TW: Talk is sexual assault and rape. X The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith. X I read this book shortly after receiving it on Christmas. I very fast related to Eden and while reading her story it helped me deal with my own. The Way I Used To Be taught me how to be a survivor instead of a victim. It was a very personal, very liberating read. X Synopsis: Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend reach her, Eden’s world capsizes. what was one simple is now complex. What Eden once loved- who she once loved - she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true are now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened, but she can’t. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be. Told in four parts-Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year- this provocative debut reveals the deep cuts of trauma. But it also demonstrates one young woman’s strength as she navigates the disappointment and unbearable pains of adolescence, of first love, and first heartbreak, of friendships broken and rebuilt, all while learning to embrace a power of survival she never knew she had hidden within her heart. X Review: The Way I Used To Be sends you on an emotional roller coaster. You laugh, you cry and you mad you truly feel it all. Its beautifully written and a must read. The story line is very realistic. You see Eden try and date and you see her fall in love. You feel the cut from her trauma reopen often. Seeing her struggle to tell someone made me want to reach in the book and help her. As she pushes everyone way including her bestfriend and her family more importantly her brother she hits rock bottom and in my own opinion it makes her start to reach out and tell people. By the end of the novel I became proud of Eden and how she was taking steps in the right direction. X QOTD: What book(s) do you still think about even months
‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ is a mystery/historical fiction novel set in the marshlands of North Carolina in a span of time between the 1950s-1970s. It follows a young orphan girl as she learns to fend for herself. It also follows the murder of the town’s richest and most popular guy and his connection to the ‘Marsh Girl’. . One of the aspects I loved about this book was the nature writing, Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist and has previously only published non-fiction books. She tackles themes such as nature vs nurture, race relations in the South and societal outcasts. I loved Kya and really enjoyed her character development. Additionally I really liked how the book ended. I think this would be perfect for people who loved Tara Westover’s educated with a bit of Stephen King’s ‘small town America is terrifying’ trope. . Sometimes I felt that perhaps Owens spoon-feeds the reader a bit too much, but maybe that’s just me? . Overall I would recommend this to anyone who is curious about it! It’s beautiful feminist coming of age story and I wish I had read something like it when I was a bit younger. Kya is a complex and brave character who yearns for female companionship and a family, but learns to be at peace in her own company. . #reesewitherspoonbookclub#bookclub#wherethecrawdadssing#deliaowens#historicalfiction#southern#naturewriting#arinareads2019#booksiveread#read#nature#naturebooks#bookreview#bookreviews#bookporn
I didn’t know I would find another romance trilogy I loved so soon after reading the Forbidden Hearts trilogy, but I did! 🙌 I just finished the last book in @stefanielondon’s Bad Bachelor trilogy and I have to say, I loved each of the three books 😍 But let’s start with the first book, shall we? Bad Bachelor was such a fun read! I was initially sucked in because I’m a sucker for a romance involving a librarian. And what a great character Darcy is! She’s not your traditional librarian, she’s a badass with an array of tattoos and piercings. The story actually opens with her trashing her wedding dress during a photo shoot after her fiancé leaves her for someone else, like I said she’s a badass. I love the concept that ties all three of the books together, an Yelp-type of dating app created by an anonymous source, that lets women rate and review the “Bad Bachelors” of New York. Of course, PR whiz Reed is rated as the worst of the “bad bachelors” by many women. In order to fix his reputation, he has to help save Darcy’s struggling library. This is a bit of a forced proximity and a bit of a hate-to-love (yes please! My favorite trope!) with lots of tension and steam🔥🔥🔥, but there’s also so much more beneath the surface. Family and parental expectations play a role in both Darcy and Reed’s stories, this seems like it would be a fun romance but there is a lot of depth to the book. The characters and their backgrounds were really well written. I loved that all three books contain a commentary on social media, and the issues with taking everything online as truth. Seriously, there was so much more to this story than I expected, and it was so wonderful! Bad Bachelor was a 4 star read for me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I highly recommend checking this one out if you’re in the mood for a contemporary romance (especially one with a badass librarian)! And if you read it, get ready to devour the next two
I didn’t post yesterday because I was sick, so I didn’t feel like going on here (or reading *le gasp*) 😭 Anyway, I stopped reading this book yesterday because, while I L O V E D what I read, it was really triggering and uncomfortable for me, and I avoided this book as much as possible when I first started reading it because of this. (It literally made me feel so sick inside 😣) But I do recommend it if you don’t get triggered easily. (TRIGGER WARNING: The book has a detailed r*pe scene in the beginning) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#bookworm #reading#photography#booklover#bookstagram#photooftheday#goldenboy
Take me to the book store. Enough said. Finished the Throne of Glass series by @sarahj.maas a couple weeks ago and MAJOR Hallelujah hands. Maaaaaay-jor 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 I thoroughly enjoyed this series, didn’t mind the ending (I usually hate endings), and have recommended it to a bunch of peeps. I also, maybe, possibly re-read the first six books before starting the seventh. I mean I didn’t want to forget anything. I’m still trying to decide my favorite book in the series.... I’m thinking maybe four? Or, wait, five? So hard! I just last night finished up her other series A Court of Thrones and Roses. Which, I didn’t love the first first, but adored the second (I actually read it twice), and was decently surprised with the finale (again I despise endings, but was happy with the story’s outcome). I have since been obsessively googling to find out when the spin off series will be released. So. There’s that. Also, love family bookstore dates. They are my favorite!!!! And, if @sarahj.maas wants to be my new best friend I wouldn’t turn her down.
