Friday Check-In #2: July 5, 2019

Friday Check In

Friday Check-In is meme I sorta created here to give you guys an update about what I’m currently reading as end the week, and my overall reading plans for the weekend. If you’re doing it as well, please don’t forget to tag me so I can have a peak into your weekend reading plans, too! 🌟 Continue reading “Friday Check-In #2: July 5, 2019”

Friday Check-In #1: June 14, 2019

Friday Check In

It’s Friday and I’m itching to do a WWW Wednesday post, because (1) I miss doing memes and (2) I badly wanna share to book blogosphere what I’m currently reading and what I intend to read in the weekend and/or  the next few days. The thing, though, is it’s not Wednesday and I can’t seem to find a Friday meme that mainly focuses on reading updates. So I made one! Ha! 

Basically, this is just me checking-in on a Friday what I’m currently reading as I crawl into the weekend, and what I’m planning to read for the next couple of days – because who doesn’t love to read on a weekend, riiiight? Continue reading “Friday Check-In #1: June 14, 2019”

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #2 || February 27, 2017

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date where everybody gets to share what they are presently and about to read during the week.


I don’t hate Mondays and I’m happy to say that Mondays and I have always been in good terms. However, this particular Monday, 27th of February, in this particular week, seems a little bit off for me. I have so so so much work to do; and so so so many more stuff to fix about my life in general! Gee. I’m so tired already just thinking about EVERYTHING!!! Anyway, enough of my little rant. 🙂 I’ll just be having a quick check in as to what’s in store for me this week, reading-wise. 🙂 At least this part of my life is exciting 😉


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Nemesis (n.)
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.


So I am currently reading The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and my goodness, I am loving each word that comes out of this book! This is just the refresher I need coming from a week-long slump! It seems like after having a very successful reading month last January, everything went downhill when February started! Ha!  But then I get this precious in my little hands and everything is right in the world again! 🙂

I’m currently halfway through it and I can’t imagine it ending already! Just thinking about closing the last page already makes me really really sad! Overly dramatic, yeah. It’s just I’m so so in love with Josh and Lucy and the slow burn hate to love relationship that’s going on between them. I can’t say much yet, y’know, but things are really looking up! Never a dull moment, and I can’t wait to see what happens next! ❤



Have you guys read The Hating Game? Let’s talk about what you thought about it in the comments below! 🙂

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #1 || January 16, 2017

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IT’S MONDAY, WHAT ARE YOU READING

is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date where everybody gets to share what they are and about to read during the week.


It’s Monday once more, and I’m so glad to share that I am in my second week of work 🙂 I’ve never worked before, and this is the first firm that I am officially an employee of (wow- employee huh! – sounds so mature!), so I’m really really excited about what’s to come. A tad bit nervous too, heh. 🙂


Current Read:  

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I am currently reading The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan.  This is the third book in the series Game On. I just finished the first 2 books of the series and what can I say? I. AM. SO.HOOKED. I cannot, for the life of me, go on with my life knowing that I have an unfinished Kristen Callihan series. Therefore, I instantly picked the third book up and devoured it! I’m halfway through and I things are getting well. 🙂 NA forever? NA forever.


Books for the rest of the week: 

I have two books I plan to read  for the rest of the week, but you know me, nothing is ever sure in what I do. Heh. 

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I have started The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater last month and the slow reader that I am, I still have not finished. Don’t get me wrong, I am not holding back on reading because I am not interested or anything. On the contrary, I am loving each bit of it! The Boys and Blue and the world and the mystery is just everything to me! I cannot believe how long I’ve waited to start this series but I am glad I did last month. 🙂 This is probably one of my first 5-star book of the year! I’m excited! 🙂

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I also plan to continue reading A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray since I started it last month but I’m stuck at 50+ pages 😦 Again, it’s nothing short of interesting, and the writing is superb as well. Guess I was just so consumed with my NAs that I was forced to set aside my YAs! 😦 In any case, I’m picking it up again this week and will finish it a a week’s time. 🙂


Anyway, so there’s my little update! Let’s talk about what you guys are reading this week! I can’t wait to know!

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2016 in Review: My top 10!

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You know how everybody seems to be disappointed with 2016 in general? Yeah? Well, that’s how I’m feeling about it too and I just can’t wait for it to end! I’d say it’s not a very good year for me – save for the fact that I graduated from law school and I hurdled the bar exams this year! – the rest of 2016, though, was a total mess. And that includes the books I’ve read.

I honestly thought of not making a top 10 since I only read 27 books this year. I know, I know. Am I even a real book blogger, reading only 20 something books in 365 days? Like I said, it has been a rough year.

Anyway, this year was mostly dedicated to New Adult and a number of middle grade ones. Let’s get started!


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There was a time when Jake Becker had it all together. He was controlled, driven, ruthless—in and out of the courtroom.

Then, six irresistible orphans and their heartbreakingly beautiful aunt crashed into his perfectly ordered life. They changed everything. They changed him. Now he’s a husband, an upstanding member of society, a father figure—a family man. And he’s pretty damn good at it.

Sure, he has to referee sibling smackdowns, re-learn algebra, ensure his clients stay of jail, and keep his wife happy—but it finally feels like he’s got it together again….

So, of course something has to screw it all up. It’s huge. Life-changing. Kind of terrifying.

And it will be the most amazing, perfect thing he’ll ever do.

