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Fantasy Series I want to read in 2018

I think if it wasn’t for blogging, I probably would never have made an effort to read a series. Mainly, because the sequeal almost always suck which just drags the existing story-line. But I see soooo many bloggers interact with each other over a shared love for some series, or their SHIP couple or the most hated villain etc etc and I was like, “Ok I’ve got to start reading atleast some series..maybe this time it will be different, yeah?”

Last year, I started Mara Dyer, Red Queen, Monsters of Verity and the Firebird series. I know it sounds like some pretty good progress I’ve made, but uhh no. Cuz I’ve only read first part of each of these and then was just too lazy to pick up the second book. I reeeeallly can’t get into the feels for reading series ya’know. Stand-alones are SO much better to cope with.

But anyhow, in addition to completing the above mentioned series, I will also try to read a few more about which the internet and the bloggers are going mad about!

For starters, there’s this huge Cassandra Clare mania going about. I’ve heard a lot about The Mortal Instruments but that’s all about Shadowhunters and half-angels and I don’t think I’m in the mood to read that kinda shit anytime soon. Infernal Devices, someone told me is amazing s hell but for that Mortal Instruments is important, right? Then comes umm…that Lady Midnight thing seriess..oh yaa, The Dark Artifices!!! But that’s also based on the same worlds as TMI right? However, if one of these is like really really really amazingly, super duper addictive and good, I might give it a go. Just…not Mortal Instruments please.

One of the series that tops my list for this year is definitelyyyyy The Raven Cycle.

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I have heard not one bad review on it, and people are apparently going crazy for Kaz.

2. The Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown

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3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series by Laini Taylor

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(The colour scheme for this is exactly the same as for Red Rising!)

4. The Grisha Verse by Leigh Bardugo

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5. Queen of Hearts Series by Colleen Oaks

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I know I’ve done around 3 posts and 100 lists of all the series I want to read, but these are the one that are my absolute list-toppers! I’m most definitely going to read these ones this year, hopefully before August (my aim, yes. Can I? I don’t think so. Lol)

Are there any series that you’re very excited to start/finish this year? Dark Artifices or Infernal Devices???

Let me know in the comments below! 

Until then,

Happy Reading! xx

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Fall Bookish Bingo Challenge!

Hello hello guys. I’m back again, with a challenge!!

Stop rolling your eyes at my endless effort of attempting to do these challenges, I’m telling you this is it! This fall I’m going to change.

*2 minutes later*

Ugh. Bullshit. I’m not gonna change. But I’m going to TRY, ok?  So..

I saw this really cool, actually do-able Bingo Challenge over at Life of a Literary Nerd’s page. You HAVE to check out her page, she has soooo many tags/challenges and other fun bookish stuff! I honestly love reading her page because of the countless memes she keeps on doing! But it’s actually being hosted by Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews, so check out her post as well and link back so we can all share the books we’re using for this challenge.

Now with the formalities out of the way…

The object of this challenge is to get as many BINGOs as possible (five across, up and down, or diagonal)
One square per book. The bingo runs from September – November, so you have plenty of time to get as many bingos as you can! However, you can only use one book per square and cannot repeat a book.

Mental Health: A Quiet Kind of Thunder 

Different culture:

Illustrations: Illuminae Files 

Black cover: The Night Circus

First in a series: This Savage Song

Set in another country: Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood

Person on cover: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Magic in the real world: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Over 500 pages:

Co-authored:

 

Ensemble cast:

2017 debut: Wintersong by S.Jae Jones

FREE:

 

American history:

 

Witches: The Graces by Laura Eve

Fall Release:

Horror: It by Stephen King

Asian American Author: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Translated: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Zafon

LGBTQ: Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe

Yellow cover: I’ll Give You the Sun

Required Reading: Emma by Jane Austen

Set at a School:

 

Poetry or verse:

 

Para-normal: The Raven Boys

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So that’s it guys. I liked doing this mostly because listing down the books somehow feels so satisfying. I’ve left gaps where no book was coming to my mind so it’s open for suggestions!

Are you guys doing any challenge this fall? Or are there any books you are excited to tackle? Let me know in the comments below!

-Happy Reading! xx

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ReadaThon August’17

So this is going to be my first ever reading challenge I’m gonna do as a blogger and I’m super super excited for this! It is called a “Read-a-thin” challenge that is all about thinning our ever-growing TBR list. I thank Jessica @ JessicaMarie493 Chelsea @ AVeryBookishGirl and Amanda @ ACourtofBooksandLove for making this a very simple, easy and an interesting challenge.

Rules:

  • You will have the entire month to read these books.
  • The goal is to complete 6 challenges!
  • You can double up on challenges. In other words, you can use one book for two different challenges!
  • So you only have to read 3 books in a month to completely finish the readathon! Easy!

So here goes my 6 challenges:

1. A 2017 book release

“History is All You Left Me”

By Adam Silvera

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2. Read a book starting with a letter from TBR (the word “the” doesn’t count)

“Three Daughters of Eve

by Elif Shafak

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3.  Read a book with a warm colored cover (orange, red, yellow, brown)

“I’ll Give You The Sun”

by Jandy Nelson

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4. Book with water on the cover

“The Ocean at The End of The Lane”

by Neil Gaiman

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5. Read a book outside of your favourite genre

“When Breathe Becomes Air”

by Paul Kalanithi

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I usually read YA Contemporary novels and historical fiction. This is the first memoir I’m gonna read so…serves the purpose! Let’s see if I like the idea of memoirs, I will hopefully read Memoirs of A Geisha then….

6.  A new-to-you author

I’ll give you the Sun

By Jandy Nelson

(again)

Because I didn’t know about her until I read all the bookreviews on WordPress only!

So this is my TBR for this month. I’m gonna try my best to read all of these books because I’ve also got so many tv shows to watch as well before University starts so I’m kind of all pre-occupied!

 

 

What have all of you got in your TBR’s this month? And what other things have you got to do besides reading, this month? I would love to know. Don’t forget to comment and tag me in your posts if you decide to participate!!

-Happy Reading! x