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You were the sun, and I was crashing into you. I'd wake up every morning and think, 'This will end in flames'. ⚡ Simon and Baz are my newly adopted children. They are too precious. 😭 I don't like many enemies to lovers pairing but I ship them too hard it hurts. *clenches heart* Appreciate the other characters, I mean I understand what they're coming from. I also like Watford (duh, it's basically Hogwarts) and magic system, especially how the spells work! And absolutely love this book's take about the Chosen One trope! Can't wait for Wayward Son! *muffled screaming* Which SHOULD really happen because there are many things that can be done with the story. We need answers! ⚡ #qotd What is the book you've recently finished? What do you think about it? ⚡ #bookseries #carryon #simonsnow #baz #rainbowrowell #carryonrainbowrowell #yabooks #yaliterature #yareads #yalit #youngadultbooks #flatlay #bookflatlay #minibookreview #epicbooks #fantasybooks #fantasy #finishedreading #recentreads #lovereading #onetruepairing #booksofinstagram #bookstagramph #bookstgram
Hanging out for this with equal measures of anticipation and dread... coming soon - yours truly being interviewed for this indie author podcast by the lovely @ashleyfinleywriter 📚🔖🤩 Watch this space... #swaynovel #podcast #bookishopportunities #minibookreview #positivereview #cringeworthy #youngadultfiction #authorinterview #authorhighlight #writingcommunity #igwriters #indieauthorsofinstagram #podcastinterview #podcasting #wellreaddames #writerlyfriends #bookstagram #booksforteens #wellreaddamespodcast
November turned into a busier month than expected, so it took me an extra week to finish the eleventh book in my #12booksin12months #readingchallenge ! 🤓📚 #ilovebooks #amreading #booknerd . #minibookreview of #WarStories by #PeterSnow and @annmacsnow : There are some really great stories in this collection. Some people from #history I already knew a bit about like #LauraSecord , and others I hadn't heard of yet like #NicholasWinton , but all #inspiring ! . Next up: The last book of the year will be #Candide by #Voltaire for a book I had previously abandoned. Had to read part of it for a History assignment in high school, and somehow never finished reading the whole thing.
#minibookreview Last weekend I finished my buddy read with @thegeekyyogi of Jasmine Guillory’s The Proposal. This is my first time reading her work and I enjoyed it! I would say it was a solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I like Carlos a lot and related to his character. The supporting cast was good but wanted a bit more from them. Lastly, I think that Guillory could have really expanded and dug into some topics about race, ethnicity, and culture. But because it stayed surface level I think it fell flat. All in all I liked it and will probably read The Wedding Date, which Kendall said she enjoyed more! 💙 #bookish #bookstagram #bookworm #booklover #bibliophile #bookcover #bookaddiction #bookaholic #readerlife #readmorebooks #contemporaryromance #bookreview
Dave Cullen’s COLUMBINE is an outstanding work of investigative journalism. It is deeply fascinating as well as highly engaging - but it’s not for the faint of heart. I’ve had this on my radar forever but @thestackspod finally convinced me to pick this up & I’m so grateful. I have been in the mood for gripping reads lately & lucky finding the right ones. I read a lot of depressing/dark books, but I rarely have such visceral reactions as I did to reading Cullen’s recounting of the attack itself. Cullen also explores the media response & how it perpetuated the myths behind the cause of Columbine. This shooting was not in response to jocks, goths Marilyn Manson. This was a psychopath with a depressive side kick & access to guns. So fascinating. Highly recommend reading this if you can stomach it - I’d be happy to explain further some of the triggers in the book.
Book #59 | Rating: 4/5 • I love Tana French with my whole entire being, so I wasn’t surprised by how much I liked this book. The story is told through the eyes of Toby, a privileged man whose lucky life starts to unravel when he’s beaten up during a home burglary. While he’s recovering, a family member asks him to go stay with his uncle in the big house in which Toby and his cousins spent a lot of time growing up. The uncle is dying and Toby has nothing else to do, so he goes. When a human skull is found on the property, every part of Toby’s well-constructed life turns to chaos. • As with French’s Dublin Murder Squad books, The Witch Elm is suspenseful, well-written, and creepy. French takes her time telling this story, and I was on board from page 1. Have you read this one? Are you a Tana French fan? • • • #andreaisreading #thewitchelm #tanafrench #minibookreview #books #book #reader #reading #bookstagram #suspensereader #mysteryreader #bookish #igreads #bibliophile #bookworm #booklover #booknerd #readinglife
#tistheseasonathon Day 6: A book with snow on the cover 🎄 Snow on the mountains and ground were all I could find! Apparently I need to invest in holiday books. Oh no! 😉😁❤️📚 🎄 This book was so good! I gave it an average of 4 stars. There was a total of 12 holiday, New Year's, Christmas or winter themed stories. My favorites were written by Rainbow Rowell, Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, and Kiersten White. The two that were different were from Holly Black and Laini Taylor. I completely loved the odd spin they did on a 'holiday story' (one was Krampus if that tells you anything🤨)! Whatever your holiday reading fancy, I recommend this collection of sweet, fluffy and sometimes magical stories! 🎄 #holidaybooks #yabookstagram #yabooks #instabooks #minibookreview #instabookreview #bookreview #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #kindlebooks
✨BOOK REVIEW✨ . . Amy and Roger's Epic Detour 2/5 ⭐️ . . ⚜️ Overall Impression: .....meh. . . ⚜️ I really wanted to like this book. A road trip with a cute boy? Heck yeah. I'm all for it. I wanted chemistry. I wanted flirting. I wanted cute, shy, awkward moments and a gradual build up towards the inevitable destination. I got none of that. . . ⚜️ This book took a lot of detours. I'm ok with detours, I think they're part of any great road trip. But the detours really had nothing to do with their relationship. I felt like I was reading two different books. The first 300 pages is about a guy and a girl who go on a road trip and help each other through some tough sh!t. The last 20 pages is about a guy and a girl who decide they like each other. . . ⚜️It was just really anti-climactic, and I felt like the plot was all over the place. There was no chemistry between Amy and Roger, and then right before the book ends its like hey, let's make out. AND THATS IT. Thats about all the chemistry you get out of 300 pages. . . ⚜️I mean, the book had a nice story, but it felt like false advertising. I wanted a cute romance novel, but instead I got a book about a girl re-discovering herself and learning how to live again after losing her father. I can appreciate the story, buy it's not what I thought i'd be reading. It'd be like ordering a pizza and getting Chinese food instead. . . ⚜️ I didn't think it was awful, but I wouldn't recommend this book. It's a fun road trip if that's what you're in the mood for. Just don't be expecting a ton of romance. . . . #bookreview #minibookreview #morganmatson #bookcoverdesign #bookrecommendations #booksta #bookish #bookishgirl #bookstagrammer #bookstagramnewbie #bookcommunity #booknerd #bookthoughts #ireadya #reading 📖 #igreads #readersofig
