CLASSICS CLUB

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – L.M. MONTGOMERY

Another book closer to finishing my Classics Club goal! If you’re new here then I’ll just fill you in quickly but I am part of the Classics Club. If you didn’t already know, this is a club where we make a list of a minimum of 50 classics we want to read in 5 years or less and then we blog and talk about the book after we are done. Join here if you are interested and here is my original list.

For this month, I decided to read Anne of Green Gables and I am so very glad I did because it was exactly what I needed 😊

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“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

4.5 stars

This book was so sweet and I’m so glad I read it. I’ve really been meaning to read this for a while and I’m so glad I finally got to it! I honestly couldn’t have picked a better time because life was pretty stressful and this book was like a little porthole that let me escape all that.

Reading this was like going back in time to when I was a young, carefree child. I felt like I was prancing through the meadows or collecting flowers on a walk through the woods. This book really has the power to do that to you.

The way Anne views life is so pure and wholesome and I kind of wish my childhood was like Anne’s. Reading this book just made me feel more optimistic and happy and I really enjoyed it every single time I picked it up.

I actually knew quite a lot of the plot before I read this because I watched the Netflix show when it first came out (oops). Now that I’ve read the books, I’m definetly tempted to go back and rewatch the episodes. But nevertheless, I was never really bored while reading this although I can see how it might be a little monotonous for some people.

“Dear old world,” she murmured, “you are very lovely and I am glad to be alive in you.”

❀ Anne
I loved Anne even more than I thought I would. She is just so hilarious and carefree and I thought her POV was perfect. She is also so strong and smart and overall just a very admirable character.

❀ Diana
I thought Diana was literally the perfect friend. She was so sweet and always so kind and just a great friend to Anne. I thought their friendship was so sweet and I loved every second they were together.

❀ Gilbert
I was definetly in love with Gilbert when I watched the Netflix show but loved him even more in the book if it’s possible. All I could have wanted was more page time with him because he is seriously a perfect human being and I sort of loved his love-hate relationship with Anne.

❀ Mr and Mrs Cuthbert
Mr Cuthbert is such a soft old man. He is just so sweet and must be protected at all costs. I really hated what happened at the end and even though I knew it was coming, it still thoroughly depressed me because this quiet man deserves to be protected at all costs. As for Marilla, I think we all secretly love her just like she secretly loves Anne.

One of my favourite things about this book was also the writing. It’s definetly quite prosy but the descriptions were just breathtaking. I loved how Green Gables was described because it sounds like a perfect paradise and I would love to live there. Each season there was described so beautifully and everything about it seemed slightly whimsical and dreamlike.

Like I just mentioned, I really love Green Gables. I would love to visit Prince Edward Island one day because it truly sounds so beautiful. I honestly think Anne grew up in the perfect place and I would love to grow up in a place like that.

This book is honestly just pure joy. I didn’t think it was possible to capture the essence of being a child and being so free from everything but this book did such a perfect job that it made me equally happy and sad at the same time. This book filled me with so much warmth and I can definetly see it becoming one of my go-to comfort books.

“Excitement hung around Anne like a garment, shone in her eyes, kindled in every feature.”

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LITTLE WOMEN – LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

I know it’s been a while since I’ve uploaded a classics review and I did finish this book a while ago (oops). But here it is, fashionably late, my Little Women review for the Classics Club. If you didn’t already know, this is a club where we make a list of a minimum of 50 classics we want to read in 5 years or less and then we blog and talk about the book after we are done. Join here if you are interested and here is my original list.

For January, I read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and absolutely love it so enough of me ranting, here’s the review 😉

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“No thank you sir! you’re very charming, but you’ve no more stability than a weathercock

4.5 stars

This book felt like it was enveloping me in a warm hug the entire time I was reading it. As much as I enjoy classics, I never got this dying urge to pick one up as in an i-need-this-book-attached-to-me-at-all-times urge but with this book, I hardly ever wanted to put it down. I could literally just watch the March girls sew for an entire chapter and be thoroughly entertained. I know this isn’t the situation for most people but I was actually engaged for the entire 800 pages !! (shocking)

I’d say that if you’re looking to read more classics and are just starting out, this is the perfect book because it’s not too hardcore and also very sweet. It’s definitely easy to read and your brain won’t get confused by fancy language at all.

You read this book for well, the little women. The characters in this book are honestly so lovable and if you don’t love them then I might seek a therapist or something. I just enjoyed watching them grow up so much and they were all the purest humans ever ohmygod.

