WWW Wednesday (30th December 2020)

Hi friends, it’s time for WWW Wednesday again. So, what’s it about? This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Here are my answers to the three Ws!

It’s the last WWW of 2020! Wow!

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin again. Looking forward to finishing the rest of the trilogy this time. This is a really cool book that blends sci-fi and fantasy!

What did you recently finish reading?

I finished The Midnight Library!! It’s such a wonderful book I highly recommend it. Definitely one of my faves of all time. You can see more in my review.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m getting Exciting Times today so I’ll probably read that next. It’s described as being like Normal People so I’m really excited to see what it’s all about. Exciting times. Ha.

What do you think of these choices? I am so excited to make more progress on my to be read.

Let me know what you’ve been reading this week! How are you all doing? I can’t believe 2020 is almost over, March feels like yesterday.

The Bookish Blog Tag

So I guess it’s about time I did a book tag again. I got tagged in this one by Riddhi at Whispering Stories

Rules:

  1. Make sure you thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Answer all of the following questions.
  3. Include the blog tag graphic and these rules on your post.
  4. Nominate 3 or more bloggers at the bottom of your post, including their name and their blog’s link.

What are 1-3 of your favourite books of all time?

Difficult – but for now we will go

  1. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  3. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

What are 1-3 of your favourite authors of all time?

  1. Taylor Jenkins Reid
  2. Leigh Bardugo
  3. Becky Chambers

Who is your favourite female character from a book?

Ooooh difficult to just pick one. I’d go with Fire in Fire by Kristin Cashore

Who is your favourite male character from a book?

Henry Strauss in The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

What’s your favourite fictional world?

Oh…I’m not sure! I’d say the world in The Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers is pretty awesome to be honest.

What book has your favourite book cover?

What’s your favourite book-to-movie adaptation?

I have absolutely no idea. All adaptations have leaked from my brain right now. I guess I quite liked the TV series of Normal People. And Little Fires Everywhere was pretty good.

If you could make any book into a movie, which would it be? 

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn is made to be a movie or tv series and I need it to be a thing right now.

What was your favourite childhood book?

I loved Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins…no idea why.

Fantasy or Sci-fi (or neither)?

Fantasy all the way, but The Wayfarers series is one of my favourites of all time an really brings that emotional connection to sci-fi for me.

That’s it!
I tag:

Alison @ Antari Reads

Bertie @ Luminosity Library

Tiffany @ String of Pages

The Reading Addict

Anyone else who wants to complete this tag!

WWW Wednesday (23rd December 2020)

Hi friends, it’s time for WWW Wednesday again. So, what’s it about? This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Here are my answers to the three Ws!

It’s been a while since I checked in with a WWW! How are we doing?

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Written in the Stars for my book club. I’ve read the first third, it’s been OK so far. I don’t love the characters so far but the main couple did an escape room as a double date and it was adorable. Also the cover is super cute.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished A Court of Mist and Fury for the second time. I forgot how much I enjoyed how easy it is to read Sarah J Maas books, and this is definitely my favourite in the trilogy. Rhys is so soft and cute, I love the romance in this one. I’ll definitely be reading the next book again soon.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m not really sure what’s next for me. I still didn’t get around to reading the eARC of We Hunt the Flame (I tried but the formatting is super off – words have no spaces between them and it’s really annoying). Maybe I’ll just buy the book because the second one has no issues with formatting.

What do you think of these choices? I am so excited to make more progress on my to be read.

Let me know what you’ve been reading this week! How are you all doing?

WWW Wednesday (9th December 2020)

Hi friends, it’s time for WWW Wednesday again. So, what’s it about? This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Here are my answers to the three Ws!

Sorry I’ve been so quiet again! So my interview last week was disrupted by internet issues, and it was supposed to be today but had to be re-arranged. I’ve been a little bit tired with all of this, along with the fact work has been a bit chaotic!

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon. I read the previous books recently so I’m really excited to have this eARC from NetGalley. I am enjoying it so far, it’s just Paige an Warden hanging out at the moment but I can tell it’s going to pick up soon.

