is one of the things I enjoy most about the genre. It shows the relationship between a child, and their parents, and how they are affected by it. Another reason I really love the genre is it is generally a series of firsts. First love, first trial out in the world on their own. Essentially, it is something everyone can relate to. Whether they have are going through the same thing right now or if they once went through the trials that comes with being a teenager, everyone can relate to those feelings.

Some books that I enjoy most are dystopian and fantasy. I love the books can take me a place that isn’t my own and allows me to escape from the world.

Some of my favorite authors include (in no particular order): JK Rowling, Alexandra Bracken, Marie Lu, Sarah J. Maas,  Julie Kagawa, Suzanne Collins, John Green, Lauren Oliver, Veronica Roth, Marissa Meyer, Sarah Rees Brennan, Holly Black, Cassie Clare, Maggie Stiefvater, John Steinbeck, Ellen Hopkins, William Shakespeare, David Levithan, Jay Asher, Khaled Hosseini, Josephine Angelini, James Dashner, Kami Garcia, Kendare Blake and Rainbow Rowell. I’m probably missing quite a few from here, but all these authors are automatically recommended by me!

You can find me on twitter here, goodreads here, and tumblr here. Feel free to follow or friend me on any of these sites.

Oh and also, my blog mates are AWESOME. LOVE THEM AND READ ALL THEIR REVIEWS! iluuuuuguys. No literally, they are some of my favorite people!

Thanks for visiting, much love, and hope you enjoy! ❤

 Ann Marie, Teresa & Jacqui~


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