“Anything that was ever worth knowing began with once upon a time” ˑ The Essex Serpent is a moody, aching sort of book. One that moves slowly, turns stones and peers underneath, pushes against the bruises of being alive. It’s a close, reined-in sort of story pushing along the borders of an expansive natural world, and reading it makes you feel grand and hopeful and a little bit suffocated. I can’t wait to read it again. ˑ recommended book for #allthebooksdec18 ˑ ˑ ˑ ˑ #bibliophile #readersofig #bookrecommendation #minibookreview #theessexserpent #bookaesthetic #ofcosymoments #pursuepretty #mybookfeatures
I still can't figure out how to repost... anywho, this post from @ashleyfinleywriter was wonderful to wake up to! I had all kinds of anxiety dreams about this recording, but also good dreams of visiting Indiana, where she lives😅 I better get up and have breakfast with the kids so I'll be ready to roll! Watch this space... #swaynovel #podcast #bookishopportunities #minibookreview #positivereview #cringeworthy #youngadultfiction #authorinterview #authorhighlight #writingcommunity #igwriters #indieauthorsofinstagram #podcastinterview #podcasting #wellreaddames #writerlyfriends #bookstagram #booksforteens
LIKE THE FLOWING RIVER: THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS written by #paulocoelho Is a collection of 103 short stories-parables. This is how my advent calender looks like. I read four stories a day. Each one exemplifies a particular human value. Even if they are not new to me, I think that it's still worth to reflect on them, just for cherishing and highlighting what is most important in our lives. "Work is a blessing when it helps us to think about what we're doing; it become a curse when it's sole use is to stop us thinking about the meaning of our life"🦉 "We are in such a hurry to grow up, and then we long for our lost childhood. We make ourselves ill earning money, and then spend all our money on getting well again. We think so much about the future that we neglect the present, and thus experience neither the present nor the future. We live as if we were never going to die, and then we die as as if we had never lived." #bibliophile #bibliophiles #book #books #bookstagrammers #bookstagram #bookish #terazczytam #książka #minibookreview #bookrecommendations #ichlesegerade #bücher #read #adventskalender #adventreading #readingisfun #booksforlife #bookspic #life #philosophy #filozofia #bookworms
Subscription service book: Only the Ocean is a book I recently received through my book box club subscription. It is written by Cornish author Natasha Carthew. Initially I struggled with this book due to the true to life conversations and the use of slang and dialect. There are some words and phrases in this that mean something different to me because I'm from the North. At times this could get very confusing but as the book goes on this becomes easier to understand as I became more in tune with the main character, Kel. The plot wasn't something that really interested me when I read the blurb and to be honest the first few chapters. However, I am no quitter and decided I was going to finish it, and I did all in one night... 2/5 stars #spoilerfree #minibookreview #booknerd #reader #bookstagram #lovetoread #currentread #book #onlytheocean #natashacarthew #bookboxclub #femaleauthor #cornishauthors #ukauthor #bloomsbury #newbook
Mini review time! . . I finally found my favorite book of the year. (I was worried I wouldn’t have an absolute favorite) . . This book... you guys, it’s hard to put into words how great this book is. Where the Crawdads Sing is one of those books that just completely sweeps you away. . . I felt so connected to Kya. My heart would break a little during this book and then it would soar and then break again; it’s just that sort of book. If you aren’t afraid of a little emotion, this book will completely move you and I am almost certain you will love it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . . This book is officially being adapted to film, and I’m actually excited for this.😱😍 .. . #bookstagram #bookish #bookreview #minibookreview #booklove #booklover #wherethecrawdadssing #bookoutside #booksaremagic #favoritebookoftheyear #oneofmyfavorites #readabook #readmorebooks #bibliophile #booksofig #readerofinstagram #christmaswreath #christmas 🎄 #booksbooksbooks #booksarelife #bookcollector #tistheseason 🎄 #lovethisbook #youshouldreadthis #bookyoushouldread
Mini review: I finished Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah today. This collection of short stories was a real mixed bag for me, I found some stories interesting, some with messages, and some confusing. But I was still entertained by each story. Overall I enjoyed it so I’m going to give it 3.5/5 ⭐️ • • #bookstagram #fridayblack #readersofinstagram #bookreview #minibookreview #books #reading #ebooks #kindle #imhorribleatreviewssothatsthat
I love this unexpected #libraryfinds ! It introduces kids (and their readers) to a different culture in a familiar framework. OR it gives kids of Indian heritage a fun book full of people who look like them. Either way it's fun to read and full of delightful, colorful illustrations. #minibookreview #sisterandbrother
~R e v i e w~ Split Tooth By: Tanya Tagaq Genre: Bildungsroman 202 Pages @penguincanada Available Now! • 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 A haunting, raw, but tender read. Not one I will forget! • ~S y n o p s i s~ A girl grows up in Nunavut in the 1970s. She knows joy, and friendship, and parents' love. She knows boredom, and listlessness, and bullying. She knows the tedium of the everyday world, and the raw, amoral power of the ice and sky, the seductive energy of the animal world. She knows the ravages of alcohol, and violence at the hands of those she should be able trust. She sees the spirits that surround her, and the immense power that dwarfs all of us. • ~R e v i e w~ WOW!! This book was incredible! I have never read anything quite like it! Tagaq explores such deep and haunting subject matter. I found I was unable to put it down. I think this story is one that hasnt been told before. And Tagaq did and wonderful job bringing it to light. Also her poetic prose were beautiful. It all flowed so well. Thank You to the publisher for sending me this book. I will definitely be rereading it at some point. A reccomended read for sure! . . [#bookalongreview ] . . #bookreview #bookreviewer #splittooth #tanyatagaq #canlit #canadianauthor #canadareads #canadianliterature #bookblogger #bookblog #bookdragon #booktography #bookphotography #reading #reads #boonknerdigan #book #bookgram #bookish #minibookreview #30secondbookreview #booksandcoffee #bookandbeverage #booksandbeans