7.2/10 RosMarie Waldrop's 6th poetry collection continues to dig deeper into the concepts that have interested the poet for years. It's neither her strongest or weakest work. It's safe and subtle. #bookstagram#bookreviews
#repost @agusrecomienda (@get_repost) ・・・ •Libro 53• ✈️ Material rodante ✈️ de Gonzalo Maier . . 🧳Este libro es una especie de diario de viaje y ¡que distinto al último que leí! El de Colón, que no me gustó y me hizo odiar la temática. Pero acá me encontré con una narrativa llevadera, que te invita a pensar, que te pinta un mundo nuevo, distinto, que busca el aprendizaje y que camufla sus críticas con ironías. . . 🧳Trata de un chileno expatriado que viaja constantemente de Holanda a Bélgica por cuestiones laborales. Lejos de su tierra, reflexiona en esos tiempos de espera entre un lugar y otro, observa con atención a la gente que lo rodea, relata sus anécdotas y las hace propias y luego enuncia su filosofía, lo que absorbe de ese limbo viajero, lo que queda cuando se está en todas partes y, a la vez, en ninguna. . . 🧳De alguna forma, el escritor advierte la necesidad de manifestar en un texto esos pensamientos, revelaciones, que todos tenemos cuando viajamos, pensamientos que se olvidan, que en el instante que se presentan en la mente parecen significativos y, luego, olvidados cuando la concentración se interrumpe. La naturalidad con la que ingresamos en la mente de este viajante se debe a la propia consciencia de esa interioridad en nosotros mismos. Maier juega con lo auto referencial y encuentra la manera de que recordemos, de que volvamos a esos minutos, horas, que creíamos tiempo perdido, tiempo muerto y en realidad, con una vuelta de tuerca, podemos volverlo valioso, revelador y necesario. ______________________________________ Autor: @gmaierrr Editorial: @editorialminuscula Distribuidora: @waldhuterlibros #agusrecomiendaficcion#leer#reseñas#bookstagramarg#librosrecomendados#viajar#librosdeviajes#bookreviews#reseñasdelibros
•Libro 53• ✈️ Material rodante ✈️ de Gonzalo Maier . . 🧳Este libro es una especie de diario de viaje y ¡que distinto al último que leí! El de Colón, que no me gustó y me hizo odiar la temática. Pero acá me encontré con una narrativa llevadera, que te invita a pensar, que te pinta un mundo nuevo, distinto, que busca el aprendizaje y que camufla sus críticas con ironías. . . 🧳Trata de un chileno expatriado que viaja constantemente de Holanda a Bélgica por cuestiones laborales. Lejos de su tierra, reflexiona en esos tiempos de espera entre un lugar y otro, observa con atención a la gente que lo rodea, relata sus anécdotas y las hace propias y luego enuncia su filosofía, lo que absorbe de ese limbo viajero, lo que queda cuando se está en todas partes y, a la vez, en ninguna. . . 🧳De alguna forma, el escritor advierte la necesidad de manifestar en un texto esos pensamientos, revelaciones, que todos tenemos cuando viajamos, pensamientos que se olvidan, que en el instante que se presentan en la mente parecen significativos y, luego, olvidados cuando la concentración se interrumpe. La naturalidad con la que ingresamos en la mente de este viajante se debe a la propia consciencia de esa interioridad en nosotros mismos. Maier juega con lo auto referencial y encuentra la manera de que recordemos, de que volvamos a esos minutos, horas, que creíamos tiempo perdido, tiempo muerto y en realidad, con una vuelta de tuerca, podemos volverlo valioso, revelador y necesario. ______________________________________ Autor: @gmaierrr Editorial: @editorialminuscula Distribuidora: @waldhuterlibros #agusrecomiendaficcion#leer#reseñas#bookstagramarg#librosrecomendados#viajar#librosdeviajes#bookreviews#reseñasdelibros
This week's #bookrecommendation is THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER by #kennethblanchard and #spencerjohnson. A super-easy read, with some immediate takeaways... 👉 One Minute Goal Setting 👉 One Minute Praising and 👉 One Minute Reprimands. It's all about creating results, improving productivity, and developing purpose. 🙌 . There's no one book with all the answers. Imagine if there was. But if there's at least one thing we can take away from every book we read, then it was worth reading, right? 💯 . I believe there's a new edition in print now, but I'm sure the key messages are the same. Track it down and have a read.
