Crazy Rich Asians
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This first book centers on Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese Economics Professor from . Her boyfriend Nick takes her to Singapore to meet his family, and Rachel is shocked to realize he is ultra-mega rich and sole heir to a huge fortune. As the girlfriend of the most eligible bachelor in Singapore, Rachel is immediately envied and hated.
Crazy Rich Asians was quite fun! Although too full of descriptions (the entire trilogy is like that), I still found it very pleasant to listen to! I loved Rachel’s sweet and practical personality and, though Nick was so obtuse at times, he was also very sweet. I loved Astrid, Nick’s fabulous cousin, and the hilarious/annoying gossiping. There’s a lot of name-dropping about brands, which I found amusing. Continue reading
This week I didn’t read that much, it’s been a bit hectic and I had loads to do… so hopefully next week I can pick up speed a bit! Next Saturday I’m planning to have a mini Readathon by myself, so I think I’ll have more books to talk about! Also, this week I started with only half my depression medication, and in 3 months I’ll be done with my meds and therapy altogether! Yay! 😀
(also, did you guys know Marilyn Monroe was a bookworm too? She read a lot in between filming scenes)
On Edelweiss I was approved for:
Which is very exciting, because I have just gotten the first book and I already had the second, so now I can binge-read this series! Yes, I love binge-reading!!
I also got a few ebooks:
These books were max 1.99 US dollars each!! Omg, I had to. I got them while writing my post Cheap AF US Kindle eBooks on Amazon This Week! (under $3). In case you want to buy books not spending much, just check it out 🙂
I also got the following physical book:
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery
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I am not sure even how to start this review: how do I write about this book without just yelling to you all to just read it because it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year and I can’t get it out of my mind?
Neverworld Wake tells the story of five teenagers. Beatrice hasn’t seen her friends since the mysterious death of her boyfriend Jim a year before. They decide to see each other and go for a concert, and Beatrice hopes she can get answers out of them: they are all hiding secrets and know more about Jim than they tell. It all goes terribly wrong when they drive back and get into an accident – and enter the Neverworld Wake. A man knocks on the door, explaining they are all hanging between death and life, and must choose only one to survive. Continue reading
It’s been quite a week, and today it’s more of a Sunday Struggle than a Sunday Snuggle, as I am on my fourth cup of coffee, trying to stay awake on a lazy afternoon. My chores await and I am carefully avoiding them.
This week my Kindle Unlimited subscription ends – so this is the last Kindle Unlimited haul for a while. I wasn’t able to read all the books I borrowed, but that is okay! I managed to read 11 books, so I think it went well!
On Kindle Unlimited I got:
On Netgalley I was approved for:
Aaand my boyfriend and I went to a date on Saturday to a bookstore, where I got:
He charmingly offered to carry the books for me and, take notes guys, that is how you conquer a girl’s heart (jk). That and the fact that he just made me my fourth coffee today so I could blog about books while he does some house chores. The 3 Bs of love: beverages, books and breaking the patriarchy! (yay!)
Like a good book nerd, I read far too much (I love shocking my co-workers with the sheer number of books I’ve read so far this year). But there are still way more books out there than I can possibly read anytime soon, so there are many authors I haven’t read anything by (yet)! Here are the ones I predict will become my favorites once I get to reading their books:
Genres: Thriller, Mystery
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I have received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I got this book on Netgalley, but since I have Kindle Unlimited this month, I also got it in Audiobook – I love listening to thrillers!
Her Last Word is the story of Kaitlin Roe, whose cousin Gina disappeared fourteen years ago and was never heard of again. Kaitlin is working on a podcast, trying to gather all information she can to bring the cold case back to the public and enhance the chance of finding her. She was the last person to see Gina, as a man with a clown mask took her cousin, but her memory fails her. Did she recognize his voice? How did she end up with Gina’s blood on her hands? Continue reading
So you guys know I’ve been doing lots of reading on Kindle Unlimited – so I am bound to have read some books I just didn’t like. I pick the books I’ll read very carefully, and I like most of the ones I get. So here are the ones that ended up underwhelming:
The Light of the Fireflies, by Paul Pen
My Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
This is one of the worst books I’ve ever read. I was enjoying it so much – it’s a story of a boy who lives with his family in a bunker, and the boy was born there and never seen sunlight. It’s a mix of mystery and horror. THEN. The book starts unraveling its answers for all the mysteries and it has: rape, blaming of the victim, protection of the rapist, abuse, horrifying sexism. I ended the book in complete astonishment, feeling betrayed. I signed up for a horror book, and WELL, I was horrified for sure. I finished cheering for the “villain” and was so angry at the book. I still am! Continue reading
I come today with another quiz! Find out which fantasy subgenre you are, according to your reading preferences. Obviously I didn’t include all subgenres ever, otherwise the quiz would be far too long…
In the questions where you choose a book from a few options, you can just choose the one that appeals to you the most. Write down your answers in a piece of paper to keep track of which letters you marked!
Also, if you don’t know what any of the books in each question are about, just pick the one whose cover attracts you most! Continue reading