TBR Spotlight: 7 Authors I Want To Read

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Originally, today’s post was just going to be me talking about a bunch of authors I want to read but then I remembered that I started this little series on the blog where I spotlight certain aspects of my TBR – I did 8 books featuring POCs last month, if you missed it – and decided to include today’s post in that series! I mean, it goes perfectly with what I want to do and gives me yet another chance to look at my TBR and make sure that there are only books on it that I am still interested in reading especially since some books have been on there for years. Ooops! But let’s not get too rambly and instead start this post!

Pierce Brown


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Up first we have the very handsome and funny Pierce Brown! I know for a fact that I have talked about wanting to start reading Pierce Brown books on the blog before, but it’s been a while and I need to remind myself that he is actually on my TBR and that Red Rising keeps staring at me because I continue to pick other books over it and that’s just not nice. And I am sorry, okay? I really am. I think I am going to make it my plan to read his Red Rising trilogy in time for the release of Iron Gold – which is a companion novel if I remember correctly. People are losing it over that release and I’m just sitting here with some serious FOMO (aka fear of missing out)! Soon, Pierce. Soon.

Laini Taylor


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Next, we have Laini Taylor who I don’t really know anything about other than the fact that people really love her writing and that I haven’t read a single book by her yet. But! I actually own a Laini Taylor book now so I can read something of her’s – the question is just when? I don’t know if it’s smart to start with the author’s most recent work and then work backward, but it’s what I’m going to do because I really, really want to read Strange The Dreamer already (or listen to the audiobook while reading along)!

Tahereh Mafi


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I feel like Jackie might be really excited to read that Tahereh Mafi is on my author TBR as she is the author of Jackie’s favorite series and Jackie keeps fangirling about it! I mean, I’ve read some of Tahereh’s work before (Shatter Me and Destroy Me) but I didn’t enjoy it too much back then. I am willing to give the series another chance though. But then again, Tahereh’s also has books outside of the Shatter Me series released, so I might just go for those instead – we’ll see! But I definitely want to read more of her work and find out if present day me enjoys her writing more!

Adam Silvera


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It seems like everyone in the book community continues to rave about Adam, his writing and his books and I’m still sitting over here not having read a single one of his books! And the guy is releasing a new novel next month too – his second this year! And apparently, Adam loves to rip out people’s heart and stomp all over them? Sounds like a fun time for sure! Is there a point in time when it’s a good idea to read his books? Should I be really happy before so I don’t get too sad after I finish his books? Or should I be a bit sad already to feel the full force of his writing? Any suggestions?

Libba Bray


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To be honest with you guys, the main reason why Libba Bray is on this list is her The Diviners series and it’s insanely pretty covers. I know that Libba has written so many more books, but I am mainly just interested in the Diviners series. But those books are huge. And while I’ve read big books, I am somewhat intimidated by the size of them! Do big books by an author on your TBR ever make you not want to read their work? Or do big books not intimidate you?

Renee Ahdieh


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Up next, we have Renee Ahdieh! I feel like both her The Wrath And The Dawn Duology, as well as Flame In The Mist, are pretty liked books (the former maybe a bit more) and people tend to praise Renee’s writing quite often which has me curious for sure! And since I do want to read more diverse this year and read books set in places other than the US I feel like Renee’s books are exactly what I need! But at the same time, I keep putting it off to actually buy any of her books because I’m worried I won’t enjoy them? And what am I gonna do then??? How do you guys deal with that? Do you just buy the book and hope for the best? Or do you borrow the book from the library and buy it after if you really enjoyed it?

Amanda Foody


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Amanda is definitely the most recent author on my TBR and I am so excited to hopefully read her debut novel soon! I keep hearing nothing but good things about it and Amanda really went at it and promoted her book and got me really excited for it! I just need to wait until the UK paperback is released because that’s the cover I want to own! It’s so pretty. Just one more month! I’m sure I can do it! Amanda is actually one of the few authors I follow on Twitter and interact with often which also kind of cements her place on this list! Whenever I think an author is great, I want to make sure I read their books too.


How about you?


Do you guys have any authors on your TBRs? Who is your #1 priority to read? Have you read any of these authors before (I’m sure you have as they are rather popular) and which one should I get to first? Let’s discuss in the comments below! I’m looking forward to it!