Book Review 7! The Paintbrush by @krishnasishjana I wanted to write this review a long time ago but before that i wanted to read the book once again.🖤 This is one of the favourite books i wont mind re- reading again and again! The book is mystically magical❤! An artist's life has never been easy.And trust me if you are an art admirer you will love this book. The writer himself is an amazing artist. This book is about passion ,suffering ,pain ,love, betrayal and a lot more. The book starts with a little kid Raman who finds best in the least of opportunities.it is truly said that where there is will there is a way. The boy from his young age suffers a lot. Seeing his talent his mother gives him a paintbrush...The writer portrays the magic in his paintings in such a beautiful manner that the painting becomes live infront of the readers. The boy's talent is used up by a betrayer whom he trusted blindly for so long. All his hopes gets shattered with darkness. Still, when god shuts one door he opens a thousand more. He finds a new ray of hope. And all his hardwork pays off and brings him fruit of success and finally he gets the worthiness of his paintings. Happiness always brought along with it a lot of pain. Whenever the stokes of his life seems smooth something miserable happens. Every person he loved with all his heart leaves him. Then someone like an angel comes to his life and brings happiness. Every artist has a masterpiece that he dedicates his whole heart and soul in making it.... the masterpiece he is really proud of.. but sadly, despite Raman, despite his ineffably beautiful works doesn't have any.. He keeps searching for it throughout his life and at last finally finds it out..❤🖤❤ To know what is so special about it that it took his whole life to find out read this beautiful book..❤❤❤ #book#booklover#bookaholics#bookstagram#bookreviewblog#bookreview#bookaesthetic#bookreviews#bibliophile#bibliophiles#bibliotheque#biblia#artist
✨Review by💁🏼♀️ :: The Bourbon Kings; The Angels’ Share; & The Devil’s Cut, written by J.R. Ward. 🎧 I listened to these three stories while in the car🚙💨 and instantly fell in love with the series. These are three different books, each title listed above, but all focus on the Bradford family. There are four siblings these stories focus on, but the main character is based on Tulane, the second eldest of the Bradford clan. Each have a love interest, history with that individual, & of course a bit of baggage. . The story starts with a murder, and the Bradford siblings find themselves in a situation they never thought they would be in. Money laundering, lies, murder, mischief, finding the truth, and figuring out what is best for the family name & their Bourbon is all portrayed throughout these books. The story has a very nice flow, throughout each book. Ward did a fantastic job tying everything, every story, and every character together. There weren’t any missing gaps, and the three books blended very nicely with one another. Oh, and the ending !! You WILL NOT believe what is hidden within this family. I think Edward, the eldest was my favorite character, and I LOVED his side kick -Sutton. She’s a powerhouse woman, and everything Edward needs in his life. Will they end up together?? Or will Edward be the one to go down for the murder of his father? . You’ll have to find out!!😉💜🥃 Overall Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookreview#jrward#jrwardbooks#booktrilogy#thebourbonkings#bookstagram#books#ilovereading bookobsessed #bookreviews#bookstagrammer#ilovereading#ilovereadingbooks#readinggoals#januaryreads#overdriveapp#loveourlibrary#publiclibrary#audiobooks @jrwardauthor #audiobook#overdrive
REPRESI DAN HAPPINESS Penulis : Fakhrisina Amalia Penerbit: PT.Gramedia Pustaka Utama Tahun terbit : 2018 dan 2015 . Kedua novel ini menyuguhkan cerita yang sedikit menarik karena memasukan unsur psikologi didalamnya. Selain itu , Novel" tersebut juga memasukkan masalah masalah remaja yang cukup sering terjadi. Tidak lupa , banyak nilai" moral yang dapat dipetik dari kedua cerita tersebut . Kedua novel ini juga menyuguhkan cerita dengan bahasa yang mudah di mengerti dan dengan alur yang sangat jelas. Cukup dengan membaca novel" ini saya merasakan emosi yg diberikan tokoh ,bagaimana mereka melewati masalah" mereka. Dengan cover yang menarik membuat dorongan untuk membaca merupakan salah satu faktor saya untuk membaca novel" ini. . . Nilai Rate dari Yuhu - 8,5/10 #bukunovel#novel#ceritakita#bookreviews#resensinovel#read#literasi#litelatur#budayamembaca#yogyakarta#ceritaremaja#loves#live
