WRAP-UP & TBR [Nov-Dec 2017]

Hello bibliophiles! It’s that time of the month once again. Imma share the books I’ve read this month and the month I plan to read next month.

NOVEMBER WRAP-UP

Let’s start with the books I was able to read and enjoyed this month.

  • LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins

Just like the first book in this trilogy, I loved this book as well. But there a few things I didn’t like but there are more things I love about it. I love the writing style of the author as always. I enjoyed how things progress in the book and how someone who thinks she’s no longer in love with her neighbor. I like that she didn’t forget about who she really is just to impress someone. I like that about Lola.

  • SHATTER ME by Taherah Mafi

With the hype about the additional three books, to the once trilogy now a series, Shatter Me, I decided to jump into the bandwagon and read the first book. I really love the story so much. I regret not reading it back in my high school days. But I’m not too late for this series though. There are still three books coming our way, so no pressure there.

I know most of the fans ship Warner and Juliet but while reading this book, I’m shipping Adam with Juliet. But I know that it would eventually change, like what happened when I was reading the ACOTAR books.

  • BOY BAND by Jacqueline E. Smith

I’m not gonna talk too much about this book. I’ll just tell you how great this book is and you should really read it!

I have a full spoiler free review up, here.

  • UNRAVEL ME by Taherah Mafi

Oh, look. I’ve actually finished the second book and completely have a change of heart regarding my OTP. I’ll probably write a proper review of the first three books in the series soon. But for now, lemme just tell you that I love this book so much. I really enjoyed the writing style of Taherah. I wanna read more of her books soon.


Despite a not so successful start of the month, I was able to read just four books. It’s not too much but that’s the least I could do this month. But expect that I will be reading more books next month since I have to complete my Good Reads challenge.

DECEMBER TBR

For next month, I’m putting these books on the very top of my TBR pile:

  • BACKSTAGE
  • THE CROWNS OF CROSWALD
  • THREATENING SOULS
  • SILENT NIGHT | HOLY NIGHT

Those four are on top of my list. I might read other books not mentioned. You’ll find out about it by the end of the month. But for now, those are the books I badly wanna read and review.


 

So what are you plans for the month of December? Have you written you Christmas Wishlist? Lemme know in the comments!

Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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TBR: November 2017

Hey there!!! I know I’m super late with this month’s to be read blog but I still wish to share to you the books I plan to read and give you my initial thoughts about these books.

First up on my TBR list is BOY BAND by Jacqueline E. Smith. I have started this book already but due to my hectic schedule, I failed to finish it. So, so far, I am enjoying the book. I love how I can relate to it so much because I’m such a huge fangirl of a certain boyband. I also wrote a couple of fan fiction surrounding three different bands. So reading this book really brings back those days when I can still write a chapter non-stop.

The second book on my list is the sequel of Boy Band, which is BACKSTAGE, still by Jacqueline E. Smith. I already love this book because Harry freaking Styles is mentioned in the dedication section of the book. And I am just so in love with that! I wonder if Harry knows about this, though.

The third book on my list is GIRL ONLINE by Zoe Sugg. I heard, correct me if I’m wrong, that this book was written by a ghost author. I’m not sure but I sure do know what a ghost author. But I don’t blame Zoella for deciding that because sometimes we can’t really put our idea into words, how much more into a book, am I right? But I am still excited about reading this book because I love Zoella so much. I enjoy watching her YouTube videos.

The fourth book is Queen of Shadows by Queen Maas. I’ve been putting off this book for months now because I’m not yet ready to finish this series because I love the characters so much. It pains me to say goodbye to them, even though the last book is still set to release next year. But this month, I want to read this book and continue it with one ToG book per month, which isn’t much since I have to read only three more books before the series really ends.

The last and final book on my list is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. A lot of my friends has been requesting and suggesting this book because the fourth installment of the series is going to be out next year. I need to catch up because I’ve been dying to read this book since my high school days but failed to do so. Now that I have time and have received a ton of requests, I’ll do just that. I love the premise of this book and I am totally in love with the covers of the entire series. Even the fourth book has a gorgeous eye cover.