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6 Series I Really Want To Re-Read

6 series re-readRecently it has really felt like everyone is reading books I’ve already read and (for the most part) loved which basically results in me sitting there and reading all of the reading updates going ‘I really want to read that book again!’ – which is exactly how this post idea was born! Don’t you just love when that happens?! Let’s not ramble on too much and instead get right into this post!

PS: Click on the cover image to get to the series’ page on Goodreads!

The Lunar Chronicles


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There is actually currently a group read going on over on Goodreads of people reading the series and whenever I see one of the reading updates I immediately want to pick up my copies of the books and join everyone in reading them. But. I have too many other books I want/need to read first and I can’t really justify re-reading a beloved series at the moment which makes me really sad, actually. I do really love this series and all of its characters and even though I just finished the series last year I’m definitely ready for that re-read sometime soon!

The Raven Cycle


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With the recent news about Syfy picking up this series for a tv show, The Raven Cycle has definitely been talked about more again and I’m just once again really want to jump back into this world and be reunited with these characters! But I also want to mark up my copies with all of the tabs, highlighted passages and notes! I did do some tabbing, but nothing compared to what I do these days! I might make it my mission to re-read all of my favorite books so I can mark them all up and have the opportunity to look back on them down the line and see exactly what I loved about them!

The Shadowhunter Chronicles


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I’ve actually already started my re-read of these books (this includes The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices) but I haven’t really made any progress since I finished Clockwork Angel because other books had to be read and it seems like things might continue that way for the next few months too! But I definitely want to continue on my re-read of this and spend so much more time with all of these characters and then finally read (or listen to) both novella bind-ups!

Actually, earlier I randomly decided to take a look at City Of Ashes and City Of Glass and re-read some of my highlighted passages and I was so happy to be able to take a look at why I had marked those scenes! I can’t wait until all of my Cassandra Clare books are all marked up like that!

A Court Of Mist And Fury


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You might be wondering why on earth I would want to re-read this book already seeing how I just finished a re-read at the beginning of May but I just miss the awesomeness that is ACOMAF? I love that book with everything I have and it might have stolen the #1 spot from Clockwork Princess as favorite book. Yep, it’s that serious. Obviously, I can’t get enough of it, right? I mean, we all know how much I talk about Clockwork Princess in this blog!

Legend Trilogy


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If you read my most recent haul, you know that I just got a copy of Prodigy and that I plan on re-reading the trilogy once I own all the books and I am honestly excited but also a bit scared about re-reading this trilogy? Because what if I don’t enjoy it as much as I used to? I don’t want to dampen my previous reading experience with negative feelings! But I also want to get familiar with Marie Lu’s writing again in preparation for the release of Batman: Nightwalker (I don’t even really care about Batman but it’s Marie Lu, so obviously I want to read it!).

Do you guys ever worry about not enjoying a favorite book anymore once you re-read it? How do you go about that fear? Please share some tips with me!

Six Of Crows Duology


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Can you believe I actually almost forgot to include this series on my list??? What is wrong with me?! This has been on my mind so much these past few days because people on my Goodreads timeline are reading it and sharing all of their feelings and I want to do it too! It hasn’t even been a full year since I read this book and I know that I don’t want to relive some of the moments from it, but I do really miss this gang of characters almost more than any other cast of characters (excluding the Inner Circle – they’ve stolen my heart for good)!


How about you?


Are there any series or books currently on your radar that you really want to re-read? Do you wonder about whether or not you will still enjoy a book if you re-read years after reading it for the first time? Let’s discuss in the comments below!


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Books I Would Buy Right This Second With A Giftcard

Say it loud! (22)Hey, Everyone! This was one of our drafts and I thought it’s a fun idea to talk about books we don’t talk about that often and to also have reasons to buy more books, hehe. If someone gave a gift card right now you’re damn right I would be buying books (depending on how much money I get it for but still).

Actually, I haven’t bought any book in a while so this month there won’t be a book haul and a wrap up for that matter. Swetlana has bought a few books and you should really check out her post!

