Friday, 16 March 2018

weekend reads | 16.03.18

Happy Friday! As you can see my reads haven't changed much from the ones at the beginning of the month. The only book I managed to finish was The Hazel Wood but I'm so close to finishing Middlemarch -- I'm on book 7 and things are starting the get very very interesting. 

Now, I'm debating whether I should DNF Tender is the Night. The book simply doesn't make any sense but I feel bad not finishing it because it was the first choice for the online bookclub I recently joined. The book is divided into three books. I have finished the first one and I'm starting the second one. Truth be told, I only read 30 minutes per day of it because all my time is dedicated to Middlemarch. Once that's finished, I'll try and read more of Tender is the Night because I want to be done with it as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The 80th Anniversary Edition of Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

I received this beautiful edition in the mail yesterday and I just couldn't not share it here. I read Rebecca last year and despite not writing a full review of it here on the blog, it became one of my all time favourites. Still today there are moments when I find myself thinking about the story and the characters. Du Maurier brings to life and incredible story and memorable characters and it's one of those books I'll recommend to anyone.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

My Reading Plans for Women's Prize for Fiction 2018

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! To celebrate it the Women's Prize for Fiction announced the longlist and I'm so so excited! I know I won't be able to read all of the books because I'm on my last year at Uni and I'm dealing with a dissertation but there are some titles I'm planning to get to before the winner is announced.

In this post my idea is to tell you all about the books I've already read, the ones on my immediate TBR, the ones I'm planning on getting and those that I won't probably pick up and why. Here we go!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert {Goodreads}
Published by Flatiron Books in 2018
Hardback edition; 368 pages

The Hazel Wood tells the story of Alice, a 17-year-old girl who has always been on the run alongside her mother never staying too long anywhere because when they do, bad things happen. One day she's told her grandmother -- the author of very dark and famous fairy-tales -- is dead and Alice's mother, Ella, believes their bad luck is over. They settle in New York. Little did they know bad things will never end and when Ella is kidnapped by someone who claims to come from the supernatural world Alice's grandmother created, she must try and find The Hazel Wood to bring her mother back.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

weekend reads | 2.03.18

This post is more like a March TBR really. These three books are what I'm planning on reading this month. I've already started The Hazel Wood and so far, it is quite average. I think I should learn my lesson here and stop pre-ordering hyped new releases with amazing reviews and just wait until they come out to check out as well negative reviews. Middlemarch I've been meaning to read for ages but it's one of those books I find super intimidating. Why did I decide to pick it up then? Glad you asked. There is some read-a-long going on on Instagram called #middlemarching and it was the perfect excuse for me. My aim is to read 50 pages a day.
The other book is Tender is the Night by Fitzgerald. It's the book for a bimonthly online book club I recently joined and I'll be reading it through March and April most likely.

What are your reading plans for March?


Thursday, 1 March 2018

Reading Diary | February Books | 2018

Feb, 1st - 15:15. Finished the second book in the first volume of the Riyria Revelations and I was pleasantly surprised. I still think the world building is the weakest thing about the story because it's not greatly developed but the story is well-written and entertaining. I'm planning on continuing reading the series because now I'm intrigued enough to want to know how everything will unfold.

Feb, 7th - 10:33. I'm finally prepared to go and see the movie Call Me By Your Name because I just finished reading the novel. I enjoyed it quite a bit. It is a celebration of love and an exploration of sex and identity. It's quite explicit though so if you feel uncomfortable with that keep it in mind if you're planning on reading it. My full review of the book is HERE (I also talk a little bit about the movie).

Friday, 23 February 2018

weekend reads | 23.02.18