What did you recently finish reading?

My latest finish is Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko! I finished this book earlier today after putting it on pause for a while. It’s a really interesting YA fantasy with unique world-building. My interest dipped a little about halfway through which is why it took so long but the beginning and end are really good.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I think I’m going to read We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal next. I got an eARC of this book along with its sequel so excited to see what it’s all about as a lot of the people I follow on twitter are big fans.

What do you think of these choices? I am so excited to make more progress on my to be read.

Let me know what you’ve been reading this week! How are you all doing? It feels like so long since I posted, I’m really sorry!!!

Six for Sunday (Children’s books you’d love to jump into)

Hi everyone! This week I’m participating in Six for Sunday, a meme hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot. This month, the focus is a celebration of kids’ books, and this week’s topic is: Children’s books you’d love to jump into

1) Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. Okay so this isn’t exactly a kids book (it is about kids though!) but I would like to see what kind of world I’d end up in!

2) Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend. I haven’t read this series yet but it sound so cool and I’d love to hang out in what seems like a magical world.

3) You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson. If I was still at school I’d really want to be friends with Liz Lighty! She’s such an amazing protagonist.

4) The Magic Spell by Linda Chapman. Using this again. Who wouldn’t want a secret unicorn?

5) Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre (RIP Rachel). Again, a Young Adult but I’d really want to live in a space whale!!!

6) Loveless by Alice Oseman. OK I am cheating again and going for a YA, but I wish I’d had friends like Georgia does when I was at university.

I threw in some YA as well as Middle Grade since I don’t read enough kids books!

Sorry I’ve been a bit absent from blogging this week, I have been applying for a new job and work has been a bit chaotic!

Hope everyone is doing well, feel free to share your posts below.

WWW Wednesday (11th November 2020)

Hi friends, it’s time for WWW Wednesday again. So, what’s it about? This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Here are my answers to the three Ws!

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Master of Crows by Grace Draven. It sounded like something I’d like to read during this slight slump I’m in (I blame all the amazing books I read in October). I’m enjoying it so far!

What did you recently finish reading?

Recently finished an eARC of Just the Two of Us, a romance that follows the grump and sunshine trope that I love so much. This was honestly I surprisingly cute story about an intense doctor and a chef. It’s very slow-burn and ends on a cliffhanger which is really really frustrating for a romance novel!

What do you think you’ll read next?

No idea. I finally hit my reading wall of 2020 – I might read The Awakening by Nora Roberts. It seems cool and I’ve never really read any books by Nora Roberts even though she has published LOADS.

What do you think of these choices? I am so excited to make more progress on my to be read.

Let me know what you’ve been reading this week!

Top Ten Tuesday (Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This is my first Top 10 Tuesday post, and this week the theme is:  Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles

1) You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson. Could you imagine this song by a female solo artist or a girl band? I can!

2) Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Break-up song anyone? Funny because this book is actually debunking the whole idea that there is The One out there.

3) Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner. Can I have a gay love song please??

4) The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah. I feel a country song with this one!

5) Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. I really love this title and feel like it would make a great song too.

6) 99% Mine by Sally Throne. I feel like this one could be a cool song too!

7) Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. A ballad perhaps?

8) When the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis. Feeling another cute love song.

9) Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier. Not sure why I thought of this one! Just could imagine a fun song.

10) If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane. Yep, another break up song. Or perhaps a sappy love song?

What do you think of these choices? I had a lot of fun with this prompt! Feel free to share your posts with me in the comments.

Six for Sunday (Children’s books that would make brilliant graphic novels)

Hi everyone! This week I’m participating in Six for Sunday, a meme hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot. This month, the focus is a celebration of kids’ books, and this week’s topic is: children’s books that would make brilliant graphic novels!

1) I would love to see a graphic novel of When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten. Just yes! It would look so pretty.

2) This Young Adult book is one of my faves of 2020. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn would look so incredible – I can imagine the art of the graphic novel already.

