WWW Wednesday #2: Weekly Reading Update

Hi again! Happy Wednesday and Welcome to my #2 WWW Wednesday post. WWW Wednesday is a meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking On a World of Words.

WWW Wednesday takes place every Wednesday, where bloggers discuss their 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?
WWW Wednesday #1 :​ Weekly reading update

The Familiars

I received this review copy of When The Sky Fell on Splendor for an Instagram tour.

Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren’t a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was. That’s the case for seventeen-year-old Franny, who, five years after the explosion, still has to stand by and do nothing as her brother lies in a coma.  In the wake of the tragedy, Franny found solace in a group of friends whose experiences mirrored her own. The group calls themselves The Ordinary, and they spend their free time investigating local ghost stories and legends, filming their exploits for their small following of YouTube fans. It’s silly, it’s fun, and it keeps them from dwelling on the sadness that surrounds them. Until one evening, when the strange and dangerous thing they film isn’t fiction–it’s a bright light, something massive hurdling toward them from the sky. And when it crashes and the teens go to investigate…everything changes.

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We Hunt the Flame

I finished reading Sea Monsters and I can’t even write a proper review. the same thing happened to me after reading Normal People by Sally Rooney.

There is no “story” to be read in Sea Monsters. It’s a coming of age story of a teenager called Luisa who is bored with her everyday life so she decides to go on an “adventure” to find missing circus dwarfs.

 

Reading Next
                      Sea monsters
In the full light of the sun
When the sky fell on splendour

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to finish reading A Curse so Dark and Lonely, In The Full Light of the Sun and The Hunting Party, next. All are review copies from their publishers.

Thank you for reading

Have you read any of the titles I’ve listed? If not, do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday – Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With

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Hi everyone! I’m back with my second Top Ten Tuesday post and this week’s prompt is to list the top 10 characters I’d like to switch places with.

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Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

I realized that I don’t really want to switch places with most of the characters I love so I added a twist of my own to this prompt. In this post, I’ll be listing the top 10 characters I’d love to be friends with.


Harry Potter Goodreads cover
  1. Luna Lovegood: Of course, Hermione was in my mind too. However, I love Luna’s character as well. Luna is such a carefree character that one can’t help but want to be friends with her.

Silver Shadows

2. Sydney Sage: Sydney is one of my favorite heroines. She is not only a brilliant woman but is fierce, loyal and brave. I can’t gush enough about her.

The Priory of the orange tree

  3. Tané: I love all the characters in The Priory but Tané who is a dragon rider. I love dragons so I’d definitely want to be friends with her

Cassandra Clare

  4 & 5. Emma Carstairs and Isabelle Lightwood: I love both of these badass women and I’d love to be friends with them

Winter of the witch

6. Vasya: This woman has gone through so much and she never backed down. I badly want to be friends with her.

Sarah J. Maas

 7. Feyre: I don’t love Feyre that much but I definitely want to hang out with Rhysand and the rest of the gang

Pride and Prejudice

  8. Elizabeth Bennet: I’d definitely see her and I becoming the best of friends.

We Hunt the Flame

9. Zafira: Zafira is a huntress in a place where women were forbidden to do so. I love Zafira and the rest of the gang from We Hunt The Flame so I’d definitely want to be friends with her.

The Cruel Prince

10. Jude: Okay, just hear me out. Jude is not one of my top favorite characters but I would love to spend a day in fae land and hang out with some of the characters ..even if I might not come out of there alive or sane.


That’s a wrap on today’s Top Ten Tuesday post featuring top 10 characters I’d love to be friends with. I’m sure there are many other characters that deserve a place in this list but I couldn’t remember them all.

Thank you for reading

Do you like the choices I made? Would you want to be friends with any of them ? or, would you like to switch places with any of them ?  Let me know in the comments below!

Welcoming March and waving Goodbye to February

Hi everyone! The last wrap-up post I did was in October and I forgot to write one every month until now. In this post, I’ll do a quick inventory of all the books I’ve read in February and all the books I SINCERELY hope I can read in March (my birthday month!!)

February wrap-up and March TBR

Here’s a glimpse at the 11 books I’ve managed to read in February :

February books

The Girl in the TowerWe Hunt the FlameThe FamiliarsSea MonstersI Owe You OneThe Tattooist of AuschwitzNewcomerWe Must Be Bravethe Priory of the Orange TreeWicked SaintsCold and Deadly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have read an ebook and ten physical books. I think it was a pretty good month overall. I haven’t reviewed all the books I’ve read on the blog but I’ll link those I have.


