This review is long due but I am happy that this is a book that I immensely enjoyed. In fact, I never expected it to be so good. I have to confess that I never read anything about Wonder Woman or even watched anything before the Wonder Woman movie. That was my first encounter with her and I loved her. So obviously I had high expectations from this book. And this book was better than the movie! Another confession is that this was my first and only Leigh Bardugo book (I know, I know) and I loved her writing and style.
Happy Saturday guys! How was your week? Mine was pretty lazy and I was tired for the whole week. I don’t know what I did for being so tired 😀 So, last week I said that I am thinking of converting these STS posts to Weekend posts, and I think I might do it. I should have done it for this post only, but I’m writing this post in a bit hurry. Maybe next month?
So officially, we have crossed half of the year. And now, I’m freaking out because there were so many things on my to-do list of this year that I am still waiting to do. Why the time is going so fast. Seriously, I feel lost 🙁 Yes, exactly this reaction. I am going to be 30 this month! Like, where the time flies. I am already old 🙁 But I don’t feel it though and neither should you 😀 Just pretend, you are still talking to a teenager. June was pretty busy for me. As I told you in my last wrap-up that my sister-in-law is getting engaged in July, I was quite busy with shopping and all the preparations for the event. Also, my in-laws were here for half of the month and it affected my reading too.
Welcome to another review for Banned Book Club. Our pick for June 2018 was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This book was super-hyped last year and even won the Goodreads Choice Award for 2017. And trust me all the hype is 1000% worthy and this is definitely my favorite YA contemporary of the year so far. Before starting my review, I would like to say that if you haven’t read this yet, I highly recommend this.
The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan was a surprise read. I never expected to like it so much and also wasn’t aware that this book deals with some important issues like slut-shaming and drug intake. I thought it to be some high-school based teenage drama but this book was more than that. I don’t usually read mystery/thriller on purpose but I am glad that I enjoyed this. This story is about Kendall Evans. Her start of the senior year in high school is already rocky because of an incident that took place in the Junior year. She was caught in the school half-naked with her best friend’s ex-boyfriend, Grant. Now everyone has made the distance from her even her best friend Audrey. Then she comes to know that her Facebook profile has been hacked and in the process of finding the hacker, she finds herself in the middle of some shady drug dealers. Mason, the drug dealer starts blackmailing her to find out his missing drugs or he will make sure that Kendall doesn’t attend the Space program which was her dream.
Welcome, to another edition of Editions Club. Today I am showcasing a collection that I love and actually planning to buy the complete set. I love the color and the cover designs. The collection is called Penguin Orange Collection. Penguin released the Penguin Orange Collection for the 70th anniversary of Penguin Classics. This collection contains twelve influential American literary classics to celebrate the heritage of Penguin’s iconic book design. This is a limited-run series which offers a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback.
This review was long overdue and finally, I am putting it all out. It is the hardest review that I have written to date. When I Hit You is a hard-hitting reality. Sometimes, you read books which give you nightmares, make you think about the reality and give you goosebumps. THIS book is one of those books. In 2012, Meena Kandasamy wrote an emotional piece, for the Indian magazine Outlook, about her broken marriage with an abusive husband. Now after five years, she has portrayed her own experiences in this fiction as an unnamed narrator.
Happy Saturday guys! June is almost ending and so does the time. Still, my book hauling capacity hasn’t reduced 😛 Before talking about the haul, tell me what’s going on in your lives? I am thinking to convert these STS posts to Weekend posts from next month (on alternate weeks as usual). But most of the time I don’t have enough to share about my life each week so I am yet confused. What do you say? Anyhow, today I have a large book haul to show to you. I am excited to read these. I got some Graphic Novel ARCs too after a long time but they were looking interesting.
So I am jumping into the same wagon and would say- where does the time fly? How come it’s already June? Seems like I started my little blog only yesterday and it’s going to complete one year next month 😀 I wish I can stop time so that I can read more 😛 So it’s mid-year and obviously we all book lovers are freaking about our favorites and yet to read books. If you are not freaking then tell me your secret of that calmness 😛 I was tagged by lovely Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany and super-awesome Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books for the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. I did the same tag last year but I was pretty late in doing that. I am glad that this year I am doing it on time 😀
Happy Tuesday guys! The Summer is finally here for most of the countries in the west, while for us, the rainy season has already started 😛 Still, one can never have enough summer reads. I am kind of reader whose reading doesn’t depend upon the weather, but I guess a good contemporary definitely qualifies for a summer read. Today’s prompt for TTT is Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach (This can also serve as your summer TBR). Since I always fail in sticking to my TBRs, I thought to instead talk about the books which may qualify for a beach read 🙂