📚 #MINIBOOKREVIEW : THE DREAM THIEVES 📚 -- Voto: 4🌟 -- Buongiorno lettori! Due giorni fa ho finito il secondo libro della saga di Raven Boys e ve ne volevo parlare un po' anche qui sotto ad un post. -- Innanzitutto, mi è piaciuto di più rispetto al primo, ma a causa del mio livello d'inglese non sono riuscita ad apprezzarlo come avrei voluto. Di conseguenza, il voto che gli ho dato è puramente oggettivo perché continuo a non sentirmi vicina ai personaggi (a parte Ronan♥️) e non vedo il gruppo molto unito, ma comunque 4🌟 sono meritate perché c'è molta azione, tantissimi colpi di scena e rivelazioni sia a livello di trama che di relazioni e il finale non me l'aspettavo 😱. Le atmosfere che si respirano in questo mondo sono sempre fantastiche, adoro Cabeswater e il modo in cui la magia è stata trattata è molto particolare. -- Ovviamente continuerò la saga, sono curiosa di sapere come andrà a finire la storia. Per chi è indeciso se iniziare o meno questa serie, consiglio di buttarvi perché comunque ne vale la pena, non avevo letto nulla del genere. -- Fatemi sapere se avete letto questa serie o se la leggerete e qual è il vostro personaggio preferito! . . . . #theravencycle #theravenboys #thedreamthieves #ronanlynch #adamparrish #richardgansey #noahczerny #blueSargent #fantasy #ya #mistery #igread #reading #bookphoto #ravens
#minibookreview To The Bridge: a True Story of Motherhood and Murder by Nancy Rommelmann • Nancy Rommelmann delves into the question ‘what would drive a mother to murder her own children?’ in her book. Nancy examines the murder, investigation and the aftermath (and the before) of a mother, Amanda and the relationships she had with her children’s father — in such a way that delivers excellent journalism and compassion • What I like about the book was that Nancy delivers it and does not glorify what Amanda did and she unfolds the entire story in such a way to have you sit back with the root of Amanda’s desperation and it’s as if you cannot look away from the tragedy — it’s sensitively told and it highlights themes such as toxic masculinity, addiction and codependency 4 ⭐️ Stars • 💭Have you read this one before?Speaking of true crime, any other true crime books I should add to my TBR?👇🏽👇🏽💭
I’m starting my December read: Little Women today!! 😍 I’ve actually never read it before, but feel like it’s too much of a classic not too 🙈 What classics have you not read that are on your TBR? ✨
Small Great Things 📖 . I really enjoyed this one and the way it tackled such an important issue. Her afterword was clear on why she decided to write this and as the queen of issue books, it would be more wrong for her to never tackle this issue in her books imo . #bookreviewonapostit #bookreviewinapicture #minibookreview #photobookreview #bookblogger #loveliteratureartandreason #jodipicoult #smallgreatthings
#Minibook size 13*13 cm Aktivitasnya lebih simpel dibanding #busybook harga pun lebih terjangkau ya moms Sudah ada waiting list untuk tahun depan ya... Yang mau ikutan masih bisa koq 😁 More info wa 081214872500 Thanks #minibook #minibooks #minibookreview #minibookfairies #minibookhaul #babybook #babybookworm #babybooksph
#MiniBookReview ~📖 The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides  This was a 5 ⭐️ read for me with a mindblowing twist 🙆  Don't you love a twisty ending? ❤️ My Mini-Review ⬇️ . . . Wow, I'm still reeling from that ending! A mindblowing, to-die for twist! ❤️ A fast read that kept me intrigued from beginning to end, although the shocker came at the end. Wait......wait......what just happened? This was how I felt as a read the last few chapters! ❤️ ❤️ Would she ever speak again? READ IT NOW to find out! . . . #thesilentpatient #bookblogger #dressedtoread #bookreviewer #psychologicalthriller #bestbooks #twisty #thatending #mustread #5starreads @celadonbooks
#minibookreview tine! "Monsters, monsters, big and small, "They're gonna come and eat you all. Corsai, Corsai, tooth and claw, Shadow and bone will eat you raw. Malchai, Malchai, sharp and sly, Smile and bite and drink you dry. Sunai, Sunai, eyes like coal, Sing you a song and steal your soul. Monsters, monsters, big and small, They're gonna come and eat you all!" • • First off, why hadn't I read this book sooner? I mean, monsters and music and turf wars? I live for that kind of shit! Anyway, just finished reading this lovely book and I immensely enjoyed it. Although Kate is a badass, I completely love August and basically his existential crisis. Both characters are amazingly well-written. Also, I love how the Sunai are basically born from great tragedy. I cant wait to read the next installment! I'd give this read 5 🌟's! • • What books have you finished reading? Any you'd recommend me? • • • • • #bookstagram #bookish #bookishfeature #bookblogger #bibliophile #readersofig #bloggersofig #writersofig #instabooks #bookaddict #epicreads #travel #traveller #travelling #poetry #writing #reading #igbooks #booklover #bookworm #bookphotography #goodreads #bookishcommunity #booknerdigans #vscobooks
“Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.” • • The cruel prince: 4.5/5 ⭐️ Holly Black immersed me in this magical world. I absolutely loved her writing style. The way she described the beauty and magic made me want to go to this world. The only thing is at some points it seemed a bit too fast, like transitions in relationships. However, I was hooked from page one and can’t wait to get my hands on the second book, The Wicked King! • • • #newtobookstagram #bookstagram #bookstagrammers #minibookreview #thecruelprince #hollyblack #bookpic #bookmap #lovebooks #bookquote #booklover #bookreview #bookloversunite
December reads: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe ✨ My dad read all of the Narnia books aloud to my sister and I growing up - reading them again brings back sweet memories ✨ What’s your favorite childhood book?
~R E V I E W~ Beautiful Boy By: David Sheff 340 Pages Genre: Non Fiction/Memoir @raincoastbooks Available Now • 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 • A heartbreaking and beautiful story of a father who refused to give up on his son. • "Anyone who has lived through it, or those who are now living through it, knows that caring about an addict is as complex and fraught and debilitating as addiction itself." • ~S y n o p s i s~ What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls—is it Nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic. • ~R e v i e w ~ WOW! Reading about addition is always hard. This one was no different. David Sheff went through hell with his son's addiction to Methamphetamine. But refused to give up. A very captivating read! Thank You @raincostbooks for the Giveaway win! . . [#bookalongreview ] . . #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblogger #bookblog #memoir #nonfiction #biblio #bibliophile #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #goodreads #minibookreview #30secondbookreview #bookoftheday #bookaholic #bookaddict #alwaysreading
⭐️⭐️ // “all the ugly and wonderful things” has been on my TBR forever, but i never really researched what the book was about, so i went in sort of blind. annnnd if you’re familiar with the content of this book at all, you’ll know why that was not my best call ever. i loved the style of writing and found the book super engaging. i HATED the content. hated hated hated. cringed. i’ve never felt so icky while reading a book. i ended up skimming and skipping some pages, instead of staying in the middle of this book. all in all, not the book for me - but i’m curious to hear other people’s takes on it! let me know if you’ve read this book + what your thoughts were!
