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Books I’d Love To Read in June

Hi guys!

As the school year starts to end a little (well, three weeks but still…) I want to make sure I read a bit more than usual. My goal for June is to read at least three books, which may sound little, but considering the fact that I’ve read a book a month this whole year–it’s a lot.

First, I want to finish A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, which I actually only have 200 pages left of.

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(By the way: it’s real good. I’m loving it, obviously.)

The second book I MUST read is Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare–this is probably my most anticipated read of the year and I just. Can’t. Wait. I know it’s already been released, but I need to buy it and make sure I can read it without any distractions.

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The other books on this list I know I won’t get to ALL, but I’d love to pick them up.

One of these books is Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali–a book about a Muslim-American (like me!) This is the first book that I can think of right now that is about a Muslim American teenager, and I think it’s super important for books like this to be published considering…everything. It seems really cute but also meaningful, so I’m hoping it doesn’t disappoint!

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Another is When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon–which is also a contemporary with diverse characters. I really miss reading contemporary books that are light and fun, since lately I’ve been reading only fantasy.

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Finally, I want to read Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. This is one of my favorite contemporary series ever–the cuteness, the characters, everything. I started reading it in 8th grade and I can’t wait (or can I?…) to see how everything wraps up. It’s going to be bittersweet but I know I’m going to enjoy it. :’)

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I know I won’t get to all of these, but hopefully sometime during the summer I will.

Thanks for reading guys! What books are you excited about this month? Let me know–I’d love some recommendations!

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#ReadThemAllThon TBR Pile

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Hey guys! I’ve been having some blogging slump syndromes: I’m not really sure what to blog, etc., and lately…no one’s been commenting or anything on my blog. Everyone’s so inactive, and its been making me really sad because this started happening with my Instagram and then caused me to fade away from it. So let’s talk! (Seriously!)

Anyways, I found this read-a-thon #ReadThemAllThon and its, like, perfect for me. Shameless fact: I actually have never played Pokemon Go, and I probably won’t just because it doesn’t interest me. However, I have been trying to motivate myself to read more these past few days and this read-a-thon is in the PERFECT timing! Three weeks, eight books, and right during my summer vacation. Plus, I probably won’t be able to read this much because school starts right after! So I decided, why not?

If you want to learn more about it, you can go here 🙂 I highly recommend you check it out because I’m not even a Pokemon Go lover and I’m still doing it! (All graphics belong to Read At Midnight) Also, just wanted to point out that I’m not playing with the points. 🙂

*This read-a-thon is from Sunday 14th August to Sunday 4th September.*

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Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes: Pretty self explanatory, haha. Its the first book in a series and its about time I start reading it. And its also going to be the first book I’ve read in months that I checked out from the library!

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For this one, I’m reading Thicker Than Water by Kelly Fiore. I actually met Kelly and got my copy signed back in March, but I was never able to read it and I’ve heard it was really sad and gritty.

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I know this isn’t out yet…but A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir. Even now I can tell how excited everyone (including me) is excited for it! It comes out August 30th and I hope to buy and read it then, so it’ll probably be one of my last books. 🙂

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I’ve heard that both the characters and the story of Nimona by Noelle Stevenson is diverse, and I’m super curious as to how I’m going to like it because I usually don’t read graphic novels. Also, I might be able to meet the author so it’ll be great if I read it by then. Plus, it’ll be easy to read as well!

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It actually took me a while to come up with this book, but I’ve finally decided on Compulsion by Martina Boone. I just realized that I don’t really read that much “romance” especially not strictly romance but I know romance plays a big part on this book so yea 🙂 I might also read These Broken Stars but I’m not sure…depends on my mood, really.

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For this I choose Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White. Last month I read Kiersten’s new book, And I Darken, so now I MUST read all her other books, haha.

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab–pretty obvious, eh? Also, I NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON A COPY OF THIS BOOK ARRRGH.

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Finally, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. I realized that I don’t really like post-apocalyptic/dystopian books anymore, however my sister bought me a copy of this book and its the only one left that I really want to read. I *may* also read These Broken Stars, but yea.

And that’s my TBR for this read-a-thon! I might switch some of the books up accordingly, and I may also double up on some challenges. (E.g: read This Savage Song as the book for thunderous hype as well, or something like that.)

Are you guys joining this read-a-thon? Do you like all the books I’ve chosen? Please let me know!

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July TBR!

Hey guys! So this is going to be a pre-written post because I’ll be traveling (probably on the airplane) when you’re reading this, but hope you enjoy! I’m leaving for Turkey for three weeks, so I don’t know how much time I’ll have to read. It really depends, haha.

Anyway, here are the books I’m planning on reading:

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been waiting for this book for two years and I am SO excited because it’s about the Ottoman Empire, something I’ve never read about in YA before ❤

I feel like this one would be an easy, fun read  while also traveling. Its really short, and even though I couldn’t buy a physical copy I’m really excited!