❋ Meg ❋
Not going to lie, it took me a while to separate Meg and Amy in my head but now I know who’s who and it’s all good. Even though Meg wasn’t my favourite sister, I still really loved her. She is sensible and kind and honestly such a good older sister to the rest of them.

❋ Jo ❋
Ok, where do we start? I honestly love Jo so much and the fact that she wasn’t like all the other girls her age who just sat and sewed all day until one day they would marry and live happily ever after. She actually wrote books and went on adventures and hated wearing fancy things and was so ahead of her time. Honestly, I aspire to be Jo.

❋ Beth ❋
Hands down, my favourite character in this book. I just don’t understand how one being can be so pure and so wholesomely Hufflepuff like Beth can. She is literally the sweetest most humble human I have ever seen. Literally wanted to a melt into a puddle of nothingness when what happened—happened even though I knew what was going to happen before I started.

❋ Amy ❋
I think she might have been my least favourite sister but that doesn’t mean I didn’t still love her character. I think it was just because she seemed a tad full of herself but she was still a really sweet person. I don’t know, maybe if I read this again I’ll like Amy more.

❋ Laurie ❋
Okay, I saw the ship and knew it was going to sink. It was like Titanic all over again. But I’m not as sad as I thought I would be because I respect Jo’s choice, it’s just Laurie’s heartbreak that made me weep. But regardless, I really loved Laurie. Every time he appeared I was beyond happy and I thought his relationship with all the sisters was the actual cutest thing ever.

❋ Marmee ❋
This woman deserves some sort of prize because she is honestly the best Mom ever. I mean, it’s no wonder her kids are so sweet because she literally passed on her love and kindness. Lowkey want her to adopt me.

This book was also a little bittersweet because we got to spend so much time with them when they were going but then they started…….growing up. Honestly, how dare they. It just made me kind of sad to see them get older and go through things because these girls are so precious and they don’t deserve anything bad happening to them.

Even though it was sad to see them grow up, I did love all their character growth. There’s something very pleasant about watching these little girls turn into little women. okay I need to be stopped.

I also loved the writing! As I said before, it was definetly an easy book to read and I felt like I could easily sink into the story without having to pay too much attention and still know what was going on. The writing definetly added to the warm and fuzzy feeling that I already got from the sisters.

Overall, this book was cosy and quaint and it made me so so happy to read. It can definitely depend on the type of reader you are but I am very impatient and get bored easily yet I wasn’t bored at all during the whole 800 pages. Regardless, I still think this is a book you should definetly read, at least before you die.

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THE STRESS IS GETTING TO ME – BOOKS I PLAN ON READING THIS YEAR

We are only in January and my Goodreads challenge is already staring me down. I’m definetly less stressed about it than I was before because I know I can catch up but sometimes when I’m just peacefully thinking about books, I realise how many I need to read this year.

So I don’t know what happened to me for the last 3 months of 2018 but new releases were just shooting out every other day and what did I decide to do? Reread literally every series I haven’t touched in a year or two.

No regrets though, I really enjoyed myself but I’m only now realising just how much these books have been piling up. I know I shouldn’t worry about this kind of thing because these books will always be there for me but I’ve been in such a bookish mood lately and just want to read everything all at once.

So I decided to make a post that would also help me de-stress a little about the number of books but let me just say, I am so so excited to read each and every one of these books or series this year.

✩ Series I Haven’t Gotten to ✩

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✶  Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

I actually own this series and have been wanting to read it for a long time now. It just seems like such a perfect, whimsical series that I can comfortably binge in less than a week.

✶  The Illuminae Files – Amy Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

*whisper* don’t attack me, ok? I really have been meaning to get to this series and I know it’s so beloved and that’s part of what scares me. I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy it but I also don’t want to read it without having the last two right with me (I have the first one) so I can read them one after the other.

✶  The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart

This is another series that I own and have owned for 4 years now!! I’ve been so caught up in reading only YA books and so I think it would be so great to stop and read some middle grade to give myself a break.

✶  The Passenger Duology – Alexandra Bracken

I feel like these are quite thick, time-consuming books but I am already excited to spend hours reading these books. I don’t read a lot of time travel themed books (like at all….or ever..). I’m not expecting to love this but I’m still excited so bring it on.

✶  The Villains Duology – V. E. Schwab

At least I think it’s a duology, feel free to scream at me if I’m wrong. But I have only read one other series by V. E. Schwab (the monsters of verity) and that was a while ago. I do remember absolutely loving her writing style though and everything was so dark and mysterious so I think I’ll really enjoy Vicious and Vengeful.

