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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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!

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TO-BE READ: May 2017

Hey! Hey! Hey!

It’s been awhile since I last made a to-be read list. I’m such an indecisive person. I hate the fact that I can’t decide which book to read first. I can’t seem to choose my priority. Now I have decided to start with the books sent to me by authors or publishers. But I would still read a few books by my favorite authors.

  1. The Red Sun by Alane Adams

This book was sent to me by the author herself, in exchange for an honest review. I got this book over 4 months already but never got the chance to read it because I’m indecisive. Now, I know I must read this book this month. I owe the author this review.

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?

2. IA: B.O.S.S. by John Winston

This book was also sent to me by the author, also in exchange for an honest review. This the sequel to IA: Initiate. I have a review of that book here. And just like the book sent by Ms. Adams, I received this book around 4 months ago but never got the chance to read it right away. (I hate myself for doing that though.) But I really plan to read this book this month.

The most important thing in the world to thirteen-year-old orphan “Naz” Andersen is keeping his little sister, Meri, safe from the mean streets of the Exclave and insidious foster parent, Miss Tracey. Until now, he’s done just that. But after losing his best friend to suspicious circumstances, Naz turns his attention to ruthless gang leader, Roffio Styles, and the Incubus Apostles. But to find out the truth, Naz will need to once again summon the world within, and with the help of Meri and his therapist Dr. Gwen he begins to discover that the voices in his head, his nightmares, and sleepwalking are actually telekinesis and telepathy at play: a gift from his father of whom he has no memory.

But when Naz gets too close to the truth and tragedy strikes again, he is compelled to unleash his newfound abilities, wield his own unique brand of destruction, and bring his friends’ murderers to justice.

  1. Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein

This book, I won it from a giveaway hosted by a local bookstore. I was one of the lucky three winners to get this copy. It took over a month before I could pick it up from the bookstore’s branch in my province. This book is an Advance Readers Copy. It is set to be released by June 2017. Because of that, I have to read this book before it is official released to the world.

A summer romance about missed connections and how not to miss out on the love of your life. For fans of Deb Caletti, Sarah Dessen, and Jenny Han.

Girl looks for a sign. Enter: boy.

Rainie doesn’t have a “passion” like her friends do. She’s more of a dabbler—quick to give up and move on. But as graduation approaches, she wishes she had more direction. So when gorgeous Tuck gives a monologue that literally puts into words exactly how she’s been feeling lately, it’s a sign! Tuck is her passion. How could she not have seen it before?

Girl follows boy. Enter: second boy.

Rainie convinces her ex-BFF to let her work at the same summer job as Tuck. She’s got a foolproof plan to date him. But when she arrives, Rainie discovers things aren’t that simple. And she meets Milo, a super-cute boy who also works with her. A boy with a complicated past.

Girl needs to figure stuff out. Enter: drama.

  1. Dream Me by Kathryn Blara

I recently got this book from our post office. It took over 2 months before I got it on my hands. But I am glad I have it now before this book is official out to the published. It is set to be out by July 2017. So, you should check it out soon.

Zat is a dreamer from the distant future—a time when humans no longer dream and Earth is a desolate wasteland. He dreams of the beautiful Earth of the past, and a fiery-haired beauty named Babe. Against the wisdom of his peers, Zat decides to risk everything to travel back in time and live in Babe’s dreams…

Babe is the perpetual new girl in town. Her father’s job frequently moves the family around the country, and Babe just longs for a place to call home. As she settles into the sleepy town of Sugar Dunes, Florida, Babe begins to have strange dreams of a green-eyed boy named Zat. Night after night, Babe shows Zat her world. But the dreams come at the cost of nearly crippling migraines every morning. Babe’s life outside of her dreams pales in comparison to her growing love for Zat and their time spent together.

But the more time Babe and Zat spend together in her dreams, the more Babe’s pain increases, and Zat begins to question the reality of his existence. How can he live a life with Babe, when all they have is her dreams? 

Can a dream become a reality?

EditI hope those synopsis made you want to read the books mentioned above. You can send me a message on my Instagram and let’s buddy read any one of it.

In addition to all those above, I’ll be having other books to read as well. You’ll find out about it by the end of the month, until then, you should check out my other posts here.

Thank you and may you never lose your bookmark while reading. Bye!

TBR: March 2017

Hello there!

Third post of the week! And probably another one tomorrow.

Now I’ll be sharing the books I intend to read for this month. I am planning to read at least 6 books. It’s a bit ambitious but I’ll do my best to read all of them. Final exams are in this month, so I might be behind with my reading but, like I said, I’ll do my best to read them all.

I’ll be reading all review copies this month. Since it’s been over 2 months since I’ve received these books, so I think, no, I need to read them before the month ends. Expect to have at least 4 reviews regarding these books this month.

THE RED SUN by Alane Adams

KALIFUS RISING by Alane Adams

IA: BOSS by John Darryl Winston

HOLDING GROUND: CHI’S STORY by Alice Rachel

HOLDING GROUND: WILLOW’S STORY by Alice Rachel

That’s about it. I hope you check my reviews soon.

Thank you for reading and may you never lose your bookmark while reading. Bye!

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MONTHLY TBR: February 2017

Hello there bibliophiles! It’s February now, the love month! I have planned reading a lot of books that has been on my TBR pile for soooooo long. So today, I’m sharing you the around 6-8 books.

#1 A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

#2 Holding Ground by Alice Rachel

#3 The Red Sun by Alane Adams

#4 City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

#5 Revenge of the Wannabes by Lisi Harrison

#6 Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

#7 Mermaid Park by Beth Mayall

#8 Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Those 8 books are the books I intend to read. I hope I can do it though, since I’ve read 8 books in January. I might as well do the say for February if I badly want to surpass my goal of 50 before the year ends.

Just a little info, I’ll be writing a review on the books I’ve read but there are some limitations. Check out my blogpost on that subject, here.

*four books are physical books, while the other are ecopies, meaning 3 are in ebook form and one is in audiobooks form.* I’ll let you know which is which with the colors.

Pink: Physical copy

Blue: Ebook copy

Green: Audiobook

So, how many books are you planning to read this month? And what titles? Also have you read the books mentioned above? Lemme know what you think of it.

Thank you for reading and may you never lose your bookmark while reading. Bye!

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December Wrap-Up and January TBR

Hello there BibilioBears! Today I’ll be sharing my December reads and my January TBR. Let’s get to it right away.

DECEMBER WRAP-UP

Last December I’ve only read three books and lemme tell you, the other one is not even a book. I am disappointed with myself but at least I was able to read some books during the holidays. I was so ambitious with my December TBR but failed greatly.

*you can check out my thoughts on those books mentioned by clicking the title.

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JANUARY TBR

This year, I am going to start it with a very ambitious TBR list.

Here is my January (my birth month) TBR:

  • THE CLIQUE by Lisi Harrison
  • STANDING GROUND by Alice Rachel
  • THE RED SUN by Alane Adams
  • CROSSED by Ally Condie
  • THE HEIR by Kiera Cass

The 4th book mentioned has been on my tbr list for so long. I’v started it last last month but never got the chance to finish it, which is such as shame for me. But I’ll do my very best to finish it this month, wish me luck.

And I wish I can meet my goal of reading all those mentioned and maybe, just maybe, be able to read a couple more.

So that’s about it. I know it’s short but I’m not really in the mood to say anything more. I just want this up already.

Thank you for reading and may you never lose your bookmark while reading.

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