Ten Books I’d Buy Right Now If I Had A Gift Card

Top Ten Tuesday meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Books I’d Buy Right If I Had A Fully Loaded Gift Card

In case, you didn’t know, I mostly buy e-books and read them on my Kindle and will only buy a physical copy if I loved it. I mostly buy ebooks and read them on my Kindle This helps me build a collection of books I know can read and enjoy whenever I want. Therefore, this list may also have books that I have already read but do not own a physical copy of.

Six Of Crows

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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Pre-order!!)

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The Raven Boys 

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Red Rising 

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The Falconer 

The Falconer

The Alchemist 

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Empire of Storms (Pre-order!!) 

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The Siren

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A Darker Shade Of Magic

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I want to buy even more books, but since I could choose only 10 these are the ones I chose!

What are the books you would buy?

Comment and let me know 😀

 

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TTT: Books Have Made Me Want To Do

Top Ten Tuesday meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Books Have Made Me Want To Do

Travel

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Write

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Learn Magic

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Be A Badass Fighter

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Be A Part Of A Heist 

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What books make you want to do/learn something new?

Do you share the same feelings as me about these books?

Comment and let me know 😀

 

TTT: 10 Books Every LGBT Person Should Read

Okay, I have a problem, like a legit problem! I keep forgetting its Tuesday on Tuesday and seem to realize this on Wednesday. See, I told you I have a problem.

Anyways my crazy mind aside, I have something to say before we head into this post. This particular post if for my best friend, who is a lesbian, and has a hard time finding god books that focus on the LGBT community. This one is for you P, I hope you like it. (P.S. I love you, but I am still going to annoy you, even on my blog. Lets see if you figure it out :P)

Top Ten Tuesday meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Books Every LGBT Person Should

More Happy Than Not –  Adam Silvera 

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again–but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely.

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.

Why does happiness have to be so hard?

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

Rubyfruit Jungle – Rita Mae Brown

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A landmark coming-of-age novel that launched the career of one of this country’s most distinctive voices, Rubyfruit Jungleremains a transformative work more than forty years after its original publication. In bawdy, moving prose, Rita Mae Brown tells the story of Molly Bolt, the adoptive daughter of a dirt-poor Southern couple who boldly forges her own path in America. With her startling beauty and crackling wit, Molly finds that women are drawn to her wherever she goes—and she refuses to apologize for loving them back. This literary milestone continues to resonate with its message about being true to yourself and, against the odds, living happily ever after.

 

Ask The Passengers – A.S. King

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Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother’s pushiness and her father’s lack of interest tell her they’re the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn’t know the passengers inside, but they’re the only people who won’t judge her when she asks them her most personal questions–like what it means that she’s falling in love with a girl.

As her secret relationship becomes more intense and her friends demand answers, Astrid has nowhere left to turn. She can’t share the truth with anyone except the people at thirty thousand feet, and they don’t even know she’s there. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connection will affect these strangers’ lives–and her own–for the better.

In this truly original portrayal of a girl struggling to break free of society’s definitions, Printz Honor author A.S. King asks readers to question everything–and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking real love.

Keeping You A Secret – Julie Anne Peters

Keeping you a secretWith a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. At least it seems to be. But when Cece Goddard comes to school, everything changes. Cece and Holland have undeniable feelings for each other, but how will others react to their developing relationship? This moving love story between two girls is a worthy successor to Nancy Garden’s classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind. With her characteristic humor and breezy style, Peters has captured the compelling emotions of young love.

 

 

Everything Leads To You – Nina Lacour

Everything Leads To You by Nina LacourA wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.

Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens – Agenda Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlbertalliSixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met

This Is Where It Ends – Marieke Nijkamp

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.

Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

 

Annie on My Mind  – Nancy Garden

Annie on My Mind by Nancy GardenThis groundbreaking book is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings. This book is so truthful and honest, it has been banned from many school libraries and even publicly burned in Kansas City.

Of the author and the book, the Margaret A. Edwards Award committee said, “Nancy Garden has the distinction of being the first author for young adults to create a lesbian love story with a positive ending. Using a fluid, readable style, Garden opens a window through which readers can find courage to be true to themselves.”

Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson

Written on the Body by Jeanette WintersonThe most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman. “At once a love story and a philosophical meditation.”–New York Times Book Review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

P, I am sure you haven’t read any of these. But what about YOU guys? 

Have you read any of these?

What did you think of the book you read? 

You know I love talking to you guys! 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish Facts About Me

Top Ten Tuesday meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Bookish Facts About Me

I am a day late, forgive me. I have been so busy! But I love this topic so much I didn’t want to pass up on it. So here goes..

