Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #6: Ten Books On My Fall TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.   

Tatata it’s Tuesday! And finally I decided to join this feature today because I feel like pressuring myself to read this book in the next few months (and I shall be damned if I don’t manage to do so… naaah just kidding, we all know I’ll probably totally ignore this list and just read what falls into my lap anyways). And without further ado, here’s the list consisting of 10 books that I really intend to read, but probably won’t (at least some), this fall.

Oh and by the way!! I’m so excited to share this absolutely beautiful (at least in my eyes) logo for the first time with you guys which I’m going to use for now on for TTT.

#10 VIRALS



Ugggghh. This is probably the only lie on this list (but I’m still hoping that I’m going to actually read this someday so I’m putting it on basically every tbr list I’m putting together until the day I will finally have it on my read shelf). So yeah, those brackets actually sum it up.


#9 NIGHTMARES!



I think I started this book a year ago around Halloween already. But (again because of Uni, somehow it just always has to come between me and reading books for joy) I got sidetracked and never got that far. This year I’m going to read this for Halloween month (in 3 weeks I’ll be going crazy so you’ve all officially been warned now!) and I hope this time I’m going to actually finish it.


#8 REBELLION



During the spring semester at university this year I actually started this already, but gave it up really quickly because I just didn’t have the time to read a book of my choice. I intend to finally finish the The Hundred series this year in order to cover some of the time until the TV series return (btw: can anybody tell me when season 5 will finally be back??).


#7 THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS



The other James Dashner series I haven’t started yet (and hinted at in #5). I got a copy from NetGalley and therefore will read this one soon, too.


#6 THESE BROKEN STARS



Such a beautiful cover! And the synopsis sounds so promising! I’ve waited so long until I finally ordered this book and I hope it’ll live up to everybody’s positive reviews.


#5 THE EYE OF MINDS



This is the first book of one of the two series by James Dashner that I haven’t started yet and are on this list. My plan is to read all of Dashner’s books, or try at least and hope that I like them all, because I love his stories.


#4 CINDER



Cinder is the first book in a series I can’t believe I still haven’t started yet. After over two years on Goodreads and one and a half years blogging I’ve seen great reviews of this series on countless blogs and friends’ shelves.


#3 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM



One of my favourites movies, even in the entire Harry Potter film franchise. Before I watch it again I’d love to read the script and see how I’d imagine it in my mind and how it captures the movie on paper. And I’ve got the absolutely gorgeous Hardcover at home.


#2 A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN



I read A Court of Mist and Fury last month and I ABSOLUTELY loved it. I think I mention this at every possible point so a lot of you might already know this. ;) Anyways I’m planning on reading this as soon as possible, too. I just still need a little time to process the ending of ACOMAF.


#1 WARCROSS



I bought this book on Saturday and I CAN’T WAIT to start it. As number one on this list you can imagine how excited I am. As soon as I finish The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue I’m going to devour Warcross. I really enjoyed Marie Lu’s Legend series and I hope this will live up to my expectations.



I'd love to hear what you are planning to read this fall! Do we have any books in common or do you want to convince me to read one of the books on my list first instead of Warcross. Link me up to your TTT posts so that I can check 'em out! :) Have a lovely Tuesday xx

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Stacking The Shelves #11: The I Went Overboard Edition


"Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual." It's a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

So as you can guess from the title I went on a little shopping spree this week. Today I visited my favourite comic book store in Zurich and guess what, I walked out with full bags once again. Next to so many series that I’ve got on my pull list, I finally got some awesome new trade paperbacks that I’m so excited about. Also I’m especially excited about Runaways by Rainbow Rowell starting and just had to get the first issue. Gotham Academy is finally back with a new series!! And the new Ms Marvel is out too, I need to catch up with the previous four though first :/

Two nights ago I spent a little time on NetGalley and instead of reading those arcs that I ALREADY HAVE what did I do? Of course, I downloaded three new ones! Why do I never learn? I was so excited to see the first book in James Dashner’s 13th Reality series being up there for grabs that I just couldn’t resist.