Book #58 | Rating: 4/5 • In The Wondering Years, @knoxmccoy reflects on his life and examines how pop culture has influenced his Christian faith. I relate to a lot of what he talks about, and appreciate his vulnerability in admitting he doesn’t have all the answers. This is a funny, smart book that any person who loves both Jesus and Netflix binges will probably enjoy. Fans of @thepopcast will definitely be satisfied. • • • #andreaisreading #minibookreview #bookstagram #thewonderingyears #knoxmccoy #book #reading #reader #bibliophile #bookish #igreads #bookworm #booklover #booknerd
I haven’t always been a big tea drinker- but there’s something about curling up with a book and a cup of something warm that you just can’t pass up, amiright? I’m loving this holiday season and all the little joys that come along with it ✨💛
hello bookstagram! in an attempt to rekindle my life-long hobby of reading and photography I decided to jump on this train over the last 4 years of college I allowed myself to think I was “too busy” for hobbies (ridiculous for my mental sanity), so here I am! currently reading: Issac’s Storm by: Erik Larson 🌩
I really enjoyed Nineteen Minutes. It was thought provoking and from so many POVs.. an issue tackled from many directions . #bookreviewonapostit #bookreviewinapicture #minibookreview #photobookreview #bookblogger #loveliteratureartandreason
Mini review of CAROLS AND CHAOS🎄 . Lady’s maid Kate Darby is preparing for the Yuletide season in 1817 England, and for the arrival of a handsome gentleman’s valet, Matt. Falling in love would threaten both of their positions, but they soon discover an even more threatening scheme is present in town. . This is presented as a stand-alone companion to SUITORS AND SABOTAGE, but I wouldn’t say that all the details quite make sense without reading it. It took me a bit longer to catch on to who all the characters were and whom they were serving. The quaint mystery took center stage in this novel. I’m not too much of a mystery reader, so I didn’t enjoy it as much as another reader might. The characters were sweet, and I’m glad there’s a story about the downstairs portion of an estate! Even though there’s more mystery than I would care for, I’m going to continue to read Anstey novels because I can’t find YA regency anywhere else! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ . . . . . . . . . . . #holidayreads #christmasreads #regencyromance #carolsandchaos #bookreview #minibookreview #christmasbooks #holidaybooks #coffeeandbooks #booksandcoffee #booksandbeans #morningview #bookstagram #winterreads #hygge #cozyreads #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #bookblogger #bookishcommunity #alwaysreading #bookishinstagram #bookworm #bookcommunity
✨BOOK REVIEW ✨ . . ⚜️The Other Boleyn Girl 3.5/5 . . ⚜️Overall Impression: Intriguing, entertaining, but a little drawn out and long-winded. I felt the book could have been about 200 pages shorter. . . ⚜️ The plot centers around the Boleyn sisters as they compete for the affection of the king and become pawns in their family's schemes to rise in power through their daughters favor by the king. Initially, Mary is the one to catch the king's eye but he soon begins to favor the older and more cunning Boleyn girl-Anne. . . ⚜️The book is narrated by Mary and through her perspective we see Anne's determination in becoming the King's favorite drive her into a state of frenzy and madness as she fights to keep his attention while waiting for him to divorce his first wife so she can ultimately become queen. She will do almost anything to get the crown 👑 . . ⚜️This was one of my first historical fiction reads and my first introduction to Henry VII and all the drama surrounding his many wives (he had 6 I think-the dude was a massive playa). I found the book to be quite interesting and Mary's story very compelling. I definitely sided with Mary as we got a closer look at her struggles as "the other Boleyn girl." . . ⚜️ While the plot was generally fast paced and kept me engaged, there were some parts that seemed to drag on and were tedious to get through. I thought the book needed to be about 200 pages shorter and it would have been perfect 👌🏻( yeah ok maybe not perfect but I probably would have given it 4 stars) . . ✨ If you like historical fiction, the Tudors, Anne Bolyen, or want to know more about English Royalty, then I'd definitely recommend this book. Otherwise, you may find it a bit boring. I liked it though and will probably check out some of Philippa Gregory's other books.