#1 When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon 

28458598I’ve talked about this book before and how the premise of the story really got me wanting to read it. People have had different opinions about it but as I said before we all see things differently. Anyhow, I look forward to exploring it!

I’d totally buy this because reading physical copies is how I prefer to read and that cover is just too cute! (Ngl that drink reminds me of Starbucks)

#2 Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

28245707The story features a convention about nerdy things and comics? Count me in. It’s like another version of Comic Con (I’m forever jealous of everyone that ever went there. I envy you a lot).

They end up competing in a contest which is such a cool idea? This book seems like so much fun! Usually, I’m not for super brightly colored covers but this cover just works for me? I love the hair and the font. It works so well together.

#3 The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

18798983I’d buy this because it’s been on my TBR for quite some time now and maybe having a copy would make me pick it up faster which usually does help me get to certain books faster rather than when I buy them as ebook.

That cover is also really beautiful and kind of fits the story quite well. I know a lot of you love this book and I hope to love it just as much. I have heard a lot of positive things about it.

#4 Geekerella by Ashley Poston

This is a really cool concept of Cinderella but with a ‘Geek’ as the main character? When I 30724132first heard about it I was like ‘I need to read this’ and if given a gift card this would definitely be on my list.

Yet another really well-done cover! For me, covers are the first thing that draw me into a book and if done in a way that I like, chances of me reading that book are higher than when it’s a cover I don’t like so much. We all don’t want to judge books by their covers but in the end, I think we all do. A cover is a form of representing the story the author is telling and it can either be enticing or not. It’s okay to not like every book cover you see.

#5 Gemina by Amie Kaufmann and Jay Kristoff

29236299Now I already own the first book in this duology and getting the sequel would be the next step. These books are so cool. When I first started reading Illuminae I was so in awe of everything. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

Which reminds me I should finish reading the first book. (I KNOW). This would definitely be in my haul and who knows maybe at some point I will actually be doing this with a gift card.

What 5 books would you have on your list? Let me know in the comments!


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BookTube-A-Thon 2017: My Experience And Wrap Up

booktubeaton experience wrap upBookTube-A-Thon 2017 officially ended on Sunday night which also marked the end of my very first readathon ever! I was really excited to take part in this and experience a readathon for myself, but unfortunately, I wasn’t really in the biggest reading mood all week which definitely influenced my experience quite a bit, but I will talk a bit more about it in a second!

I want to start this post off by saying how much I loved watching others share their BookTube-A-Thon experiences in tweets and vlogs! I also quickly realized that the people that I do follow took this so much more serious than me? They were trying really hard to complete all the challenges and read as many books as possible. I was kind of hoping their enthusiasm would rub off on me and I would be motivated to read more too, but that didn’t really happen. But still, I’m really glad that I decided to join in and get my feet wet as far as readathons go and from what I have seen around the blogosphere, there are more happening in the future too.

Some of you may have seen me tweet about leaving for a weekend to visit family the weekend of the 21st this past month and I think that might have influenced my reading mood in the end quite a bit. We left on Friday around 1 PM and got back home on Sunday around 4 PM (I think) and the majority of that time was literally spent sitting in a car and I was tired as hell once I got back home. I think I slept a good deal of Monday and didn’t really start reading until late that day.

It took me almost the entire week to actually finish one of my books because I just couldn’t get into it for the longest time. Nothing really happened and I hate those kinds of books more than anything. And since I really wanted to avoid a reading slump from happening, I decided to just go for an audiobook instead and I absolutely flew through it! I think it took me less than a day to listen to it and I am really glad that I decided to start a second book because I’m pretty sure I would’ve just given up on reading any further otherwise! 

On Sunday, I finally finished the first book and then went straight into the next one, hoping to take some of that momentum and use it to finish another book – unfortunately, once I finished the first part of the book I took a break to make myself dinner and just couldn’t get back into reading after. But that’s fine! Because I still started reading another book and I really enjoyed what I had read up until that point!

Books I Read


the scorpio racesThe first challenge this year was to read a book with a person on the cover and I had decided to go with The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater which was the first book I started and the book I finished Sunday afternoon because it took me ages to actually get through it! I did really enjoy Maggie’s writing and the story overall was really great too, but it just took so long to get to the point? Which was definitely my biggest problem with this book. But, I am still very happy that I finally read this book. I ended up giving it a 3/5 star rating! 

The second challenge this year was to read a hyped book – I hadn’t chosen a particular book for this challenge when I did to all the boys ive loved beforemy TBR and I didn’t think I would complete this challenge (though I feel like The Scorpio Races would fit this challenge too, actually) but then I realized that I needed to read something light and fluffy because I wasn’t enjoying my current read so I decided to go for the audiobook of To All The Boy I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han which I completed in about a day, I think. This is definitely a hyped book too, especially with the release of the most recent book in this trilogy! And since we’ve been getting casting news for the movie these past few weeks, the book has definitely been talked about a lot! I really loved the audiobook and ended up giving this a 3.5/5 star rating!

down among the sticks and bonesChallenge number three was to read a book in a day and I had chosen to go with Down Among The Sticks And Bones by Seanan McGuire for this one. After I finally finished The Scorpio Races I had actually planned on continuing with this book and read it for the remainder of the day – and finish it. Which would’ve definitely been possible as it was still early in the afternoon. But I had to make dinner in the middle of reading it and I wasn’t feeling like reading anymore after. But I still read about 30% of the book which I really happy with and definitely counting towards my total for the week!

I won’t talk about any of the other challenges as I didn’t complete them, but if you’re interested in them you should check out my post I made earlier this month! Maybe you’re looking for little reading challenges to set yourself for the upcoming month. 🙂


Originally, I had planned on keeping track of the amount of hours I would be reading through out the week but then I kind of forgot all about it when I picked TSR back up again on Sunday or when I was reading DATSAB which sucked a little bit. But I had read a total of 10.5 hours before that, which I’m really happy with. Something I did realize this week is that I apparently am a rather slow reader? The first time I tracked my time, it had taken me a total of 47 minutes to read 38 pages! I had no idea I read this slowly.

Overall, I read 2.33 books, about 800 pages and read for more than 10.5 hours! I would say that is an acceptable amount for my first ever readathon especially since I didn’t feel like reading a majority of the time!


Did any of you guys participate in this year’s BookTube-A-Thon? If so, how did you do? Are you happy with what you’ve read? Let’s talk in the comments below!


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Current Favorites

current favoritesFor the past week or more I haven’t been feeling like writing anything for the blog. Sandra and I recently talked and we scheduled post ideas for the upcoming weeks and every time I sat down to write my posts – I just wasn’t feeling like it. So, instead of forcing myself to write something I’m not feeling, I decided to talk about some of my recent favorites instead! 

Let’s start with the most recent one because I finally caved and checked it out:

Dua Lipa


My Twitter timeline is pretty much in love with her and constantly raving about her and when I saw her video for New Rules pop up on YouTube recently, I had to click on it and I am so glad I did! That song is so good and I haven’t been able to listen to much else these past few days! It’s so fun and catchy and I might be in love with Dua Lipa’s voice! I am currently listening to more of her music too! Let’s hope I find more great songs!

And while we’re on the topic of music, I just want to shout out a couple more songs that I have been absolutely loving recently: Back To You by Louis Tomlinson feat. Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals, Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato, Get Low by Zedd & Liam Payne and Fetish by Selena Gomez! I almost forgot one: Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – I totally blame Khaled sampling Santana’s Maria Maria for the fact that I am absolutely hooked on this song!

Audiobooks


For the longest time, I was convinced that I wasn’t a fan of audiobooks and that I would never get into them. Ha! I’m so glad that I was wrong about it because audiobooks are so freaking awesome and I can’t seem to get enough of them. I’ve actually listened to a total of three this month alone. I want to get all of them and have actually started using the list on Audible to make sure I remember which ones I wanted to get to in the future!

Audiobooks are so convenient and a real life saver when I have to walk to my parents by myself because I can get something productive done while I am walking! I mean, I could technically read a physical book, but that’s just not safe for anyone involved! I also tend to listen to an audiobook I have finished already to fall asleep if nothing else seems to work which is honestly the best way to fall asleep!