Oh and the best part about today’s shopping trip: I went to a bookstore in Zurich where they have this big charitiy book project running for a few days. If you donate books you can get discounts on the new ones you’re going to buy and for the very first time in YEARS !!! I bought a Hardcover book (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue) and I finally got my Warcross copy!! So yeah, I’ve added quite some reading material this week.

The Goodies


   

1. Runaways #1 by Rainbow Rowell
2. Gotham Academy: Second Semester, Volume 1: Welcome Back by Brenden Fletcher
3. Superman Action Comics (Rebirth), Volume 3: The Men of Steel
4. Ms. Marvel, Volume 7: Damage Per Second

For Review


  

5. Noble, Volume 1 by Brandon Thomas
6. Charmed: A Thousand Deaths by Erica Schultz
7. The 13th Reality: Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

Bought


 

8. Warcross by Marie Lu
9. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

I'd like to know

What did you stack your shelves with today? Do your local book stores also have book donation weeks or other charitable bookish events? Link me up to your StS posts in the comments! :)


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Book Review: Flame in the Mist


About the book

Title: Flame in the Mist
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Series: Flame in the Mist #1
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Retellings
Publication: May 16th, 2017
Pages: 416
Read: August 2017


My Copy

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Edition: Ebook
Purchase Location: NetGalley
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

My Rating:


Goodreads Summary

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace. Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.


My Spoiler Free Review


When I tried to get a copy of this book everybody was talking about it. The cover looks absolutely stunning so my interest was caught right away. And the summary sounded pretty decent, too. I LOVE Mulan and it’s one of my favourite Disney stories so I had some expectations for this book to meet. It still took me a few weeks to finally start reading this after receiving a copy (due to the stressful time I had been going through with Uni and my results and stuff).

From the beginning on I was quite confused and had some difficulties remembering who was who and which characters were supposed to be the good guys / bad guys. I also didn’t really appreciate all the instant changes of point of views. I barely had enough time to register one character when we were already reading from somebody else’s view. Those povs were kind of tumbling in on themselves.

And the probably most important reason that made it so hard for me to enjoy reading Flame in the Mist: I do not like the protagonist. I find Mariko annoying and quite unreliable and she just simply did not make it easy for me to like her. (More about this in the spoilery part.)

I know that I’m one of the very few who did not really enjoy this book and I hope that all of you who still have it on their tbr will love it! It just didn’t have the wow-effect on me that I wish it had. Me not liking this book can definitely be blamed on the rough time I went through when I read it. I do plan on continuing with the series when the sequel gets out because I think it’s an interesting plot, it just didn’t fit me at the time and I hope I’ll enjoy it better if I re-read it one day.

My favourite quote from the book is very inspiring and I love it!
Okami: “I deny being a slave to any one thing. In any situation we can choose who we are and choose who we want to be.” - p.265

The Part That Might Contain Spoilers


Back to the part where I don’t like Mariko. I questioned every single decision she made starting with the very first (and probably most irrational) one; to follow the Black Clan although she thought of them as dangerous murderers. Let’s face it, if they were exactly how she imagined them, she wouldn’t have survived 5 minutes with them.

And I couldn’t take it seriously that NOBODY noticed she wasn’t a boy. If I remember correctly she should be around 17 years old and at that age you can see a woman’s feature very accentuated in a girl’s face , so why didn’t any of the guys look at her close enough? But I decided to let it be and find myself at peace with this because Mulan also managed to hide that (and it’s also kind of bothering me there so…).

Also I kind of feel like there were not enough character developments in the story..? Basically the only ones that really “changed” were Mariko, her brother and Okami. All the others just had hidden background stories that came to light to mark who they were, but they didn’t evolve throughout the pages...

