UsedBookAThon Chapter 2: Book To Be Read

So, the UsedBookAThon is finally here. It starts form today to next Friday.

I participated on the TropeAThon last week, and yeah let’s not talk about that! But this is fresh new week with a fresh new concept.

The challenge is to buy books from Used-book stores that fits the tasks given in the bingo board and finish reading them within the next seven days.

I don’t generally much care, whether it is a used book, second hand book or a new book as long as it contains something I want to read. But I mostly prefer used books because one, they comes in cheaper price, and two, there is something unexplainable about second hand books, not to mentions the pencil scribbles on the corner of the pages!! Aaaahh!!! Love them.  

I hate that so many of my favourite authors are not Indian, therefore the physical copies are excessively expensive including the international shipment charge. Phew! If I buy as much new books as I want/do in physical copies, I will have to sell my house and live in the streets. So, Most of the time I either buy them on Kindle, which comes in a much cheaper price, or wait forever for Amazon to drop the prices.

Then, miracle happened when I visited my second favourite city Mumbai last summer and found BooksByKilo. As the name suggest, they sell second hand/ old books by weight from their outlets and bingo you can also order books from their website as well. They have a huge collection of Danielle Steel, Sophie Kinsella, Nora Roberts, Stephenie Meyer,  Jodi Picoult and Ceclelia Ahern to name a few. There is no delivery charge if someone is ordering books worth rupees 1000 rupees ($ 14) and live in Mumbai.

If you are unfortunate like me and live outside Mumbai, then the good news is, the shipment charge is just nothing in comparison to the gems you get to have. They deliver within a week from ordering and keep regular contact with their buyers throughout. I bought few from the shop when I visited, then ordered a few books back from home. All the 16 books I own are mostly in good condition.

I know there are a few store and websites selling used books in India, but my most favourite is BooksByKilo. Mostly because, with my very busy schedule it is next to impossible to visit used book stores all over the country to buy books in cheap price.

No, this is not at all promotional post, they did not ask me to say good things about them. This is my own experience and independent opinion. This is my way to say thanks to them!!!

Anyway, this is the Bingo board.

Can you believe I just bought a book that fits almost ALL the prompts given!

And the book is Sea Swept by Nora Roberts.

How? Let me explain.

It was first published in the year 1998 and the cover I won has been reprinted in the year 2002, that checks two of the prompts, to read a book 10 years or older and the cover has been changed for more than twice till date, it is written by Nora Roberts, hence romance book. Amazingly it is the first book in the Chesapeake Bay Saga and though I own a few of Nora Roberts books but never read them (I know! Please don’t hate me), technically new to you author. It is an old book and has reddish pages and the end of the spine is a bit cracked, damaged book! Yes, it is a mass market paper back, and I bought it in less than 100 rupees which is less than 2 dollars, and the cover has a sun-setting behind sea-side picture, so, I have water in the cover, it is set in Maryland USA (takes place in a different country) and finally I ordered it from BooksByKilo, a used book selling store/ website.

For the tasks, I have to go to work for the most parts of the day so reading after 8 pm seems perfect to me, for reading in the candle light well, will see. I do cook bookish snack, enjoy them while reading, what I am going to cook? Nothing decided yet, I will let you know once I do, in the next chapters. I am planning on giving the book to my sister, so it does count to donate, right?

For the last task, to buddy read a book, well, truth to be told I have no one in my regular life who loves to read romances as much as I do or own the book, so, with a heavy heart I am going to pass that.

If you want to join me and participate in this challenge with me, let me know in the comment section below.

You know I love you,

Heeya.

P.S -  Do you live used books like me?  
Or if you know addresses of used/second-hand book stores or websites, I can order cheap price books in India, let me know in the comments section.

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The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

Name of the book: The Hardest Fall
Author: Ella Maise
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Type: Standalone
Rating: 8/10

Have you seen the cover? This is the very definition of gorgeous. JUST GORGEOUS.

Description

The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.

At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I’d never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus.

I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil…and…uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you all of it. It’s pretty normal stuff, things you’d expect…from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn’t hide anymore—not that he’d have let me even if I tried.

Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn’t help that I’m not the most subtle person in the world either.

He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can’t even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he’s around.

He thinks we’re going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don’t care that I’m not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.

The thing is, that’s exactly what I’m doing—what we’re doing, I think.

Falling.

Hard.