  1. I didn’t start reading big fat novels till I was 15. And it started with Harry Potter! I remember all those years back being in Landmark with my mom and convincing her to buy me the first three books in the series. And yet…
  2. I haven’t finished the entire Harry Potter series. I stopped reading after the 5th I haven’t watched the movies either past the 4th one. Because…image2-1
  3. I don’t like watching a movie BEFORE I read the book. There will hardly ever be a movie I watch before I read the book. I believe reading the book makes the story so much better because there is so much detail that movies usually skip.
  4. I don’t know how many books I have read so far. I wish I did though, I really wish I knew how many books I have read in all these years. I have a Goodreads account but for the longest time, didn’t really bother updating it. pushing-daisies-chuck-books1
  5. I ONLY buy physical books once I have read them on my Kindle. I love physical copies, but there are so many books I want to read and so little money. Which is why I prefer buying the Kindle version before I buy the paperback.
  6. I DO NOT like hardcover. I know a lot of readers love hardcovers, but I prefer either the Kindle version or paperback. Simply because a hardcover is heavy and my arm goes numb faster! No other reason, really.
  7. I either binge read or don’t read at all. I know, it’s the binge reading that shoves me over to a reading slump but what can I say? I can’t stop reading once I start. I swear I have finished two trilogies and 3 books from another series in just a week’s time. That is a lot of books: p tumblr_ma5x4rf57p1rnpqlvo1_5001
  8. I have ‘Always’ tattooed across my ribs. Because that is my favorite quote from all the series I have read! So much is conveyed with just that one word! I wish to love my SO the same way Snape loved Lilly ❤
  9. I usually read before bed. That basically means I am reading till the wee hours of the morning. Since I started working, the only time I have to read is before and in bed. Maybe that’s why I have turned into a night owl this past year.
  10. I ALWAYS smell my books. The moment I have them in my hands, I can’t stop grinning and smelling the pages.

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What do we have in common?

And what are some of bookish facts about you?

Talk to me, you know I love it!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Reasons I Love Monsoon

Top Ten Tuesday meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Monsoon

So its monsoon here in India so I figured what better time to gush about my second favorite season. ❤ (Winter is my MOST BELOVED season, for those of you who were wondering.)

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Because Petrichor!  The smell of earth after the first rains is probably what heaven smells like.

Because Reading! My favorite time to read? Is during the monsoon! I find the monsoon very calming and meditative, which lets me dive into my book with full force.

Because Thinking! The best time to introspect is being curled up in bed with chai and samosas. It’s so much easier to sort  out all those thoughts;  everything from life plans, school, finance and anything else in between. 

Thinking In the Rain

Because Bike Rides! They are the BEST, no kidding. Bike rides in the rain are perfect for couples. Trust me! If not that, then India has such beautiful bike trails across the country that anyone passionate about biking is found there.

Because Rainbows! I have always admired rainbows, as a child and as an adult. They are spectacular!

Because Dance! All right, we all know I am 22, BUT if it rains and I am not at work. I dance! Literally, walk out and jump into puddles, bust some dance moves  and what not.

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Because Chai! Sipping on hot chai when you are drenched makes it an experience to remember. Heck, sipping on chai while watching droplets hit the ground is an experience.

Because Romance! Romance is so much more romantic in the rain ❤ even though my boyfriend hates the rain 😦

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Because Hibernating! The best sleep is when you can hear the pitter-patter of the rain outside. You know why? Because it’s so peaceful, yes even with the pitter-patter.

Because well, umbrellas! Not even going to start here.

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Do you love monsoon or hate it?

Does it rain for 3-4 months in your country? 

What post did you put up for Top Ten Tuesday today? Post the link in the comment below and I promise I will visit!

 

Disclaimer: All the images above are taken from Google Image Search. None of them belong to me.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim

Top Ten Tuesday meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim

Usually, if I want to keep reading within the same genre, I go on to Goodreads and find a list of books that fall under the same genre. Once I have a list of books I like, I buy the Kindle version of the books. And if I really love the book, I go buy the physical copy.

But these books were all bought simply because I saw them on the kindle store and either the name intrigued me or the cover. For the majority of the books in this list, I will be honest; I do not know what they are about. They are all on my TBR list.

 

I have read The Testing series and you can read my review here.

What are the books you bought on a whim? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? What did you think of them? Share the link to your Top Ten Tuesday and I promise I will visit! 😀 

Top Ten Tuesday: Loving The Internet

Top Ten Tuesday meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Ten Websites I Love That Aren’t About Books

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