In the sequel I would very much like to see more of the bromance between Takeda Ranmaru and Okami because that’s true friendship right there. And I want to know more about their history. Although this might seem like a very negative review (and I apologise if it really does come across like that), I hope to see the sequel perform better and that Ahdieh digs a little deeper into the characters’ feelings. This is my first time reading a book by her and I’m not sure how this makes me feel about The Wrath and the Dawn series that’s still on my tbr…


I'd like to know

Have you read Flame in the Mist? I’d love to hear what you think about the book! Or do you know any of Renee Ahdieh’s other works? This actually reminds me that I really need to rewatch Mulan again! Anybody with me?


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Waiting On Wednesday: Turtles All The Way Down


"Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating."

My choice for this week is Turtles All The Way Down by John Green.
Expected Publication Date: October 10th, 2017



Goodreads Summary

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.


Why I'm so excited about this book?


So far I’ve read all of John Green’s books except for Will Grayson Will Grayson and Let it snow. I loved each story and they all made me look at the world a little different. Especially The Fault in Our Stars made me look at my surroundings differently because I COULDN’T SEE THROUGH ALL MY TEARS. But yeah, you get the point. If you haven’t read one single book by him I suggest you immediately grab any book and start reading!! Seriously, you won’t regret it. So as you can see, my excitement for another new book by him is veeeryy biig (might only be topped by my feelings for when Rainbow Rowell finally publishes a new book).

Other books by John Green I reviewed



Looking For Alaska
This review belongs to one of my first on this blog. Therefore pleeeeasseeeee forgive me for the old and gruesome layout of the page.

I'd like to know

What's your WoW today? Have you read any books by John Green and loved them as much as I did? Don't forget to link me up to your post so I can check them out down below in the comments. :)

Friday, 8 September 2017

Book Review: ACOMAF


About the book

Title: A Court Of Mist And Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court Of Thorns And Roses #2
Genres: High Fantasy, New Adult, Romance
Publication: May 3rd, 2016
Pages: 626
Read: August 2017


My Copy

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Edition: Paperback
Purchase Location: Book Depository

My Rating:


Goodreads Summary

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.


My Spoiler Free Review


It’s finally time to sit down and write this review. I think I can keep my emotions in check for a little while. Looking back at my review of A Court of Thorns And Roses I feel like it doesn’t deserve the four star rating I gave it. It should have maybe been a half star (if not an entire star) less. Alas, I can’t change that (and it wouldn’t be fair to do so). The rating I’d give the first book now has nothing to do with Sarah J Maas’ writing per se, honestly she’s am amazingly talented woman and her writing is wonderful. But I realised that I just didn’t enjoy the book enough for a 4-star rating and should have been honest with myself back then.

The sequel A Court of Mist and Fury however blew all the winds out of my whistle. Bare with me please ‘cause I’ve got a feeling this review is going to be rather of the very long sort which you won’t be used to by me.

Some of you might know that I had a rough time reading the first book in the series because I picked a wrong time to start reading it (and I like to moan about that, too). Therefore, I didn’t have all too high expectations for the second book, but so many people pushed me to read it that I finally caved in and ordered it online. Last month I found the perfect time to take this book on vacation with me and I could not stop reading!.

At the beginning I still clung on to the feelings I had for the first book, but then everything changed. When the first book felt a little slow paced, the second book in the ACOMAF series actually made me savour the tranquility of the plot. There were so many plot twists going on and the hundreds of pages and chapters were absolutely necessary to make the character development much more outstanding. You could literally feel them evolving and certain characters like Rhysand that I never thought I would like turned out to become one of my favourites.

The way that Sarah J Maas deals with posttraumatic stress disorder is truly amazing. It’s such an important part for the ending of ACOTAR and honestly I can’t remember another series where this was fully discussed in the way Maas does it here. It’s a very important part of the background and follows Feyre on every page, but it’s never called out word for word for what it is. And still, everybody knows what’s happening (and with everybody I mean us readers because clearly some characters didn’t acknowledge that, but my anger with those characters will be discussed in the spoilery part of the review).

