My Summer Book Club

Good morning!

Does anyone else agree that this week will never end? Yesterday was a very long day. Ugh!

After reading The Fault In Our Stars  over the weekend, I decided that I need to get back into reading. I forgot how easy it was to get through a book so quickly while doing cardio. Time just flies on by.

It made me remember how much I was reading a few months ago. Fortunately I got caught up in watching TV shows on Netflix. However, I’ll admit that I was having a hard time finding a book or author that would suck me in. Luckily,  The Fault In Our Stars caught my attention real quick and reminded me how much I love to read.

That being said, I decided to put together my own book club. I’ll be the only one in the club. HA!

I’ve come up (with the help of others, you know who you are) a list of books that I am interested in reading.

Tara’s Summer Book Club

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth

I’ll admit, I’ve started the book, but haven’t finished. However, it is a hardback which is harder to hold while working out. I will finish it though, don’t worry about that! 😀


Orange Is The New Black by Piper Kerman


What Happened To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen


Paper Towns by John Green

I’m pretty confident that I’ll finish all four of these books in a month or so; however, I don’t want to overwhelm myself.

Reading should be enjoyable and I love to get lost in books.

Do you love to read?

What are you currently reading?

Any recommendations to my list?

Have a great Thursday.

XO, Tara

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Welcome Back Fun Facts Friday!

Wow. Has it seriously been since October when I last did a Fun Facts Friday? I didn’t realize it had been that long; time sure does fly on by! Shoot.176

Before we begin with Fun Facts Friday, I just wanted to thank everyone for all the encouragement regarding running a marathon this year! You all are the best! 🙂

1. I am seriously loving my new pair of Frye boots. 003Just may die. 

2. I need to bake some Banana Bread this weekend.001

These babies are just perfect. 

3. I have taken four Flybarre classes this week. I’ve been pulsing and pulsing!IMG_38071Guys, the burn is worth it. 

4. I need to open this book and read it. I got the book for Christmas and it has been starring at me ever since!


Have you read the series? So good! 




Be sure to watch the game TOMORROW at 1:35pm and cheer for the Seahawks!!

If you don’t, then well we can’t be friends. Jk.

Will YOU be watching Football this weekend? 

Have YOU read the Divergent series? 

Share with me your FAVORITE recipe to bake!

XO, Tara

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Chobani Challenge: OCTOBER

Back in June, I decided to hop on the bandwagon and join the Chobani Challenge!

Here is a re-fresher on what the challenge entails: 

The Details:
“In a nut shell: we’ll set one attainable goal each month. These goals can be totally simple, or larger, fitness/lifestyle/growth goals. Join us and set whatever works for you! Different strokes for different CHOlks.”

#5. October– Read and write reviews for two books! I love to read, but sometimes it goes on the back burner. Any book recommendations are appreciated!!


Ok, it is already the October 7th….luckily, I am about halfway through a novel as we speak. I’ll give you a hint. It is a romance.


I’ll have that book finished any day now and my review will be up. I need to find a second novel though. Any recommendations?

I want to read Wild by Cheryl Strayed.



I’ve heard it is a great novel. It was only listed on Oprah’s Book Club!


Another novel I am excited to read is Allegiant. Allegiant is the 3rd novel in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. It comes out on October 22, 2013. I am sure that I can finish it and write a review in a few days. Last time, I finished Insurgent in 2-3 days. I was sucked in! I highly recommend this series, plus there is a movie coming out in March 2014.

On cold, rainy or snowy days, I love curling up with a good book. I think this feeling comes with it being fall.

Are you a big reader?

What is your favorite genre?

XO, Tara

Past Book Reviews:

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein