September 2018 Wrap Up

I knew I read a few books this month, but I am honestly surprised with how many I actually did manage to read. September…was a busy month. Lots of stress and things to do, but I still managed to squeeze in reading time and I am very proud of what I read! I read 5 whole books this month which is a lot for a school month, especially the first school month of the year. Anyways, enough ramble so here are the 5 books I read in September!

City of Ashes and City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

I listened to the second and third book in The Mortal Instruments series via audiobook, and had so much fun revisiting one of my favourite series by listening to them while commuting to school! This series follows a girl named Clary who after her mother disappears, is suddenly thrust into a world of angels and demons and discovers that she has more of a place in this crazy world than she thought. There is adventure, action, and heaps and heaps of romance so what’s not to love? CoA – 4/5 stars, CoG – 4.5/5 stars

Oedipus the King by Sophocles

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I think its obvious that I had to read this for school since it is not normally what I read, but I am actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this Greek tragedy. While the story is…strange, it is entertaining and really powerful. It has actually made me want to pick up more Greek tragedies and give them a try, so who knows, maybe we will be seeing some more plays in my monthly wrap-ups. Anyways, this follows our main character, Oedipus who is the king of Thebes and he discovers that his life is not exactly what it seems…lots of drama and irony but a very good book to dissect in English class! 3.5/5 stars

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

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Another book I had to read for English class, but another one that I really enjoyed. This story was so impactful and important, and there were several times while reading it where I had to put it down to take a break. Indian Horse follows our main character, Saul, who is retelling the story of his life while in a rehab centre when he is around thirty years old. We watch him get taken away from his family and taken to a residential school, and how he survived that and the following years to come. This is a book I think everyone needs to read and I definitely plan on reading it again in the future because it was that good! 4/5 stars

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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This was a book I was super excited to read ever since I read the synopsis a few months back, and I was so happy to find the time to sit down and just read it this month. I have an entire spoilery review on this book so if you are interested in that definitely check it out here, but basically, it is a gory re-telling of “The Little Mermaid”. We follow two main characters, Lira, a siren who has the heart’s of seventeen princes, and Elian, the heir of a kingdom and killer of sirens. Their paths cross when Lira kills one of her own and as punishment, is made human with the task to take Elian’s heart and bring it back to her mother. Obviously, though, things do not go as planned. I had a lot of fun with this book and while it did have its problems, it was still an enjoyable read overall! 3.75/5 stars

So, those are the 5 books I read in the month of September and I am pretty proud of reading them all. Let me know what books you read this past month because I would love to know, or if you got too busy and didn’t have a chance to read anything at all! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post, as well as my social media accounts which are linked down below for more bookish and writing related content. Thanks 🙂

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October 2018 TBR

September was a better reading month than I thought, so fingers crossed that October is just as good. For the most part of September, school work was steady but easy enough, however, now that it is halfway through the month it has picked up a lot, to say the least. I still want to make time for my personal reading though, but I also have a few required reading books for my writing and English class so hopefully, I’ll get a few books read by the end of the month.

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

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As I’ve mentioned before, I am re-reading The Mortal Instruments series via audiobook and will definitely be on the fourth book by the time October rolls around. This series follows a race of half-humans and half-angels called Shadowhunters who fight demons to keep balance in the world. This is one of my favourite series and I’m really loving listening to the books while commuting to and between my classes every week.

Traplines by Eden Robinson 

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For my writing class, we have a mini assignment series called “Reading Like a Writer” where we read/watch projects written by living Canadian writers. For the short story part of this assignment, I decided to pick up this short story book and am really looking forward to it. It is written by a First Nations woman and her stories are heart gripping and incredibly realistic. I read one of the stories in this book for English last year and liked it so it was the first book to come to mind when this assignment popped up.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Clearly, I did not get to this book in September because of all the homework, reading and procrastination that had to get done. However, I am ready to (hopefully) pick this West African YA fantasy book up in October. Like I just said, this is a West African fantasy book that has lots of magic and epicness. Other than that, it is a mystery to me but I am so ready to dive in.