With the new adventures in this book there come a lot of new characters, and I had a hard time at first keeping up with all of them. But they all grew into my heart and their part of the story felt so much more alive than the introduction of Tamlin or Lucien in the first book ever seemed like.
Feyre: “Can’t you ever just call someone by a given name?” - p. 208
So yeah, I feel like I need to stop with the spoiler free part of my review before I get too carried away. I still can’t believe that the series took such a turn for the positive. And I recommend everybody who disliked the ACOTAR should definitely give A Court of Mist and Fury another chance because that was the best decision I ever made book-wise.

The Part That Might Contain Spoilers


Okay first off: YOU CANNOT IMAGINE MY DISAPPOINTMENT IN TAMLIN. Sorry for yelling, but I had to get that out there. He was so sensitive and friendly and kind in the first book and truly made me like him over any other character. And then this happened. Of course he’s got his own problems and suffers as much as Feyre with PTSD, but still, to ignore her emotions like that and then LOCKING HER UP? Nopes, never going to forgive him. And especially not for siding with the King of Hypern. It’s his fault that my favourite ship was ripped apart and how could he ignore the fact that they were ACTUAL MATES. Something as precious as that should even have sunken into his head that Feyre just wasn’t ment for him.
Feyre: “I’m thinking that I was a lonely, hopeless person, and I might have fallen in love with the first thing that showed me a hint of kindness and safety. And I’m thinking maybe he knew that - maybe not actively, but maybe he wanted to be that person for someone. And maybe that worked for who I was before. Maybe it doesn’t work for who - what I am now." - p.156
Also I’m rather disappointed in Lucien, too. But I can’t wait how it will continue with him now that I know that he’s Elain’s mate. Very interesting plot twist (one of hundreds here). Oh and when we’re already on the subject, can we mention that I need Nesta to be Cassian’s mate? And then Azriel and Mor can end up happily ever after, too. (Do not dare pop my dream bubbles yet, please, I haven’t gotten to start reading A Court of Wings and Ruin yet and I’ve managed to stay unspoilered so far).

I really like Mor and she’s an amazing character and I wish to read more about her in the next book. Also I feel like we didn’t get enough information about Azriel yet. We only know little about his path and I need some further explanation on why he hasn’t told Mor about his feelings in the past 500 YEARS!

I hope that we will get to hear more about Tarquin as the series goes on because he’s such a lovely character (from as much as I’ve read about him so far) and I feel like his court could also make for some very interesting stories. Somehow I feel like he could have been a very good match for Feyre, but seeing as that would interfere with my OTP I have to put those thoughts aside.

And now let’s finally get into it. The OTP of the series. The OTP that outshines the OTP we all couldn’t get over in the first book. Rhysand + Feyre. Do you know how I struggled through all those painful moments where they almost got together, but pulled back right before anything could happen? The build up of their relationship was phenomenal! Kudos to Sarah J Maas! And I knew that something bad would happen when they got together with about 100 pages still to come. The ending had me all torn up and my anger about Tamlin just came all back.

But back to the incredible power couple: When Rhysand explained his entire past to Feyre I think a part of me broke inside. It all made so perfect sense and lets so many moments from ACOTAR come back to life in a whole new light. All his doings had a reason and to realise that he knew for so long that she was his mate and not tell anybody anything makes me so emotional about it. These two NEED a happy ending and I’ll be damned if they don’t get it!
Feyre: “I wonder if some part of me knew what was waiting for me. That I would never be a gentle grower of things, or someone who burned like fire - but that I would be quiet and enduring and as faceted as the night. That I would have beauty, for those who knew where to look, and if people didn’t bother to look, but to only fear it … Then I didn’t particularly care for them, anyway. I wonder if, even in my despair and hopelessness, I was never truly alone. I wonder if I was looking for this place - looking for you all.” - p. 488

Check Out My Previous Reviews



#1 A Court Of Thorns And Roses (My Review)


So as you can see I have a LOT of feelings about this book and it’s definitely one of my favourite reads this year. I’m not sure if there will come many books that can top this one, but I hope the series does continue on this great path. Sarah J. Maas has just become a new favourite author of mine as I’m also reading the Throne of Glass series and loving it. What are your thoughts on ACOMAF? Is there anything I didn’t mention in my review that we want to discuss further? I’m open to as many impressions and thoughts of yours and even hour long discussions if you’d like because I still can’t stop thinking about this book. Let me know what you thought in the comments!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Down The TBR Hole #4


This meme created by Lia @ Lost in a Story helps me go through my to-read shelf on Goodreads and sort out the books that I feel no longer belong there. Check out my first post I made in for this meme Down The TBR Hole #1 - there you’ll also find the guidelines about how to do this if you want to join. How many books will I be able to remove today?