Quotes

I didn’t want to miss out on another second with this girl. Fuck everything. Fuck everyone. None of it mattered.

“Just go to sleep, baby. I’ll watch over you until morning.” And he will, won’t he? I thought. He’d help me breathe after scaring me to death. He’d save me from earthquakes, hold my hand after watching a scary movie, buy me pizza because he knew it’d make me happy, protect me from anything and everything by putting himself in front of the danger. He’d watch over me until morning.” 

My heart beats differently for you. It feels different somehow. I know this probably doesn’t make sense, but…it beats louder, wilder when I see you.

I’ll catch you when you land, Flash. Just don’t take too much time, because I’m already there, impatiently waiting for you.”

I blinked. 

“You can’t make a joke about something like that, Dylan.” 

“Who said I’m joking? You happened in a heartbeat Zoe, I had no chance.
On and off the field, you’re my hardest fall, Zoe. No one ever compared. No one ever will.

Perfect fit for

  • Book with a athletic character
  • New Adult College Romance
  • 2 people in the cover
  • Slow burn

The Guy

Dylan Reed is THE brutally handsome college senior star football player, who is honest, caring and understanding person. He is dedicated hardworking athlete.  Yup, you read it correct, the only thing he plays is football, not girls. He is protective with the right amount of possessiveness. Did I mention, he is a bartender too!

The Girl

Zoe Clark is beautiful but weird, strong but shy, independent but funny girl. Her weirdness will make you laugh out loud from chapter one. She is an artist who loves photography, and has her own strange addictions and sweet quirkiness.

The relationship

Sure, it can be categorised as New Adult. As it revolves around modern day college campus. But it is not your typical NA book. Both of the lead characters are realist, believable and clearly knows what they want out of life. Yet the chemistry between Joe and Dylan is swoon-worthy, they fit, perfectly, and as the story progresses, we get to see why!

The other people

Ms. Hilda is annoying as hell.

I have questions  

Why Zoe does keeps on lying to Dylan?

I mean come on; he is such a nice supportive, understanding friend of yours, so why not say what it is and see how things turn out.

Just Saying!

Something happens. Something bad happens to someone really close to the main characters. But that’s it! after that incident the plot keeps on moving as it was before, nothing changes!!

Please tell me, why make someone go through something like that and then forget it happened?

Pssssttt…   

I know it is a standalone, but can I get a companion novel about Chris.  

Final word

I read this book once, but I am definitely sure, I am going to re-read it very soon. It is such sweet read!

Get it from

Amazon

Get To Know The Romance Reader Tag

Bree Hill in her blog, falling for romance created this original tag, few days back, dedicated specially for the romance readers all around, to get to know them, their reading journey better through the set of ten questions.

I found out about this tag from Steph. She is a member of BookTube community, Steph’s Romance Book Talk.

When I am browsing books, the first genre I am looking into is romance. I love reading romance books, watching rom-coms, talking about it. Okay, you got the picture!

So, without going any further let us get into the questions and my answers.  

  • What is your romance origin story (how you come to read your first romance novel)?

I vividly remember my first romance read. It was around my mid-graduation days. I was doing birthday shopping for a close friend. She is a little bookworm, which I wasn’t at that point of time. So, I was at the local book market, browsing, trying to find something light-read. Then, I stumbled upon the romance section, and found Someone Like You by Durjoy Dattta and Nikita Singh. I read the blurb, liked it, and bought it. Then, on the way back home, I read the blurb section again and before I know it I was on Chapter two, which I should not have done, it was a gift for someone else. But, couldn’t help myself. By the time I reached home I was on Chapter six and there was no turning back from there, I read and re-read the book in the next three days straight. I ended up giving a chocolate celebration pack on her birthday and buying myself all the books by both of the authors next week and the rest is history.

  • If you could be the heroine in a romance novel, who would be the author and what’s one trope you’d insist be in the story?

So, there is two questions to answer. First, if I could be the female lead in a romance novel, I would love to be a character written by Cecelia Ahern or Rainbow Rowell. Secondly, trope-wise I would like to have tropes like marriage of convenience, a bit of epistolary and a lot and lot and lot of angst. It has to have angst in it.

  • What is a romance you’ve read this year, that you want more people to read?

For the TropeAThon challenge, I finished reading Marriage For One by Ella Maise this week and just loved it, it was release earlier this year, and I don’t find a lot of people reading or talking about it, which is really sad.

