Monthly Wrap Up | October 2017

Better late than never. I haven’t missed a month yet! I’ve been very busy with my job recently and I am really trying to get back into at least 3 posts a week on my blog. I’ve been reading a lot during my morning commute and listening to a few audiobooks while in the office.

October 2017 Books Read: 6

2017 Goodreads Challenge: 75/60 Continue reading

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Monthly Wrap Up | September 2017

September 2017 Books Read: 4

2017 Goodreads Challenge: 69/60

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
4/5 stars
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Stacking the Shelves | #27

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Click here to go to Tyngas blog.


Truthwitch / Susan Denard / A Study in Charlotte / Brittany Cavallaro / The Shadow Queen / C.J. Redwine

I will be working from home all weekend which requires me to be glued to my computer for a total of 18 hours. Therefore, I thought it would be the perfect time to listen to a few audiobooks so I borrowed these 3 from the library yesterday. I am starting with A Study in Charlotte… which one should I read after? Continue reading

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Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #44

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!


Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin
Published on: January 10th, 2017

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Summary (from Goodreads): A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He’s not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family.

Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel. Continue reading

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Book Review | Between You and Me by Lynn Turner

Between You and Me by Lynn Turner
Published by: The Wild Rose Press on September 20th, 2017
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 338
Format: eARC
Source: Kindly sent from the author for an honest review

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Summary (from Goodreads): Love at first sight strikes Seattle scientist Finnegan Kane at the worst possible moment, paralyzing him as he’s pitching his cutting-edge idea to powerful New York venture capitalist Emanuela Monroe…

Finn survived the crash that killed his parents when he was sixteen. Twenty years later, his smart devices are about to redefine what it means to be disabled.

Emanuela makes dreams come true for a living, but still longs to fulfill her own. Despite Finn’s stunning secret, she thinks his idea might be worth the risk…and he’s determined to show her that he is, too. Continue reading

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Book Review | Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
Published by: Little Brown Books for Young Readers on April 4th, 2017
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
Pages: 503
Format: eBook
Source: Borrowed from the library

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Summary (from Goodreads): She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true. Continue reading

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Book Review | Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Published by: Riverhead March 2nd, 2017
Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Magical Realism
Pages: 231
Format: eBook
Source: Borrowed from the library

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Summary (from Goodreads): In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through.

Exit West follows these characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time. Continue reading

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