March TBR

A Curse so Dark and LonelyCity of BrassKingdomofcoppersmall town Heartsthe Doll factoryWhen the sky fell on SplendourIn the full light of theSunEnchanteeThe winter of the witchBlack Leopard Red WolfThe glass womanDaisy Jones and the six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are all the books I have planned to read in March. I’ll be reading Small Town Hearts by Lilli Vale and When the Sky Fell on Splendour for a blog and Instagram tour respectively. All the books except City of Brass were generously gifted to by their publishers.


A Small Note

When I started my book blog and bookstagram account last year, I didn’t expect anybody to read it or like my posts. I didn’t even expect to make so many friends through my blog or bookstagram. I cannot tag everyone because not all of my friends have blogs but to those of you who follow me and/or daily engage with me: THANK YOU SO FRICKING MUCH! I LOVE YOU ALL.

Thank you for reading

How did your February go? How many books did you read? What are you looking forward to the most in March? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

WWW Wednesday #1 :​ Weekly reading update

Hi again! Happy Wednesday and Welcome to my first WWW Wednesday post. WWW Wednesday is a meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking On a World of Words.

WWW Wednesday takes place every Wednesday, where bloggers discuss their 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

WWW Wednesday #1 :​ Weekly reading update


The FamiliarsI received this review copy of The Familiars by Stacey Halls a while ago and I started reading it yesterday. If you loved The Essex Serpent and The Miniaturist, then I’d say that you should add this to your TBR.

The Familiars is set against the frenzy of the real 1612 Witch Trials of Pendle Hill, that explores the rights of 17th-century women, as the fate of a noblewoman and her unborn child rests on proving the innocence of her midwife, an accused witch.

I’m currently on Chapter 11 (out of 25 chapters) and enjoying the gothic vibe but disliking the way women were treated at that time.

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We Hunt the Flame

I finished reading We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal before starting with The Familiars.

I received an ARC from the publisher and even though it releases in May, I just had to read it now! I have yet to write a blog review but you can check out my Goodreads review here. It was such an incredible book that I can’t recommend it enough.

If you’re on Twitter-Book Twitter- chances are, that you’ve already heard about this book.

Reading Next

Sea monstersIn the full light of the sunWhen the sky fell on splendour

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to finish reading Sea Monsters by Chloe Aridjis next, followed by In the Full Light of The Sun, and finally When The Sky Fell On Splendour. All are review copies from their publishers.

Thank you for reading

Have you read any of the titles I’ve listed? If not,do you want to read any of them? Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday – Places Mentioned In Books I’d Like to Visit

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Hi everyone! This is my first Top Ten Tuesday post and this week’s prompt is to list the top 10 places mentioned in books that I’d like to visit.

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Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

It’s difficult to choose 10 places out of thousands I’ve been to. I literally had to comb through over 1000 books and my memory to make this list. Some are fictional while some are real places mentioned in books I’ve read up until now.


The Chronicles of Narnia
  1. Cair Paravel: The Chronicles of Narnia series is one of my favorite series and I’ve always dreamed of visiting the fictional realm of Narnia. Who wouldn’t dream of a fantasy world of magic, mythical beasts, and talking animals?

Outlander

2. Scotland: By Scotland, I mean I’d love to visit the present Scotland.

Harry Potter

3. Hogwarts & Hogsmeade: While I can’t get inside the book and be a part of the fictional world, I’d love to visit the universal or WB studios…

The Priory of the orange tree

  4. Seiiki: BUT only after the epilogue of Kingdom of Ash when the war is over and things have had time to calm down and rebuild.

Cassandra Clare

  5. Los Angeles: I’d love to meet Emma, Julian, and the Blackthorns, Kit and of course, Church, Magnus, and Alec…

the Night Circus

6. The Night Circus: One of my favorite books from last year, The Night Circus has an enchanting setting I can easily lose myself into. Plus I’m a night owl and it will fare well while visiting the tents till dawn.

Sarah J. Maas

  7. Velaris: I would love to visit Velaris and The Night Court. I loved the magical setting, Rhysand and the rest of the gang

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  8. The Citadel: Presenting The Citadel from Game of Thrones, one of my favorite -I-hope-not- fictional libraries.

Moonlight Scandals

9. New Orleans: Moonlight Scandals is the third book in the De Vincent series and is set entirely in New Orleans.

Anna and the French Kiss

10. Paris: Maybe it sounds cliché, but Paris will always be in the list of places I’d like to visit.


There you go! My list of Top Ten places – fictional and real- that I’d like to visit.

Thank you for reading

What about you? Would you like to visit any of the places I’ve listed? Do you have some other places in mind?  Let me know in the comments below!