✶  The Nevernight Chronicles – Jay Kristoff

On account of the fact that the main character (who I’ve heard is pretty amazing) and I share the same name, I already feel attached to this book. I don’t know if anyone else ever feels like that but the hype has definetly gotten to me and I honestly can’t wait to read this series soon.

✶  Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton

Yet another series I own!! I’m actually so excited to finally read this because the covers are absolutely gorgeous and when I’m bored I just take them out and stare at them. These books just seem epic, badass and exactly what I need to be obsessing over right now.

 

✩ Books That are Collecting Dust on my Shelf ✩

This next section is basically just books that I own and somehow haven’t read yet or releases that I haven’t picked up. Don’t you just love how you end up avoiding your most anticipated release of the year? *whispers* yeah me too,,

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❉  City of Ghosts – V. E. Schwab

This seems like a pretty short and sweet middle grade and I feel like I could read it quite quickly.

❉  Muse of Nightmares – Laini Taylor

I read Strange the Dreamer last year and absolutely fell in love with the writing, the characters, the setting and basically everything about it. I am so extremely excited to go back to this world because I know it is going to be nothing short of perfection.

❉  Sea Witch – Sarah Henning

I really don’t know what to expect with this book but I hope I like it. It seems like the kind of book I’d enjoy so I’m super excited to get to this.

❉  Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J. Maas

Yes, this is one of my most anticipated releases and yet, I’m avoiding it (??) I really don’t know why, I guess I just a) don’t want the series to end and b) I don’t want to be let down once again. But I’m still going to read this, and love it.

❉  The Wicked King – Holly Black

This is a 2019 release that has already come out and I have read so many reviews and have hyped myself up quite a bit. I really loved the Cruel Prince when I first read it last year so I can’t even begin to explain how ready I am for my soul to be destroyed by this book.

❉  Blanca & Roja – Anna-Marie McLemore

I’ve only read one other book by this author but it was by far one of the most beautiful books I had ever read. There is something about the writing that just completely transports you and makes you feel so whimsical and magical and happy but also sad at the same time.

❉  Wildcard – Marie Lu

I can’t remember a single thing about Wildcard (oops) but I do remember enjoying it and I really want to continue on with the series, hopefully soon.

❉  Crimes of Grindelwald – J. K. Rowling

Okay, I watched this movie quite recently and absolutely loved it. I can definetly see why people didn’t enjoy it as much but it was definetly heavily directed to some of the more hard-core fans of the wizarding world. I think only those people could really appreciate the millions of plots and references. I just really really want to read the screenplay as well and can I also say that the cover is literally the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen!!??!

 

✩ Classics ✩

I’m actually part of the classics club and I have a goal of reading 50 classics in 5 years. I started last year and so far have read…..8. My goal is to read 10 a year so if I read one every month this year, I’ll be able to reach 20 books which is a lot closer to my goal. But here are just a few that I am most excited to get to this year.

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❀  Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

I own not one, just two pretty versions of this book and I really don’t know why I haven’t picked this up yet!! I’m pretty sure I’m going to enjoy it so hopefully, I’ll get to is asap.

❀  Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery

This is actually the classic that I am most excited for. I have heard so many good things about it and even my own mother has been harassing me to read it for years. I promise I will get to this book this year if it’s the last thing I do.

❀  Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Just the concept alone of this book interests me so much and I’m so compelled to read it. I just feel like I would find it really interesting so I’m also super excited to finally pick this up

❀  To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

I feel like everyone has read this, whether it was for pleasure or forced down their throats by an English teacher. I actually tried to start it last year but I’m hoping this year, I can finally finish it.

❀  Emma – Jane Austen

I read two Jane Austen’s last year and thoroughly enjoyed both of them. I’m really excited to get to this and I’m hoping I’ll love it as much as Pride and Prejudice!


 

Anyway, this post definitely helped me sort out my life a little and there is obviously a frightening amount of other books I want to read but these were just my most important ones.

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PETER PAN – J. M. BARRIE

Another book read for the Classics Club which if you don’t already know, is a club where we make a list of a minimum of 50 classics we want to read in 5 years or less and then we blog and talk about the book after we are done. Join here if you are interested and here is my original list.

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Peter Pan

Author: J. M. Barrie

Rating: ★★★★☆

 

 

“All children, except one, grow up.”

Reading this when I’m older seriously made me realise just how dark this book is. I know all children’s classics are a bit dark but I feel like actually reading the story (finally) made me see so much more in this story.

