1. Group Book Challenge: Flame in the Mist by Renee Adieh

I won’t be reading this because  I don’t own it, and there’s about 10 people waiting for each copy at the library and I’m #10 in the list, so it’s not happening. 

2. Read from the host’s favorite genre:
Kassie – Magical Realism:
Caz – Historical Fiction
Brittni – High/Epic Fantasy: I’m going with The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Emma – Diverse Books
Kelly – Dystopian/SciFi
Red – Paranormal
Momo – Urban fantasy
3. Read a book that has been or still is banned: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. I heard it has been banned in some places. I read almost half of this book last year, and never finished, so hopefully it will happen this year! 
4. Throwback challenge: I’ll go with the challenge (Finish a series you’ve started already). I’m going to read Winter by Marissa Meyer (It’s about time!!!).
5. Book to movie adaptation – read & watch (@booksbydano): I’ll be reading The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
6. Read a book you’ve seen somewhere other than booktube (@pucksandpaperbacks): I’m going to go with Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling again because I see this series everywhere. I don’t remember when did I first heard about it, but I know I knew it even before booktube. 
7. LGBTQIA+ (@daily_booknerd): I heard there’s LGBTQIA+ in The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater(according to Goodreads), so I’ll go with that. I still need to read the Raven Boys before the readathon starts! woo.

BOOKTUBEATHON 2017 [JULY 24TH- JULY 30TH] Reading Challenges:
1. Read a book with a person on the cover: Winter by Marissa Meyer, since there is a hand holding an apple on the cover. That counts right, right?
2. Read a hyped book: I swear I hear about The Raven Boys series everywhere on booktube. I’m probably one of the few biblioaddicts who haven’t read it yet. Depending on if I finish the second book of the series, I’ll read the third. 
3. Finish a book in one day: I’m choosing a contemporary romance for this one and that is Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett.
4. Read about a character that is very different from you: Tampa by Alissa Nutting. The premise of this book got me intrigued, but other than that, I don’t know much about it. All I know is that the main character is older than me and likes younger guys???
5. Finish a book completely outdoors: I don’t read outside, so I’m choosing a novella for this one -> The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
6. Read a book you bought because of the cover: Other than the fact that I wanted to motivate myself to read this series, I also bought this specific edition because they are so pretty and that is Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Bloomsbury edition).
7. Read seven books:  Choices:

  • The last two books of the Raven boys series
  • The third book of the Harry Potter series
  • A Christina Lauren Book


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1. Best book you’ve read so far: 1984 by George Orwell


Winston Smith is a low-rung member of the Party, the ruling government of Oceania. He works in the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s propoganda arm, where he is in charge of revising history. He is but a small brick in the pyramid that is the Party, at the head of which stands Big Brother. Big Brother the infallible. Big Brother the all-powerful. In a totalitarian society, where individuality is suppressed and freedom of thought has its antithesis in the Thought Police, Winston finds respite in the company of Julia. Originality of thought awakens, love bloosoms and hope is rekindled. But what they don’t know is that Big Brother is always watching… —Goodreads






2. Best sequel you’ve read so far: Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard #3) by Christina Lauren

17831614A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school.

When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother’s gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?

Will takes risks for a living, but he’s skeptical about this challenge of Hanna’s…until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed- and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can’t forget. Now that Hanna’s discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to prove he’s the only man she’ll ever need. — Goodreads




3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennet

Bailey “Mink” Rydell has met the boy of her dreams. They share a love of films and talk all day – Alex is perfect. Well, apart from the fact that they’ve never actually met . . . and neither of them knows the other’s real name.

When Bailey moves to sunny California to live with her dad, who happens to live in the same town as Alex, she decides to track him down. But finding someone based on online conversations alone proves harder than Bailey thought, and with her irritating but charismatic (and potentially attractive?) colleague Porter Roth distracting her at every turn, will she ever get to meet the mysterious Alex?
From the author of Night Owls comes a story of summer, first love and hidden identities . . .  —Goodreads




4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year: Lucky in Love by Kasie West (July 25th, 2017)

30285562In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.

Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment —
She wins!
In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love. — Goodreads


5. Biggest disappointment: Like A Memory by Abbi Glines

33392554*Disclaimer: IF you haven’t read the Rosemary Beach Series and the Sea Breeze Series, you might get spoiled here,*

One memory.
One special summer.
The one thing Bliss had lost herself in when the fear and sickness were too much, moments never to be damaged by the harsh reality that followed… until now.

Bliss York didn’t live a normal teenage life. She didn’t go to Friday night football games, walk the halls with her friends every day, go to her prom or even walk to receive her diploma. It had all been taken from her the fall that she was fifteen years old and she was given the diagnosis no one ever wants to hear.

She had leukemia.

Seven years after spending a summer with a girl who he knew would always be his first love and the one who got away, Nate Finlay returns to Sea Breeze to help his fiancé open her new boutique clothing store. When the new employee walks in Nate is taken back seven years to the girl he thought he’d love forever. The one who never answered his calls or returned his text. The one who shut him out completely with not even a goodbye and broke his heart.