Second, if we are not talking about books that was published this year then I would like to talk about The Last Love Letter by Jojo Moyes, I know people only talks about her Me before you series but, she is much much more than those three books, her previous releases are just so good. I wish more people read her other works as well. 

  • What is your favourite romance sub-genre? What sub-genre have you not read much more?

My favourite romance sub-genres are contemporary, adult, new adult, young adult romances.

I haven’t at all read any historical or paranormal romances, which I already have for the different reading challenge TBRs. I would really really like to indulge.

  • Who is one of your auto-buy romance author?

Cecelia Ahern, Rainbow Rowell, Danielle Steel and Nora Roberts are my auto-buy romance authors. I am going to buy whatever they publish whenever they publish.

  • How do you typically find romance recommendations (Goodreads, YouTube, Podcasts, Instagram…)?

When I first started reading romance, I used to browse through Goodreads and Amazon’s customer who bought/viewed this item, also bought/viewed section. Nowadays, my next pick is highly influenced by my favourite BookTubers and Bookstagramer’s TBR, recommendations, wrap-ups.

  • What is an upcoming romance release you’re exited for?

I actually have four books I am super exited for, starting with Making A Play by Abbi Glines on 20th August, Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chobsky on 1st October (though I am not sure it falls under roamnce), Twice In A Blue Moon by Christina Lauren on 22nd October and finally Regretting You by Coleen Hoover on 10th December.

  • What is one misconception about romance you would like to lay rest?

There is a dozen of misconception about romance, but what bothers me the most is when I say I love reading romance and people would go like, you mean the fifty shades kind a book with a wink. Darling, Fifty Shades Trilogy is a pathetic erotica, and erotica is a sub-genre of romance, and romance is much much much more than sex, so, my humble request, KEEP YOUR JUDGY EYES AWAY AND DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE TALKING ABOUT OUR BELOVED ROMANCE.

  • Who is the most recent romance reading content creator you came across that you would like to shout-out?

 Okay, starting with Melissa H., she reads great romances and she deserves much more love, next I have Literatureads, she works at a bookstore (how cool is that!) and hosting UsedBookAThon in the next month and finally I have StarlahReads , she reads amazing books as well. they are just beautiful. Go check them out. Yes! Right Now and see for yourself.

  • If someone had never read a romance before and asked you to recommend the first three romances that come to mind as places to start, what would those recommendations be?

My first recommendation for a non-romance reader would be Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, it has everything, college days, swoon-worthy love interest and most importantly it is set in Italy!  

Secondly, if you like that one, then how about staying a bit more in the college life, with The Off Campus Series by Elle Kennedy!

Too much college stuff? Want to laugh this second and then get frustrated along with the characters with the angst, sexual tension? Go straight for Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. Loved Simon? Don’t make that face! IT IS A PART OF A SERIES. Yes, you can read about them more!

Yeah! You can thank me later.

Heeya.

P.S- Do you agree with the picks? Do you have something else in mind? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

TROPEATHON CHAPTER – 4: YES, RIGHT NOW

It is currently 10:00 PM and today is the fifth day of the TROPEATHON challenge.

I planned to writing about my reading progress, but as usual, I was having a very busy week at work. I came back home super tired and thought I will do it tomorrow. And, as we all know tomorrow never came, till now.

Previously, I read like one book in one month, so four books in a week is pretty much the biggest commitment of July.

I posted my TBR on 23rd, one day in the week, typical me!

But without me rambling for long, let’s get into the updates.

 Though I have posted the TBR late, but I kind of had it prepared days ago.

22nd July

  • It is 06:30 in the morning.  Yes, I am a morning person. I woke up at 5, showered, made breakfast, had my coffee. I will leave for work around 9, so I have 2+ hours to read. I am dwelling on what to pick first, Kiss Quotient or Marriage For One!!! Or maybe I should post my TBR first.
  • It is 01:30, lunchtime. I was so confused where to start from because one, all the books I have for the TBR, are really long, and two, three of them, I just wanted to read for a long time!
  • So, I took the shortcut, I read the blurb section for each of them, and started with Bully instead. I am listening to it on Audiobook, it is second time I am listening to a book. Bully is my first bad boy dark themed read. I am currently like 40 minutes in, and Jared is so mean to Tate, but she finds him H-O-T! What? PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY!!!!  HOW??????
  • It is 7 now. I was listening to No. 6 Collaboration Project on my way back home, and boy is it addicting! I knew something great is on the way when he shared the track-list and the early singles. But this, this is just uuummmhhhmmmm