So yes, I haven’t actually ever read this. I’ve grew up watching the Disney adaptation and I read Tiger Lily over the summer and completely fell in love with it. I finally got to this and let’s just say it was kind of not what I expected.

First of all, let me just start off by saying that you should stop whatever you’re doing and go read the retelling, Tiger Lily by Jodi-Lynn Anderson. That book is just so good, I can’t even explain to you how breathtaking it is. So obviously, I had very different opinions and those changed even more once I finished reading this.

I honestly hated Wendy before I read this and hate he 10 times more (if that’s even possible) after reading it. I’ll get into more detail about that later but I adore Tiger Lily and after reading this, I felt even worse for her and it makes me so frustrated because she is such an underrated character. My feelings for Peter Pan also changed quite a bit. I was always quite fond of him but after reading this, I almost disliked him a bit but I still love him and his wild gang of lost boys.

But anyway, those were just some of my thoughts going in before and after, let’s get on with this actual review.

“Wendy,” Peter Pan continued in a voice that no woman has ever yet been able to resist, “Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys.”

Let me start off by talking about the writing. This did not really affect my opinion on the book because I will always love this story. It’s just that there were moments were certain sections were so rushed and it’s probably because this is a children’s book and the author didn’t want to bore kids with long prosy descriptions but I was a little taken aback at how quick certain scenes were. You’d understand if you’ve read that book but it was just something I picked up on.

Although I did adore the story. It was so entertaining and I just felt completely transported to Neverland and it just made me feel like a little kid again. There were so many adventures and there was never a moment to be bored because one moment they are battling pirates, then rescuing Wendy, then escaping crocodiles, then going on hunts with the lost boys and it just made me so happy to read.

And of course, I loved the magic. There was always this sense of adventure and this book completely transports you into this mysterious made up land. The pirates were the perfect villains I always pictured, the lost boys were just lovable and completely boyish as always and they all learned to fly and sjjsksjsaaksjkk my heart just cries whenever I think of this book.

As for the characters, I’ll go through them really quickly.

✨ Peter Pan
Like I said before, I didn’t like him as much as I did before after reading this. I still kind of love him though because he’s such a child and I can’t blame him for anything. Peter Pan is definitely an extremely unique character and he will always be this clueless, adventurous, unruly little child with no one to control or hold him down.

✨ The Lost Boys
These boys will always have a place in my heart and words can’t even explain how precious these boys are. They all look up to Wendy and Peter and they all think of them as their parents and my heart just goes out to these orphan children and I’m currently wondering how I can adopt all of them right now.

✨ Tink
She will always be completely underrated. She is so hilarious, snarky and wild and I just love her. Her character was amazing in the movie and even more amazing in the book. I love how she completely hates Wendy, I honestly can’t blame her and she’s just adorable, even though I know she would absolutely hate me for saying that.

✨ Wendy
Wendy is a completely different story. I kind of have a strong burning hate for her that I have ongoing with a fiery passion. She is just so annoying and gets in the way of Tiger Lily and Peter and she is just a burden. She’s kind of a know-it-all and thinks she’s entitled and the boss of everyone. Okay, I just had to get that off my chest but now it’s out there and I don’t regret it.

✨ Tiger Lily
By far my favourite character and so underrated. She is so amazing, strong, smart, beautiful and brave and I will never wrap my head around the fact that Peter chose Wendy over Tiger Lily. Anyway, I’m going to stop talking now before things get even more heated but just know that Tiger Lily is an actual goddess and I love her.

✨ The Pirates
Perfect villains, A++++. That’s all I have to say.

I’m really glad I finally got around to reading this book and it was definitely quite a random read for me. I will always love this story and continue to watch the movie endlessly. Always remember that you are never too old to read Peter Pan.

“Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning. ”

 

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OF MICE AND MEN – JOHN STEINBECK

Another book read for the Classics Club which if you don’t already know, is a club where we make a list of a minimum of 50 classics we want to read in 5 years or less and then we blog and talk about the book after we are done. Join here if you are interested and here is my original list.

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Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck

Rating: ★★★★☆

 

 

 

“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”

I actually had to read this for school. With most people, they kind of despise the books they are forced to read for school but I found myself enjoying this. It is my first Steinbeck novel and I know that I will definitely be reading more of his books in the future.

The prose in this book is just stunning. There were so many times when I was just in shock because of how beautiful the writing was. And because it was read for English class, we broke down the sentences and there is so much thought and precision put into every word, it’s unreal. So yeah, I really loved the writing, it definitely stood out to me.