Buffer


Ever since I started getting a bit more of a following on Twitter, I’ve been trying to promote my blog posts on there a bit more often to try and reach a bigger audience, etc. I recently downloaded the app Buffer to my phone (but didn’t really use it for whatever reason) and started using it on my laptop too, to schedule previous posts for the next week or so while also tweeting throughout the day and I definitely think it’s been working okay so far! I definitely need to play around with it a bit more and find a great time to post my tweets, etc but so far so good!

Twitter


I am a huge fan of social media and have been for so many years and recently Twitter has really become a favorite of mine again! I have been able to connect with so many more book lovers lately and it’s been so much fun? I definitely find myself on Twitter a lot more than I used to! Which usually also means that I am reading a lot less, but that’s okay too!

Tumblr used to be a much bigger part of my day-to-day life a couple of months ago but it’s been really annoying me lately (it’s been loading SO slow and I am the least patient person there is) so I have moved any fangirling over to Twitter – which isn’t much, compared to how much I used to do it.

Malec


This, if you know anything about me, isn’t a recent favorite by any means but we’ve been getting such great scenes with these two and such good development for their relationship that I have them on my mind more often again lately and I am loving it! They have been one of my favorite relationships in The Mortal Instruments books and my favorite relationship on Shadowhunters, so obviously I am really happy and excited about everything we’ve gotten lately! And with the most recent sneak peek for tomorrow’s episode – I am over the moon. And slightly afraid about the state I will be in once I finish watching that particular episode.

What about you?


Do you guys have any recent favorites you would like to share? Any new songs you’ve been loving? Let me know in the comments below!


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Book Haul: July 2017

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Usually, you guys would be seeing my monthly book haul in my wrap up posts, but since I read quite a lot of books this month and also bought a lot of books, my wrap up would’ve gotten way too long and I don’t think anyone really wants to read more than 3,000 words in one go so I split those posts up this month!

But I am super excited about all of the books I got this month (a good deal have been read/listened to already so my shelves aren’t being stocked with too many unread books which is always good!) and I can’t wait to read them all at some point this year. Or next year. Who knows when I’ll actually be able to get to some of them as there are also so many new releases coming out in the next few months that I am so excited about! And there are books I want to re-read too. Oh boy. I need more hours in the day!

But now, let’s stop rambling and get into all of the books I got this month! PS: Most of these are actually used books which my bank account was really happy about!

Books I Bought


now i riseNow I Rise by Kiersten White

I have talked about my love for Now I Rise so many times on the blog by now, that I’m sure you guys are tired of me talking about it. But, I did get this book at the very beginning of July and the fact that I bought it after having read it already should also tell you how much I loved this newest release in Kiersten White’s The Conqueror’s Saga and you guys should absolutely pick it up too. If you need some convincing, please check out these five reasons that’ll hopefully convince you to run to your nearest bookstore/library to get your hands on this great book!


simon vs the homo sapiens agendaSimon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Yes, I finally gave in and checked out Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda and I couldn’t be more excited that I did because I absolutely loved this book and am now super excited for more of Becky’s books! I got this as an audiobook on Audible and pretty much stayed up all night to finish this book because I just had to know who Blue was (even though I was kind of spoiled) and the way they finally meet was just so sweet and I loved every second of it!


when dimple met rishiWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I really was on a bit of an audiobook high at the beginning of this month so after finishing Simon VS, I finally picked up When Dimple Met Rishi! If you are part of the book community in any kind of form you’ve probably been hearing about this book left and right and might even be a bit tired of hearing about it, but! I loved this book quite a lot, so you might actually stumble upon it on my blog a few more times in the future! This was such a lovely rom-com type of book that made me really happy and glad that I finally picked this up! Definitely worth the read!


boundlessBoundless by Cynthia Hand

I first read the Unearthly trilogy by Cynthia Hand a couple of years ago, but for some reason, I never picked up physical copies of the books even though I really enjoyed them? I also always wanted them in hardcover because the covers are so pretty and shiny and I wasn’t able to find them anywhere? But then I recently checked my go-to used books website and they had the final book, Boundless, in hardcover and great condition for under 3€. You can’t even imagine how quickly I clicked ‘Add to basket’! My goal is to collect the rest of the trilogy and hopefully re-read all the books after! This trilogy was the first time I read about angels and what got me to read Angelfall by Susan Ee so there’s definitely a bit of nostalgia connected to this trilogy too!