23rd July

  • It is day two, and yesterday I did not read anything else other than Bully, though I think I should start with something else! I know it is a beloved dark romance and it comes with a warning, but it just that I am 1 hour 30 minutes in and yes, Tate is punching back, but my question is, if they were friends for so long, then why didn’t she talked to him the whole time? The story also indicates that they were best friends before, so why not sit back and talk, instead of pulling pranks and humiliating!!! I know I would have.
  • I think I am going to start with another book. I am not DNF-ing it, I just don’t know. I know every individual is different from another and I should not generalize him or her but I guess, dark romances are not for me. Will see.
  • It is 9 am. I am writing my TBR and cover love challenge. Maybe I will watch Stranger Things season 3, then do some reading when I come back home.
  • It is 10 pm. I binged the season 3 whole day, here and there, every single minute I got. It was good, I don’t know why so many people hated it, what they were expecting! But I really, really enjoyed it. Special shout out to Stevie!!

 24th July

  • The time is 6:16. For today, I have decided to read first chapter of the 3 chosen books and then continue with the one I am most interested in. I have Thursdays off, will try to read at least a book or two.
  • But, before I start reading I am definitely writing Collaboration 6’s review. It is so good, I just can’t stop listening to the album. I have listened to South of the Border like, 25+ times. Oh, Camila.
  • It is 4 pm. I had a period off. I read all three first chapters and then continued with Kiss Quotient before coming to work. So, it goes like, chapter one, I love Stella. Chapter three, I am head over heels for Michael. Michael. Michael. Michael. Yes, I am enchanted to meet you. So, the same thing happened next, it is such a good book, I want to take my time learning about them, then, it is such a good book, I cannot stop reading. God can you help me? Pretty please!  
  • It is 8:30 pm. Michael is such a good boy, I just want to dive inside the book and take him out with him. I want him, in real life, like right now. I am so much invested in him, it is almost too much.
  • I picked Folsom from chapter two. Go feminism!

25th July

  • Last night I read till chapter 8 of Folsom, then fell asleep.
  • It is early morning of Thursday. The only book I am on chapter 1 is of Marriage For One. The cover, the cover. The cover model is unbelievably hot. I can sit around looking at the cover for hours, yes hours. Now you know me!
  • It is 2 o’clock. Post lunch. I am loving Jack so much. I thought Michael is the only one, but I found my second book boyfriend the very next day. I know how it sounds. But, I can’t help myself, yes, he frowns, he is not at all like Michael, but Jack is jack. And I should mention it is my first marriage of convenience novel and I am sure I am definitely going to read more of this trop. It is my recommended to you challenge book, but I am so glad I picked this one up from Chelle’s recommendations. I am sure the other mentioned books are good as well, but this one is… very much into it so far (123 pages). Oh, Jack.
  • Current time 11.30. I have finished reading Marriage For One by Ella Maise. Loved it. There is a Jack and Rose reference from the epic Titanic. Loved both of the main characters. Definitely going to write a review for this one soon. It feels so good right now, though have cried a bit while reading, it is such a slow burn. And I really enjoyed it. Though I am heading to bed, but it just feels so good right now. It is just so pure and entertaining.
  • After completing this challenge, definitely going to read more of Ella’s work.  

26th July

  • I want to read Kiss Quotient but after last day. Then again, if I read more about Michael now, I am completely sure, I am never going to read the other two books. So, I am starting with Bully, give it a try and then if it does not work then Folsom. That is the plan. I am saving Michael for last.
  • Okay, it is 7:34 pm. And I think, there is a reason why Bully is Bully. I am almost half way through. Jared is such a broken, lost boy. I almost feel something about him. But he is nothing like my other two boys, he is so well Jared.
  • Right now, it is 10 o’clock. And I have 2 days left of #TROPEATHON and two plus half book to read. I have to work on Saturday. You got the picture?
  • I am panicking right now. there is no chance I am reading anything more than what is left. But I don’t know how I am going to read 2.5 books in 1.5 day!

I will update you with the rest, once the challenge ends.

Till then, stay with me.

Heeya.

P.S – Would you like to read this type of blogs more? Have you read any of these books? Leave your thoughts bellow about this or anything else.