 

So those are the five books on top of my TBR list this month, I may or may not add more books into the list, but we’ll find out at the end of the month. I will definitely share to you my thoughts through a book review or the monthly wrap-ups. So until then.

Thank you!

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BOOK HAUL & WRAP-UP: October 2017

Hello Bibliophiles!!!

I’m back with a new blog. I’ve been missing in action because we had troubles with our connection but now it’s okay and I can do some catching up now! This time, I’ll be sharing to you the books I was able to read in the month of October as well as the books I bought or was given to me.

Let’s start of with the books I was able to acquire last month. As a bibliophile with responsibilities, we wish to have books all the time. For me, books are my comfy blanket. I find the greatest comfort in reading books and shopping for books, even just by strolling around the book store and not buying anything. I went to the book store a couple of times last month. From one of the trips, I was able to buy two books for a cheap price.

I got the ninth book of The Clique Series by Lisi Harrison, Bratfest at Tiffany’s. I got it for a cheaper price than buying it somewhere else. I bought it for only Php115 or less than $3 USD from a bargain bookstore at the mall. I’ve been trying to collect and read the entire series and I am glad our bargain bookstore has copies of these books at cheaper prices. So, now I am in search for the rest of the series and it’s companion summer collection series. (Although, I’m a bit too old for these kinds of books but I’m a child at heart, so you can’t prevent me from not reading them! Ha.)

With that book I was also able to get a book with a Christmas theme. Since Christmas is fast approaching, I want to read a book set in the holidays because that would just be perfect for the season. The book is compilation of two novellas written by Colleen Coble. The first novella is Silent Night then the other one is Holy Night. With just the title, I know I would definitely enjoy it in our Christmas break next month.

And on that same very day I bough those books, I received two mails from Book Depository (You might have seen the unboxing blog already). Each package has a book in it and it’s the books I’ve been dying to receive ever since I chose it as my giveaway prize. And those books are A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury, both by Sarah J. Maas. I am so in love with these books. Receiving them makes me want to reread them! I do plan to reread it next year or soon as my copy of ACOWAR would arrive.

Days later, I got my very first Sarah Dessen book. I heard a lot of great things about this author and her books, so you can’t imagine how excited I was to own one of her books. This was the Book of the Month of Empire Crates June box. I have this book for months but haven’t decided to actually call it as my own. So the book is Once and For All. I like the premise of this book and I really wish to read it soon, but my increasing TBR Pile doesn’t allow me to do so, for now.

So those are the books I acquired, now for the books I was able to read over the month of October.

First up is The Raven God by Alane Adams. I’m such an awful reviewer that it took me awhile before I was able to read this book fully. But at the end of the day, I loved it and kinds miss the adventures of Sam and his friends.

The next book I was able to read is Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover. It’s clear that I’m still in a CoHo marathon over the whole year and I regret nothing because her books are so amazing. I loved the first book but had a few issues but this book is amazing. You can clearly see that raising your siblings and balancing school are not an easy job for someone who just went through the death of both parents in a span of two years. I won’t be able to handle that if I was in her/their shoes. I cannot wait to read the last book soon.

I also was able to read Nowhere to Run by Jeanne Bannon. She was kind enough to give me an Amazon Gift Card to purchase her book and review it for her. I was so glad I accepted it because the book was amazing. I didn’t know that I enjoy reading mystery books before. I was never a kind of person who reads mystery or what, but this book makes me want to read more mystery now. (If you have suggestions, feel free to comment below or hit me on my Instagram account, @wandersbetweenpages).

I have rewatched the two Descendants movie for the 5th time last month and cannot help but fall in love with all the characters over and over again. And I just remembered that the movie was based from a book written by a Filipino author! So I decided to read the first two books, Isle of the Lost and Return to the Isle of the Lost, of the series (or is it a trilogy?). With that, I fell much more in love with the characters as I read the book and as I watch again the movies.

