What are you currently reading? Tell me if you’re enjoying it, I’m planning on buying some new books soon and I need some recommendations💖
I’m still reading The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory, it’s an easy read so I’m probably going to finish it tonight. I’m supposed to be writing but since I’m the worst procrastinator I’ll probably read instead🙈
12545511 hours ago
Book Review - Five Feet Apart
It has been a long time since I've cried reading a book. Five Feet Apart reduced me to tears. I was bawling throughout the read for many different reasons.
The story begins from Stella's point of view. She's a teenager who is extremely organized, loves being in control of all situations - including her parents' marriage. Stella also has Cystic Fibrosis, which is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs. It's a disease that results in difficulty breathing and/or coughing up mucus due to numerous lung infections.You learn more of her life, including her family dynamic very slowly and it kept me guessing throughout the book the reason why Stella needs control in her life. I could not help but feel Stella's frustrations with her life, as she has spent most of it in the hospital. It is clear that Stella has one aim - to stay alive no matter what, even if that means giving up her quality of living.
Will is the complete opposite of Stella. He is a free spirited teenager who does not allow CF to deprive him of a life worth living. He ignores his treatments and seeks out adventures, regardless of the danger it poses him, so long as it makes him feel alive. Will's story is equally sad, but seeing him fight for what he thinks is best for him is very inspiring.
Five Feet Apart is your typical YA romance book. The sad twist is that people with CF are meant to stay six feet apart because their germs are especially harmful to each other. The risk of cross infection is so high between two individuals with CF that even a touch could result in cross infection.
This heartbreaking novel not only exposed and educated me to what CF is but it also reminded me that life is for us to live to the fullest no matter what it throws at us. I highly recommend this book, especially to fans of The Fault in Our Stars and All The Bright Places.
Sorry for not posting at my regular time! I’m currently a full time puppy parent and getting used to it! I hope you enjoyed this review! Remember to be kind and keep reading lovelies 💕
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Hello friends, happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a good week. Mine has been full of book mail (the best kind of mail!) so I thought I’d share a mini book haul 🙂 Is it possible to be excited about so many books at once?!
p.s. because it’s not clear from the photo, the Tash Aw book (top left) is called We, The Survivors, out in April. I love this proof cover!
p.p.s. All these books (apart from Rising Strong) were #gifted, sent to me by publishers who definitely know my area of reading interest! ☺️
10121610 hours ago
After striking out with a few dystopians lately I’m really enjoying The Dreamers from @randomhouse so far! I’m reading like 4 books simultaneously right now which I NEVER do so we’ll see how this goes 😂🤷🏻♀️. I’m sure before I know it I’ll be combining this dystopian with the hist fic and contemporary romances I’m also reading, into one crazy & nonsensical story.
I’m finding I’m kind of all over the place with my reading mood lately and can’t commit to just one book right now. There is so much out there I want to read and I’m having a hard time staying with just one book through the end. Does that ever happen to you? What are your tips and tricks when you want to dive into everything all at once?
6985414 hours ago
What are some of you favorite sequel? book that so much better than the previous one? book that totally exceeded your high expectation? i want to knowwwwww 😍😍
The Kingdom Of Copper sequel of The City Of Brass!! im currently reading it and i knew it will be another 5⭐️ read!! it was even better than i expected!!! 😱😱😍😍so here's another reminder if you havent pick this series, you totally miss something in your (bookish)life plus the covers are so pretty they look so good on your bookshelves really😏😝
Another amazing sequels that i love are Golden Son (book 2 of Red Rising), Muse Of Nightmares (book 2 of Strange The Deeamer) and The Dream Thieves (book 2 of The Raven Boys) 😍❤️
Its finally weekend yaaaay 😍😍 i hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend 😘❤️
23781146 hours ago
It’s been so long since I’ve colored my hair and even longer since I’ve had a color that wasn’t purple. 😂 I haven’t bleached my roots since last June and I didn’t even really notice how crazy they got until the last month. 😂 I used @arcticfoxhaircolor Girl’s Night on my roots and I did an ombré and alternated between Virgin Pink and Electric Paradise for everything else. ❤️
2039637 hours ago
"Girl you don't need bigger boobs, you just need to read more books" 😅 no but really, a magical very special person gifted me a book that basically saved me from a very dark life path I was going through late November last year... since then I suddenly developed this huge books craving and been indulging over some amazing titles that not only teach me loads but also relieved my anxiety SOOO MUCH, you have no idea! Some of the books Ive been reading in the past couple months are:
- "Do Breathe" by Michael Townsend Williams
- "Start With Why" by Simon Sinek
- "Craft: How To Be A Modern Witch" by Gabriela Herstik
- "The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck" by Sarah Knight
What books are you currently reading/recommend? 😍📚
Also! Thank you for this gorgeous outfit @scotch_official 🧚🏽♀️ #ScotchOnMe#AmsterdamsBlauw
Silent Victim had me so anxious from beginning to end. At first I thought the mystery was going to be straightforward, but then it wasn't and it twisted and turned over and over all the way through. The think that stressed me the worst was that I, just like Emma's husband and sister, couldn't tell if she was an unreliable narrator or not. Its one of those novels that had a "ripped from the headlines" feel that sometimes terrifies me. What if something horrible happened to me and no one believed me? Or what if something happened to someone I loved, but there was plausible evidence that she was lying? Where would my sense of justice overrule my sense of loyalty or would it? And could I live with myself if it didn't? For a psychological thriller, Silent Victim gave me lots to ponder.