#41 Scarlet



I can’t wait to start this series! I ordered the first book in the Lunar Chronicles a week ago from Book Depository and it’s going to arrive soon. I’ve heard so many great things about Cinder so I basically have no doubt that I’ll like it too. Because of this I no longer have to keep this on my tbr.

Verdict: remove from shelf


#42 The Felloship of the Ring



I’m going to blame my unreadiness to decide on which edition to buy for not having read this yet. I love Tolkien’s world and I know so much about it which makes it so much more of a shocker that I haven’t read The Lord of the Rings yet. But I know that I WILL read this, so I can take it of my tbr shelf because I’ll never forget about it.

Verdict: remove from shelf


#43 We Were Liars



I might pick this up if I come across it in a bookstore, but I do not feel the need to read it right now.

Verdict: remove from shelf


#44 Cress



The same goes for Cress as it went for Scarlet. Can't wait to start this series.

Verdict: remove from shelf


#45 Angelfall



I had this book already on my tbr (in my mind) before I even was on Goodreads. A dystopia mixed with Angels, how exciting does that sound? I haven’t read any good angel stories since Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly series anyway, so I should try this one, right?

Verdict: remains on Goodreads shelf


#46 Uglies



This sounds like such a bad idea. The idea of actually having to have an operation to turn pretty shows how messed up that world’s point of view is. I’m not sure if I’d feel comfortable reading that, but it’s another dystopian series so I’m going to keep it on my tbr a little while longer.

Verdict: remains on Goodreads shelf


#47 Gone



The synopsis on Goodreads doesn’t reveal all too much about this book, but somehow it gives off a vibe of The 100 minus the space plot. I’m starting to realise that there are so many dystopias on my tbr that I’ve forgotten about…

Verdict: remains on Goodreads shelf


#48 The Golden Compass



I saw the movie years ago and was quite annoyed about not getting a sequel because I actually pretty liked it. I’m not sure that I want to read the book, though, there are so many other books that are more important to me. So this is a no from me for now.

Verdict: remove from shelf


#49 The Great Gatsby



One day, I swear, one day I’m going to read this. Not today, not tomorrow, but some day in the future. I’m not going to forget this book because it’s pretty much a must read, so I can take it off my shelf.

Verdict: remove from shelf


#50 A Game Of Thrones



Where do I start with this one. I LOVE the series, but I’m a reeeeaallly late bloomer when it comes to Game of Thrones. I have to admit that I only just started watching the series in June this year (and I am proud to tell you that I watched the entire seasons 1 to 6 in no less than 3 weeks - as proud as one can be about an accomplishment like that… think of all the things I could have done in that time :0). Anyways, I reaaaally love it and I can’t believe the season finale of season 7 aired a week ago! Gaaaaaaah I need more episodes!! So yeah, basically I’m DEFINITELY going to read the books as soon as I’ve got my copies, so I can take this one off my shelf as well.

Verdict: remove from shelf



So as a wrap up I’m really happy to tell you guys that so far in these 4 posts I managed to remove 26 BOOKS !!! from my tbr. Although, 15 of them are still lying somewhere in my room and therefore still on my physical tbr. But this is a real accomplishment! Can’t wait to continue with this task because there are still so many books to go through. Which books would you have kept or removed on your tbr? Do you agree with my choices? What are you excited to read from this list? I’d love to chat more about it!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Stacking the Shelves #10: The Newest Book Depo Haul Edition


"Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual." It's a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Two weeks ago I went on Book Depository and had this huuuge urge to order books. That’s how I ended up ordering a batch of new books at 1 am on a work night. I do not regret this. And finally they all arrived this week!