Again: easy, fun read. Even though I heard really bad things about this book, I just want to try it out haha 🙂

Do you see the theme I’m getting at?? But yea: I’ve wanted to read this book for two years, and I think it’s about time now.

Those are plenty of books, but if I somehow do end up finishing them, then I’m going to read; and maybe I’ll pick up the fourth book of HP who knows 🙂

And that’s it for this post! I know it was kind of short but I’m in a bit of a hurry, sorry about that. Which books are YOU excited to read in July?

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TBR Tag!

I’m sorry. I’m doing another tag. But if you know me, you know I love tags. And plus, this one’s about my infinite TBR! Anyways, let’s get into it. 🙂 Also, I don’t really know who created this tag, sorry about that!

1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Whenever I see a book I want to read, I directly search it up and add it to my Goodreads to-read pile. That’s where I check every time I want to read or buy a book! I also sometimes empty some books off of my Goodreads shelves to get rid of books I no longer want to read.

2. Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?

Mostly print. The thing is, I like e-books, but since I barely have time to read, I’ve only been reading books I’ve bought, and all of those are in print. I only read e-books when I’m traveling and even then I’d much rather read in print.

3. A B14061957ook That’s Been On Your TBR List The Longest

I checked Goodreads for this, and the oldest book there is Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo! According to Goodreads, I added it June 22nd, 2014. (No worries, though. Hopefully I’ll be reading it soon!)

 

4. A Book You Recently Added To Your TBR

The most recent book I added to my TBR is The Way I U23546634sed To Be, by Amber Smith. I actually was browsing books at Barnes & Noble today, and I randomly just decided to read the synopsis of this book since the cover was really nice. The synopsis hooked me, and then I started reading 8 pages of it, when I realized–wow, this is already a really good book. I can’t wait to actually buy it next time!

5. A Book In Your TBR Strictly Because of Its Beautiful Cover

I usuall20969698y don’t add books to my TBR just because of the cover. I mean, I love gorgeous covers, but I also check out the reviews and see other reviewers’ opinions on them. The only case where a book is only on my TBR because of the cover is A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. I think everyone knows about this cover. And of course, the synopsis sounds cool, too, and it has gotten some good reviews, but…I’m not even that intent on reading it, and I don’t even know if I ever will. It has a lot of mixed reviews and I feel like it won’t be my cup of tea, but it still has its place on my TBR because the cover.

6. A Book On Your TBR That You Never Plan on Reading.

Um. I don’t know about you, but I think this is a REALLY stupid question. Why is a book on your TBR if you’re never going to read it? None of the books on my TBR are books I never plan on reading. All of them are “to-be-read.”

7. An Unpublished Book on Your TBR That You’re Excited For17378527

Oh god. There are SO many unpublished books I’m excited for. (You can see all of the 2016 ones here.)  I’m just going to choose The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater since it’s so close to being published and I’m getting HYPED. I also just learned that Maggie is going to have an event in Alexandria the day it comes out and I’m begging my mom to go. I MUST.

8. A Book On Your TBR That Basically Everyone’s Read But You

*Hides* I think I’m usually pretty good at reading books everyone else has read, just because I like to see what others are talking about. Well, except Harry Potter. I haven’t finished the series yet, I’m on Book 4, but I hope to one day! (Don’t worry: I love them so much it’s just that they’re realllllyyy long)

9. A Book On Your TBR That Everyone Recommends To You

I actually went through my TBR and other then HP, there aren’t any other book series everyone recommends me!

10. A Book On Your TBR That You’re Dying To Read

From books that are already released, I’m not really too desperate to be reading a certain book right now! (Since I already read Lady Midnight.)

11. How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

163 books. But to be fair, about 70 of them haven’t been released yet–and that’s a lot. Probably by the time all of them are released, I’ll take some of those off of my TBR due to negative reviews or no interest in them anymore…Even though I’m reading really slowly, I’m making my way through my TBR 😉 My goal by the end of the year is to have 140 books on my TBR!

Tagging time!

I tag Becca at Becca And Books, Cherry at Read Forevermore, and Ava at Bookishness and Tea! And YOU, of course. I hope you guys liked this post. Now let’s talk about our TBRs: what’s YOUR most anticipated read on your TBR?

–Silanur

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Spring Break TBR!

OH NO. IT SEEMS THAT POOR SILANUR (aka, the blogger of this blog) IS IN A BLOGGING SLUMP. AND KIND OF IN A READING SLUMP TOO. WHATEVER SHALL SHE DO?

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Well, hey guys! Despite the weird entrance, I promise I’m not weird. (Just kidding. Who am I to lie? Of course I’m weird.) Anyways, this month I haven’t even finished ONE book. I mean, I’m right about to finish Snow Like Ashes but still. So I’m challenging myself: I’m going to try to finish SLA and read two more books along with it.

