August TBR #BOTM

What’s your most anticipated read this month?

Any favourites you’ve read so far?

Here’s my list of books I’m excited to read! Hopefully I’ll be able to get through all of them!! 😜

Library Borrows

The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

YA

Frankly In Love by David Yoon

The Girl The Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

Middle Grade

The Great Brain Robbery (The Train To Impossible Places #2) by P.G Bell

The Vanderbeekers To The Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser

Netgalley

Thirteen by Steve Cavangh

The Whisper Man by Alex North

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That’s A Wrap: July Reads #Monthlywrapup

Did you manage to finish the books on your TBR this month?

Any favourites??

Here are some of the books I read:

ARC’s

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green ⭐⭐⭐

Middle Grade

The Monster Catchers by George Brewington ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Netgalley

We Were Killers Once by Becky Masterman ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

The Arrangement by Robyn Harding ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

The Chain by Adrian McKinty

⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

July TBR #BOTM

Happy Canada Day! It’s the long weekend over here. I hope everyone’s summer is off to a good start.

I’ve been a bit slow in conquering my reading pile for the last little while..how about you??

Here’s my planned reading for July:

ARC’s

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Middle Grade

The Monster Catchers by George Brewington

The Remarkable Journey Of Coyote Sunrise by Ben Gemeinhart

Netgalley

We Were Killers Once by Becky Masterman

eBooks

They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

June TBR #BOTM

Holy Crap it’s already June!

Do you tend to lean to certain genres or themes during certain seasons? I know I do! I usually enjoy more chick lit and beachy type reads (i.e mermaids)

LIBRARY BORROWS

The Unlikely Adventures Of The Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Finale by Stephanie Garber

NETGALLEY

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

BOOKCLUB READ

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

MIDDLE GRADE

Maybe A Mermaid by Josephine Cameron

The Remarkable Journey Of Coyote Sunrise by Ben Gemeinhart

The Monster Catchers by George Brewington

Are any of these on your list? What’s your most anticipated read this month??

May TBR #BOTM

Do you like to read Middlegrade? I do! I usually read at least one a month, in between books for something lighter and fun. Since it’s Middlegrade May, I’ve added a few more to my list this month.

Which books do you have lined up for May?

Here are some of mine:

ARC’s

Birthday by Meredith Russo

The East End by Jason Allen

Middlegrade ARC’s

Carmen Sandiego: Endangered Operation

Maybe A Mermaid by Josephine Cameron

The Startup Squad by Brian Weisfeld & Nicole. C. Kear

NETGALLEY

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

AUDIOBOOKS

When Dimple Met Rishi

BOOKS

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

April Wrap Up #monthlywrapup

ARCS:

Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige & Stephen Byrne – ⭐⭐⭐

The Sword and Dagger by Robert Cochran – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

NETGALLEY:

Waiting For Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey – ⭐⭐

The Humiliations Of Pipi Mcgee by Beth Vrabel – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

EBOOKS:

Opposite Of Always by Justin A. Reynolds – ⭐⭐⭐

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte -DNF

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippencott, Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis⭐⭐1/2 (DNF at Ch.7)

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – ⭐⭐⭐

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

PHYSICAL BOOKS:

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

[#BookReview] The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo @FlatironBooks @yangszechoo

Genre: Historical Fiction, Multicultural, Magical Realism

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

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Every now and then, I’ll pick up a Reese Witherspoon book selection if the description sounds like an interesting read.

I walked into this one not knowing what to expect. I hadn’t read any reviews on Goodreads (which was a good thing), but had seen the cover pop up a few times on Instagram.

It was a slower read, which I typically don’t like, but Choo has a way of keeping your eyes glued to the page with her writing. It was easy to get absorbed in the storytelling. I loved the mix of Chinese and Malaysian folklore and superstitions. This one had a little bit of everything: history, romance, a hint of magic and mystery.

I enjoyed the alternating POV’s, which is told from third and first person between Ren and Ji Lin.

Fun Fact: Ji Lin’s Chinese name is destined for knowledge and intended for a Male. I too, have the word Ji in my name, hence my name Gigi! And just like Ji Lin, my name was also intended for a male 🙂.

Just like any book, this won’t be for everyone. Some might be put off by the relationship between Shin and Ji Lin. But if you were a fan of V.C Andrews from back in the day, then this ain’t nothin. 😉

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this one and would recommend it to those who enjoy multicultural fiction!

Have you read it? Are you a fan or part of Reese’s Hello Sunshine Book Club?

When 11-year-old Ren’s master dies, he makes one last request of his Chinese houseboy: that Ren find his severed finger, lost years ago in an accident, and reunite it with his body. Ren has 49 days, or else his master’s soul will roam the earth, unable to rest in peace.

Ji Lin always wanted to be a doctor, but as a girl in 1930s Malaysia, apprentice dressmaker is a more suitable occupation. Secretly, though, Ji Lin also moonlights as a dancehall girl to help pay off her beloved mother’s Mahjong debts. One night, Ji Lin’s dance partner leaves her with a gruesome souvenir: a severed finger. Convinced the finger is bad luck, Ji Lin enlists the help of her erstwhile stepbrother to return it to its rightful owner.

As the 49 days tick down, and a prowling tiger wreaks havoc on the town, Ji Lin and Ren’s lives intertwine in ways they could never have imagined. Propulsive and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores colonialism and independence, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and first love. Braided through with Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a page-turner of the highest order.

April TBR #botm

What’s on your April reading list??

Here’s what I plan to read:

Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Page & Stephen Byrne

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Opposite Of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Have you read any of these yet?

March TBR #BOTM

What’s on your March reading list?

Here are mine:

Have you read any of these??

1. Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare’s colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland’s most famous story, “The Stranger,” left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favourite literature.

To make matters worse, the police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her closest confidant, her diary, the only outlet she has for her darkest suspicions and fears about the case. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn’t hers, left on the page of an old diary: “Hallo, Clare. You don’t know me.”

Clare becomes more certain than ever: “The Stranger” has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?

2. Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

Things that make me scared: When Charlie cries. Hospitals and lakes. When Ian drinks vodka in the basement. ISIS. When Ian gets angry. . . . That something is really, really wrong with me.

Maddie and Ian’s romance began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian’s PTSD, her concerns for the safety of their young son, Charlie, and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.

From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, 16 years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 9-1-1 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime.

But what in this beautiful home has gone so terribly bad?

3. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

I’m so excited to be part of the Blog Tour! Look out for my review Thurs, Mar 28, 2019

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy..

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