I'm afraid of weighty tomes. It's because I don't like to stick to one story for a long time, especially while another possibilities are popping up like mushrooms in a summer rain. (I want them all🙂). So, my relationship with books is quite rough . I used to read more than one at the same time, I'm not able to commit and say "hey, this is the one". Sometimes I read them from back to front and I used to compare them with each other. Then I give them away, for crying out loud. I hope, it doesn't say something is wrong with me. Coming back to Bernhard Schlink I love his vivid and concise writing style. The Reader was a bestseller for a long time. It's not an obvious book, it's the story which kept me guessing until the last page. I was also surprised how such a very complex story can be fitted into this thin book. It's a story of relationship between 15 years old Michael and much older Hanna. When they met for the first time they fall in love with each other. Then Hanna disappears. Years later they meet up again, but it happens in surprising and dramatic circumstances of post-war German generation settling up with the Holocaust. #instabooks #book #bookstagram #ilovereading #instabuch #bookworms #booklover #ilovebooks #bookporn #bookish #książki #instaksiążki #bücher #minireview #minibookreview #bernhardschlink #thereader #lektor #dervorleser #bookstagramfeatures #bookstagrammer #kochamczytać #buchliebe #bookstagrampl #unitedbookstagram #diogenes #readingisfun #czytaniejestfajne
Finished this earlier today. Really good thriller, set in the Lake District, about a child who goes missing and her ‘helicopter mum’, which kept me guessing right to the end - I thought I knew whodunnit, but I was wrong! #minibookreview #thetrophychild
"What incredibly bad luck for her that Brigid lives across the street." ASITH . "She sees the look Rosbach gives Jennings, as if he's finding all of this terribly far-fetched." ASITH . "What is love anyway, she thinks, but a grand illusion?" ASITH . Not at all believable but I did mostly want to keep reading. None of the characters were particularly likeable and the writing was just okay. #bookstagram #bookstagram #read #fiction #mystery #fallreading #sharilapena #astrangerinthehouse #hardcover #minibookreview #7leaves
Happy Monday! With the start of a new month comes a little bit of a refresh, so I’m taking each small win where I can (i.e. having all my meals planned out + the grocery shopping done). How do you prepare for a new day/week/month? . I finished Station Eleven a few weeks ago and sat with it for a while before making any declarations. This is a subtly powerful book, and @emilystjohnmandel does a phenomenal job of creating a post-apocalyptic world that feels entirely plausible. Despite a boatload of grad school work looming over him, my husband finished it over the weekend (pleasure reading has taken a backseat since pursuing his masters, so this was quite the statement) and we can’t stop talking about it. It’s very accessible, making it the perfect introduction for anyone new to this genre. Have you read it? Any recommendations for books in the same vein? #minibookreview
Thank you to @AtriaBooks and @BookishFirst for this giveaway win! . I loved, loved, loved this story! I count The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfeld among my lifetime top ten favorite books, so I was excited but hesitant to read her latest release. How could it possibly live up to my expectations? . Once Upon a River is like a fairy tale in which a little girl arrives in a small village under mysterious circumstances and turns the lives of its inhabitants upside down. You learn within the first few pages that girl drowns and is miraculously revived. Three families claim the girl as one of their own, and their stories are equally believable. . Setterfeld created such a rich, vivid setting and cast of characters that felt believable and realistic while maintaining a fairy tale flavor. I didn’t want the story to end. Highly recommended. Once Upon A River will be released this Tuesday. . . . . . #onceuponariver #dianesetterfield #⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #emilybestlerbooks #atriabooks #bookishfirst #arc #minibookreview
It’s a good contribution to the lagging Christian and evangelical conversation on topics regarding women. @katelyn_beaty (former print editor of #christianitytoday ) puts forth a positive theology of work for women. Her thesis is that women are fully human first (before they are gendered) which comes with the cultural mandate to work. She contrasts Piper/Grudem type teaching that a woman’s primary calling is mother/homemaker. She does not devalue those roles nor go so far as to limit work to outside the home. Work doesn’t inherently diminish how a woman can mother/parent. The writing is not heavy weight - references are typically notable women, known pastors/teachers (think Keller, Crouch, Nelson) , personal profiles, popular teachings & movements. She isn’t trying to dissect Scripture (though her writing is Biblically informed and referenced) nor is she divining deep theological discourse. She does provide historical context. She held numerous focus groups with women as part of her research. Her tone is conversational and thoughtful. Good primer or Christian companion to Slaughter & Sandburg writings. #minibookreview #awomansplace #whywomenstillcanthaveitall #leanin
How To Be a Woman mini review • Maybe just not my style, I found Caitlin Moran to be a bit brash... and a couple of things made me uncomfortable.... she is not always intersectional. However she has a couple of insights that I really liked regardless of not loving the book entirely, AND a couple of times where I fully laughed out loud (most notably when she mentions “The Saarlac Pit” - if you know, you know). Worth the read if you are trying to read all of the @oursharedshelf books, or if you like that in your face, crude humor that she writes with and you want to learn a little bit about feminism. What are your thoughts?
Finished reading Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year Of Rest And Relaxation. Honestly the cover and the pink is what really made me get it! Have you read it? . Mini-Review: I’m not exactly sure if I like it or didn’t like it yet. The main character has some definite issues with herself and what she does to cope, which I can relate, but there was such a thick veil of vain with no purpose that I didn’t like. I get that this is a character meant to not be liked and I definitely don’t mind this style of characters. But I don’t know about this one. Have to sleep on this to really think about it. . If you have read it, please let me know what you think! . . #bookgram #books #booksofinstagram #bookblogger #bookgrammer #bookworm #bookish #booknerd #booklover #bibliophile #bookfeatures #booklove #igbooks #ottessamoshfegh #myyearofrestandrelaxation #contemporaryread #newfiction #2018reads #pink #pinkaesthetic #pinkcolor #shabbychic #roses #pinkroses #penguinrandomhouse #eileenbook #review #minireview #bookreview #minibookreview
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . I really enjoyed The Perfect Stranger.. it had a great premise and believable narrator . #bookreviewonapostit #bookreviewinapicture #minibookreview #photobookreview #bookblogger #loveliteratureartandreason #theperfectstranger #meganmiranda #suspense
November 2018: Educated by Tara Westover ... Knowledge: the greatest tool we have. With it, we can hold the world, know those who came before, seek the intricacies of others’ very being. We take it for granted, our brains like sponges, absorbing how the world works. Information always available. What would you do if you could not know, if you did not know your own ignorance? Would you open the door to knowledge? Or root yourself on the side of your mountain, content with the world that has been made for you?
October 2018: The Apothecary series by Maile Meloy ... Allow for the possibilities, transformations if you will. When the world seems dire, when greed and power and money seem to be all there is, turn your sights to magic. Of telepathic telegrams, a person contained in a single grain of salt, and birds flying on the wind.
I read this book to get me in the Christmas Holiday mood. As the title says "It's a fabulously funny feel good Christmas read." The story is unique as the setting is a reality cooking show in the UK. It is about two best friends who found each other after 20 years. Amy is a divorced math teacher while Bella is a cooking show diva in the Cotswolds married to a handsome war correspondent "Silver Fox". To Amy her friend seemed like she had the perfect life. She sent Bella a card every Christmas and her mother's recipes that she and Bella used to cook with as children. Bella never answered Amy's cards. Until Bella published the recipes as her own. Amy went from star struck to enraged. She went on a mission to find her old friend and confront her. Amy devised a plan which was to win Bella's cooking show contest and forced Bella to donate Amy's prize to the homeless shelter that she is trying to save. The plot is unbelievable but sweet all around with quirky but likeable characters. I like how Bella and Amy found their strength. It's a cute feel good #cozyread with delicious eats. #bellaschristmasbakeoff #suewatson #holidayreads #christmasreads #booksandcoffee #minibookreview
🕰🕰🕰🕰HISTORICAL COZY MYSTERY MONTH🕰🕰🕰🕰 This month I'm celebrating all things antiques and historical on my cozy mystery blog. This means that there are loads of books and audiobooks that you can download absolutely free of charge. Check out the link in my bio (www.sarahweldon.co.uk). This historical cozy mystery collection includes steampunk, gaslight, Agatha Christie, 1920s, World Wars I and II, antiques shop, ship based (Titanic and more), regency, Victorian, Georgian, Jane Austen style, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s..!! If you've read an historical themed cozy mystery lately, pop the title and author in the comments section below, or share a review on any cozy mystery that you've read recently. Happy reading!!!