I believe in myself! So, without further ado, let us begin. I also hope to post every two days, at least, to make up for not posting often.

  • As I said, first I’m going to finish Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. Then, immediately after, I’m going to FINALLY start Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. I know. FINALLY. I’ve been waiting for over two years and I had to wait even more because I needed to be able to binge-read this baby without stopping.

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  • Then, to be honest, I don’t know what I’ll read afterwards. If I had bought Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo I would have read that, but I didn’t. And it honestly depends on my mood. If I feel like reading a contemporary, I’ll read a contemporary. If I feel like reading a fantasy, I’ll read fantasy. But right now I’m pretty sure I’ll read one of the following:
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(if I decide to buy it, though. I may or may not be too broke.)

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is it obvious i want to read something with a middle eastern twist to it?

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(if my sister lets me borrow her copy)

or finally,

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(again, assuming i have enough money to buy it when it comes out)

And that’s it for this post! I hope you guys enjoyed it, and please let me know which of these books I should read! I’m sorry I’ve been inactive, school has continued taking over my life. Hopefully I will be a better blogger now that school is off for a week. 🙂

–Silanur

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon // Hour 5 Update & Mini-Challenge

Hey guys! So…I know I didn’t specifically say I would participate in the Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon today, but I learned about it only today and decided I would. If you didn’t know, for one entire day, you read. But the thing is, everyone across the entire world starts at the same time. (Here in Virginia, it starts from 8:00 AM today to 8:00 AM Saturday). Of course, I can’t stay up or read all the time because I have homework to do, but I just hope to read more than usual (maybe finish The Rose Society?) and participate in some of the mini-challenges.

You can learn more about it here! And here is my wrap-up for the Read-A-Thon I participated in back in April!

So since I only started reading during the end of Hour 4 and the beginning of Hour 5, I only read 52 pages of The Rose Society so far. I had already started it, so I am now on page 172, but that’s still good, eh? BUT I LOVE IT SO ITS OKAY. My goal is to get to half of TRS by the end of this read-a-thon. I know it may be less, but I’m not going to be participating all 24 hours, and it’s a lot for me as I’ve been very busy lately.

As for the Mini-Challenge, this is the Ugly Cover Pitch! Basically, you choose a good book with an ugly cover. For this, I’m choosing the entire Lux series’ covers by Jennifer L. Armentrout. (The old and new ones, but let’s go with the new ones for this challenge)

I mean, what EVEN ARE THOSE? These books have romance, yes, but they are YA books! They’re not erotica! BUT, even if you think these covers are ugly af, you should still read the books. They are fun, fast-paced, and full with sarcastic characters. Perfect for a reading slump. ❤ So please do pick them up! Plus the new covers are a bit better, at least they don’t look like erotica novels. (Those are ugly, too, in my opinion)

Anyways, this is my update for this hour! Now back to doing my homework and reading!

–Silanur

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Books I HOPE To Read in October

Hey guys! As you probably know, I’ve been struggling in school and I haven’t had much time to read. So, although this post will have 6 books I want to read, I will probably only read 3 or 4. (Over ambitious as always, haha.) BUT I still want to read these books! 🙂

  • The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (released October 6th) This is one of the two books on this list that I KNOW I will read this month, because Rick is my all time favorite author and I will have to wait a year for his new book to come out. Also, Rick is coming to the city where I live, and I’m hopefullly going to be able to see him for the second time! (I’m praying that my mom will agree to take me)

  • The next book that is secured on my TBR of October is The Rose Society by Marie Lu, the sequel to The Young Elites. I read TYE the last month absolutely fell in love with it. TYE does not get enough hype, and I’m hoping this sequel is just as good as the first. <333

  • Then we have…Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo! This was on my September TBR as well, but unfortunately I couldn’t get to it. However, this time I really want to read this book because Leigh Bardugo is coming to Virginia in November and I want to have read more of her books by then. 🙂

  • So I don’t know which one I will choose to read, but I want to read both of these and now that I finally own them, I can. And those two books are: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson and The Wrath and the Dawn. See, the problem is that I want to read them both equally, but I know that I won’t have the time to read both. So we’ll see. It really depends on my mood, but who knows? Maybe I’ll end up reading both.

  • Finally, the last book I WANT to read (but I probably won’t) is Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. Again, I have the problem with time and stuff, but I also need to buy this (in hardcover) and I don’t know if I will be able to. But if I can, I really want to soon because the second book comes out this month as well! 🙂

And that’s it! Those are the books I want to read this month. If I do end up reading 6 or more books, I WILL BE SO HAPPY. I’ll be sure to let you know! What books are you most excited to read? Please let me know!

**update! I just realized I have no spooky books on this list, and that I didn’t include my book of the month for my book club. But that will be on my list as well!**

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