Ratings:

  • The Raven God – ★★★★★
  • Point of Retreat – ★★★★★
  • Nowhere to Run – ★★★★★
  • Isle of the Lost – ★★★★★
  • Return to the Isle of the Lost – ★★★★★

All in all, last month was a productive month, I am close to achieving my GoodReads Reading Challenge goal and I plan to surpass it.

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Thank you for reading and have a great day! Don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know your achievements last month.rose

WRAP-UP AND BOOK HAUL: September 2017

nd of the month once again.  This calls for another monthly wrap-up and book haul. This month was a hectic month for me, especially towards the end of the month because of all the course deadlines. However, that is something we will talk about in another blog post.

It is the end of the month once again. This calls for another monthly wrap-up and book haul. This month was a hectic month for me, especially towards the end of the month because of all the course deadlines. However, that is something we will talk about in another blog post.

With a hectic month, I’ve only read four books. Two of which are electronic books and the other two are physical copies send to me by the author just a few months ago. I have written reviews for the books but since it’s taking me forever to write them and post them, I’ll say a few things of each book.

First up is SLAMMED by Colleen Hoover. Yet again, I’m making myself suffer by reading another heart breaking book by the very awesome CoHo. This book is not that heart breaking just like the rest. I also love how amazing this book is written. I also love that they included poetry in the book. I’m not a huge fan of poetry but reading this makes me want to finish it that fast.

Second is THE RED SUN and KALIFUS RISING both by Alane Adams. These books are just amazing. I love the fact that I get to read a book that has Norse mythology. I have a review of The Red Sun up so read my thoughts now. I highly recommend this series to the fans of mythology.

And the last book I’ve read is Geekerella by Ashley Poston which was such an easy read. I’m glad I read this because it makes me swoon over the fact that Star Wars The Last Jedi will be out in a few months. This book makes me remember the days when I used to write fan fiction for my favorite artists. This book makes me want to continue with the book I’ve written but change it up a bit.

  • Slammed – ★★★★★
  • The Red Sun – ★★★★
  • Kalifus Rising – ★★★★★
  • Geekerella – ★★★★

Now, it’s time for me to share to you the books I got this month. I was able to receive a book and bought one book this month, making it two books for the month of September.

This month I received a box filled with goodies from JKS Communication, a publishing company. I have yet to post my unboxing of the box soon. The box contains an ARC of THE CROWNS OF CROSWALD by D.E. Night. The book has an amazing premise and I can’t wait to read it. This book was released last July but I only got my package this month, which kinda sucks to be honest.

Anyway, the second book, which I bought today, is GIRL ONLINE by Zoe Sugg or famously known as Zoella. I found this book in a thrift bookstore. I was so happy when I saw this book just standing with the rest of the books. I didn’t hesitate in buying the book because it was less than 2 dollars, guys! Plus it’s hardback, so STEAL! I also didn’t hesitate because I’ve been planning to treat myself with a book because I’ve worked my brain off with school. So I was gifting myself with a book. So Yehey for that!

That’s about it guys, I hope you enjoyed that little wrap up and book haul. Share to me what you’ve read and bought this month. I want to know about it. Also if you’ve read the same books as I did, lemme know also because I want to have someone to talk about it!

Thank you for reading and have a great day!

TBR: September 2017

Hello Bibliophiles!!!

I’m the kind of person who plans out her life in advance but never get the chance to actually follow through. But I still do my best to follow my plans. So today, I’ll be sharing to you a few books that I plan to continue and finish reading and the books that I look forward to reading this month.

  • THE RED SUN and KALIFUS RISING by Alane Adams.

I am half way into The Red Sun.  I’m binge reading the series because the third book would be out very soon.  The Raven God would be out by September 12th.

Here is synopsis of the first book:

After meeting a strange dwarf in his garage and finding out his substitute English teacher is a witch, twelve-year-old Sam Baron travels through a stonefire to the magical realm of Orkney where he finally learns the truth about his past: his mother is a witch and his father is a descendant of the Norse god, Odin.