will grayson will graysonWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Another used book I bought this month and only the third John Green book I own: Will Grayson, Will Grayson! I’ve obviously heard about this book before and seen it pop up quite often, but I was never really interested in picking it up until I saw it for rather cheap when I placed my most recent order of used books. And this book was in great condition too and matches my copy of TFIOS in height which is a big plus too! I have no idea when I’m going to get to this book, but I like knowing that it’s on my shelves and that I can grab it whenever I feel like reading something else by John Green – I’ve seriously only read two of his books so far: TFIOS and Looking For Alaska. I need to change that!


extremely loud and incredibly closeExtremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

I kept seeing a different cover of this book pop up more recently and when I finally checked it out, I was really intrigued and so I added Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close to my basket too and even though I was hoping to get the other cover, I’m okay with this one too! As long as I get the book in the condition I ordered it in, I’m good. The cover isn’t that important in the end.

I haven’t read a single book that deals with the events of 9/11 so I have no real idea what to expect here, but I am definitely looking forward to reading this book and I know that Lia really enjoyed this one!


the night circusThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Around the release of Caraval so many people kept bringing up The Night Circus and talking about how the two books were similar, so I’ve definitely had this book on my radar for a while now. But then once more people had read Caraval people were saying how much better The Night Circus actually is, which had me even more curious. I did enjoy Caraval, but whenever I think back to it now, it has lost some of it appeal to me. I do want to read more stories with a circus atmosphere though (hopefully I’ll be able to read Daughter Of The Burning City soon, as it just released recently!!!) so I jumped at the opportunity to get this book used too! Can’t wait to get to this!


prodigyProdigy by Marie Lu

Up next, we have another book I have read already but don’t own a physical copy of yet: Prodigy by Marie Lu! I read this trilogy years ago too and really enjoyed it but only ever bought a physical copy of Legend and then couldn’t find copies of the other two books that would match Legend. But then I found Prodigy used and in the same edition as Legend, so I – again – jumped at the chance to buy this book! Who wouldn’t right? Gotta show my support for Marie Lu! At least for the books I’ve read and loved. Can you believe we have to wait a few more months for Warcross??? And apparently it’s really good and people keep fangirling over it and I’m just sitting here like ‘I want a copy too! I want to read it now!!!’. Soon, Swetlana. Soon.


strange the dreamer ukStrange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

During Amazon’s PrimeDay they had a great deal for Audible, so I asked my sister if she would sign up with Audible with her account and I’d pay her the monthly fee back so I can take advantage of a great deal even though I don’t use prime (I only ever buy books from Amazon and there are no shipping fees for books) and Strange The Dreamer was the book I got for the first month! I’ve been meaning to read this book ever since it came out but hadn’t picked it up yet and since there is no way of me getting it for under 5€ this audiobook was the best deal ever! I can’t wait to listen to this beauty soon (probably on my way down to visit family next weekend) and find out what the hype is all about!


Oh boy… do you ever realize just how many books you actually bought once you start writing them all down for a monthly wrap up? Because I honestly forgot that some of the earlier books were bought in July too. I might have to take it a bit slow in August after this haul. The only book I’m allowed to buy is Wonder Woman: Warbringer and if you see me talking about getting any other books, please yell at me not to do it? Wait, I’m allowed to get one audiobook too, which comes with my subscription but nothing else. You guys need to hold me to it!


What are some of the books you guys got this past month? Did any of you go as over board as I did? Have you read any of these books? If so, which one should I start with because I have no idea. There’s too much to choose from. Help a girl out!


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Wrap Up: July 2017

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You guys, I have no idea what is going on but July is officially the third great reading month for me? And I am not going to include the books I read during the booktube-a-thon in this post, as I have a separate one going up next week all about my experience and what I read. But before I ramble on too much and this post gets way too long – I even had to take out my book haul for this month because I kind of went a bit overboard and bought too many books – let’s jump into the six books I read before the booktube-a-thon started the last full week of July!