NO. 6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT BY ED SHEERAN

Yes, yes and yes.

Yes, its official, Ed Sheeran is married to his ‘perfect’ girlfriend Cherry.

Yes, he is the most followed artist on Spotify and currently his latest album is the fastest selling album of 2019 according to Billboard ranking #1 in multiple country chart countdowns.

Yes, after two painfully long years of waiting, he has comeback with the fourth studio album, No. 6 Collaborations Project. And it is something that has made me go ‘whhhhhaaaaaaaaat’ the whole time I was listening.

How?  

Why?  I will get more into the details, like right now!

No. 6 Collaborations Project is the follow-up passion project of No. 5 Collaborations Project, released prior his rise as a pop artist in 2011. Though the album is labelled pop, but the 15 tracks spans across different range of genres from hip-hop to folk to rock featuring artists like 50 Cent, Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars, YEBBA, Eminem, Khalid, H.E.R, Ella Mai among others.

Beautiful People featuring KHALID the first track in the album centres more onto the Ed-ish theme of being Hollywood’s very own outsider who does not want to fit in L.A lifestyle.  

Cross Me featuring CHANCE THE RAPPER and PnB ROCK is the second single released, comes with a catchy beat and a dorky lover’s promise of ‘I think you should know that if you cross her then you cross me’.

I Don’t Care featuring JUSTIN BIEBER is classic I-hate-everything-in-this-party Ed Sheern track, and Justin agrees too ‘when we walked in, I said I am sorry’, because both of them got married recently, and they just ‘don’t care’ because ‘all the bad things disappears’ when they are around their loved one.

Get it?

No? Then go no further and try I Don’t Want Your Money featuring H.E.R and Put It All On Me featuring ELLA MAI. As both of it concludes what Cross Me, I Don’t Care and Beautiful People started.

South Of The Boarder featuring CAMILA CABELLO and CARDI B. is the Latin pop fantasy of  someone’s ‘brown eyes’, ‘beautiful smile’, ‘caramel thighs’ ‘this love is like a dream’ and then CARDI B. spices it up with ‘you got a girl that could finally do it all / drop a album, drop a baby, but I never drop the ball, uh’ .

Take Me Back To London featuring STROMZY is Ed’s 2nd love letter to his most beloved city, London rapping alongside the British rapper ( first being The City from ‘+’ ) has a Justin Timberlake’s Supplies vibe.  

 Best Part Of Me featuring YEBBA is a sweet reminder of those old day’s acoustic gushy love songs, like ‘Kiss Me’, ‘U.N.I’, ‘Thinking Out Loud’ which re-defined love-longing over and over, again and again.

If Best Part Of Me is the practical yet swoon-worthy love song in the track-list then Way To Break My Heart featuring SKRILLEX is more like the what-if version of it, more like the 2.0 version of the mix of One (‘x’ album) and Happier ( ‘÷’ album) that leaves you with a gut-wrenching feeling.   

If you are aware of Ed Sheeran’s music and musical inspirations for a while, you know his love for Rap and Rap God Eminem, though he had his chance in ‘River’ but he checks off his boyish bucket-list again in Remember The Name featuring EMINEM and 50 CENT.

Feels featuring YOUNG THUG and JHUS keeps holding on to the Ed-ish ambiance the album has created with ugly truth, along with Argentinian rapper PAULO LONDRA in Nothing On You and Antisocial featuring TRAVIS SCOTT.

1000 Nights featuring MEEK MILL and A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE is about life on-road, constantly touring, hoping country to county.  

 Blow featuring BRUNO MARS AND CHRIS STAPLETON, when two of the biggest names of Pop comes together with another biggest country star, one mind-blowing track is promised and the final track delivers that one old-school rock, to last more than one summer.  

Yes, No. 6 Collaborations Project is dropping big names in each and every song, but that is not it!

Yes, it certainly does have the unapologetic-for-being-himself mastermind Ed Sheeran, as it was in the previous three studio albums +, x, ÷, which made his music stand out in the crowd.

Yes, the album is getting mixed reviews but I would definitely recommend you to give it a try and see for yourself. Because I did, and completely loved it though I am all into Country, Indie and Pop.

And if you are someone like me and obsessed with this fan-freaking-tastic album, let me know what your favorite track/s and what do you think about the album or his other albums in the comments section below.

As always,

Heeya.

