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Down the TBR Hole 9

Hey there, fellow readers! It’s time to go through my TBR pile again, with another pst of Down the TBR Hole hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story. This meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go. Making this post is always so much fun for me and today is no exception! So, I’ll just get right to it and introduce this week’s choices:

1.  Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

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I’m pretty sure that at this point, I’m not going to read this book. When I first heard about it, it seemed kind of interesting, but now, it seems kind of cliché to me…

The verdict: Go

2. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman

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I think I’ll pass on this one as well, especially since I haven’t read the first novel. I know that This Shattered World is a companion novel, but I always like reading the first in a series, companion or not…

The verdict: Go

3. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

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I’m definitely reading this one sometimes soon! Just forgot that it was even on my TBR pile!

The verdict: Keep

4. Royal Wedding Disaster by Meg Cabot

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Upon further consideration, I’m going to keep this book on my TBR pile. I honestly thought for a moment that I should take it off, but then I realized there was a third one in the works and got really excited for that, so yeah, I’m probably going to read this book! 😉

The verdict: Keep

5. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins

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At first, I was really excited for this anthology since a lot of the authors were ones I’d admired. But I actually haven’t gotten around to it because I’m not a big fan of anthologies and I don’t think I’ll get around to it anytime soon…

The verdict: Go

Well, that’s all for now! If you have any thoughts or questions about this week’s post, feel free to leave a comment in the section below. Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

 

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 5

“It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” is hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date.

Hi, everyone! Another week has flown by, and in that time , I got a whole bunch of reading done! I actually made my reading goals last week and then some (some being one book, but still 😉 )! Yay!

What I Read Last Week:

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What I’m Currently Reading:

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What I’m Planning to Read Next: 

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Well, those are my reading goals for now! And who knows? Maybe I’ll surpass them! Here’s to hoping! 😀 If you have any thoughts, questions or would like to share what you’re reading this week, feel free to leave a comment in the section below. Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

Down the TBR Hole 8

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a restful Sunday! I’m back with another post of Down the TBR Hole, hostedby Lia @ Lost in a Story. This meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go. Right now, my TBR pile is under 200! I’m kind of shocked, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t go back up there soon, especially with all the new books I’ve been adding lately! 😉 Anyways, here are the books I’m considering this week:

1.  Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

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This one I definitely want to keep! I know I’ve only read Saving Francesca by this author, but I really loved it! And I think that the plot summary sounds interesting enough. Plus, people have said so many good things about this book that I’m not willing to discard it off my TBR pile yet. 😉

The verdict: Keep

2. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

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I have to keep this book since it contains one of my weaknesses: pageantry. I love reading books about pageants, so yeah, I’m keeping it!

The verdict: Keep

3. Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius

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I just don’t know about this one… On the one hand, it seems interesting, and I know I’d probably read it if I had no other book at the time. That being said, I’m probably not going to give this book priority over other books, so I might as well take it off my TBR pile instead of leaving it there forever…

The verdict: Go

4. Riders by Veronica Rossi

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I think this one’s going off my TBR pile, too, at least for now. I loved Veronica Rossi’s previous series, but I’m not sure I’d be into the book based on the plot summary…

The verdict: Go

5. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

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Even though I’ve taken a break from Rick Riordan’s works, I think I’ll come back to this sooner or later!

The verdict: Keep

Well, that’s all for now! If you have any thoughts about this week’s books, let me know about them in the Comments Section below. Have a nice day, everyone!

–  Sumaya

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2

Hey, everyone! It’s Monday again, which means I’m back with another “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” post, hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet my weekly goals last week since True Born took so long to read. That’s probably why I’m a little less ambitious for my reading list this week… Hopefully it works out well! 🙂

What I Read Last Week: 

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What I’m Currently Reading: 

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What I’m Planning to Read Next: 

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Well, that’s all I’m planning to read for now! I’m especially excited for Radio Silence and hope to read it soon! 😉 What are you reading this week? Is it any interesting? Let me know in the Comments Section below! And thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hi again! Today, I’m trying out a meme called “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”. This meme is hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date.  I thought I’d give it a whirl since I’ve seen so many people participate in it and it was always fun to catch up on what people were reading or have read! 😉 Well, here goes nothing!

What I Read Last Week: 

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What I’m currently reading:

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What I’m Planning to Read Next: 

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So that’s what I have planned for this week! Hopefully I can read them all (and more)! What are you reading today?

Have a nice day, everyone!

–  Sumaya

The Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

Hello, fellow bloggers! It’s been a while since I’ve done any sort of tag, but notsomoderngirl made this tag seem like so much fun, so I thought I’d give it a whirl! 🙂 Thank you again for tagging me! And for getting me back into posting tags! 😉

The Rules:

  • Choose 5 books!
  • Randomly set up your books in order.
  • Flip to a random page in the book and write the first two names you see.
  • Put the names in the categories listed below in the order you saw them!
  • Cry at how screwed you are…
  • Tag some more people to join in the fun

My Books:

  • The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
  • The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

 

The first person to die: Hiral (The Thousandth Floor)

Well, he does has a record of getting caught…

The first person you trip to escape the zombies: Rylin (The Thousandth Floor)

No! Not Rylin! Why would I do that? I liked her! Did I accidentally trip her? Yeah, that must be it!

The first person who trips you to escape the zombies: Tyrus (The Diabolic)

Now that I think about it, I can actually imagine that happening. Tyrus is nothing if self-preserving…

The Team Idiot: Sidonia (The Diabolic)

While she’s not actually dumb in The Diabolic, we don’t get much help from Sidonia in it anyway. Who knows? Maybe she’d be grasping at straws in this situation…

The brains of the group: Kitty (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

I can see that! As long as she can keep her impulsiveness in check.

