My Bookmark Collection

I am a bookmark hoarder. I have got so many bookmarks from so many different places that I never get rid of. So I thought it would be interesting for me to showcase all of them to you guys in various different categories. Beware, I own a lot. Also, I’m really trying hard to learn how to take good photos with good lighting in my room but some of these photos may not be great because my room is just not designed to take photos in. Anyway. let’s jump into my insane hoard of bookmarks. My bookmarks are held in two separate mugs with my main ones being held in this Hamilton mug from Illumicrate.

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Alex in Wonderland by Simon James Green

44140770Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 400
Publisher: Scholastic
Source: Publisher
Format: Finished copy
Rating: 4 stars
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Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Depository
Blurb:

In the town of Newsands, painfully shy Alex is abandoned by his two best friends for the summer. But he unexpectedly lands a part-time job at Wonderland, a run-down amusement arcade on the seafront, where he gets to know the other teen misfits who work there. Alex starts to come out of his shell, and even starts to develop feelings for co-worker Ben… who, as Alex’s bad luck would have it, has a girlfriend.

Then as debtors close in on Wonderland and mysterious, threatening notes start to appear, Alex and his new friends take it on themselves to save their declining employer. But, like everything in Wonderland, nothing is quite what it seems…

Favourite Books By Asian Authors

In case you weren’t aware, May is Asian American Heritage Month so there are many Asian themed readalongs happening in May. I know it’s super late in May but I thought I would use this opportunity to mention some of my favourite books by Asian authors. I have quite a few to mention and I cut quite a few of them out as well because I have just read so many amazing books by Asian authors.

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The Million Pieces of Neena Gill by Emma Smith-Barton

40723760Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 336
Publisher: Penguin
Source: Netgalley
Format: E-book
Rating: 4 stars
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Buy the Book: Amazon, The Book Depository, Waterstones
Blurb:

How can I hold myself together, when everything around me is falling apart? 

Neena’s always been a good girl – great grades, parent-approved friends and absolutely no boyfriends. But ever since her brother Akash left her, she’s been slowly falling apart – and uncovering a new version of herself who is freer, but altogether more dangerous.

As her wild behaviour spirals more and more out of control, Neena’s grip on her sanity begins to weaken too. And when her parents announce not one but two life-changing bombshells, she finally reaches breaking point.

But as Neena is about to discover, when your life falls apart, only love can piece you back together.

Muslim Book Recommendations | #RamadanReadathon

Today, I thought I would bring you a list of some of my favourite books by Muslim authors as it is the month of Ramadan and Nadia at Headscarves and Hardbacks is running the #RamadanReadathon which I am participating in. If you want a more extensive list of recommendations, definitely check out her blog because she has put so much effort into recommending Muslim books to everyone. When I sat down to make this list of my favourite books by Muslim authors, I knew it would be quite short because I find that a lot of them fall into stereotypes however this list is longer than I thought it would be. That might be because four of the six books that I am recommending today are ones that I read this year. However, let’s dive further into my list of recommendations.

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Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

43260849Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages:  432
Publisher: Simon and Schuester UK
Source: Publisher
Format: Finished copy
Rating: 4 stars
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Buy the Book: Amazon, The Book Depository, Waterstones
Blurb:

Raised in isolation and home-schooled by her strict grandparents, the only experience Birdie has had of the outside world is through her favourite crime books.

But everything changes when she takes a summer job working the night shift at a historic Seattle hotel. There she meets Daniel Aoki, the hotel’s charismatic driver, and together they stumble upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer—never before seen in public—is secretly meeting someone at the hotel.

To uncover the writer’s puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell, and in doing so, realize that the most confounding mystery of all may just be her growing feelings for Daniel.

Summer 2019 TBR

My second of uni has officially ended (well lectures at least but my final assignment is due on the 16th May) and I plan on reading a lot this summer. I’m hoping to read a lot of books that I already own but there are number of books releasing this summer that I am excited about. So I thought I would let you know today what books I hope to read this summer. These are very ambitious plans but my reading game has been great this year so it might happen. These books are on top of my #RamadanReadathon TBR which I have already posted in a separate blog post so go check that out to see other books that I am reading.

#RamadanReadathon 2019

In case you weren’t aware, Ramadan has just started this year and I rely on reading during this time to make the time go faster. This year, I am planning on participating in the Ramadan Readathon run by Headscarves and Hardbacks and I think I might have the right books to complete the Hajj pilar. However, I gathered up all of the books by Muslim authors that I have on my physical TBR and I want to get through them all during Ramadan this year and I think they all fit the briefs.

April Wrap Up

April is over! And with the end of April comes the end of my second year of university (I still have a few assignments due but no more lectures). I was in deadline hell this month but I still managed to find time to read which surprised me. I wasn’t expecting to read as much as I did and I am loving how good I am getting at managing my time effectively this year. Anyway, let’s go on to tell you more about the books I read and the films I watched this month.

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My So Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

43712792Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 320
Publisher: Stripes
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Rating: 5 stars
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Blurb:

Bollywood film fanatic Winnie has grown up believing the future is written in the stars. Her family’s pandit predicted she would find the love of her life before her eighteenth birthday. So when her relationship with Raj collapses, despite him meeting all the criteria, Winnie is lost. This is not how her perfect ending is scripted.
Then fellow film geek Dev challenges Winnie to look beyond her horoscope: is taking the future into her own hands the way to find her happily ever after? To get the perfect ending, Winnie will need a little bit of help from fate, family and, of course, a Bollywood movie star.
A fate-filled debut sure to dazzle fans of Stephanie Perkins, Maureen Johnson and Sandhya Menon.