As for the characters, I kind of have mixed emotions about all of them.

Lennie
I honestly loved Lennie. He was such a soft, pure little guy and I just felt so bad for him. I know what he did wasn’t his fault but I kind of wish the last two chapters never happened because now I’m a smol ball of depressed, mixed emotions

George
He never really admits it but you can see how much he cares for Lennie and it just kind of breaks my heart. I honestly don’t know how I feel about what he did at the end but I can definitely see where it’s coming from even if it does make me want to hurl the book across the room.

As for some of the other characters, I really liked Candy. I felt bad for him because of his dog but all he wanted was to run away with George and Lennie and he was still really sweet. As for Slim, I also thought he was a pretty nice guy, as well as Carlson.

But I strongly disliked Curley with a burning passion, as does everyone else who reads this. Also Curley’s wife, she’s really evil but there’s a part where we get to see a side of her and I kind of warm up to her just very slightly. Also, the fact that she doesn’t even get called by a name, just ‘Curley’s wife’ really shows the sexism back then.

This book was super short but it had such a big impact. There is so much depth to it and I understand why it is read for English classes, it definitely deserves that, even if most kids end up disliking it.

I know this review is short but I’m a little tired of analysing this book for my class but I just wanted to say that this unique little book is so special and it is definitely worth your time.

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THE OUTSIDERS – S.E. HINTON

Here is another review for the Classics Club which if you don’t already know, is a club where we make a list of a minimum of 50 classics we want to read in 5 years or less and then we blog and talk about the book after we are done. Join here if you are interested and here is my original list.

This month, I decided to read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and I’m not quite sure if you’d actually consider this a classic but I was still really excited to read it anyway.

Let me just warn you that I would hardly call this a review just because I guess I just wasn’t in the mood to write when I started it and also, I just couldn’t portray my feelings for this book properly.

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Book: The Outsiders

Author: S.E. Hinton

Rating: ★★★★★

“Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.”

 

 

 

There is no way I can read that quote and not want to cry.
I actually really really enjoyed this book, a lot more than I thought I would. I just loved all the found families and the greasers and the way they just always looked out for each other. I’ve heard a lot of negative things but I don’t really mind because personally, I enjoyed it and I felt like this book was what I need The Great Gatsby to be for me

I’m not really making any sense but this was just such a short, enjoyable book and I do really love it.

I’m not entirely sure if you’d count it as a classic but anyway… As a book written by a teen, it was really emotional and personal and I thought it was written really well.

I enjoyed the story and learning about the greasers. The book doesn’t take place over a long period of time and most of it is spent on the run with Jonny and Ponyboy. I still thought it was paced very well and I was never bored and I never felt like it dragged. It is quite hard to review such a short book but even though it was small, it had a really big impact on me.

The writing was also a product of its time and it did take me a while to pick up on some of the slang but it all felt very much like a movie. I personally enjoyed watching the greasers shove each other around and tease one another. The dialogue was quite short and snappy and equally beautiful and hilarious.

Over the course of 180 pages, I still felt like I really got to know each and every one of the greasers. They all had a rough home life but found each other inevitably. I loved how they always looked out for each other and just accepted everyone as their family.

I especially liked Ponyboy who was the narrator. He was the youngest of the gang and you can tell how much he looks up to his brother Soda and how much he loves being a greaser. I just thought it was really sweet the way everyone looked out for him and Jonny and Pont and the greasers just stole my heart.

I’m really excited to watch the movie now and I know I’m gonna love it. I know this wasn’t much of a review but there is no way I could translate my deep feelings for this book into words. It has just grown to be really personal to me which I kind of did not expect but oh well.

Ok looking at this now, I wouldn’t even call this a review, my thoughts are everywhere and it’s pretty short but I try to never strive for more than mediocre, it saves a lot of hard feelings in the end

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MONTHLY WRAPUP JULY 2018

This has been one crazy month. First of all, I moved. And I mean I moved across the world. So that hasn’t given me a lot of time to read and write reviews, take pictures for bookstagram or blog so that’s why I haven’t been very active these past couple weeks. But don’t worry, everything is going back to semi-normal and I will be posted once a week again. It’s also one more month until school starts which kind of terrifies me but I’m trying not to think about it.

Despite this being quite a hectic month, I did read a surprising amount. I read 14 books that came to 6,093 pages and I had an average rating of 4.5/5 stars. 6,000 pages is probably the most I’ve ever read in a month and although I’ve read a larger amount of books, I read longer, denser books this month.