WOW. This book 😍😍 I swear Brandon Sanderson can do no wrong! This was such a fun read! I loved the setting- flying starfighters?? YES!
I loved the characters- I literally laughed out loud all the way through this book. The character development in this book is amazing- Brandon Sanderson is amazing at having his characters be so real and reateable, and grow so much throughout the story.
There are FOUR books in this series and the second one doesn’t come out until this fall! 😱😱
I know they will be worth the wait though cause Sanderson will not disappoint ☺️
Are any of you Brandon Sanderson fans? 🙋🏼♀️
Don’t You Cry- Mary Kubica
Kubica is an author I’ve been familiar with for a while but, until now, I’d never read any of her books.
Don’t You Cry reeled me in from the very first page. This story is full of mystery and intriguing characters. It’s one that I highly recommend you read. I’m curious now to read Mary Kubica’s other books to see how they compare. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Here’s a synopsis of Don’t You Cry taken from Kubica’s website:
In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she’s the person Quinn thought she knew.
Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.
As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under the stranger’s spell, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us in the end…
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The Widows by Jess Montgomery
Hours after his funeral, a stranger appears at her door. Marvena Whitcomb, a coal miner’s widow, is unaware that Daniel has died, and begs to speak with him about her missing daughter.
From miles away but worlds apart, Lily and Marvena’s lives collide as they realize that Daniel was not the man that either of them believed him to be—and that his murder is far more complex than either of them could have imagined.
Inspired by the true story of Ohio’s first female sheriff, this is a powerful debut about two women’s search for justice as they take on the corruption at the heart of their community.
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The Winter Sister by Megan Collins
In this spellbinding and suspenseful debut, a young woman haunted by the past returns home to care for her ailing mother and begins to dig deeper into her sister’s unsolved murder.
Sixteen years ago, Sylvie’s sister Persephone never came home. Out too late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, Persephone was missing for three days before her body was found—and years later, her murder remains unsolved.
In the present day, Sylvie returns home to care for her estranged mother, Annie, as she undergoes treatment for cancer. Prone to unexplained “Dark Days” even before Persephone’s death, Annie’s once-close bond with Sylvie dissolved in the weeks after their loss, making for an uncomfortable reunion all these years later. Worse, Persephone’s former boyfriend, Ben, is now a nurse at the cancer center where Annie is being treated. Sylvie’s always believed Ben was responsible for the murder—but she carries her own guilt about that night, guilt that traps her in the past while the world goes on around her.
As she navigates the complicated relationship with her mother, Sylvie begins to uncover the secrets that fill their house—and what really happened the night Persephone died. As it turns out, the truth really will set you free, once you can bear to look at it.
The Winter Sister is a mesmerizing portrayal of the complex bond between sisters, between mothers and daughters alike, and forces us to ask ourselves—how well do we really know the people we love most?
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Turning Point by Danielle Steel
Turning Point is a highly-charged, gripping novel from the world’s favourite storyteller about how suddenly life can change for all of us, and that we might find what we're looking for in the most unlikely of places.
In Danielle Steel’s powerful novel, four San Francisco trauma doctors – the best and brightest in their field – confront exciting and exacting new challenges, both personally and professionally, when given a rare opportunity.
Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco’s busiest emergency room. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for the little time he can spend with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital, Stephanie Lawrence has two young sons, a frustrated stay-at-home husband, and not enough time for any of them. Harvard-educated Wendy Jones is a dedicated trauma doctor, trapped in a dead-end relationship with a married cardiac surgeon. And Tom Wylie’s popularity with women rivals the superb medical skills he employs at his medical centre, but he refuses to let anyone get too close, determined to remain unattached forever.
These exceptional doctors are chosen for an honour and a unique project: to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training programme. As professionals they will gain invaluable knowledge, but as ordinary men and women they will find that the City of Light opens up incredible new possibilities, exhilarating, enticing and frightening.
When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to make harder choices than they have ever faced before – with consequences that will last a lifetime.
GUESS WHAT!?!?! We have sold The Night Circus!! It's been a crazy few days and it has been so cool seeing all of you get so excited about this ridiculous account I randomly decided to create. The book was bought by @i.bought.the.night.circus who I heard bought the book because of this account which is so crazy to me. I'm not sure what this means for the account now but thank you for all your support and be sure to check out @dogearedbooksaus if you are in the area 🎪🎪🎪
It's been a LONG time since I've read Cruel Beauty and I can hardly remember anything besides the fact that it's a Beauty and the Beast retelling with chilling hints of Bluebeard. The heroine was kickass but the story confused me at times. I do think I'd like it more if I reread it now though! Hodge wrote another book called Crimson Bound WHICH I ABSOLUTELY ADORED hop over to goodreads rn bc I don't have the words to describe it. It was just the most twisted, funny, unexpected book and I was here for it. Also I finished watching the 1995 P&P and my verdict is (don't kill me) that I like the 2005 version more though it's less accurate (okay in my defense that soundtrack is a masterpiece and Matthew Macfadyen's voice is perfection). Both versions have their merits and I really enjoyed the 1995 rendition (lemme tell you BBC knew what they had with Colin Firth👀👀). Pride and Prejudice is honestly just one big roasting session so I think I'd enjoy any version of it. Have you read any of Hodge's books/enjoyed them?
¡Holaa! 🍃 ¿Como van esas lecturas? Desde hace tiempo tenía ganas de hacer un booktag pero no encontraba ninguno que me gustara, hace poco vi el booktag Mi vida en libros en la linda cuenta de @belbooks.mx y decidí hacerlo aquí.
1. Un libro para cada una de las letras de tu nombre.
🍀V - Vapire Academy.
🍀I - Insurgente.
🍀C - Carry on.
🍀K - Kingdom of ash.
🍀Y - Yo soy Simon.
2. Cuenta tu edad a lo largo de tu estantería, ¿qué libro sale?
🍀Después de ti
3. Un libro que se desarrolle en tu país.
🍀Única mirando al mar
4. Un libro que represente a dónde quieres viajar.
🍀Londres después de ti
5. Un libro con tu color favorito en la portada.
🍀La selección .
6. ¿De qué libro tienes mejores recuerdos?
🍀De la saga de BG.5, porque fue los libros con los que hice a dos de mis amigas lectoras y siempre fangirleamos mucho.
7. ¿Qué libro tuviste más dificultades para terminar?
🍀Orgullo y prejuicio lo encontré muy pesado (aunque me encantaba) y duré un mes y medio en acabarlo.
8. ¿Qué libro de tu lista te hará sentir orgullosa cuando lo termines? 🍀Cumbres Borrascosas y la relectura de Orgullo y prejuicio. .
Ese fue el tag, espero que les haya gustado y que alguno se anime a hacerlo. ¡Buenas lecturas! 😙😙
📷 por: @sam_vh23
At the beginning of Empire of Storms, Sarah J Maas dedicates her book to Tamar, someone who has supported the series from the beginning. #24in48@24in48
814:13 PM Jan 26, 2019
“I plant roots so deeply in the people I love that I always lose a piece of myself when they go.”
– W O R L D S O F Y O U
B e a u T a p l i n (@beautaplin)
3436:43 AM Oct 15, 2018
“You might not understand, but I gave you the best of me, and after you left, nothing was ever the same.”
― T H E B E S T O F M E
N i c h o l a s S p a r k s (@nicholassparks)
2826:43 AM Oct 15, 2018
“Love shouldn’t feel like added weight. It should make you feel as light as air.
I guess that’s the difference between being loved the right way and the wrong way. You either feel tethered to an anchor...or you feel like you’re flying.”
– T O O L A T E
C. H o o v e r (@colleenhoover)