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Review Worth Fighting For is a novella in Laura Kaye’s Warrior Fight Club series. Tara and new to the city, Jesse, meet one night at a bar. After bonding over nachos (who doesn’t love good nachos?) they take a walk through the city before ending up in bed together. The next day, they discover that they are coworkers. They now have to balance their chemistry with work and the Warrior Fight Club, an MMA training program for military vets. This book ends with a HEA. While this book is a part of Kristen Proby’s Crossover Collection it certainly is not necessary to have read the Big Sky series. While there are brief mentions of Willa, Jesse’s sister, and crossover character, I am not partially inspired to read any of the Big Sky series. Having read the Warrior Fight Club books is also unnecessary, but it enhances the reading. I love the Warrior Fight Club series and this book fit right in - the characters fighting their demons and those who love them supporting them. I wish there would have been more interaction with others in the Warrior Fight Club because I LOVE sneak peeks at other characters. One thing I love about Laura Kaye’s writing is that I always learn something, and this book was no exception. Commercial diving was a major theme in this book and something I barely knew existed so it was great to learn more. This book leaves me super excited for the next book in the series, Fighting the Fire, releasing in April!
✨Book Review✨ Grab your coffee cause I have so much to say about this book. This book gave me all the feels. It was not just your typical novel of a rekindled love but also a coming of age story, loss and second chances. There was so much depth in a lighthearted manner that it sucked me right in. In this book you get to witness Macy & Elliot’s passionate love for each other. Two teenagers who got to grow together but apart at the same time. Then there was the closet (where they spent most of their time) being so symbolic. A relationship that was built on intellectual & emotional intimacy before any physical one which is so heartwarming and beautiful. I also would have never guessed the reason why they were separated in the first place. It was definitely a twist. Lastly, this book definitely gave me 13 going on 30 vibes. Anyone else? Rating ⭐️: 5/5
[#partner @tlcbooktours] When you just HAVE to know how it's going to end 😳 . Guys- is thrilling historical fiction a thing!? If so- why have none of y'all told me!? . Fuck. I loved THE HUNTRESS. Ill admit to being intimidated- 500+ pages of Historical Fiction is a lot for me- but this was well worth it. It took a bit of time to build, but once we got there I could not put it down. Especially the last 75 pages-- they were as tense as any thriller, but with stronger writing and a better ending! I was left wanting more- not because anything was missing, but I just don't want to let these characters go. I recommend! #tbrread2019
The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines by Phillip Reeve and Jeremy Levett. Sometimes, a book is a book. Other times, it is a life altering experience. This is the next level. A meticulous and well designed account for those who want even more wonder from one of the greatest written worlds imagined. Little tidbits of people, places, history and knowledge bring it to life in ways I am finding hard to describe. Absolutely incredible. 10/10 P.s. the artwork is once again incredible #theillustratedworldofmortalengines#philipreeve#tractioncity#mortalengines#municipaldarwinism#hungrycitychronicles#bookreviews#books#bookstagram#fantasy#scifi#artwork#artbook #sirsiw
Happy Thursday my friends! Are you ready for me to gush over my new favorite author?? Cuz I’m going to do that while I try to make Thursday suck a little less. ❤️ Have you ever been so excited for a new book to come out by an author that you put a reminder on your phone? Cuz I did that. Jasmine you are a writing genius. I read her series backwards as in I read The Proposal first BUT I do not by any means believe you have to read them in order. I still understood the story and was not lost one single bit (as far as lost in the story goes I was sucked in and couldn’t find my way out it was so good). I actually kind of liked reading them backwards because it let me learn and think about The Proposal more. Anyways this isn’t even an actual review of the book like I was trying to make it. Just go read it and come talk to me so we can fangirl about how amazing of an author Jasmine Guillory is and how I want her to be my best friend. Oh and this woman is the actual god of hilarious meet cutes that literally make me laugh out loud and then get very funny looks from the public. All of the ⭐️. I’m just throwing them all at you Jasmine because I love you.