Those are the top 3 books I want to get to this month but I know this list will grow once I get more assigned reading for my classes. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post as well as my social media accounts all linked below! Thanks 🙂

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My Favourite Books of 2018…So Far

I know that it is like 3 months past the halfway point of 2018, but I still wanted to make this post just to reflect on some of my favourite books I’ve read since the beginning of 2018. Some are new releases and some aren’t, but what these 5 books do have in common is that I really enjoyed all them!

On Writing by Stephen King

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On Writing was a fantastic book about the journey and process of writing and really opened my eyes to the world of writing even more. Not only was it insightful and motivating, but it was overall just an enjoyable read. Sometimes with craft books, they are helpful and full of great tidbits of information but are kind of a bore to read. That was not the case with this one and because of that, I would definitely be willing to give this book a re-read in the future! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to write and wants to hear the story of one of the greatest writers ever. It is also beneficial and inspiring to see that like all of us aspiring authors, Stephen King struggled too and that is something really important for all writers to realize.

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

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One thing I loved about this book was that it was a contemporary-fantasy book and that is a genre I have been loving recently. While it had an interesting and beautiful storyline, the characters really pulled it off the pages with how realistic and flawed they were. This book really gives off mystical Narnia vibes that bring you back to when you were a child and really believed in a world of magic. In this book, we follow two sisters; Philippa and Evelyn who during a World War II bombing, somehow end up in a magical kingdom called The Woodlands. Years in this world pass and finally they are returned to their world as if no time has passed by at all. While Philippa and her brother are anxious to return to the pattern of their old lives, Evelyn dreams of returning to the magical kingdom and struggles to find herself back in the real world. One day, Ev disappears and Philippa is forced to look into the truth of her younger sister’s despair in order to understand why and how Evelyn disappeared. This book is beautiful, mystical and lyrical and hits shelves in late October so make sure you check it out when it comes out!

The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

These are the second and third books in The Raven Cycle, another beautiful and mystical book series that I have really enjoyed reading over the past few months. They follow a group of friends whose paths all lead to finding a supposedly lost Welsh king from ancient times.  I love darker fantasy-contemporary books just like The Light Between Worlds, and The Raven Cycle is exactly like that. I have one more book left in the series and am extremely curious and excited to see what happens!

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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While I went into this book with high expectations because of all the amazing hype it has received, and Scythe completely exceeded them all. Neal Shusterman somehow created such a vivid and three-dimensional world that really popped off the page and built itself up in my mind. The characters were people I could truly imagine meeting in real life; flawed and unique, and they interacted with the storyline perfectly. The story takes place in a world where humans have conquered basically everything from disease to death but to keep the population in check there are scythes who choose people to glean in order to do just that. Our two main characters Citra and Rowan are chosen to be apprentices to a well-known scythe and then eventually become scythes themselves, however, that is something neither of them really want. Such an amazing read that takes the genre of dystopian to a whole new level.

Those are 5 of my favourite books of the year…so far, and I hope you enjoyed! Let me know some of your favourite books of the year so far and what ones you think I would like because the year’s not over yet! Also, don’t forget to check out my last blog post as well as my social media accounts which are all linked below. Thanks 🙂

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Books I Want to Read Before College

Yesterday was my first day of senior year which means time is ticking before I finally go to college. I thought it would be fun to make a list of books I really want to read (or re-read) before college, because I know when it starts I won’t have much time for reading. Not only will I be trying to handle all the school work given to me this year though, but I also want to keep working on my own writing projects and my blog. So, today I compiled a list of 6 books I want have to read this year and here they are!

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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This is a MASSIVE fantasy book that has received so much amazing hype. However, I still haven’t read it. I own it so I could read it whenever but to be honest, it is really intimidating. I do want to get to it ASAP though because I know I will not be able to dedicate time to read this in the future, and want to make sure I read it when I have time, which is right now. Children of Blood and Bone like I said, is a YA fantasy book influenced by West African mythology and that is about as much as I know but enough for me to be really excited to dive into it.

The Dark Artifices triology by Cassandra Clare

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This is easily my favourite trilogy and while the third book has yet to come out (December though!), I know I will love it just as much as I have the other two. These books are just filled with rich and amazing characters and plot, twisting and turning without leaving you behind and always making you want more. I haven’t given these books a re-read in a while but I really want to before the third and final installment comes out in a few months! They are really big so they might take me a bit to get through but I am determined.

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

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I have never been a huge reader of the classics but I really want to put in the effort and try. That is the reason I want (and kind of need) to read this book this year because I have been thinking of studying English in college and if I liked classics it would be a much more enjoyable experience. I have heard the synopsis of this story many times and love it, so I feel like if I stick to it I will love the actual book itself just as much!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Another classic but I actually did try to read this one before. I believe I got around 50 pages into it but then put it down because not a lot was happening. In the book’s defense, it isn’t a YA fantasy book or anything like that, or even anything similar to a YA contemporary. I think I went in with that head space even though I knew it wouldn’t be anything like that because that is just what I am used to reading. If I go into it with fresh eyes and an open mind though, I think I could enjoy it just like a lot of others seem to!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby is a super short book and I have only heard great things…plus, it comes with the movie adaptation starring Leonardo Di Caprio so it is a must read I think. I have taken this book out before but never got around to reading it as one does when they take out too many books from the library. However, because of its incredibly short length I don’t really have an excuse during this year for not reading it. Even if I am busy, I should be able to fit it in and get it read before my senior year is over.

Those are some of the major books I want and NEED to get to before college next year and I hope you enjoyed! If you have read any of these books let me know what you thought about them, and also give me some more recommendations! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post as well as my social media accounts all linked down below 🙂

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August 2018 Wrap Up

August was an…okay reading month. Nothing compared to July but that is how it goes, some months are better than others and that is okay. However, I did get 3 books read this month and here they are:

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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Reading this book brought back all the feels and nostalgia from when I was younger and reading this book for the first time which was already about four years ago. Wow, it doesn’t seem like that long but it has been four years already! Anyways, it isn’t like I haven’t re-read City of Bones since, I have numerous times, but this time really reminded me how much I adore this story and its characters. City of Bones follows 15 year-old Clary Fray and one day, her mother disappears and Clary is left without answers. That is, until a mysterious boy from the Pandemonium club tugs her into his world of demons and angels, helping her realize that she has a part in this world she was unaware of her entire life. 4.5/5 stars

Fullemetal Alchemist Volume 1 by Hiromu Arakawa

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I was watching the anime of this manga series on Netflix and decided to try the manga out even though I had never been a manga or graphic novel person. However, I did end up really enjoying Fullmetal Alchemist! I love the story and what I experienced while watching the anime, and after reading the manga I realized how well the show stuck to the amazing story Hiromu Arakawa illustrated. Fullmetal Alchemist follows two brothers, Edward and Al who are alchemists searching for the philosopher’s stone. I am sure everyone who enjoys anime and manga has heard and read/watched Fullmetal Alchemist already, but if you haven’t, then please do! 4/5 stars

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

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This book took me a very long time to get through but overall, I did really, really enjoy it. It is a big book, about 500 pages, but I was also doing lots of traveling (and yes, procrastinating) which is why it took me like oh, three and a half weeks to read. Thunderhead is the second book in the Arc of a Scythe series/trilogy by Neal Shusterman, taking place in a world where humans have conquered everything from disease to poverty to even death. However, to keep the population in check there a scythes who choose people and glean (kill) them whenever they want. Our two main characters, Citra and Rowan are chosen to be apprentices to a scythe but this is something neither of them really wants. These books are amazing and will keep you on your toes! 4.5/5 stars

Those are all the books I read in the month of August so fingers crossed September is also a decent reading month! I hope you also had a good reading month and don’t forget to check out my last blog post as well as all my social media accounts all linked below. Thanks 🙂

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September 2018 TBR

As well as the summer went for reading, I know for a fact that September will be nowhere near that. Not only am I starting my senior year of high school, but I am also taking a writing class at university. I will be juggling all these classes, trying to keep up a social life, writing as much as I can, and still trying to post consistently to my blog and social media. So yeah, September will be a hectic month and I don’t know when I am going to have the time or energy to read but if I do, here is the list of books I want to get to!

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

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This is one of my favourite books to read during the beginning of the school year because it takes place for a lot of it at school. It also gives me all the cozy, fall/winter vibes that get me excited (well as excited as you can get) for school and the colder weather. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before follows a 16 year old girl named Lara Jean whose secret love letters mysteriously get sent out to all the boys she has loved before, and she finds herself having to fake a relationship with the most popular guy in school to keep her sister’s ex-boyfriend from finding out her true feelings for him. This is such a fun and adorable story, and I will definitely be re-watching the movie (for the millionth time) right after re-reading it for all the feels.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 

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I really wanted to get to this book read in August but I just ran out of time and took longer to read other books than I expected. Anyways, this book is MASSIVE so I can see it taking me the entire month of September to read. Since I have heard such amazing things about it though, I am hoping that I fall so in love with the story that I can’t help but just read, read, read. I don’t know too much about the plot, but I do know this is a YA fantasy book inspired by West African mythology and ugh, I am so excited.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Since I want to get reading done in September still, I want my TBR to be mostly contemporary based so I get through them quickly. Fangirl follows a girl named Cath who is starting her freshman year of college with her twin sister, Wren. While Cath is shy and socially awkward, Wren is bubbly and extroverted, finding it easier to fit in at this new school than Cath. However, when Cath meets her roommate Reagan and her best friend, Levi, she starts to slowly break out of her shell a bit more. This is one of my favourite contemporaries to read during the fall time because it gives me school and cozy vibes like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

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Those are all the books I plan to get to in September and I know it isn’t very long, but if I somehow manage to read all three, I will be pretty proud with myself. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post and all of my social media accounts linked down below 🙂

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BookTubeAThon 2018 TBR

We have three days left before the annual BookTubeAThon begins; a seven day readathon with reading, video, and Instagram challenges! I am so excited about these challenges and all the books I have chosen for them, so let’s get into this TBR so I can share all the amazing books.

1. Let a Coin Toss Decide Your First Read

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The two books I flipped a coin for were Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz and Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. I was happy with either book, but I was really hoping for Every Heart a Doorway because 1) I have heard AMAZING things about it and 2) it is less than 200 pages. When I flipped the coin thought it landed on tails which I used to represent Every Heart a Doorway, so that is what I will be reading for this challenge! It is the first book in a fantasy series that I don’t really know the specifics about, but am looking forward to finally joining the bandwagon!

2. Read a Book About Something You Want to Do

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While I have been to California plenty of times, I have never been to San Francisco and for some reason, I’ve always really wanted to. That is why for this challenge, I will be reading Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I have read this summer contemporary book countless times, but I am dying for a re-read so it is the perfect time to pick up this book during the readathon because I know I will fly through it. This follows a girl named Lola whose life seems almost perfect until her first love and first heartbreak moves back next door, flipping her entire world upside down.

3. Read and Watch a Book to Movie Adaptation

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I was really looking forward to this one because not only have I been dying to re-read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, but I have also been wanting to give the movie another watch since it has been a while. This challenge came at the perfect time, and I feel like this is going to make me want to re-read the entire series…City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is the first book in The Mortal Instruments series which follows a world that has Shadowhunters, a species that is both angel and human, whose duty is to rid the world of demons. Our main character, Clary discovers she is a Shadowhunter, and together we are thrust into this crazy, dark world with her.

4. Read a Book with Green on the Cover

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I will be doubling up this challenge (unless I manage to find some time to read another book) and reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

5. Read a Book While Wearing the Same Hat the Whole Time

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I love this challenge! I don’t usually wear hats but maybe this will be the challenge that gets me into wearing them more often…probably not, but that’s okay. For this challenge, I will be reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, a fantasy book where our main character Kell can jump between the different Londons in this world; Red London, Grey London, White London, and once upon a time, Black London. This was on my Biannual Bibliothon TBR but I never actually got around to it so hopefully I will this time!

6. Read a Book With a Beautiful Spine

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I think the spine for Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo is really pretty (and it has been on my TBR since the beginning of time), so I have decided to read it for this challenge. This takes place in the Grisha Verse…which I don’t know anything about. I have heard good things though so I am hoping I ill like it as much as everyone else seems to!

7. Read 7 Books

I have a few options for this one, and it all just depends what I am the mood for when the time comes. Some of my options are Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne and Love & War by Melissa de la Cruz. It might be something totally different in the end, but right now I have nooo idea what I will feel like reading.

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Summer Biannual Bibliothon TBR!

