June Wrap-Up // Books, future plans and NEW GRAPHICS eek!!!

HOW ARE WE HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR ALREADY??? CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN??? DID Y’ALL USE SOME TYPE OF MAGIC THAT MAKES TIME GO 10X FASTER???

I feel like I’ve only just started my blog BUT NO – IT’S BEEN 4 MONTHS ALREADY *gasps*

I’m also more than halfway through my semester at uni WHICH IS CRAZY and it makes me nervous as hell because I’ll be writing an exam at the end of the month PLUS two term papers! The thought alone makes me want to go cry in a corner.

July will be a super stressful month for me but once that is over, I’ll be going on vacation! YESSSS!

future me at the beach once my exams are over

I’m rambling again so how about we just get into my June Wrap-Up! Shall we? Continue reading “June Wrap-Up // Books, future plans and NEW GRAPHICS eek!!!”

Favorite Summer Reads

T5WTop 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Samantha and Lainey over on YouTube. Each week there is a new book-related topic to answer! If you’re new to Top 5 Wednesday and want to participate, check out the Goodreads group for information and weekly topics!

This week’s topic is Summer Reads – The weather is heating up (for half of the world), so what books remind you of summer and are your quintessential summer reads? 

For me, both spring and summer are all about cute and fluffy contemporaries! Summertime is all about lazing in the sun, feeling all warm and fuzzy inside (whether it’s caused by actual people or books! XD) and it just generally evokes a feeling of happiness and contentment within me! Summer is my favourite time of the year ❤

So, here are my summer reads recommendations! Some of them are books I’ve read and some of them are books that give me those warm, fuzzy feelings just by looking at/thinking of them 😛

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geekerella was one of my favourite reads of the year!!! Such a fluffy story involving a nerd convention, what it’s like to be part of a fandom and two super geeky characters falling in love in the most adorable way! And what a great Cinderella retelling it was! I am definitely going to re-read this when I’m on vacation in summer! ❤

Paper Towns by John Green

This is a story Quentin who goes on an adventurous road trip/journey following clues that Margo, the girl he crushes on, left for him to find. I read Paper Towns when I was on vacation in Spain 2 years ago! Whenever I think of the book, it just brings me back to that summer and the days on the beach! And who doesn’t love a good ol’ road trip story?!

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

This is the cheesy, fluffy and super cute contemporary novel that I’m looking for!!! I can already see May screaming at me for still not having continued reading this but I HAVE OFFICIALLY PUT SIMON VS. ON MY SUMMER TBR WITH THIS POST AND I WILL READ IT SOON SO DON’T WORRY! 😀 Anyway, if you haven’t heard of this book by now you must have been living under a ROCK – go read it now because it’s awesome and super cute!

Anna and the French Kiss (+companions) by Stephanie Perkins

   

The covers for these three books just remind me of summer whenever I look at them! And the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy is another set of cute and quick contemporary reads! The first book is set in Paris – the city of love – and who doesn’t love to read a love story set in PARIS!!!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I’ve been SO DAMN EXCITED for this book for MONTHS now and it will finally be here at the end of May (June for me)!!!!!!!!!! One of my most anticipated reads of the year and the cover already gives me summer-y vibes and I JUST KNOW THAT THE STORY WILL BE ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE AND GIVING ME ALL THE FEELS!!! ❤

That’s it for my quintessential summer reads and recommendations!

By the way, did you see? I CHANGED FONT SIZE!!! YAY thank so much to my dear friend May @ Forever and Everly for your help 😛

Thanks for reading!

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What are some of your favourite or quintessential summer reads? Are there any books coming out this Summer that you’re excited about? Do you like to read contemporaries in summer as much as me? Let’s chat in the comments!

Down the TBR Hole #2 – Decluttering my TBR

This meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story. The title basically says it all – you go through your TBR and decide which books you really want to read and keep on your TBR and which books can go!

HOW IT WORKS

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole #2 – Decluttering my TBR”

March TBR

Happy Monday everyone!

I have the day off today and I’ve been pondering over what book I should read next and what my next post should be about and so on and so forth. And then came the idea: a TBR post!

I don’t think I have ever done a monthly TBR list in my life, whether it be in my head or scribbled on a piece of paper. Never. I am very much a “mood-reader” if you can call it that and I feel like a TBR list constricts me and I’ll never end up reading the books I had planned to read anyway.

But one of my goals for this year was to read more classics since I have a ton of them sitting on my shelf and I always reach for a fantasy or contemporary novel instead of a good ol’ classic. So I’ve been thinking why not put one classic every month on my TBR list! Sooooo, we’ll see how the whole keeping-up-with-your-tbr-list will work out for me. Fingers crossed!

emmaLet’s start with this month’s classic then, shall we? The decision was basically made for me when I came across the posts of Jolien @ The Fictional Reader and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense about an Emma buddy read/read-along!

I own all of Jane Austen’s novels and I am a big fan of hers (even if I’ve only read Northanger Abbey so far, don’t judge ;-)) so I was very happy to see that they had planned a buddy read!

If you want to tag along, check out Jolien or Alicia‘s posts for more info! Everyone can join! The readalong starts on Thursday, March 10th  and we will be communicating via twitter!

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One book that has been on my radar for YEARS now, not even exaggerating, is Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins! I know, I know, shame on me. I must be the only one who is missing out on the “dream boyfriend” that is Étienne St. Clair. Believe me, I’ve heard all about it 😀 Let’s hope I’ll finally get around to reading it this month then!

That’s it for my March TBR. I didn’t want to choose too many books because I am only just testing the waters. If I happen to like this concept I might make my next TBR list a little longer!

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What about you, do you have a monthly TBR list? If so, do you usually end up reading all the books on your list? Or just one or two? Or none? I’m curious, let’s chat in the comments!