The team medic: Margot (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

When I think of Margot, I don’t think of team medic. Support system, yes… Medic? Not so much… Hopefully, she learns quickly on the job!

The weapons expert: Jenny (Dead Girls Society)

Oh no, we’re doomed!

The team brawler: Ethan (Dead Girls Society)

Double doomed!

The first to turn into a zombie: Frank (Since You’ve Been Gone)

Is it bad that I don’t mind if he was turned into a zombie?

The team leader: Beckett (Since You’ve Been Gone)

If it’s anything like that play he was in charge of, then I don’t see it to be such a bad thing. However, I’d like to know how good Beckett can improvise before feeling safe that he’s our leader against the zombies…

Well, my team may not be the best, but we’ve got some good players. And who knows, maybe Tyrus will align with us after that tripping incident. Or we could stay inside a bunker for a really long time… I’m all for plan B as long as we have enough food and space.

I tag: 

Eliza @ DuskAngelReads

Tiana @ The Book Raven

Krysti and Sarah @ YA and Wine

Jeyran @ Review Tales 

Annie @ The Misstery

…and you!

If you have done it before or aren’t interested, feel free to ignore it! Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

 

Anonymous Bookaholics Tag

Hello, everyone! Another day, another tag! Thanks again, Donna @ Chocolatenwaffles Blog for tagging me in this! Happy to be a bookaholic with you! 😉 And these questions were pretty fun to answer!

What do you like about buying new books? 

I’m not much of a book buyer, but when I do buy books, it’s because I’m anticipating that it’ll be really good and I cannot wait for the library to get it to me! So, I guess the fact that it’s mine with the possibility of running home to read immediately is what I like about buying books. That doesn’t always happen, though… 😉

How often do you buy new books?

Not that often. Unless the book is the end of a series or just something I really, really want and it’s 2.99 on Amazon Kindle, I rarely go out of my way to buy books… I’m more of a library person! 😀

Bookstore or online shopping: which do you prefer?

I guess I prefer bookstore shopping compared to online since I get to have the book immediately…

Do you have a favourite bookshop?

I really like Mabel’s Fables, a bookstore that focuses on children’s and YA fiction. The people there are really friendly and will help out with any recommendations you need. Plus it has a lot of swag, and besides being a book nerd, I also have a button obsession!

Do you pre-order books?

Not really. I like getting the book as soon as possible and sometimes that doesn’t happen with pre-orders coming a few days after the publication date…

Do you have a monthly book buying budget?

Since I don’t buy books that often, I don’t necessarily have to worry over a budget. However, if I happen to buy a book that was around $22 dollars, I tend not to buy another book so soon…

Book buying bans: are they something for you?

Again, I don’t really buy books that often, so I don’t have to force myself not to buy them.

How big is your wishlist?

Um…. every book that I’ve ever wanted to read? 😉

Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own now? 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz, and One Summer with Autumn by Julia Reece!

Tags: 

Anyone who wants to do this!

Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

 

 

The Book Sacrifice Tag

Hey, everyone! It’s time for another tag! Shocking, I know! 😛 But I’m glad that I’m actually doing these tags instead of falling behind on them! 😉 Thank you, Cassiopeia’s Moon for tagging me! I hope I do you proud! Well, here goes nothing:

An overhyped book

Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I think I’ve talked about this book about a million times as something I thought was overhyped. I just don’t get what the fuss is about… especially with a protagonist like Mare…

A sequel 

Situation: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

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I thought that the House of Night series went downhill from here…

A classic

Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time”. If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing?

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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I remember in 10th grade when my teacher was raving about this book but I just couldn’t be bothered with Holden Caulfield’s views…

A least favourite book 

Situation: Apparently global warming = suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting?

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

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The idea of it just didn’t make sense to me, which is really sad since I loved the Vampire Academy series as well as the Bloodlines series.

Tags: 

Anyone who wants to do this tag! 😀

Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

 

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

Hello again! I’d like to start off the day with a book tag! Thank you Emily from The Little Book Affair for tagging me (months earlier, I might add 😉 ). Now, I know I have an iffy relationship with tags, but I really wanted to do this one!   Luckily, I’m getting to it now before it became December! 😛 Be sure to check out Emily’s answers for the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag by the way, because they are great to read! Let’s begin!

Best book read in 2016 so far: 

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

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Best sequel read in 2016 so far:

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

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New release you haven’t read but you really want to: 

My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows

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and This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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Most anticipated release for the second half of the year: 

Midnight Hour by C.C. Hunter

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and

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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Biggest disappointment: 

Jinx by Meg Cabot

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Biggest surprise: 

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

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Favourite new author: 

Roshani Chokshi, the author of The Star-Touched Queen

Newest fictional crush: 

I don’t really have a new fictional crush at the moment, but I really liked Akinli from The Siren by Kiera Cass

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Newest favourite character: 

Tiffany Aching! 😀

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Book that made you cry: 

No More Confessions by Louise Rozett

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Book that made you happy: 

All the Feels by Danika Stone

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The most beautiful book you’ve bought or received this year: 

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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Book you need to read by the end of the year:

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (Don’t judge me! 😛 )

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Favourite book community memmber (blogger, booktuber, bookstagrammer):

Sasha of abookutopia and Christine from polandabananabooks! 😀

Tags: 

Zainab @ TeenBookLit101

Ola @ OlaReadsBooks

Shruti @ This is Lit

Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews

Anne @ Inked Brownies

If you have done it before or aren’t interested, feel free to ignore it! Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

 

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