anticipated reads for 2018

Now I know, we’re already a month into the year so it might be a little bit late for this post, but I’ve had my hands full so I’ve neither had time to read any of the books I wanted to mention for my “anticipated 2018 reads”, nor to write them down. I still don’t actually have the time, but I set a new years resolution to post twice a month and I couldn’t let myself fail right away. So here’s a few books I would really like to read in 2018.

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

I’ve talked about A Little Life before, always with the aspiration to read it within a moth or two. That hasn’t happened, as you may have guessed. However, I’m still looking forward to reading it very much, as I’ve heard plenty of great things about it.

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Book Thief was given to me as a Christmas gift, and since I keep hearing amazing things about it, I’m going to read it as soon as possible.

A Reaper at the Gates – Sabaa Tahir

 

I’m very excited about the third book in the An Ember in the Ashes series. It’s really good and has so many good characters I just -. I do probably need to reread the first two books beforehand, but I’m looking forward to having a reason to do that too.

Useless Magic -Florence Welch

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This book is on the page of my BuJo with things I’m looking forward to in 2018. Like together with travels and such. I CAN’T WAIT. Florence is one of my favorite musicians and I’m sure her book is going to be incredible. July 5th, please arrive soon.

Here I need to fill some space to make this decent so here, isn’t this a great picture of a great person ahh I love her.

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

I don’t know, I have very high expectations for Dorian Gray. It’s a book I want to read not only because it’s a classic and everyone loves it, but also because it seems like a fantastic book just from the summary. I’m just really excited to read it (and I have an edition I love too, which makes it even more fun).

 

What are you excited about reading in 2018?

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a new year

I’m just over an hour into the new year, and naturally I’m thinking about what I want to do with it. I love New Years eve as well as January 1st. It’s a time when I feel that anything is possible, and I savor the feeling in notes on my phone, scribbles on pieces of paper and whatever else I have on hand, writing down what I can do with the 365 days in front of me. That’s quite a lot of chances to try something new, make yourself happy or become fantastic at that one thing you’ve always wanted to learn. For me, the marking of a new year is a time to look back and reflect on everything good that happened during the passed year and what I have accomplished, as well as giving myself a new chance at what I didn’t do.

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Rest-of-the-year TBR

As I’ve said in the last 3 or 4 posts now, reading is not really something I seem to be doing right now. So a TBR for November would be overly optimistic. Nevertheless, there are some books I would love to read before the end of 2017, so I thought I’d share those, and we’ll see which of them I’ll get to in November.  Continue reading

October TBR

First of all, my reading is a mess right now. I read a grand total of 2 books in September, not because I didn’t have time to read, but because I watched FRIENDS whenever I had a minute to spare. That’s all on me, I’ll admit. I’m done with my rewatch of FRIENDS but unfortunately, I started Brooklyn99, so we’re back to where we started. Anyway, here’s some books I’d like to read in October (although I’m never going to finish them all).
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July + BookTubeAThon Wrap-up

So July is over, which tragically means my last full month of summer break is too. Thankfully I’ve been reading a lot more this month than I did in June so I feel like I’ve made the most of my break. Here’s what I read this month.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – 3.5ish stars. SO CUTE

The Secret History by Donna Tartt – I haven’t even rated this book yet and I’m done thinking about the whole business, at least for now. But the fact that it took me 3 months to read might indicate my feelings towards it.

Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour – 4.5 stars. FAVORITE OF THE MONTH OMG. IT WAS ADORABLE.

The rest of the books are what I read for BookTubeAThon so I’m just going to do the rest of the wrap-up as a BTAT one.

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – Finish a book in one day, read about a character very different from you. 3ish stars, review here.

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi – 3 stars

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi – 3.5 if we stretch it.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – A hyped book. 2.5 stars. Okay, but man had I expected more.

Lady SusanCover buy. 4 stars (also a stretch). Favorite of the readathon.

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – Book with a person on the cover. 3 stars. Or maybe 2.5 in hindsight.

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation WhyRead a book completely outside. Fun fact: It was pouring down when I read it but I had to do it because it was the last day. I was miserable. Anyway. I don’t rate comic books because I don’t really understand them but I did like Vol. 1 better so yeah.

Did you participate in BTAT? Did you manage all 7 books? Either way, tell me your favorite read in July!

Thanks for reading!

 

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Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

So for the first 3 days of BookTubeAThon I read the Shatter Me trilogy. Like many other books I read during BTAT, my impression was pretty meh. But there was definitely some upsides, as well as a few downsides to the series. This will mostly be a review on Shatter Me, but I’ll mention a few things about the other books in the bottom of this post. Don’t worry, it’ll be 100% spoiler free!

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday #3

It’s been too long since I did one of these and I almost missed it today too, but in my defense I’ve been reading a lot. Like A LOT. We’re currently in the end of day 4 in BookTubeAThon and I’m halfway through my fifth book. And I’ve worked every day this week. So, there’s not much time for anything but reading and sleeping. Anyway, before I go back to doing just that, here’s some diverse books.

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacksyou can find the original post and the rules here. What you have to do is write about:

  1. A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
  2. A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read.
  3. A diverse book that has not yet been released.

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