The summer session of the Biannual Bibliothon is a readathon that is taking place from July 14th-20th, and spreads across different social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. There are reading challenges that you can choose to follow, which I am, and I am really excited to share my TBR for the coming week! If you are interested in participating but want to know more about the whole thing, check it out –> here

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1. Read the Group Book 

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This summer, the group book is The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw that follows witches in a beach town. As of right now, I am not adding this book to my TBR for the week, but if I manage to finish the books on my TBR I will pick it up and see how it is! I will say that the cover is GORGEOUS though, and makes me want to pick it up sooner so who knows…

2. Choose a Book From Someone Else’s TBR

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Whether this is from a friend’s TBR or just from someone’s video you found on YouTube, pick a book from someone else’s TBR that interests you. I chose my book off of someone’s TBR video from YouTube, and that book is A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab! I borrowed this book from the library about a week ago, and am so excited to finally devour it and love it like everyone else has. From what I’ve gathered, this is a fantasy book about a guy named Kell who can jump between different worlds, which in this world, are various versions of London like Red, Grey, White, and once upon a time Black. I am in the mood for some good fantasy reads so I cannot wait to join the club on this book!

3. Try the First Chapter of 3 Books but Pick 1 to Read

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I picked three books off my shelf and they were The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling, and Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. Lately I have been in the fantasy mood, so I decided to go with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling. I wanted to revisit the series, and started listening to the first book on audiobook (which I will hopefully be done by Saturday), so I might listen to the second book via audiobook or maybe even switch back and forth between the audiobook and physical book.

4. Read a Book That Has Been On Your TBR for Over a Year

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About a year ago I bought the ebook version of The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, yet still have not read it. The movie is coming out soon too, I also got the physical copy from the library and I am excited to dive into the world of The Darkest Minds! All I know about this book is that it follows a girl named Ruby who goes to a special camp for kids with powers…and that is all I need to know to be excited!

5. Read a Predicted 5 Star Read

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This was an easy choice because everyone has been raving about Scythe by Neal Shusterman, and I have wanted to read it so badly because of all the great hype it has. I know I will not be disappointed, and the world of this book seems so interesting as it deals with the concept of death and how we get to choose who lives and dies. What I know about this book is that it follows a world where humans have conquered everything from disease to death, and to keep the population in check they have Scythes. Our two main characters are apprentices to Scythes, but it is a weight they don’t want to shoulder, and never have.

6. Read an Own Voices Novel That Is Different From You

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For this I decided to go with From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon because it is an own voices book with an Indian main character, and I am not Indian so there we go. I have wanted to pick up this book since it came out back in May, and it seems like a cute, fluffy read that I am always in the mood for. It follows an aspiring filmmaker named Twinkle who is approached with opportunity to direct a film for an upcoming film festival, and the offer includes being able to work with her longtime crush, the brother of her co-director.

7. Read the Last Book You Bought

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The last book I bought was Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier, but I just finished reading that a few weeks ago so I decided to go with the “last book I picked up” because I don’t remember any other books I recently bought… However, I did pick up an ARC that my library was giving away for review called The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth, so I decided I should give that a read this readathon! This is a YA fantasy book set in England during the second world war, that follows two sisters who have returned from a strange and magical kingdom called the Woodlands, and now have to adjust to the real world until one of the sisters goes missing. Seems really intriguing and interesting, and I am looking forward to diving in!

Those are all the books I plan to read, and fingers crossed I am able to do so! Usually I am pretty good during readathons, and get a lot of books read, so I am excited to finally catch up on my Goodreads goal. Also, make sure to follow me on social media because I will being doing updates on Twitter and Instagram!

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July 2018 TBR

July is always by far my best reading month every year, mostly due to the readathons that take place during it, and because of that, I am always really excited to make my TBR for July. Anyways, here are just a few of the books I want to read next month, and I hope you enjoy.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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This has been a book I have been meaning to get to for about a year now, but now that the movie is coming in August, it is time to actually read it. The Darkest Minds is the first book in a YA dystopian series that follows a group of kids at a camp with special powers. Our main character is named Ruby, and other than that I have no idea what else it is about. I have heard great things about it though, so I am looking forward to joining the bandwagon and prepping for the movie!

