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October Breakdown

October was the month I started off in Paris, it was the month of coming back home, catching up with a pile of schoolwork and mostly refraining from bragging about the fact that I went to France. It was also a month of a huge accomplishment that you’ll find out soon enough but let’s recap.

Books I read

Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine

A Dystopia with a very interesting concept revolved around books. Worth a read guys.

Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan 

This was like Percy Jackson nostalgia mixed with hilarity. Riordan’s sarcastic humour never gets old and Vikings! who doesn’t love Vikings

Other posts you might be interested in…

Photo Diaries: These are basically documenting my experience in France using photos

Also, you may or may not have heard of this amazing book store called Shakespeare & Co. I kind of went there in France and spent my life savings. Obviously I hauled it. Go here 

Currently Reading

Shit just started getting real in this book so wait for the review guys just you wait.

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July Breakdown

July was a really great month! I read some awesome books and my life was agreeing with me for the most part so that’s always good!

First and foremost it was birthday month so guess who’s a really old seventeen year old (I still act like a seven year old so it’s all good)

NOTE: Links to the reviews of the following books are in the titles, if you wanna check it out!

What I read

A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah.J.Maas 

I had quite an infamous opinion on this one and we’ll leave it at that

Sweet Damage by Rebecca James 

This was a hauntingly enjoyable read and I’m so glad Allen & Unwin encouraged me to pick this up!

Go set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Of course! July was the month this iconic book was released and despite unsure opinions I liked it for the most part.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To be honest I went into this not expecting to not like it but despite being cliche at times it was a light and fun read.

What I watched

YES I the Paper Towns movie came out and it was funny and entertaining and you can read my review  here.

I haven’t been in the blogosphere this past month mostly because of school and life but this month I’m going to work on being more active on Twitter and keeping up with exciting book news

Have a great August everyone!

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May Breakdown

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Anyone else wondering how we’re halfway through the year already? same.

May has been a crazy month of school and more school. But I feel like I also started posting more consistently on the blog.

MAY WAS THE MONTH OF IDEAS

What I read

The book titles will link to my reviews of the book. Head over only if you want to

Little Women by Louisa-May Alcott 

A magical classic that made me feel like I was reading such a homely tale

Half Wild by Sally Green 

Not as amazing as I expected but it had some swoon-worthy unexpected romance

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Again a pretty mediocre read but it made me feel like a princess

What I watched

I’ve had no time whatsoever to watch movies but I will always find time to watch Game of Thrones.

Season Five is in full swing and I’ve been reviewing every single episode. If you wanna start from the start here you go.

I’ve also been obsessed with The March Family Letters, the Youtube adaptation of Little Women. It’s so entertaining I promise. Go watch it

New on the blog

This month I launched a new feature on the blog!

Introducing Cover To Cover

Where I take a book and analyse all the different editions available in the market until I give a verdict on my favourite one.

There is currently a Cover To Cover post up here on Cinder by Marissa Meyer

That was my month of May. I could list all the ridiculous assignments I had to do but no one wants to hear about that. I hope you had a good month and here’s to an awesome sauce June!

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March Breakdown

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March, the month of crazy assessments and running around like a headless chook questioning your life and why you decided to stay in school. March was a pretty crazy month let me tell you that but we got through it!

NOTE: Just click on the book titles which will take you to my review of that particular book (only if you want to)

Books I read

Heir of Fire by Sarah.J.Maas

The game was stepped-UP

Splintered by A.G.Howard 

Let’s give it a second thought before jumping into a dark gory re-telling of Alice in Wonderland

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

This year’s most compelling and serious book. The 1984 feels were strong

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Escapism gone wrong anyone? but can’t wait to watch the movie!!

Around the book-o-sphere

Paper Towns movie trailer

AH AH it’s happening again! perfect adaptations of John Green’s books are giving me feel overload. I was honestly doubtful of Cara Delevigne playing Margo but omg after watching the trailer I was like “of course. She’s the only one who can pull this off” CANT.FREAKING.WAIT

Queen of Shadows cover reveal

They are so beautiful. I prefer the left one cuz i feel like there’s too much red in the right one but Caelena looks more badass in the right one. Hm idk.

Winter Cover Reveal

I swear this is like cover reveal month but look how gorgeous…

It bugs me how the Apple in Winter isn’t the same shade of red. I’m an art kid I’m picky with my colours okay!

The Fifth Wave Book Three

So I only found out this month that book three of the fifth wave finally has a title! And it is…

There are a lot of ways this could be interpreted. Trust me I could spend decades so let’s move on

Posts you loved

Just quickly here are the posts that received the most attention throughout the month of March

Top 10 of 2014 | Top 10 Books of 2015

Book Review | Heir of Fire

Top 5 Wednesday | Books I’d Save in a Fire

Lifestyle Haul

March Book Haul 

Currently Reading

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

How was your month of March?

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February Breakdown

This is basically a wrap up post where each month I review my Bookish Resolutions and reflect on books/movies/events throughout the month.

End of February already? slow down time. February was a testing month in terms of blogging as I had to juggle with school and work but we pushed through!

NOTE: Just click on the book titles which will take you to my review of that particular book (only if you want to)

Books I read:

Fairest by Marissa Meyer 

A very interesting story from the Evil Queen’s perspective.

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead 

Not the most satisfying conclusion to one of my favourite series but hey we can’t have everything.

Around the Book-o-sphere

To Kill a Mockingbird has a sequel!

I’m not even kidding, ever since I read this book in like 2013 I’ve always wondered what kind of woman Scout Finch grew up to be and it’s like someone heard me and here it is. Go set a watchman with a 20 year old Scout Finch. ahhh

Game of Thrones Season Five has a trailer

I completely lost my ish when this one dropped. Omg Dany’s wedding dress and Dorne and Varys going “who said anything about a him” it’s all too much.

Sarah.J.Maas is coming to Australia!!!!!!!!

This was completely out of the blue but yes the author of Throne of Glass is coming to Australia. In November. And the best bit? She’s coming to my city! get this no celebrity ever comes to my city and I just…

Exciting posts from this month

I rant about fair pay and minimum wage and how getting paid according to your age is wrong.

My first ever attempt at theorizing Game of Thrones 

Currently Reading

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

I’m nearly finished and I love it so far!

The Great Gatsby by F.Scott.Fitzgerald

I’m reading this one for school and it’s slow going. You can’t expect me to pay attention to a book while my friends are around me. The distraction is real.

Next Up

Splintered by A.G.Howard

That was my February! I feels so bummed because I haven’t even had time to catch up on Pretty Little Liars or go to the movies but school is just top priority ye know.

How was your month? What books did you read?

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