Sadly I didn’t meet all my goals for the month but I don’t really blame myself because I knew my schedule would be packed yet I attempted to overachieve (no surprises).

July Goals:

✓ 1. Read at least one classic

✓ 2. Stay 14 books ahead of my reading challenge

(I actually managed to get 19 books ahead which really surprised me)

✗ 3. Read at least 15 books

✓ 4. Finish all my old reviews

(I did manage to catch up on all my old reviews that had been marked ‘review to come’ for ages)

✓ 5. Keep up with new reviews (90%)

✓ 6. Blog at least once a week (hopefully twice)

I mean, I don’t really deserve a check because I haven’t uploaded the last two weeks but the previous weeks I uploaded twice a week which kind of balanced it out

✗ 7. Frequently upload on Bookstagram

Here are some new goals for August that I will hopefully keep up with:

  1. Read at least one classic
  2. NO BUYING BOOKS FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH STARTING THE DAY YOU POST THIS
  3. Read at least 14 books
  4. Keep up with reviews
  5. Blog once a week
  6. Upload frequently on Bookstagram
  7. Stay 21 books ahead of my reading challenge

As you can see from the second thing on this list, I have been having some trouble with restraining myself from buying books. I need to save my money to buy things that will help me settle into my new home buuuut I did visit the local bookstore and I saw a great deal at another store so, let me explain.

So, I hadn’t actually bought books for at least a month and a half and I thought that I should visit the local bookstore which is a 5-minute drive from my house. I wasn’t really planning on buying anything but then I saw The Outsiders for a really good price and I thought ‘well I do need a new classic to read this month’. Then I saw Running with Lions and I kid you not, I was drawn to that book like a moth to a flame. I blame it all on gravity, maybe the shop was built at a weird angle because I just kind of drifted towards it and as soon as I picked it up I couldn’t leave it again. But I don’t regret it because I recently read it and absolutely loved it.

Then I was all set and knew I shouldn’t buy any more books but I just so happened to gravitate over to the book section of a store I was in and saw Save the Date in hardcover, 20% off and signed…. A SIGNED 15 DOLLAR HARDCOVER THAT JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE ONE OF MY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2018? I mean come on, how could I not?

But that’s enough of my uncurable addiction, here is what I actually read this month.

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In terms of genres, I had a pretty diverse month and read 4 contemporaries, 1 classic, 1 sci-fi, 3 dystopian and 4 fantasy books. I usually don’t read sci-fi (like, ever) but tried out Life L1k3 and really enjoyed it. I also read quite a lot of contemporary because I’m still in the summery mood.

 

 

I read a lot of really good books this month so it’s really hard to choose a favourite but it would probably have to be Bad Romance but it is closely tied with To Kill and Kingdom and the Astonishing Color of After. My least favourite book would have to be When Dimple Met Rishi.

Now here are the books I actually read and as always, the link to my review is always right there in the title so you can just click on it to see my full thoughts on the book.

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The Knife of Never Letting Go

Author: Patrick Ness

Genre: Dystopian

Rating: ★★★★☆

 

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The Ask and the Answer

Author: Patrick Ness

Genre: Dystopian

Rating: ★★★★★

 

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Monster of Men

Author: Patrick Ness

Genre: Dystopian

Rating: ★★★★★

 

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When Dimple Met Rishi

Author: Sandhya Menon

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: ★★★☆☆

 

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Lifel1k3

Author: Jay Kristoff

Genre: Sci-fi

Rating: ★★★★★

 

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The Wrath & the Dawn

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: ★★★★★

 

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The Rose and the Dagger

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: ★★★★★

 

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Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen

Genre: Classic Literature

Rating: ★★★★.5

 

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Hunted

Author: Meagan Spooner

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: ★★★★★

 

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Bad Romance

Author: Helen Demetrios

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: ★★★★★

 

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Second Chance Summer

Author: Morgan Matson

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: ★★★★☆

 

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The Astonishing Color of After

Author: Emily X.R. Pan

Genre: Magical Realism

Rating: ★★★★★

 

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Starry Eyes

Author: Jenn Bennett

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: ★★★★☆

 

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To Kill a Kingdom

Author: Alexandra Christo

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: ★★★★★

 

And those were all the books I read this month. I hope August is just as an amazing reading month for me.

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Feel free to chat with me anytime. Did you also read a lot this month? What was your favourite book you read?

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