Image source : https://www.edsheeran.com/?frontpage=true

TROPEATHON CHAPTER – 3: COVER LOVE

The center challenge is to post the book cover you love.

You see, that is the problem!

I do not have one book cover that I love, I have thousands!

The first reason I pick up a book, is because I just fell in love with the very gorgeous (no, not beautiful, it definitely is gorgeous) cover.

If you read my TBR for TropeAthon, you have found the book covers I am currently obsessed with and the out of the blue coincidence is that all the books are either covered in blue or has a blue-ish hint on it, except the Ella Maise Book.

Other than those, my never-ending-list-of-just-look-at-the-cover-books are:

  • The Raven Cycle Series by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
  • Beautiful Hearts Duology by Emma Scott
  • Hades Hangmen Novels by Tillie Cole

The Field Party Series by Abbi Glines

Yeah, I know, you have got the picture.

Somehow, somewhere most of these books have a bit of blue-ish-ness on them.

What can I say, I can’t help myself!!!

Until next time, stay with me,

Heeya

P.S – what is your favorite bookish cover?

TROPEATHON CHAPTER-2: BOOKS TO BE READ

Okay, it is here.

I am a very slow and mood reader, so with my very busy working and studying schedule, I never dared to participate in any read-a-thons, figured out these are not for me. But, #TropeAthon has caught my attention, and I thought you know what, let’s just jump right in, then we will see what happens… 

Okay, so it is happening!

As you can see, in the board, there are two tasks and seven reading challenges to complete, starting with the TBR. I have doubled and tripled up the challenges, in order to keep the books I choose for this read-a-thon, separated from other bookish challenges.

The books to-be-read are as follows:

  • For the Blue In Cover and Slow Burn – I am going to read The Kiss Quotient by Helena Hoang
  • For The Chosen One, Forbidden Romance and Other Worlds  I am going to read Folsom by Tarryn Fisher and Willow Aster
  • For Recommended To You and Slow Burn  I am going to pick Marriage For One by Ella Maise
  • For Enemies To Lovers – I am going to read Bully by Penelope Douglas  

I have picked four books initially to read, but if and only if I get through all four of these ahead of time, I would definitely pick some other book/s for sure.

Until then, stay with me…

Heeya

P.S- if you have read any of the book I have chosen, make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

READ HARDER CHALLENGE 2019 CHAPTER-2: TBR (PART I)

2 days ago, I have posted details about the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2019, and today as a follow up I am going to talk about the books I have selected to read for the 24 tasks. Though, they had at least 5 books recommendation for each prompt, but I have to tell you, it was really hard to find books for these!

  • An epistolary novel: I am a huge sucker for letters, diary writing. There is just something about those things, I can’t get enough of! So, when I read it was in the challenge, I had to participate. I am going to read Don’t You Dare Read This Mrs. Dunphery by Margaret Peterson.
  • A cosy mystery: for this one I am going to read The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • A self-published book:  Wasted Words by Staci Hart.
  • An alternative history novel- Her Sky Cowboy by Beth Ciotta
  • An #ownvoice book set in Mexico or Central America- I have been waiting for an excuse to read this book for longer than I can remember. But there always something comes up, and I just don’t get around reading it! but now, I definitely will!!!! I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erica l. Sanchez.
  • A book published prior to 1st Jan, 2019 with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads:  I did a lot of research, and finally found out the one book that caught my attention and fulfilling the task as well, that is Revenge Of A Band Geek Gone Bad by Naomi Rabinowitz.

Well, these are the six books I am going to read first, and if you are following my blog for the last week, you already know I have kind of sighed up for a lot of challenges, and honestly I don’t know how I am going to complete all the yearly challenges within 5 months!! But hey, we will see what happens!

As always, thank you so much for reading, if you have any thoughts about the books I have picked, if you have read any of them or anything, write down in the comments section below!!!

And Always remember you are loved,

HEEYA.

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2019 CHAPTER – 1: THE ANNOUNCEMENT

The fifth annual POPSUGAR reading challenge came with a batch of fresh 50 reading prompts. This includes the standard 40 bookish prompts along with advanced 10 to push the reading boundaries in 2019.

The list of prompts include tasks like reading book set in space or college, books about hobbies and about ghosts or your personal favorites or get to the book that has been on your TBR for months.

There is a Goodreads group for keeping track of your challenge and connect with almost sixteen thousand other participant. You can also share your reading progress on Instagram or download the PDF from their official website.

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