September Wrap-Up

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Another month bites the dust! And in September I managed (by some miracle I might add) to finish my proposed TBR. So, here are the books I read (the titles will take you to my review of the book):

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1. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

2. Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

3. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

4. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

5. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

6.  An Infinite Number Of Parallel Universes  by Randy Ribay

7. Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley

8. Finding Cinderella (novella) by Colleen Hoover


All in all, not a bad month, considering that it took me over a week to finish Queen of Shadows, which I only did last night at 2 a.m., and that Ignite Me gave me the biggest book hangover of my life.

Queen of Shadows was also one of the most fun reads I ever had, and that’s thanks to the Buddy Read and the ongoing conversation on twitter with Josie, Erika and Anjie about the book – which given that we are on 3 different time zones, meant that I sometimes woke up to +60 notifications on my twitter… all worth it 😉 – I’ll read any book with you ladies, anytime, because this was fun as hell (even if the book had me crying for a huge chunk of it!).

Also, I ended up reading Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover because Dee @The Bookish Khaleesi wrote about it yesterday and it sounded so interesting that a few hours later it was on my kindle.

I also had slightly less time to post this month, and I ended up with a good number of 65 posts in the month of September… not bad!

Tomorrow I’ll post about my October TBR 😉 .

September Book Haul

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Another month gone. Wow, time is flying! Anyway, this month’s books… Let’s start with the physical books that I’ve acquired this month:

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septbookhaul1Queen of Shadows (Sarah J. Maas)

The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy (Jenny Han)

Cinder (Marissa Meyer)

Scarlet (Marissa Meyer)

Cress (Marissa Meyer)

The Selection (Kiera Cass)

The Elite (Kiera Cass)

The One (Kiera Cass)

Landline (Rainbow Rowell)


septbookhaul2I also bought several eBooks this month, super cheap 😀 :


Daughter of Smoke and Bone
(Laini Taylor)

Angelfall (Susan Ee)

Every Last Word (Tamara Ireland Stone)

Playing the Player (Lisa Brown Roberts)

The Boyfriend Thief (Shana Norris)

A Summer Like No Other (Elodie Nowodazkij)

Exit Stage Left (Gail Nall)

Finding Cinderella (Colleen Hoover)


septbookhaul3And finally, I got 3 books from Netgalley:

Your Voice Is All I Hear (Leah Scheier)

Rikki (Hart University) (Abigail Strom)

The New Year’s Wish (Dani-Lyn Alexander)


This is it! My September book haul, a bit bigger than I anticipated… 20 books 😳 !

 

GoodReads Challenge Completed… Now What?

Just a very quick update here. I just completed my GoodReads 2015 Reading Challenge of 51 books! I finished Queen of Shadows last night, and how fitting that that would be the last book for this challenge. (by the way, Queen of Shadows is amazing, utterly brilliant, and I was a sobbing mess for more than 25% of it – I still have no idea how I’m going to review it…)

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Now, back to the issue at hand, there are still 3 months to go on this year, and I have to admit that I get a thrill each time I see that bar in the book count go up just a bit, So… I’m thinking of upping the number, maybe to 75?! What do you guys think?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books To Read If You Like Kick-@ss Female Heroines

Hello, it’s Tuesday again, which means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Ten Books To Read If You Like This Super Popular Book/Author (ie: you could list 10 different popular/bestselling books or authors with readalike suggestions for each or give 10 books for one best-selling/popular book or author like 10 authors to read if you like John Green or ten books to read if you like Gone Girl. Idea is to give good readalikes that may be less well known).

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I was struggling with this one a lot! I don’t usually make connections between authors or books and i couldn’t come up with anything more than 5 book, no matter which combination I tried. So, after contemplating not doing it this week, I decided to spin it a bit and make it a theme instead of an author or book. So, Ten Books To Read If You Like Kick-@ss Female Heroines! I’m sorry before hand for totally missing the goal of this week’s topic…

1. Throne of Glass Series (Sarah J. Maas)

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This series is full of gorgeous, super strong women. Such as Aelin, Nehemia, Lysandra, Manon, …, I love how strong, powerful and human they all are.

2. The Wrath & The Dawn (Renée Ahdieh)

Shahrzad is one of my favorite female character ever. Despina is pretty bad-@ss herself.

3. The One Thing (Marci Lyn Curtis)

Maggie is so strong and sassy! I love the hell out of her.

4. The Infernal Devices (Cassandra Clare)

Tessa Gray, Charlotte Fairchild, Sophie Collins, Cecily Herondale. These four ladies are worth several men!

5. Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)

Eleanor is a different kind of strong female character. She doesn’t fight or anything, but she managed to survive some awful situations and still manage to live.

6. Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)

Hermione Granger is on everyone’s mind when we think of kick-@ss women, right? But I’ll raise you Molly Weasley, Minerva Mcgonagall, Nymphadora Tonks, Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley, Alice Longbottom, …

7. A Clash of Kings (George R. R. Martin)

One name for you: Aria Stark. Sure, this series has other female heroines, such as Daenerys, but Aria is my favorite.

8. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)

Chiyo goes through some bad stuff throughout her life…

9. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)

It’s not because Katniss is broken that she stops being freaking amazing.

10. My Heart and Other Black Holes (Jasmine Warga)

 I really admire Aysel. Yes, the only thing she wants in the beginning is to end her life, but she goes through a big transformation and goes because of it. She makes my list!

My TV Shows Calendar

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TV season has started again!!! Hurrayyyy! I’ve honestly had such a crazy couple of weeks that I still haven’t cathed up to anything that came out – I still have a few shows behind from last season… ups! 😳

Either way, I wanted to share with you what I’ll be watching this year, just like I did last year around this time (here).

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I still have to catch up to a lot of shows before this becomes a regular schedule, but I’ll try my best.

Are you guys watching any of these? Which show are you most excited about? I’m pretty psyched about the return of Marvel’s Agent Carter 😀 .