The Goodies


   

1. The Eye Of Minds by James Dashner - I'm so excited about this book. I've been meaning to read this series for so long and doing the Down The TBR Hole meme reminded me of that.

2. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas - two weeks ago I read ACOMAF and absolutely LOVED it. Can't wait to find out how it continues with my favourite characters of that world.

3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer - This series sounds so promising, I hope it lives up to all my friends' opinions.

4. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner - Same goes for this one!


I'd like to know

What did you stack your shelves with in the past few weeks? Or are some of your orders still on their way? Link me up to your posts in the comments! :)

Thursday, 31 August 2017

August Wrap Up


Hello there! Another month coming to an end, another wrap up. I had a lot going on the past few weeks with not knowing what to do for my future (university and stuff) and it has been quite rough. Now I’ve made a small plan for the next year and am currently looking for a new job before starting University again in autumn 2018.

I’ve been to 2 Festivals this month and got to listen to amazing artists such as Imagine Dragons (my favourite band ever), The Prodigy, Flume, Mumford & Sons, Parov Stelar and so many more. I love festivals and I’m quite sad about this season already being over. (But I’ve already started making plans with my friends for next summer again :P)

I also went on a vacation for a week in Corfu, Greece. It was so amazingly relaxing and I quite miss it! I just love lying around the beach/pool the entire day and only getting up to play beach volleyball (where I hurt my hand on the 2nd day already and had to sit out playing until our last day) and go for a swim. What a dream!

I have a lot of plans for September and I really hope I’ll find a job some time soon!

BOOKS READ


    

1. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
2. A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J Maas
3. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
4. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
5. The Tales of Beedle The Bard by JK Rowling

As you can see I read a lot of books I really liked this month and I finally managed to read so many again! Since the beginning of the year I believe I haven't managed to read 5 books anymore. ACOMAF was by far my absolute favourite and it really surprised me how good it was! I'm currently working on all my reviews.

This month's theme for Of Wonderland Book Club was books in a series and as you can see I managed to read 4 books in a series which makes me pretty happy!

CURRENTLY READING


  

As you might know I’m participating in the #TheReadingQuest challenge and I took it upon me to give Glass Sword another chance after DNFing it earlier this year. Same as then, I’m not really enjoying it so I started listening to Anyone? at work, which is my first audiobook in like forever. Then two nights ago I had this really heavy urge to start Throne of Glass and I can’t stop reading it, it’s such an amazing book! If I didn’t have to work so much, I would just read it in one sitting throughout the entire night.

2017 READING CHALLENGES UPDATE


Read 5 Books from my TBR Pile
Progress: 4/5 (80 %)

Flights of Fantasy 2017
Progress: 8/10 (80 %)

2017 Alphabet Soup Challenge
Progress: 12/26 (48 %)

TV SERIES HIGHLIGHTS


   

SEASON 7 OF GAME OF THRONES HAS FINISHED. I can’t believe it. It went by so fast and it was SOOOO AMAZING! Seriously guys, I can’t believe how good this season was! Also, I watched the entire 3 seasons of Hit the Floor which upset me at first because it’s actually a series about cheerleader (not just about basketball as I thought, and I don’t like cheerleaders/cheerleading…) but it’s actually pretty good. But honestly, I only watched this series because of Jude and Zero. I nearly caught up with the entire season 7 of Modern Family. And I’ve been watching The Bold Type every week which is so good! I really recommend this one.

BLOG RECAP


❥ My Book Review of A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray

❥ My second time cleaning out my tbr shelf on Goodreads with Down The TBR Hole #2

Obsidio as my Waiting on Wednesday

❥ Another Down The TBR Hole #3


Now I want to know all about YOU! What did you read this month? What did you do? Are you watching any similar shows? What are your plans for next month? Any blog posts I should read? I would love to read all you’ve got to say in the comments :)