Three books I read and really, really liked. 📖 My Friend Anna (gifted by @beccamfreeman) - I tend to get obsessed with real life scandals, and the Anna Delvey one had my attention the entire time. I found My Friend Anna a deeply satisfying book, but I have to admit that it’s for the weirdos who can’t get enough details on a scandal versus those who are mildly interested in it. The book did drag and I just didn’t care enough about the author, but it made for a quick read that scratched my scandal loving itch. 📖 Marriage Clock - the Indian-American experience in Western literature has a pretty specific formula - the family is usually Hindu and wanting their kid to get married, the protagonist is the daughter trying to figure out her identity, and there’s a happy ending. This book has a happy ending, but the protagonist is Muslim, unapologetically secure about her identity and career. But her ‘happily ever after’ journey is wholly original. I laughed. I teared up. And I desperately want a film adaptation. 📖 Training School For Negro Girls (gifted by @pressher_) - this is one of the best short story collections I’ve read in a long time. It’s nuanced, unapologetic, raw, and reminds me a lot of Kate Chopin and Jhumpa Lahiri’s story collections. This is one of my favorite books read this year, and potentially ever. Really.
What have you read and loved lately? Let me know ⤵️
✨✨Book review✨✨ My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing ⭐⭐ Ok I’m mean. Or picky. Or both.
I cannot say I hated this, I gave it a 3 star rating but I don’t get the hype. Why do so many people love this book? I was on the verge of giving up.
There is mystery here but we don’t have a logical explanation.
I kept reading in hope that I will read form the prospective of the wife. Her thoughts. Her phycology. Her emotions (or lack of). But no….. It became tiresome when here were a lot of petition and not development. No I don’t want to read about how you cook something I want to read about the thriller part. The wicked part.
Read it if you have time.
Don’t put it on top of your TBR
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"Prens olmanın hatalarının bedelsiz olmasını sağlaması ne büyük şans, değil mi?" dedi
Prens kesin bir tavırla hemen, "Bedeli var," diye yanıtladı. "Bedeli senin güvenini kaybetmek oldu."
Seriye uzun zamandır başlamak istiyordum son zamanlarda da fazlasıyla okuyan görünce ‘eh başlamak için zamanı geldi’ diyerek başlamaya karar verdim ilk kitap biraz elimde süründü bir yere kadar gelip biraz ara verip tekrar kaldığım yerden başlayınca olayların heyecanından dolayı kalan yarısını bir günde bitirdim.
Gelelim kitabın konusuna esas kızımız Vhalla, Solaris imparatorluğundaki kütüphanenin çırağı aynı zamanda kitapları okumayı fazlasıyla seven biri.Kitabın başında Solaris İmp.'nun prenslerinden biri savaştan zehirli bir hançerle yaralanarak geliyor Vhalla ve kütüphanedeki diğer çıraklar hemen prensi kurtarmak için bir çözüm yolu arıyorlar kitapların içinde ve farkında olmadan Vhalla bu prensin hayatını kurtarıyor aynı zamanda büyücülerin bakanı Vhalla'yı kaçırarak ona hiç öğrenmek istemediği bir gerçekten bahsediyor herkesin nefretle baktığı büyücülerden biri olduğunu söylüyor daha sonra Vhalla’nın yüzyıllardır görülmeyen büyücü güçlerinden biri olan Rüzgargüdücüsü olduğu gerçeği ortaya çıkıyor böylelikle olaylar gelişiyor Vhalla'ya güçleri konusunda Ateştaşıyıcı gücüne sahip olan Prens Aldrik ona yardım ediyor.
İlk kitabı çok sevdim diyebilirim ikincisi yani ateş düşüyor biraz sıktı ve sinirimi bozdu, açıkçası Vhalla'nın habire aciz bir kız gibi davranıp içindeki gücün ne kadar güçlü olduğunu ve gücünün farkına varmaması sinir bozucuydu buna rağmen ateş düşüyor'u da iki günde okudum ama daha iyisini beklerdim ateş düşüyor'dan.