“The Red Sun” is the first book in The Legends of Orkney, the spellbinding series of adventure fantasy novels by Alane Adams. It follows Sam to the realm of Orkney where witches, wraiths, and other menacing creatures cause serious peril to the unsuspecting Sam. Now, it’s up to him to save his friends and all of Orkney from a cursed red sun. Can a young witch girl named Mavery help him?

Drawing on Norse mythology, this fantastical story will enthrall middle grade and tween readers with a taste for adventure. As Sam grapples with dark and dangerous elements from his past and confronts his own simmering anger over long ago events, “The Red Sun” sears with wild imagination and breathtaking moments. Follow “The Red Sun” for the high-flying magical ride of your life.

You can check out the author here: Alane Adams

  • THE RAVEN GOD by Alane Adams

You know the reason already.

  • QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas

Tower of Dawn is set to release this month. So before I read that book, I will read this book and Empire of Storms next!

  • SLAMMED by Colleen Hoover

The past few months, I’ve been reading CoHo books and I couldn’t stop, so that’s why I’m reading Slammed and the rest of her books.


So those are the books that intend to read this month. It’s a bit ambitious but I know I can wing it! Return at the end of the month to learn if I succeeded or failed!

That’s it for now! Thank you and have a great day!

Wanders Between Pagesss

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BOOK HAUL AND WRAP-UP: August 2017

Hello Bibliophiles!

It’s the end of the month once again and it’s time for me to share to you the books I got over the past month and also the books I got to read and loved.


BOOK HAUL

Just yesterday, I received a book mail from the author, Jacqueline E. Smith. I’ve been waiting for these babies to arrive for a month now, and I’m so glad it’s here! (I’ll do a proper book mail blog post of these books soon.)

  • BOY BAND by Jacqueline E. SmithIMG_20170830_182930_751
  • BACKSTAGE by Jacqueline E. Smith

Here is a synopsis of Boy Band:

Sam Morneau is Melissa Parker’s best friend. He’s also a member of The Kind of September, basically the hottest boy band on the planet.

After two and a half years, Mel is all too familiar with the day-to-day occurrences that come with being a member of the band’s inner circle, including hectic schedules, passionate fans, and gossip-mongering celebrity girlfriends.

Now, with the release of the group’s third album just weeks away, their lives have never been crazier and Mel is doing everything she can to keep up, all the while trying to cope with the ridiculous rumors that follow the band everywhere they go and pretending that she isn’t harboring a secret and hopeless crush on Sam.

It’s weird enough being in love with your best friend. It’s even weirder when the rest of the world is in love with him, too.

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BOOK WRAP-UP

This month I was able to read around  five books, which I could say is a very big achievement for me.

I got reviews up on both my blog and goodreads now, check it out to know my full thoughts of the books.


That’s about it! I’ll have my TBR up soon!

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HAUL & WRAP-UP: July 2017

It’s the time of the month again!

Hello bibliophiles!!!

It’s the time of the month again!

BOOK HAUL

First, I’ll be sharing to you the books I got or received for the month of July. Compared to last month, I only got one book this month.

I went to Book Sale, a bargain bookstore in my country, just two weeks ago. I came across Shadowland in the pile and decided to get it because, why not?

It was for less than 3 USD and it is a hardcover copy! And it looks so new!!

WRAP UP

This month I was able to read 5 books. Most of it on ebook because I was so into reading at night than day because of school.

  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – ★★★★★
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover – ★★★★★
  • Dream Me by Kathryn Berla – ★★★★★
  • Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover – ★★★★★
  • Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover – ★★★★★

I have some reviews of some of the books up right now. Check them out by clicking the titles.

And you would notice that I was in a Colleen Hoover kind of month. I was just so into her books that I wasn’t able to read other books than CoHo’s books.

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That ends my haul and wrap up for the month of July. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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