They’ve each become someone different. No longer the young teens with stars in their eyes. But does that matter when your heart still says that’s the one. —Goodreads


6. Biggest surprise: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout29922111

One kiss could be the last

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne…it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world. —Goodreads


7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you): Christina Lauren and R.S. Grey

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R.S. Grey

8. Newest fictional crush: Gianluca from A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey

31823218When her mother’s incessant matchmaking hits an all-time high, Georgie Archibald does what any sensible woman would do: she flees the country.

Seeking refuge in the picturesque seaside village of Vernazza, Italy, Georgie’s only plan is to lie low, gorge herself on gelato, and let the wine and waves wash her troubles away… that is until she wakes up in a bed that belongs to the most romantic-looking man she’s ever seen.


After going out of his way to rescue her, the former London financier turned mysterious recluse makes it clear that despite acting as her white knight, he has no plans to co-star in her fairytale.

But Georgie isn’t asking for his heart—she’s merely intrigued.

After all, Gianluca isn’t just gorgeous—tall and tan from days spent in the sun—his touch sets her world on fire. With him, Georgie experiences the most intoxicating passion she’s ever known, and it only takes a few steamy nights for her to realize that sometimes running away from trouble is the best way to find it. — Goodreads
9. Newest favourite character: Rishi from When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

28458598Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways. —Goodreads

10. Book that made you cry: None, unfortunately
11. Book that made you happy: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

18578786_1547182618627476_1776109886_nAndie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that? —Goodreads




12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

26067879They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart? —Goodreads


13. Favourite review you’ve written this year. (Booktube version: Favourite video you have done so far in this year): X
14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received): All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge. —Goodreads

I also bought this because I’ve been meaning to read it for a while! 


15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

  • Demain by Guillaume Musso
  • Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  • The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons
  • The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine


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So here are the songs that I listen to the most since the beginning of summer. It’s a mix of dance and slow songs. Some have a fun beat to them, others have a sadder tone. I like mixing both so, here they are:

  • Versace on the Floor by Bruno Mars
  • That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars
  • Dive by Ed Sheeran
  • Perfect by Ed Sheeran
  • The Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran
  • What do I Know by Ed Sheeran

(Yeah, I’m addicted to Ed’s recent album)

  • Good Life by G-Eazy & Kehlani
  • Despacito by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
  • Rockabye by Clean Bandit
  • Attention by Charlie Puth
  • Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
  • There’s Nothing Holding Me Back by Shawn Mendes
  • I’m The One by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne




Spring 2017 was probably the best Spring I’ve had in years. I’ve done a lot more than stay home, read or browse on the internet all day long. Not that I don’t do that anymore, but it was nice to do something different, like spend more time with friends and loved ones. Of course, along with going out more, I had to spend quite a bit, but you know what? When you make money a problem, you won’t be happy in life. In my opinion anyway.

First half of Spring, I was still in school. It was my last semester in College, but from where I live, College is different from University.

I took a Pre-University program at my college, where I studied English Literature for two years. So yeah, I was in a stress mode from beginning of April to early May. Thankfully, everything went great. I graduated with honours, which I was a little surprised about. I guess I just don’t consider myself as one of the smart ones (self-conscious much? xD).

My birthday was on May 4th, but I was in the middle of final presentations, writing final papers and studying for finals, so I had to postpone it. For the past two years or so, I’ve celebrated my birthday with my very good, sometimes crazy, friend Claudia since our birthday is a week apart.

This year, we went to this resto-bar called Univers. We ate their very delicious nachos. I didn’t get to take a picture though, but I definitely recommend it! We also enjoyed their Sangria. Overall, it was a really fun 20th Birthday party for me and Claudia, and a nice get together with some of our closest friends. We didn’t get to see each other a lot because of our busy semester, so it was nice to meet after everything.

On the last day of school, I went bowling with my friend Sangeeta and Veronica. It was really fun, but also sad because I was graduating, whereas Veronica and Sangeeta are taking an extra semester.

Since my vacation started, I’ve gone to three breakfast restaurants. I went to Allo Mon Coco, their food were delicious, but I couldn’t eat for the rest of the day (So full!!!). Then I went to Galleria, their food were good too, similar to Allo Mon Coco. Then I tried Tutti Fruitti with Veronica, and we weren’t a huge fan.

I also read a lot of novels during my first week of vacation, but slowed down after that.

I also went picnic with friends. Which was super fun. We played cards, charades, and just talk about different things. We were always being “attacked” by insects though which was annoying, but we still had a blast.

I went bowling again and went to the arcade with my coworkers a week after our music recital. Then I went pooling with Sangeeta and Veronica which is something I want to do again this summer.

Then finally, on the last day of Spring (June 20th), I graduated. It was one of the rare moments where I was really proud of myself. My parents and two of my closest friends being there meant a lot to me. It was a really awesome night.

I’m looking forward to what’s yet to come!

First post after 2 years?

Wow, I think I created this blog two years ago? I still didn’t publish anything until now haha. I didn’t know how this site worked, so I kind of just stayed in Blogger. But here I am again, still trying to figure out WordPress. I really am thinking to transfer for real now. WordPress seems better in terms of blogging and I just want to start over.

So, yeah. I wanted to finally welcome you to this blog of mines (:

Good day!