I don't usually read books about warriors living in Greece in 500BC, but that's a good thing - expanding my horizons paid off with this entertaining read. I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic, sexy caper; the build up to love between Skylar and Alexis (and the love itself) was beautiful in its simplicity and the bloody battle scenes in service of protecting Princess Alexis were fun. The delicate little cliffhanger has me hanging out for book two of the trilogy! I must mention this is perhaps the most professional looking, well-written, minimally-typo'd indie book I've ever read. As a bonus, I found my name in the acknowledgments, as I pre-ordered a copy! You don't get that from big-name overrated trad-pub authors! #book27of2018 #notaspeedreader #lgbtbooks #aussieauthors #princessofthermopylae #supportindieauthors #signedbooks #minibookreview @belindagharrison
I love the Throne of Glass series, but I got tired of the constant obstacles, the close calls, and the repetition towards the end. I had to rate the finale 3 stars even though I enjoyed it.. it wasn’t her best writing imo. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookreviewonapostit #bookreviewinapicture #minibookreview #photobookreview #bookblogger #loveliteratureartandreason #throneofglass #kingdomofash #sarahjmaas
Finished the 3rd book! Which means I now have the last 4 to knock out next month...somehow. 🤷‍♀️✨🧙‍♀️ Totally forgot how freaked I was by Sirius when I first read it. Like I had no idea what was happening. Silly baby Missy was scared Harry was going to bite the dust in this one because J.K. hasn’t come out with the next book yet! . . . #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booksofig #booksofinsta #bookstagrammer #booksbooksbooks #bookstoread #books 📚 #minibookreview #bookreview #bookreviews #booknerds #reading 📖 #readinglife #readingaddict #readingislife #readmore #readmorebooks #harrypotterfan #harrypotterandtheprisonerofazkaban #harrypotterseries #prisonerofazkaban
MINI BOOK REVIEW 8 Book Title: The Five People You Meet in Heaven Author: Mitch Albom Rating: 3.75 / 5 -- The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a novel that merges imagination with contemplation. Upon the protagonist’s death, he is whisked to five different people who he knew in his life. Some of these people he knows well, some he does not even recognize, and all have been waiting for him to arrive to share how they had an impact on him. 👥 A great read about how people touch each other’s lives, whether noticeably or subtly. A smooth and enjoyable read, it will leave you thinking about how you affect others in your life. A plus - Mitch Albom’s newly published book “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven” is a sequel to this novel, allowing readers to have some continuity with this storyline!
Mini review time! Also beware this may the first of many Christmas tree photos this holiday season. You have been warned. ❤️❤️🎄🎄🎄 . . I have had this book on my shelf for years. I finally decided to listen to the audiobook and I’m so glad I did. This book and the next book in the series were so much fun!!! I hope to listen to the final book in this series soon. . . This is a young adult series about a girl who is 12th and last in a line of 2 families of time travelers. It’s full of mystery as to why they time travel, why she’s the last in the line, and what part she plays. The supporting characters are just lovely and I think I may want a gargoyle demon of my own now. 😉😉 . . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars for the first book Ruby Red, and also for the second book Sapphire Blue. . . #bookstagram #bookreview #minireview #minibookreview #rubyredseries #bookish #booklove #booklover #bookworm #booknerd #booksbooksbooks #christmasdecor #christmastree #christmasdecorations #christmastime #reader #readabook #readmore #ya #youngadult #timetravel #countdowntochristmas
🕰🕰🕰🕰HISTORICAL COZY MYSTERY MONTH🕰🕰🕰🕰 This month I'm celebrating all things antiques and historical on my cozy mystery blog. This means that there are loads of books and audiobooks that you can download absolutely free of charge. Check out the link in my bio (www.sarahweldon.co.uk). This historical cozy mystery collection includes steampunk, gaslight, Agatha Christie, 1920s, World Wars I and II, antiques shop, ship based (Titanic and more), regency, Victorian, Georgian, Jane Austen style, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s..!! If you've read an historical themed cozy mystery lately, pop the title and author in the comments section below, or share a review on any cozy mystery that you've read recently. Happy reading!!!
“We saw the lightening and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we Reaped” — Harriet Tubman • This bookkkkk — where do I find the words? Let me try, it was compelling, incredibly sad, beautiful, raw and just told in a way that really sweeps you into her story. One thing it also did was make me appreciate her fiction even more. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ • I cannot wait to discuss this during our buddy chat today! Have you read this one yet? I’d love your thoughts 💭👇🏽⚡️
I loved Monty and Percy from the first Montague Siblings book so much, I was not as excited about the second book which centers on Felicity, but I should not have worried. It's also hilarious and ridiculous and touches on serious issues without trivializing them and has just enough Monty and Percy to satisfy. I loved the focus on female friendship and the portrayal of 18th century women. I still love Monty best but I'm happy to read as many more adventures with the either or both Montague siblings as Lee wants to write! ---- Photo credit Violet ---- #bookstagram #minibookreview #theladysguidetopetticoatsandpiracy #mackenzilee
As much as I didn’t care about the fate of Chaol, I have to admit that I enjoyed Tower of Dawn (and the nice break from being on the edge of my seat over Aelin’s fate) 😂 . #bookreviewonapostit #bookreviewinapicture #minibookreview #photobookreview #bookblogger #loveliteratureartandreason
Welcome back to the #booksandbabesbookclub hosted by myself and @sliceofbrie. This month, as voted by you, we read The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu. • Wow, did we ever vote wrong this month! This book SOUNDED good when you read the synopsis, five girls head off to summer camp and embark on an overnight kayak trip where their leader mysteriously dies in the night and they find themselves stranded in an island with no help or way home. • That is a book I would have liked to read, but the book we ended up with was some random stories about each of the girls in the future with absolutely no tie in to how their experiences from camp shaped who they turned out to be. It made absolutely no sense to tie in these individual stories. • I wanted more details about what happened at the camp. Like, WTF actually happened to Jan?! What happened with the guys in the fishing boat? How did this event actually affect these girls afterwards? To me this was just a pointless and disappointing read. • What were your thoughts on the book? Leave them in the comments and then head over to @sliceofbrie to join the discussion over there. Then watch our stories to see what we will be reading for December. Can we trust you guys to vote again?? 🤔 • PS I highly recommend reading the losing book from the vote, How To Walk Away by Katherine Centre. It was a much better read than this one 😂
Happy #booksandbabesbookclub day! Today @thebexfactor and I are discussing The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu. If you read along with us, or read this book earlier, let us know your thoughts in the discussion! 🛶 Sooo...it was bound to happen sooner or later...when bookclub pick was a total flop. Or I could blame all of you who voted for this one! 😂😂 But seriously, this book was a drag and I was angry when it just ended. What was the point of it?! 🛶 I digress...so this book is about 4 11ish year old girls who meet at Camp Forevermore. What is supposed to be one day/night of kayaking out to an island and camping overnight, turns into their worst nightmare. Their camp instructor passes away in the middle of the night and the girls are left stranded...and the kicker is, their counsellor had taken them to a different island than planned so they aren’t sure anyone will even know where they are. 🛶 I assumed this was going to be an intense read of the girls days of survival and then some aftermath into their lives afterwards and how this event from summer camp shaped them going forward. Instead, very little of the book was about the camp and we were given insanely long chapters of the girls when they are older. But very little was even related back to their time on the island and I lost count of how many times I thought to myself “what is the point of this?!?”. It also didn’t help that I didn’t like any of the characters and found their development weak. And then the book just ends. And again I was like wtf! Actually, that is exactly what I texted Becky: “I finished the book. WTF?!” 🛶 So I’m sorry if you trudged through this too lol! Let me know if you agree with my thoughts or not!