Son olarak şunu fark ettim iki kitabı hızlı okuyup direkt üçüncü kitaba geçmemin sebeplerinden biri cam şato serisindeki aelin ve rowan'ı özlemiş olmam galiba çünkü aldrik'in gücü aelin'inkiyle aynı rowan'ınınki ise vhalla'nın gücüyle aynı bana canım çiftim rowaelin'i hatırlattılar fazlasıyla sadece vhalla biraz daha öz güvenli olup gücünün farkında olsaydı tam aelin olabilirdi o kısım hala beni hayal kırıklığına uğratıyor umarım devam kitaplarında daha öz güvenli olur.
What books have your favorite covers?
I'm obsessed with these covers, even if I didn't like the books I still would be. Good thing I liked the first one a lot!
A huge thank you to @wunderbookspr and @katherinetegenbooks/ @epicreads for the free finished copy of Sea Witch Rising!
If you haven't read book one it is essentially an "Ursula" or Sea Witch origin story and was originally written as a standalone so if you read book one and it's not your jam you don't have to read book 2. However, I'm looking forward to reading more about Evie as her story continues!
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¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis, bonitas mías? Hoy os traigo una nueva reseña.
En este caso, os voy a hablar de "La hija olvidada" ,segunda parte de "La chica alemana" (creo que podrían leerse de manera independiente, pero se perdería un poco la magia).
En este libro nuestra protagonista es Elise. En el año 2015, llegarán a su poder una serie de cartas que le llevará a recordar todo lo que Elise enterró en un rincón de su corazón para poder ser feliz. A través de sus páginas veremos la terrible vida que le tocó vivir en su infancia, todo lo que hizo la guerra en su familia.
Hay muchísimo drama, es un libro bastante duro. Además, está basado en hechos reales, que lo hace más duro aún.
Cuando terminé de leerlo, y como me pasa cada vez que acabo algún libro que hable sobre este tema, me quedé bastantes días pensando sobre esos terribles años. Es tan duro pensar lo que sufrieron los que les tocó vivir la guerra...no me entra en la cabeza tanto sufrimiento y dolor.
De verdad, si sois fans de este género, si os gusta leer sobre hechos reales o sobre periodos de Guerra, en este libro encontrareis una historia que merece ser leída sobre la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
Yo no me canso de leer libros sobre esto y eso que sufro muchísimo, pero no lo puedo evitar, me apasionan.
¿Os gustan este tipo de libros?
This debut novel from author Alex Michaelides is so good! I love a good thriller, especially a psychological thriller with a plot twist that I didn’t see coming. The writing is sharp, concise and uncluttered (ie: not trying too hard and easy to follow!) .
The story centers on Alicia Berenson, an accomplished artist, who hasn’t spoken since she murdered her husband six years ago, and Theo Faber, the psychotherapist who is determined to discover the secrets Alicia has been keeping. .
Critics have called it spellbinding, unique and exquisitely plotted. And it is all of those and more! 😍 i just recommended it to another bookish friend over dinner. If you are looking for a good read, a great thriller, you can’t go wrong with this. #thrillers#thrillerbooks#bookstagram
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This sweet little copy of Gulliver’s Travels is available in my shop. .
Did you know that Jonathan Swift was raised in Ireland, was a Doctor of Divinity and may have been secretly married? One of my favorite things about old books is their authors. ❤️
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Right now I wanted to just be here in silence with my best friend. And somehow, I don’t know how, but Luna sensed it. So we sat there for what felt like two hours but was probably a lot less, until I opened my eyes again. Her eyes were closed, too. I watched her for a while.
When she opened her eyes, it felt like she took something away from me.
“Let’s jump,” she said.
“I’m quite fond of my limbs, Moonshine.”
“Stop being such a big baby.”
“Big, quarterback baby who just finished a football season in one piece and would like to keep all his body parts intact.”
