A lot of my friends on Goodreads were going crazy over the book Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (plus the book got an amazing review by John Green). I read it, and while I enjoyed it, it fell a little flat. So when my friend Sarah (the same friend who gifted me some David's Tea pictured above - so good!) recommended another book by Rainbow Rowell, I went in with low expectations.
But Fangirl was perfection. From the first chapter I identified with Cath, an introvert and Simon Snow fan fiction writer (Simon Snow... think Harry Potter). The book opens on Cath's freshman year at college, where she is promptly dumped by her twin sister, Wren, who wants to room with other people. Cath is desolate. Used to being a package deal with her outgoing twin, Cath resorts to eating alone in her dorm room, a dorm room that is shared with Reagan. I loved Rowell's description of Reagan.
"She did everything so forcefully. She swung their door open; she slammed it shut. She was bigger than Cath, a little taller and lot more buxom (seriously, buxom). She just seemed bigger. On the inside, too."