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.
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 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.
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.
Tabby Brown is tired of trying to fit in. She doesn’t want to go to parties – in fact, she would much rather snuggle up on the sofa with her favourite book.
It’s like she hasn’t found her people …
Then Tabby joins a club that promises to celebrate books. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING – especially when making new friends brings out an AWKWARD BUZZING feeling all over her body.
But Olivia, Cassie, Henry and Ed have something that makes Tabby come back. Maybe it’s the Austen-themed fancy-dress parties, or Ed’s fluffy cat Mrs Simpkins, or could it be Henry himself …
Can Tabby let her weird out AND live THE BEST BOOKISH LIFE POSSIBLE?
16-year-old Mehreen Miah’s anxiety and depression, or ‘Chaos’, as she calls it, has taken over her life, to the point where she can’t bear it any more. So she joins MementoMori, a website that matches people with partners and allocates them a date and method of death, ‘the pact’. Mehreen is paired with Cara Saunders and Olivia Castleton, two strangers dealing with their own serious issues.
As they secretly meet over the coming days, Mehreen develops a strong bond with Cara and Olivia, the only people who seem to understand what she’s going through. But ironically, the thing that brought them together to commit suicide has also created a mutually supportive friendship that makes them realise that, with the right help, life is worth living. It’s not long before all three want out of the pact. But in a terrifying twist of fate, the website won’t let them stop, and an increasingly sinister game begins, with MementoMori playing the girls off against each other.
A pact is a pact, after all.
In this powerful debut written in three points of view, Yasmin Rahman has created a moving, poignant novel celebrating life. ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID is about friendship, strength and survival.
All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.
Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn’t bad enough that their romantic getaway has been sidetracked, demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec will have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.
I have read a lot this year. In the first 3 months of 2019, I have read a grand total of 59 books which is just wild to me. I have been in such a bad reading slump for the past few years but I’ve really gotten back into the habit this month. There are many things that are the cause of this but I might make a separate blog post about that, if you guys are interested. But in this blog post, I decided to make some really nerdy pie charts summing up my statistics for the first quarter of this year in different categories and finally give you a run down of my top 5 books that I’ve read this year so far. So buckle in for a long ride of pie charts, long winded explanations and a whole lot of books mentioned.
March was an interesting month. I managed to get a lot of reading done despite having a mountain of university work to get through. I also watched more films this month than I have in the previous two months so I have a lot to talk about today.
Today, I am bringing you a review of a whole trilogy which is the Skin Books trilogy by Alice Broadway. This comprises of Ink, Spark and Scar. I received all of these from the publisher for review but I am a terrible blogger who only picked the series up now when the final and latest book is about to release. Rather than just reviewing the final book on its own, I thought I would give you a full trilogy review to give you all of my thoughts since I read them all in the space of a week.