Loveboat, Taipei || unpopular opinion alert!

There's been a lot of talk about this book since before it's release. Bloggers who were lucky enough to get an ARC of this praised it a lot. The word got out pretty well, and tons of people got to reading it. Everything I heard about this book was good. It was only positive. And that's the reason why I expected it to be really good. I did not expect for it have elements that I really dislike.

The Boy Who Steals Houses // honestly broke my heart

Title: The Boy Who Steals HousesAuthor: C.G. DrewsGenre: ContemporaryCategory: Young AdultSeries info: Standalone bookGoodreads Synopsis: Can two broken boys find their perfect home? Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he's ever known. Now Sam's trying to build a new life for them. He… Continue reading The Boy Who Steals Houses // honestly broke my heart

What If It’s Us // sadly disappointing.

Title: What If It's UsAuthors: Becky Albertalli, Adam SilverGenre: ContemporaryCategory: Young AdultSeries info: Standalone Goodreads Synopsis: Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business.… Continue reading What If It’s Us // sadly disappointing.

They Both Die At The End || hello sadness

Title: They Both Die At The EndAuthor: Adam SilveraGenre: ContemporaryCategory: Young AdultSeries info: StandaloneGoodreads Synopsis: On September 5th, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but for different reasosn, they're both looking for a new friend on their End Day. The good… Continue reading They Both Die At The End || hello sadness

Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

I love lists. I feel like it's been forever since I made lists on my blog, so it's high time to make one. Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl where we get topics for every week and make bookish lists on them. This week's topic is The Ten… Continue reading Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

I Believe In A Thing Called Love || such a cute book

Title: I Believe In A Thing Called LoveAuthor: Maurene GooGenre: ContemporaryCategory: Young AdultSeries info: Standalone bookGoodreads Synopsis: Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster… Continue reading I Believe In A Thing Called Love || such a cute book

The Singles Game || all about the journey

I picked this book up in a book fair only because it's by the author who wrote The Devil Wears Prada. I haven't read the book but I really liked the movie so I thought I'd give this a try. THE PLOT The book follows Charlotte "Charlie" Silver, a singles tennis player, who injures herself and gets back into the game.

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating || brought me out of my slump

I was in a really bad reading slump recently. I spent over a month reading Two Dark Reigns because I just couldn't get myself to open a book. I was also really busy to even think about it, tbh.

I saw Whitney @ WhittyNovels mention this in a video where she was recommending New Adult books, and I was immediately interested because of the synopsis. Plus, it's written by Christina Lauren, whose books I really like. And hence, I went ahead and got the book online.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before // movie review

This movie is, hands down, one of my favourite movies of the year.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before is a book-to-movie adaptation of the book of same name by Jenny Han. I read the book a few years back and really liked it. There were a few minute things that I didn't like but overall it was good. I adored it.

So when I heard that it's being made into a movie? I squealed! When I saw the cast, I squealed. When I saw the trailers, I was singing praises and couldn't wait to watch it...

Style || what a good book

I was in the mood to read f/f romance books and I remembered seeing some recs over at wordwoonders and headed there immediately. I picked this book from Fadwa's recs and I absolutely loved it. Click here to see her recommendations post.

The Plot

It's almost the cliché that we've all read about the popular kid and the nerd, only they're both girls. Stella is the immaculate, beautiful and popular girl who is rude and cold as ice to everyone. Kyle is the nerd who hides behind glasses and fiddles with her hair when nervous.

Save the Date // gave me all the feels

Title: Save the Date Author: Morgan Matson Genre: Contemporary Category: Young Adult Status: Standalone Goodreads Synopsis: Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last… Continue reading Save the Date // gave me all the feels

A Thousand Perfect Notes || MY PRECIOUS KIDS </3

Hi. We finally have a book from paperfury! I've been following Cait on her blog for over a year and I've seen many snippets of her writing, I've been waiting for her books. And ATPN did not disappoint.

It's sassy, sarcastic, funny, has dark humour and broke my heart. Cait is on the right track as an author.

#7d7bReadathon wrap-up // 7 books in 7 days

I love readathons. If you don't know what readathons are, they're virtual events where many readers read during a certain time-frame and there may be prompts for what books to read, challenges, reading time goals etc. They're super fun because others are reading at the same time and it motivates you to read even more.

While I love readathons and want to participate in all of them, I'm usually unable to. Every time a readathon interests me, I either have plans or a lot of work to do. And this time was no exception. But I really wanted to participate. I just got out of my reading slump of over two months but still wasn't back to the same reading pace as before. I thought this readathon would help, and it did!

The #7d7bReadathon was hosted by @ecstatic_yet_chaotic on Instagram with the goal of reading any 7 books in 7 days, 16th through 22nd July. 

The Astonishing Color of After || fantasy + Taiwanese myth elements

Title: The Astonishing Color of After Author: Emily X.R. Pan Genre: Magical Realism Category: Young Adult Status: Standalone Goodreads Synopsis: Leigh Chen Sanders is sixteen when her mother dies by suicide, leaving only a scribbled note: 'I want you to remember'. Leigh doesn't know what it means, but when a red bird appears with a… Continue reading The Astonishing Color of After || fantasy + Taiwanese myth elements

Top Ten Books Of 2018 (So Far)

This has been a year of rereads for me. I think I've spent more time rereading books than reading new ones, and honestly I'm fine with that! I've gotten to revisit many of my favourite books and gave feels or notice something I missed before.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and this week's topic is Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far). Although I haven't read as many new books to have 10 books I really loved, I have read enough books.

So I'm just going to list the best 10, which aren't really all that I totally loved. It'll be ordered best to good.