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!

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!

The Bookish Academy Awards Tag (2019)

Sahi@My World of Books tagged me 2 months ago to do this tag. So, here I am presenting you the winners of The Bookish Academy Awards(2019). This tag was originally created by BOOKadoodles but Jasmine’s Reading is where Sahi got a modified version of the book tag and now,I am doing it .

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Best Actor: “Best Male Protagonist”

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Adrian from the Bloodlines deserves this award. I loved his character arc throughout the series.

Best Actress: “Best Female Protagonist”

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You: “You are supposed to choose one.” Me: Nope.No can do.

I really tried, trust me, to choose a contender for this category but I found it too difficult. Instead,I present to you six wonderful ladies : Omat from The Wolf in the Whale, Emma Carstairs from The Dark Artifices series, Vasya from The Bear and the Nightingale , Kya from Where The Crawdads Sing, all the females from The Priory of The Orange Tree and last but not the least, Sydney Ivashkov(previously Sage) from Bloodlines series .

Best Cinematography: “Best Plot Twist”

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I have read far too many thrillers and other books with as equally tantalizing plot twists as they’re in a thriller. For now, I’ll choose Jane Eyre(my all-time favorite), Verity and The Winters.

Best Costume Design: “Best Book Cover”

I haven’t yet read King of Scars but I am in lust over the cover. It has my Nikolai as my main characters too so…yeah I’m in lust .

Best Supporting Actress and Actor: “Best Male and Female Sidekicks/Supporting characters”

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My favorite male side character is Nikolai and my favorite female side character would be Margaret from The Priory of the Orange Tree.

Best On-Screen Kiss:“Best Couple/Romance”

You see only The Kiss Quotient but believe me when I say, I could list another 100 books here but for the sake of mine, yours and internet’s sanity, let’s not list them, yeah ?

Best Original Screenplay: “Most Unique Plot/World”

….. What? There’s nothing to say except here’s my review

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation” OR “A book that should be adapted into a film”

I loved the movies so fricking much! I haven’t read the entire series but I saw all the movies and loved them a tad better than the books.

Best Animated Feature: “A book that would work well in an animated format” OR “Best Graphic Novel” OR “Best Children’s Book”

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I loved this book as a kid! Presenting “Charlotte’s Web” a.k.a. my childhood book crush.

Best Director: “A writer you discovered for the first time”

I discovered Hafsah Faizal through Book Twitter and then I received a proof copy of her debut novel, We Hunt the Flame.  I was completely blown away by her writing. I highly suggest you add this book to your TBR or pre-order it (if you love reading fantasy)

Best Short Film: “Best Novella” or “Short Book”

I rarely read novellas or short stories but I make exceptions when they are written by my favorite authors.

Best Picture: “Best Stand-Alone”

Things in Jars by Jess Kidd is an incredible novel set in the Victorian era.

Best Documentary: “Best Historical Fiction” OR “Best Non-Fiction”

I loved both of Madeline Miller’s books : Circe and Song of Achilles

Best Original Soundtrack: “Best Audiobook” or “Best Book in Verse”

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Best Foreign Film: “Best diverse author” OR “Best book with Diverse Representation”

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Besides We Hunt the Flame, and Descendant of The CraneThe Priory of the Orange Tree deserves an honorary mention.

I Tag no one. Feel free to do this tag if you want to. If you want me to see your answers, then link back to me so that I can check them out!


Congratulations to all the fictional winners in this fictional award show!!! I wish I could give you a gold embossed book shaped statue but alas, I can’t.

Have you read any of these books? Will you read them,if you haven’t ?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Five books that’ll leave you all hot and bothered

Ahem! *clears throat* This post is dedicated to romance..erm, the books that left me all hot and bothered.

SO…PLEASE DO NOT VENTURE AHEAD IF YOU ARE MY PARENT, or really any of my uncles or aunts …DO NOT VENTURE AHEAD if you are under 18.

I have started reading romance books since 2014 and I didn’t have a book blog then so, I don’t remember every book ..I also wasn’t good at keeping track with Goodreads so I will try to recommend five of my favorite books that will -I hope- make you all hot and bothered. I will not write mini reviews but I will mention the plus points of the book in bullet points.

Here are some of my favourite steamy romances :

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