3) You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson is awesome, and I’d absolutely love to see it in graphic novel form (or a film / tv series, it’s literally made for that, please).

4) There’s Something About Sweetie is probably my favourite Sandhya Menon book to date and I’d love to see a graphic novel because Sweetie is one of my favourite characters! When Dimple Met Rishi got an Indian TV series too, so maybe we’ll see this on the screen someday.

5) Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. This is a really important story that got it’s own TV series earlier this year. I think a graphic novel would be a really cool way to make it an accessible read for more people.

6) OK, so since Alice Oseman already has a graphic novel series called Heartstopper, I’d love to see her write and draw one for Radio Silence too. This is one of my fave YA novels and I’d love for more people to be reading it, whatever the format.

Love this prompt idea. I threw in some YA as well as Middle Grade since I don’t read enough kids books!

Hope everyone is doing well, feel free to share your posts below.

Fall Time, Cosy Time Book Tag

I was tagged in this by The Reading Addict! You should definitely check out their blog, it’s super cute. Let’s get into these prompts!

1. CRUNCHING LEAVES: The world is full of colour! Choose a book with red/orange/yellow on the cover.

Furia is one my favourite 2020 releases. You can check out my review here. I love soccer and girls who put themselves first. Camila is one of my favourite YA characters of all time.

2. COZY SWEATER: It’s finally cool enough for warm cozy clothing! What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

I can’t believe I’m talking about this book again but to me it feels like a warm hug. It made me take a long hard look at my outlook on life, but at the same time I feel seen and understood. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is just absolutely that book for me.

3. FALL STORM: The wind is howling & the rain is pounding. Choose a book that you like to read on a stormy day.

Ooooh not sure about this one. I think I’ll go with With the Fire on High just because it has such good imagery of warm spicy food that would be so comforting in a storm.

4. COOL CRISP AIR: makes you breathe freely~ Who’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?

Hahahahaha I have absolutely no idea who I would want to trade places with. Maybe Zara in Honor Among Thieves so I could meet Nadim.

5. HOT APPLE CIDER: warm autumn drink. What underhyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?

Legendborn is absolutely this book for me. It has so much potential, is perfect for TV and needs to be picked up now. Love it.

6. COAT, SCARVES, & MITTENS: the weather has turned cold & it’s time to cover up! What’s a book cover you don’t like?

Ooooh. I don’t know! I feel like Jade City? It’s one of my favourite books of all time but I’m just not a fan of the cover design. Definitely read this series though it is fantastic!!!

7. PUMPKIN SPICE: time for some Starbucks! What’s your favourite fall comfort food?

Not really sure! When I went to the US last year I had pumpkin bread for the first time. It was in May so it’s not exactly a fall food but it gives me that vibe and I really enjoyed having it for breakfast when we were in a rush and had to go to Starbucks.

8. WARM, COZY BONFIRE: spread the cosy warmth! Who do you tag?

Oooooh let’s do this!

The Book Berrie | Paragraphs and Pages | Linaria’s Library | Esoteric Elixir | Janel Allison | Whispering Stories | Colorful Bibliophile | Windows to Worlds

WWW Wednesday (4th November 2020)

Hi friends, it’s time for WWW Wednesday again. So, what’s it about? This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Here are my answers to the three Ws!

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Raybearer. I’ve only read a couple of chapters after a busy weekend, but I really like the concept so far and I can’t wait to see where it goes.

What did you recently finish reading?

The last book I finished was actually my really slow re-read of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. You all know how much I adore this book and it’s messages – I hope everyone who wants to read it gets to it soon! I also get my first illumicrate box today, I’ll have to do an unboxing post. I know the featured book is going to be Addie though! I can’t wait to see what they do with the cover design.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Trick decision. I have to get to reading my eARCs so I think I’m going to read The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre. Really excited to read this one!

What do you think of these choices? I am so excited to make more progress on my to be read.

Let me know what you’ve been reading this week!