Books I Read


the nearest faraway placeThe Nearest Faraway Place by Hayley Long

I was approved for an eARC of The Nearest Faraway Place pretty last minute (aka about two weeks before the release date) so I was just a little bit stressed about getting to it, but luckily I finished this book really quickly! This ended up being such a nice start into my July reading month – I couldn’t be happier that this book started things off for me! I did write a review for this on the blog, so please click here to check it out and if it sounds interesting to you, make sure you get it too! Show the author some support!


every heart a doorwayEvery Heart A Doorway By Seanan McGuire

Every Heart A Doorway was my second read this month and a really quick one too since the book comes in at just under 170 pages! While I did enjoy this story, I really wanted to explore all of the different worlds the characters had traveled to before ending up at the school! But I am still very interested in reading Down Among The Sticks And Bones (which is a prequel) and I hope that we’ll get to experience at least one of the fantasy worlds in that book! You guys can check out my review on Goodreads where I talked a little bit more about my feelings regarding this book!


simon vs the homo sapiens agendaSimon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Some of you guys might know that I read Becky’s The Upside Of Unrequited earlier this year and that I didn’t like it as much as everyone else seemed to, which originally lead to me not being interested in any of Becky’s other works. But then I decided to give Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda a try on Audible and I fell absolutely in love with this book! I quickly found myself unable to stop reading the story! I had developed this need to know immediately who Blue would turn out to be (even though I had somewhat spoiled myself unknowingly) and the payoff was so worth the night of no sleep! And now that I’ve finished this? I am definitely open to reading more of Becky’s books in the future and I’m actually excited about her book revolving around Leah! I did review this book on Goodreads, so please click here to check it out!


when dimple met rishiWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

The beginning of July was definitely rather heavy on contemporary books as I picked up When Dimple Met Rishi on Audible once I finished Simon! After hearing so much about this book earlier in the year I was definitely super excited to finally get started on this and I was not disappointed! I really loved Dimple and Rishi as characters and seeing their opposite personalities come face to face was really fun! As with Simon, I pretty much finished this book in one day because I just couldn’t stop listening to it! I was absolutely hooked and so in love with all of the rom-com elements, this story threw at me! And the Bollywood references! I used to love watching Bollywood movies so it was definitely great to see them in this story too! I also reviewed this book on Goodreads, so please check that one out here!


 

the gentlemans guide to vice and virtueThe Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

To be quite honest, I shouldn’t even have picked up The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue because I have actual ARC copies waiting to be read but I just didn’t feel like picking them up and instead wanted to read something I chose. I’ve seen this book pretty much everywhere since it was released and wanted to know what the hype was all about, so I randomly picked it up and read it. To be honest with you guys, I was a bit disappointed by it though. This book started out so great and I really loved reading it and Monty was just hilarious but the closer I got to the end the less I seemed to enjoy it? And I still don’t really know why? I did try and make sense of it in my review on Goodreads but I didn’t get too far there either. Maybe time will tell! But I’m still really glad I read this book!


eliza and her monstersEliza And Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Eliza And Her Monsters was such a spur of the moment decision to read and I am really, really glad that it happened! I wasn’t feeling like watching Netflix or YouTube, writing blog posts or do anything else really, so I figured I would see if I was in the mood to read. Turns out, I was absolutely in the mood to read and I didn’t stop until I had finished at 1:30 AM! I really loved the writing, I was a big fan of the art work that is included in this book, fandom was portrayed so, so well in this, internet friendships were done so right and explained so well to the reader and lastly, I really liked the journey Eliza went on throughout this story. This was definitely 7 hours very well spent and I would absolutely suggest you pick this book up – especially if you love fandom and the internet in general! Please, if you think about picking this book up, be aware that suicide is brought up multiple times in this book – both in the past and present. 

As with a couple of other books this month, I reviewed Eliza And Her Monsters on Goodreads, which you can check out here!


What I Posted


July was another really fun blogging month and I want to share some of my favorite posts with you guys in case you haven’t seen them yet!


What was you guys’ July like? Did you read some books you just couldn’t get enough of? Did you read books you just wanted to throw across the room – for whatever reason?

What were some of you guys’ favorite posts you’ve written this month? Share them in the comments below – I feel like I missed out on quite a few this month!


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