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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I have yet to read a V.E. Schwab book and I feel like this is a good place to start. I have heard nothing but fantastic things about this series by V.E. Schwab, and I am so, so excited to finally join the club of her fans. All I know about this book is that it takes place in a world that has different London’s like red London, grey London…those are all the London’s I know that are in the book, but there are a few more. It also follows a character named Kell that can jump between these different London’s and honestly, that is enough for me to want to read it.

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

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A few months ago I read When Dimple Met Rishi, Menon’s other contemporary book, and absolutely adored it so I am looking forward to her brand new one! I borrowed it from my library as an ebook and I don’t usually read ebooks, but I am willing to make an exception for this book because I have been highly anticipating it. From Twinkle, With Love follows an aspiring filmmaker named Twinkle who is offered the chance to direct a film for an upcoming summer film festival with fellow film geek, Sahil, and she jumps at the chance, especially since it gives her a chance to work with her longtime crush, Sahil’s twin brother. I love reading books where the main character is chasing a creative career, and I am super excited to read it!

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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Again, I have only heard fantastic things about this book, and I will probably pick it up during the Biannual Bibliothon (a readathon taking place from July 14-20) because I have a feeling I will want to just binge it in one sitting. From what I gathered it takes a place in a world where humans have conquered everything from diseases to death, and to keep the population in check they have Scythes…essentially grim reapers on earth. Our two main characters are apprentices to Scythes, but it is a burden that neither of them wants. I love dark, twisted books like this and am intrigued to see what it turns out to be.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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Of course I need another contemporary to read in July, so what better than Since You’ve Been Gone, a classic favourite of mine. I cannot remember when I read this book last, so a re-read is overdue. Since You’ve Been Gone follows our main character Emily whose best friend, Sloane, has mysteriously disappeared. However, she has left behind a summer bucket list filled with strange and crazy things, and Emily is determined to complete it in the hopes of it leading to her friend. I always have a blast while reading this book, and cannot wait to visit the fun again!

Those are five of the books I for sure want to get to in July, but fingers crossed I am able to get a few more read! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post as well as my social media accounts, all linked down below 🙂

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May 2018 Wrap Up

When I looked back at what books I read in May, I was pleasantly surprised because I had read a lot more than I thought. I read a grand total of four books in the month of May, and while I am still four books behind on my reading goal, I still managed to get a good chunk read this month. Anyways, here are the books I managed to read!

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

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During April I had jumped back into To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, the first book in the trilogy, and afterwards I just had to continue on. Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the third and final book in this trilogy which follows Lara Jean, a teenage girl who writes love letters to all the boys she has loved before as a way to say goodbye, right before sealing them away in a teal hatbox forever. One day these letters get mysteriously sent out, and Lara Jean’s worst nightmares suddenly come true. I LOVE these books, and the first book is actually a movie which is being released on August 17 so yay! 4.5/5 stars

 

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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I had to read this play for English class and well, it’s Shakespeare, which is all I really have to say. Without a doubt I can see the genius behind it and how it acts as a template for hundreds upon hundreds of books and plays and TV shows that we see now. However, it wasn’t something that really gripped my attention and I probably wouldn’t have read it if I wasn’t forced to. 2.5/5 stars

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

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My initial plan was to read this book when it first came out back in March, but not only is this book pretty big, but I was also terrified that I wouldn’t love this book as much as the first three in the series. Spoiler alert: I did. This book was everything and more, and I was so happy to not only get to read from Juliette’s point of view, but Warner’s as well. Anyways 10/10 recommend and I cannot wait for the next book! 4.5/5 stars

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

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Ugh I love all the books in the series so much that all I want to do is read them over and over again, and it has been a long time since I found a book series like this. Sapphire Blue is the second book in the Precious Stones trilogy by Kerstin Gier, which follows Gwenyth, a teenage girl who comes from a family of time travelers. Everyone believes it is her cousin Charlotte who inherited the gene, but when Gwen is thrust back in time secrets unravel about herself that she didn’t even know. This book was originally in German, and there is even a movie (in German but with good English subtitles) which is a lot of fun, just like the book! 4.5/5 stars

Those are all the books I managed to read and I am happy to say that I adored 3/4 of them which means it was a very successful month! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post and social media accounts, all which are linked below 🙂

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