The Sunshine Blogger Award

This post is a little but late, but oh well #busylife.

I was nominated by ssjtimelordandherbooks who is amazing an you should check out her blog! Thank you for nominating me!!!

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The rules:

  • Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate some wonderful bloggers and write 11 questions for them to answer.

The Questions:

1. Do you speak any other languages? If not, which language would you like to learn?

No sadly I don`t speak any other languages fluently but if I could I would love to learn French because I think it`s such a beautiful language and it`s quite universal.

2. Name your favourite non-human character in a book.

Non-human, well, this is really obvious-it has to be Bilbo Baggins. I love The Hobbit so much and the films is what got me into this world originally, in addition I would also love to live in this world.

3. Apart from reading, what is your favourite hobby?

Does watching TV series count? I think it does. Yes I think you`ve realised that I`m a pretty lazy person, but other than sitting indoors all day I love to run because I love the way the wind just hits my face.

4. Why did you start your blog?

I started my blog to document my reading journey so that I don1t forget what I`ve read and my journey going through genre stages e.g. jumping from one genre to another.

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July wrap up

2015-08-01 12.51.25 It`s the end of July and this means that it`s time for a July wrap up where I review all the books I have read in July. This is actually my first wrap up and I`m very exited! So in July I read… Drum roll please… 5 BOOKS!!! I must say that this isn`t a lot compared to other avid readers but it`s a accomplishment and during the end of July I had a mini reading slump where I just didn`t know what read, this included picking up books and reading the first few page pages before putting it down. 😦 Here are the books:

  1. I`ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson– I didn`t enjoy this books as many people did and I found the twins relationship was kind of weird. I think that there needs to be more character development and the characters need to be more universal so that everyone can relate to one of them if not more.
  2. Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe– If your wondering yes I actually did enjoy this book. It`s more of a reflective book than a action-packed parcel. The characters are very reflective and naive and this makes the book more delicate, I think. The book also covers controversial themes that need to be discuss in YA and this makes the book more special. The fact that the book goes through the characters growing for year, the readers can learn more about the characters- their flaws and weaknesses.
  3. The scorch trials by James Dashner– I already wrote a review on this so you can reader it here. Overall I had mixed views on it but the plot was quite interesting.
  4. The death cure by James Dashner– The straight after reading the second book in The Maze Runner series I decided to finish the series and read the Death Cure. WOW. What can I say? This book would have to be the best book out of the trilogy and the ending is just amazing. I really can`t say anything because I would spoil the whole book. Just read it! 🙂 I kind of want to write a review on this book but I`m not sure.
  5. Finally I read An ember in the ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Lets just say that I the hype made me want to read this book, so I did, although it was due to the hype that made me expect more from the book and so it didn`t go up to my expectation. Maybe it was because I read the book to fast or I wasn`t the mood of reading during the time. I just need to re-read the book again so that I can collect my thoughts together and have one final opinion on it.

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5 books you should be reading this summer

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Summer is here and during the summer there is more light, the air feels lighter and it is just the right season to read as many books as you can; so I have complied a list of books that you should definitely read. All these books are contemporary books because they have the amazing summer feels and contemporary books just define summer.

1) Morgan Matson is just the best contemporary writer and all of her books are enlightening and leaves the summer buzzes. This book especially is amazing and who doesn`t like a road trip book? The book itself looks like a cutesy romance book, it is, but it does hold the element of family.

2) Next we have “The summer I turned pretty” by Jenny Han. Jenny Han is my go to contemporary writer because all of her books draws you in immediately and the way she sets out all of the events in her books is perfect-there aren`t any flaws.

The whole Summer series takes place between a few years on Belly who has always been in love with the Fisher brothers: Conrad and Jeremiah. She could have never chosen between them at the start but growing up she realises that she can`t keep both of them, she can only keep one.

I would recommend any of Jenny Han`s books because they are all perfect and they contain the element of family as well as romance, which makes they books more realistic. Her loves triangle are also to die for.

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I was here by Gayle Foreman Review

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (29 Jan. 2015)

Format: Paperback (228 pages)

Source: Library copy

Synopsis: Meg and Cody have always been the closet best friends you have ever. They always tell each other everything and they know when one of them is upset. But when Cody decides to leave Meg alone forever without telling her Meg goes to investigate and revel the truth behind what Cody was hiding.

Review:

I originally didn`t expect anything amazing when I first started the book because I didn`t enjoy reading Gayle Foreman`s other works. When I first started I found it quite easy to get into as the writing was simplistic but I felt the tone of the book was very strong of sadness and this, in a way, went through me and encouraged me to continue reading.

The plot line of the book isn`t something worth going on and on about because it is quite a cliche- a girl trying to find out why her friend committed suicide whilst falling in love at the same time. Although the thing that is worth talking about is how real the characters are and how they have imperfections. We see a lot of characters in books who are seemingly perfect and all they worry about is the things they take for granted but the characters in this book have a rawness to them and they are just human, if you know what I mean.

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My favourite books of 2015 so far

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I really can`t believe that it is already June! Time has really flew. Anyway since it is the middle of the year I`d thought I do a “My favourite books of 2015 so far” to freshen my memory on the books I`ve read and to give recommendations- 2 in 1- what`s not to love? Oh and these are the books I have read, not necessary what has been published in 2015. The books:

  • To all the boys I`ve loved before– this book got me hooked from the very first page and it is just a wonderful summer read, full of family, romance and baking.
  • PS I still love you– this is the sequel of To all the boys I`ve loved before and the story gets even better- it was definitely worth the read.
  • To kill a mockingbird– a classic that everyone should read which will make you question society whilst it will open your mind.
  • I capture the castle– a novel that is full of sweetness but it will deepen the anger of some people.
  • Eleanor and Park– yes I finally read this and I love it so much, I think it is a heart tearing read, and why can`t Park be real?
  • All the bright places– this is a book that everyone should read because it will open your mind a bit more on a very deep topic and the characters in the book are very real.
  • The disreputable history of frankie landau-banks– is a novel all about growing up and accepting who you are- what every teenager will go through and the story itself has more than just a few plans for revenge.

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