Read This Month


  1. I See London I See France REVIEW
  2. This is How it Happened REVIEW


Male/Female author:
        100 female
        100 contemporary

       100  % physical books
        100 sent to me (for honest reviews)

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Recommendations of the year

2017 first half

(From ones I've read this year)

       Boy in the Striped Pajamas
       My Lady Jane

       PS I Like You

    Fairytale Retelling
        A is for Arsenic
        Girl Code

     Torch Against the Night
     The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy

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Favorite Opening Lines of Books

Pennyroyal Academy - If I'm still in this forest by nightfall, I'll never leave it again.

The Raven Boys - Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she'd been told that she would kill her true love.

All Fall Down - When I was twelve I broke my leg jumping off the wall between Canada and Germany.

Cinder and Ella - The problem with fairy tales is that most of them begin with tragedy. I understand the reasoning behind it. No one likes a pampered heroine. A great character neeeds trials to overcome - experiences to give them depth, to make them vulnerable, relatable, and likable. Good characters need hardships to make them strong. The idea makes sense, but it still sucks if you're the heroine.

The Shadow Society - knowing what I know now, I'd say my fostermother had her reasons for throwing a kitchen knife at me.

Ella Enchanted - That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not intend to lay a curse on me.

Assassins Curse - I ain't never been one to trust beautiful people, and Tarrin of the Hariri was the most beautiful man I ever saw.

My Lady Jane (prologue) - You may think you know the story. It goes like this: once upon a time, there was a sixteen-year-old girl named Jane Grey, who was forced to marry a complete stranger (Lord Guildford or Gilford or Gifford-something-or-other), and shortly thereafter found herself ruler of a country. She was queen for nine days. Then she quite literally lost her head.
Yes, it’s a tragedy, if you consider the disengagement of one’s head from one’s body tragic. (We are merely narrators, and would hate to make assumptions as to what the reader would find tragic.)
We have a different tale to tell.

Pride &Prejudice - It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
1984It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen

Peter Pan - All children, except one, grow up

Metamorphosis - As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous cockroach in his bed

Catcher in the Rye -
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

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I See London, I See France : review

Sarah Mlynowski

*ARC kindly provided by the publisher, Harper Collins, in exchange for an honest review!*

Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela.
     Her plans do not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts, or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug-of-war. 

>This book will be released July 11th 2017

Goodreads' link to the book!

Stars: ✦
So as usual, I'll tell 3 things I liked about the book and 2 things I didn't like.

So what did I think?

+1 | The idea and premise is fun, simple, light, quick and quirky - so an entertaining summer read

+1 | Like many summery contemporary books it focuses on traveling, but I liked how it also talked about the annoying things in traveling and all the mundane things as well - like getting your tube pass and it costing money when you exchange money...

+/-0.5 | I liked the characters as people well enough but definitely wasn't agreeing with some of the things they did

+/-0.5  | The writing style took getting used to with it's shorter sentences, but I loved how the author used a lot of intertextuality!

-1  | In my opinion it focused too much on all the relationships

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20 bookish facts about me

[Book Tag]

I just graduated, and I find that people ask me all the same things over and over: plans, thoughts, feelings and mostly the normal questions for catching up with people.

So I decided to do a list of bookish facts about me, since I didn't have written anything for this weekend.

  1.  Sometimes I just don't feel like reading, and not always because of a book hangover
  2. I can read fast, or slow - all depending on my mood and how much I like the book
  3. LOVE cataloging data on books on both my Goodreads and in an Excel spreadsheet
  4. Totally judge books by their covers...
  5. Love reading the dedications
  6. Underline and tab books (post it the sides)
  7. ...but I DON'T dog ear or write in them
  8. Feeling of reading a book for the first time? I wouldn't be that interested in it. I love that I get something new from it everytime- I feel like I never read the same book
  9. Prefer paperbacks - and floppy ones at that
  10. Used to never DNF books, but I've come to realize it's not worth waisting your time in the
  11. Can't drink or eat while reading
  12. Don't buy books on a whim
  13. Reading at any time of day
  14. I am totally fine with lending books
  15. I don't really read books in my first language
  16. I feel like I always fall for the character that dies, in both movies and books
  17. I own one signed book
  18. I am a mood reader and it can take me days to find the book to read
  19. It bothers me when the authors name is bigger than the books name on the cover
  20. I push off reading last books in series... to the point where I don't remember anything from the books anymore
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Read This Month


  1. P.S. I Like You
  2. By Your Side, audiobook
  3. He tulivat Bagdadiin, audiobook
  4. Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy, audiobook
  5. A Study in Charlotte
  6. My Lady Jane


Male/Female author:
        83 female,
        17 male
        33 % contemporary,
        33 % crime,
        33 % magic/fantasy

        2 131p
        50 % audio books,
        50 % physical books
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