She crawled out of the treehouse and settled on the branch. It was thick, but I doubted it could carry my muscular ass for more than a few seconds before snapping. I rolled my eyes and settled next to her. She slipped her hand in mine.
“Three, two, one.”
It was a short, sweet way down. 🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡 #BrokenKnight#AllSaintsHigh2#LJShen#CoverReveal#SocialButterflyPR#Bookstagram#Bookstagrammer#Bibliophile#ReadRomance#InstaReads#InstaBooks#IGbooks#IGreads
“Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Join WNA Book Club on August 24th and do not forget to read the book 📕 “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho @paulocoelho, that we chose for the meeting. 1-3 pm, The Roof on Wilshire 🆓 ☕
We are excited to see new and recurring ladies to share our experiences with ❤📚 #wna
📍6317 Wilshire blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 @roofonwilshire
🚗Plenty of street parking
If you decide to valet, it is 12$ for the first 2 hours and $4 for every additional hour.
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📚What book did you buy thanks to Bookstagram hype?📚
Happy Tuesday, readers! I’ve been trying to avoid bookstores to enforce my self-imposed book-buying ban, but I might break that today to go check out the new release section . . .
Always Never Yours is definitely a #bookstagrammademedoit for me. In the beginning of summer, I saw a lot of bookstagrammers posting about this book, and I thought it looked like a great summer YA read. I did buy it, I did read it, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was expecting. It was a light read, for sure—I think it just ended up being a little bit too far to the young end of the YA spectrum for me. I’ve loaned it out twice since then, and both girls seemed to enjoy it, so I’d say it was still worth the buy.
I’m currently reading The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros, and I’m loving it! It’s a bit of a military romance, but the plot follows more closely to a family-hardship story. I’m only about 40% done (thanks, Goodreads!) and I’m gonna go ahead and recommend it to everybody right now.
Have you bought and/or read any books because of the hype they got on Bookstagram?? If so, what were they, and did they live up to the hype? Let’s chat! ⬇️
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There was no predicting where life would go. There was no real way for a person to try something out, see if he liked it, because you try it and try it and try it a little longer and next thing it's who you are.
(Mary Beth Keane, Ask Again, Yes)
¡Feliz día! Llevó varias semanas dedicándome a la bilogía La princesa rebelde de Jodi Ellen Malpas, con Mi amor prohibido y Mi única reina he vuelto a reencontrarme con la pluma de una gran escritora, sin lugar a dudas posee una prosa adictiva y con esta nueva historia sus personajes tendrán que luchar duro si quieren una vida lejos de las mentiras y donde su amor sea lo primordial. Unas novelas que me han encantado aunque lo erótico no siempre es de mi gusto y que recomiendo si os gustan las intrigas, las manipulaciones, los secretos y la pasión porque Adeline y Josh son puro fuego. Qué me decís, ¿las habéis leído? ¿Conocéis a la autora? Contadme ❤
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The Five:The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
By Hallie Rubenhold
Elizabeth Stride, Mary Anne Nichols, Mary Jane Kelly, Katherine Eddies snd Annie Chapman. These are victims of Jack The Ripper.
If you are looking for a book about Jack the Ripper or a detailed account of his crimes, this is not that book.
This book tells us about his victims. Who they were, who they loved and who loved them. It’s a sad book.It’s a tremendous body of research into these women, their background and history as well as a study into societal values and women studies in Victorian England time.
Most accounts of Jack the Ripper and pop culture depict the women of prostitutes, perpetuated from the time of the crimes, a time when women were not valued in the same way men were valued. Were they Broken and homeless women who found themselves in a situation and place in life they could not overcome? Absolutely, but only one ever sold herself for sex. Lumping then all as prostitutes was convenient
perpetuated to modern times.
Rubenhold tells us their story. She shows us, using detailed research and facts , that four of the five, were not prostitutes. She shows us they were all people, human, loved and mourned.
Elizabeth Stride, Mary Anne Nichols, Mary Jane Kelly, Katherine Eddies snd Annie Chapman.