January Wrap Up
The first month of the new year is over and it’s been an eye opening one so far. I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year has, how far I can push myself-physically and mentally-out of my comfort zone. I started reading an epic-fantasy book, and I think I liked it enough to try the second book.
Here are the three print books I completed for January ’17:
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon: Book Review ❤❤❤❤❤
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith: Book Review ❤❤❤❤
Throne of lass by Sarah J Maas ❤❤❤
I also started to include political commentary on my Instagram and Twitter. I don’t want to limit my voice to my friends and family members who are definitely tired of hearing about it!
More to come:
I began filming for the Ytube channel that I have always wanted. It has food, hair, beauty, as well as how I’m navigating through my young adult journey. I will tell you that, it is harder than it look, a very long process but I’m dedicated. Content is definitely coming soon and I promise you won’t have to wait (too) long.
I started a collaboration with Gabie from TeaEnd Blog. She will guest write on the blog twice a month.
“It is a blog post that reviews/highlights an article or passage found in a magazine, journal, newspaper or any other leisure writings in hard-copy form. The goal is to keep paper alive because we all can appreciate a good magazine or newspaper article every now and then”-Gabie. How amazing does that sound? Please, make sure you check out her blog: TeaEndBlog
Please, check back soon for my February BookHaul/TBR List. You don’t want to miss that!!
Before we get to our Book Wrap Up, allow me to rant a little bit, please 😊
October 2016 is gone😳 but it was a great month to me. I learned that I was stronger than I thought I’m yet also very fragile. Stronger because I took on a new challenge in my life that I swore to avoid at all cost and I’m learning that with time, I will overcome my worries for it. I usually shy away from things I know or believe I might not be successful with and I realized that I’m selling myself short.I remind myself that I’m a very young woman in a ever changing world. I will grow, make mistakes and learn as each day goes by because I will not let my failures define me.
I almost let the same fear stop me from establishing my blog. I ask myself now “why did you wait so long to do this?” But you know what, atleast I started it.
I also noticed that I hide some of my feelings, tuck them away and don’t deal with it. I’m acknowledging this flaw but I have a long way to go to eradicate it from my personality.
November 2016, I’m welcoming you with open arms and looking forward to the growth you’ll bring forth.
Let’s get to my Book Wrap Up party which was extremely small! I only ready 2 books off my Oct TBR list and 1 book from my college class assignment which I fell in love with. Like where have I been without this book? I plan on doing a writing about the book but I need to give it my undivided attention.
Through To You ❤❤❤❤ Click Here
The Last Time Were Us ❤❤❤ Click Here
Woman at Point Zero ❤❤❤❤❤
Have you read any ? Any thoughts? Would you pick them up? Share your thoughts with me!
The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen
Liz and her bff MacKenzie are about to have the best summer before their senior year in highschool. They are invited to hang out with the “IN” crowd of their small and narrow minded popular crowd, speared headed by Innis Taylor. Innis Taylor, son of the rich and famous Taylor family in their small town.As Liz and Innis are getting closer, Liz childhood bff, Jason, is released early from Juvie. The young boy who went off the rail and burned Innis older brother’s face many summers ago.
With Jason out of jail, Liz becomes more curious about the night her ex- bff committed the crime that affected many people lives, including her sister. They began to talk and hang out in secret as many facet of truth of that unfortunate night comes to light. Would they get to the truth in time or will more people get hurt in the process of unearthing the truth?
I liked this book because of the mystery to find out what really happened. It was interesting to see the way Konen wrote about how people’s perspective change due to circumstances. Liz was the young teenage girl that is still figuring out who she was, seperating herself from the identity her family was forming for her. Jason was very easy to like with his positive and “grown” outlook after spending time in Juvie reflecting his choices. I truly enjoyed the banter between Liz and MacKenzie because the fought and had different opinion but still made their friendship work.
I didn’t think that what truly happened that night truly makes up for the events that followed. The book needed to explain more on why Jason and Liz drifted apart initially. The way that the sisters relationship occured before Jason was released, while he was still the society’s pariah and after everyone was suddenly okay with him was rushed and needed to be more developed.
The author does a great job of capturing young love, friendship as well as loyalty to someone you believe in.
I have my very small September reads🙈. This was probably my worst month of reading because I was so not prepared for the amount of work from school, my job and new changes that occurred this month.
I barely scratched the surface of my TBR list. I didn’t add #When with this pic cause that was a library borrow that has since been returned.
I promise to make it all up in October.
Here are my ratings of the books.
Shiny Broken Pieces: ❤❤❤❤❤
Chinua Achebe: ❤❤❤❤❤
When : ❤❤❤❤
The only review currently available on the blog is When, so please be patient with me as I try to finish up the others.
How was your September TBR list? Did you read any book you’ll love to recommend?
Please leave your comments down below.
Hey peoples, here is a recap of all my July reads. July have been oh so good to me with some amazing story plots, unforgettable characters and stunning writers with a few new promising writers as well.
1: To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before & P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. (❤❤❤❤)
2: Looking for Alaska by John Green (❤❤❤❤)
3: Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (❤❤❤❤❤)
4: Dreamology by Lucy Keating (❤❤❤❤)
5: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (❤❤❤❤❤)
6: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (❤❤❤❤)
7: Melody’s Key by Dallas Coryell (❤❤❤❤)
8: A la Carte by Tanita S. Davis (❤❤❤❤)
Check out the links for full reviews of each of the books. I really enjoyed reading all of them, learning something new and understanding myself better through the eyes of the characters and their unique situations.
Have or would you read any of them? What did you think? I’ll be posting my August Book haul very soon even though all the books I ordered have not been delivered yet. Waiting impatiently ❤📚
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I’m at work and our internet is down for the moment.
I thought I would use the down time to post my June Wrap Up.
I borrowed most of the books from the library and some are eBooks purchases.
I enjoyed all these books, learned something from each and hopefully my reviews of them have helped you.
I also want to share with you all that I pre-Ordered It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover last night during the half off sale on Amazon for just $8!
It would be delivered on Aug 2, from Amazon Prime. So far, great reviews have been given on the books and can’t wait to read it!
I’m #teamCoHo all the way.
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