1984: dark, depressing, and uncomfortably familiar. . . This book left me speechless, or more realistically, thoughtless, as I literally didn't know what to think after I finished it. . . I've been mulling it over for about 48 hours now, and i'm still at a loss. There was just something so unsettling about the way the book played out. It just makes you think, man. : Brief synopsis- 1984 is a dystopian science fiction-ish novel set in a world ruled by a totalitarian government. The novel is narrated through the eyes of the main character, Winston Smith, as he struggles with his feelings of growing internal rebellion/hatred for the government, or, "Big Brother." . . In this dystopian police state, ruled by "the Party," everything you say and do is monitored with so much scrutiny that even thinking something negative about the government is easily detected and considered a crime: "thought crime." . . The book follows Winston's inevitable fate as he gives in to his feelings of hatred towards big brother and the hell-on-earth they've created. . . This book surprised me in many ways, the biggest being the emphasis on the emotions, the mind, and the will that the Party so effectively and dogmatically controlled in the general population. . I knew the ending would be dark, I just didn't know how unsettling it would be. Seriously, I can't stop thinking about what it means. . The dystopian world that the reader is immersed into at the beginning of the book seems foreign and unfamiliar, but I found that by the end I was looking at my surroundings wondering if we are much closer to that kind of reality than we appear to be. . . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5. I think everyone needs to read this book, whether they think they are interested or not, the message is too important to ignore. . . Have you read it? Do you want to read it? . . If you have read it, what did you think of the ending?
~R e v i e w~ The White Tiger By Aravind Adiga 276 Pages Genre: Fiction • 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 A fun and entertaining read! • Thank You @the.intellectual For Buddy Reading it with me! 🙂 • "Now I've driven around Bangalore at night too, but I never get that feeling here that I did in Delhi---the feeling that if something is burning inside me as I drive, the city will know about it---she will burn with the same thing. My heart was bitter that night. The city knew this---and under the dim orange glow cast everywhere by the weak street lamps, she was bitter. Speak to me of Civil War I told Delhi. I will she said" • ~S y n o p s i s~ The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. • ~R e v i e w~ I liked this one quite a bit! I enjoyed the narrative and perspective of Balram. I still havent decided if I liked his character or not but I did enjoy the story he tells. This book was actually quiet humorous. Which I wasnt expecting. It was interesting to read about India. How the author decribes it, the society, and of masters and servants. And the levels of that. . [#bookalongreview ] . . #thewhitetiger #manbookerprize #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblogger #bookblog #bookdragon #booktography #bookphotography #bookandbeans #buddyread #minibookreview #30secondbookreview #bookstagramflatlay #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #booksofig #books #booklover #bookworm #bookgram #alwaysreading #booknerdigan #booknerd #bookquote #bookquotes #bookandbeverage #booksandcoffee #booksandblankets
🕰🕰🕰🕰HISTORICAL COZY MYSTERY MONTH🕰🕰🕰🕰 This month I'm celebrating all things antiques and historical on my cozy mystery blog. This means that there are loads of books and audiobooks that you can download absolutely free of charge. Check out the link in my bio (www.sarahweldon.co.uk). This historical cozy mystery collection includes steampunk, gaslight, Agatha Christie, 1920s, World Wars I and II, antiques shop, ship based (Titanic and more), regency, Victorian, Georgian, Jane Austen style, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s..!! If you've read an historical themed cozy mystery lately, pop the title and author in the comments section below, or share a review on any cozy mystery that you've read recently. Happy reading!!!
Calling Sehmat by Harinder Sikka 👀 . . Genre : Mystery, Biographical, History . . Rating : 4 🌟 . . Review : For those who don't know, the Bollywood movie Raazi was based on this novel, the true story of an Indian girl who was married into a Pakistani family to spy for her country. As much as I loved the movie, there is so much more to the story and Sehmat's character than what we saw on screen. This book dwells deeper into the story of Sehmat's parents, her college life and even her love life, before her life is turned upside down by her father's request. Apart from that, book Sehmat is very witty and intelligent and plays a much bigger, more active role in the Syed household. We also get technical details of what went down in the Indian naval base, and the events that unfolded after Sehmat conveyed the valuable information. After returning to India, Sehmat's contribution to her nation does not stop, and her strength of character and will to help those in need continues as she changes the lives of people in her new home, Malerkotla (something that's not part of the movie). All in all, a very interesting read. The language and pace may not be perfect but it is definitely worth a read. This is another classic example of don't just watch the movie- read the book too. I'm glad I did. . . . . #callingsehmat #raazi #harrindersikka #mystery #historical #biographical #india #pakistan #war #spy #bookstagram #bookgram #minibookreview #booknerd #indianauthors #indianreader
Recently read: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ While I like Atwood and the overall plot, found documents and unreliable narrators are not my thing. Not a bad read at all, just not memorable for me. #bookstagram #aliasgrace #minibookreview
🕰🕰🕰🕰HISTORICAL COZY MYSTERY MONTH🕰🕰🕰🕰 This month I'm celebrating all things antiques and historical on my cozy mystery blog. This means that there are loads of books and audiobooks that you can download absolutely free of charge. Check out the link in my bio (www.sarahweldon.co.uk). This historical cozy mystery collection includes steampunk, gaslight, Agatha Christie, 1920s, World Wars I and II, antiques shop, ship based (Titanic and more), regency, Victorian, Georgian, Jane Austen style, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s..!! If you've read an historical themed cozy mystery lately, pop the title and author in the comments section below, or share a review on any cozy mystery that you've read recently. Happy reading!!!
*MINI SERIES REVIEW* This month I finished reading #beckychambers Wayfarers series, a collection of #scifibooks that had me thinking about them long after I'd finished. Whilst her narratives aren't very plot driven the world building and sheer amount of detail is astounding. The authors background in science has made her illustrations of a future universe not only unique but rooted in reality. The novels aren't really reliant on each other and all follow different themes, something readers will either love or hate. They are worth a read of you can accept the plot won't be the reason you stick with it. Chambers' work is possibly the best speculative sci-fi I have read in a long time! ••• I could say so much more about this series and will be writing a blog post soon! I'd love to know if you have read this series? What did you think? Anymore sci-fi recommendations welcome! ••• #minibookreview #wayfarersseries #bookstagram #bookblogger #bookworm #shelfie #recentlyread #harrypotter #bookworm #bookphotography #bookish
#Melmoth by Sarah Perry. You know those evenings when you feel winter has really arrived, when it’s raining and ground is nearly glittering with wet and reflected lights? When you wake up in the morning but it’s still dark and feels like it’s the middle of the night, and you’re thirsty and you need to pee but when you move to get out of bed the room feels like it’s sinking into darkness, and you feel a fearful thrill when you’re absolutely certain that shadow is growing but somehow also shrinking and solidifying? That’s what #Melmoth feels like. It’s the darkness in the ordinary. . I carried this book around for a week before managing to start reading. I had a good run at the beginning, and I needed it to really begin to know Helen, to learn about Melmoth. . Once I got through what felt like quite a long introduction, I began to really enjoy the book. At 245 pages, it’s not the longest book though, and a slow start didn’t leave a whole lot of book for the rest of the story. . Overall, I’d rate it a solid 3/5. Good for: when you’re looking for a slightly spooky read. . #leesylireads #rosbc #currentlyreading #bookstagram
My second Jon Ronson book, both audiobooks, and I’ll be darned if he didn’t make me fall a little bit in love with him. His writing, his voice, his humor. Many of his stories are funny, some were really sad and painful to listen to. My favorite story in this book was when he replicated a route taken by James Bond. Highly recommend. • • • #minibookreview #audible #jonronson #lostatsea #goodreads #bookstagram #readmore #audiobook #book #read #reading #reads #reading #bookworm
What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan 4 ⭐️ Stars ✨ What We Were Promised is a different take on the immigrant narrative — it focuses on Zhen family moving back to China. It was so well written and I love the mystery that was weaved into the narrative. I love the authentic characters and compelling storytelling and the mystery unraveling surprised me ✨ Thank you for your enthusiasm for the 2018 #ReadingSuperlativesChallenge I picked this novel for best book cover @lucyrtan was featured on @thereadingwomen ’s podcast and they briefly touched on the cover — it’s a picture of the skyline of Shanghai and Lucy noted that it doesn’t look like that anymore! it is sooo beautiful and I think the green really does the cover justice👏🏽 ✨ What is a book cover that stood out to you this year? Don’t forget to show me your Stacks in December id love to see them 😊👏🏽
I finished the audiobook of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls this past weekend. I really enjoyed how diverse the stories were. They chose to highlight women from multiple centuries, countries, and professions. If one story was about a ballerina, the next was about a pirate, or a rocket scientist, or a queen. It was definitely an inspiring collection of stories for young girls. I do wish it had been a little more informative, but since it is aimed at such a young crowd, I can see why they wanted to keep all the stories short. . Tell me about a woman you find inspiring! . . . #bookstagram #books #reading #bookaddict #bookworm #bookdragon #bookstagramfeature #igreads #humansofbookstagram #serialbibliophile #libraryofinstagram #bookstagrammer #bookaholic #instabook #booknerd #booklover #readersgonnaread #bookishlove #booknerdigans #booklove #readersofinstagram #becauseofreading #goodreads #bibliophile #bookporn #goodnightstoriesforrebelgirls #minibookreview #women #womenempowerment
November 9 - Colleen Hoover ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ▪️ ▪️ Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist. ▪️ ▪️ I knew I was a fan of Colleen’s books. Her book Maybe Someday is one of my favorite reads of all time! But this one.. it made me cry. With big tears, sobbing and all! What an emotional ride! When I first met Fallon I instantly liked her as a character. A strong yet very relatable young woman with fears and doubts that meets a guy on a very important day in her life. It’s the day she got burned years ago and the day she will move all the way to NYC! After having a lovely day together they agree to meet the next 5 years on that date; November 9. But will it be just as great as the first day they met? ❤️ READ IT TO FIND OUT BECAUSE YOU’LL LOVE IT! I hope that Colleen will come out with a novella, like she did for Maybe Someday because we all need to know how Fallon and Ben are doing!
A #cozymystery about a divorced mom who opened up a cupcake food truck business. Very formulaic as far as cozies go -- a budding romance between the main character and detective, a side kick, non-gory murder. Despite the predictability I like the kids and characters in this series. The main character is kind and strong. Be ready to crave Mexican food and cupcakes while reading. #booksandcupcakes #booksandcoffee #harperlin #minibookreview #cozy #banananutcupcakes #coffeemoment
Mini review time! . I can’t quite put my finger on what made this book just an OK read for me. Maybe I’m just not big into Mob style hit men? . . I think it was written well, and I think that it flowed nicely. . Maybe it was the fact that I didn’t like any of the characters? Also, there was a lot going on but also nothing really going on. Does that make sense? . . 😐 I don’t really enjoy reviewing books I don’t like, just for the fact that I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Maybe this book will be someone’s favorite, it’s just not mine. . ⭐️⭐️.75 . . #bookreview #minibookreview #bookstagram #bookish #booknerd #bookworm #booklove #booklover #vintage #oldsoul #vintagesaltandpeppershakers #novemberroad #christmasismyfavorite #countdowntochristmas #reader #readabook #readmore #booksaremagic #booksbooksbooks #christmasdecor #readyforchristmas #christmasvibes #ilovebooks #ilovereading #botm #bookofthemonth #readerforlife #booksofig
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