Tenth in my list is Emma Chase’s Sidebarred. If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you would know that Emma Chase is MY queen of New Adult! I love everything she writes about and I’d basically stop everything when she publishes a new book! Sidebarred is a novella for Appealed, the story of Jake and Chelsea and their lovely kids! If you are into lawyer-y kind of romance, and if you’re looking for a good laugh and heartwarming tale of love, this one is definitely for you!

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What happens when the kink between the pages leads to heat between the sheets?

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad’s ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finally finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career.

What Blake and Amanda don’t want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that’s exactly what they both get when they’re forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is a pushy asshole (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her ass (though it’s a brilliant ass), they fight tooth and nail until they discover they write well together. They also may find each other really attractive, but that’s neither here nor there.

When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it’s not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality. Sure, they still fight a lot, but at least there’s make-up sex now.

But even as they start to fall hard for each other, will their burgeoning relationship survive if their scandalous secret is exposed? Or are happily-ever-afters just a work of fiction?

Although the title suggests that it’s totally going to be a smutty read, it was way more than that! It isn’t just your typical smut novel without a plot. Both Blake and Amanda has their own story to tell, plus author Karina Halle delved into what really goes in the minds of erotica authors and how they do it! It’s just that we have a twist here and that’s for you to find out if you haven’t read this!

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From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.
These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. 

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees. 

The mystery. The characters. The plot. I can’t say anything else anymore, guys! I just need you to read Paper Princess and let me know when you get to the ending. Because a cliff hanger has never been done this good!

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18667779A love letter to the craft and romance of film and fate in front of—and behind—the camera from the award-winning author of Hold Still.
 
A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
 
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

You know you have a good novel in your hands when it speaks not only to your experiences but to your inner soul. It has the perfect formula of acceptance, hope, and self love. Nina LaCour also has a very poignant way of writing that every minor detail shouts a lot of meaning. I really enjoyed this book and I highly highly recommend it whether you’re trying to get over someone or just starting and hoping to find that one true love.

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After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don’t just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory–even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy’s achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe…and the potential for love and hope right next door.

“The things is, a persons gets so few chances to really fix something, to make it right. When one of those opportunities comes along, you can’t overthink it. You’ve got to grab hold of it and cling to it with all your might, no matter how crazy it may seem.” – If you’re feeling down and lost and feels just you have nowhere to go, go get this one. It’s perfect.

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More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever.

The Rithmatist is the first Sanderson book I’ve read and it just made me want to read everything BRANDON SANDERSON! It’s true what they say, you can never go wrong with Sanderson! Not only is this a middle grade fantasy, it also is a story of love, loss and getting back to your feet when everything just seems to be going against you. Definitely a must-read!

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She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cockycaptain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

Remember when I told you that 2016 is mostly a year of NA’s? It’s actually The Deal that made me go back to NA without hesitation! After finishing this first installment, I knew I need to get into the rest of the series and I knew that whatever Elle Kennedy is publishing, I would get and read it. If you want a no-nonsense sexy story with perfectly lovable characters, you need to go grab this one!

3.

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I stayed with him through darkness and fire. 
We loved each other in the moment between innocence and bitter truth. 
We were the kids easily ignored, who grew into adults we hardly knew. 
We weren’t meant to last forever. And we didn’t. 
He ran away. 
I tried to move on. 
Yet I never stopped thinking about the boy who had fought to keep me alive in a world that would have swallowed me whole. He was the past that I buried, but never forgot. 

Until the day I found him again, years after believing I had lost him forever. 

And in cold, resentful eyes, I saw the heart of the man who had been everything when I had nothing at all. So I vowed to hold onto the second chance that was stolen from the children we had been. 

Sometimes fate is ugly. Life can be twisted. 
And who we are can be ruined by who we once were. 
For two people who had survived so much, we would have to learn how to hold on before we were forced to let go.

One Day Soon shattered me to pieces. It was a tale of love, loss, pain and sacrifice. This is probably the heaviest book I’ve read in the past couple of years, emotionally speaking. It does not only talk about young love and finding it again after how many years in the future. It is not your usual New Adult book, and I’m not even sure if it should be classified under that genre. I totally recommend this one! I think words aren’t enough to describe all the realizations I’ve had after closing its last page!

2.

16151178Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

Just thinking about this one stirs something in me that I can’t even dare explain. It’s just perfect. The Sea of Tranquility is one beautiful piece of literature that I would even go on saying that books like this one is the reason why I read. So please please please if you haven’t picked this one up yet, plunge into it right now and don’t even think twice about it. I promise you, it’s going to be a perfectly wonderful experience!

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A community is shaken.
Parents turn desperate.
Friends hold vigils.
And the boy who loves her searches.

When a year goes by,
The community is recovering.
Parents feel hopeless.
Friends feel helpless.
And the boy who loves her continues his search.

When ten years go by,
The community has forgotten.
Parents cling to the past.
Friends move toward the future.
And the boy who loves her . . .
Brings her home.

Jade Childs spent ten years in captivity, but now that she’s back, the real battle for survival begins. The media shadows her. Flashbacks haunt her. Her old life evades her. Her so-called new life rejects her. She spent too many years in the dark to recognize the light. She spent too long repressing her feelings to remember how to express them. She spent a decade abandoning hope and cannot dare letting it back into her life. Jade’s not just defined by what happened to her—she’s collared to it.

When the twenty-seven-year-old woman is found,
A community wants to know the story,
Parents want to forget the story,
Friends want to be a part of the story,
And the man who still loves her faces the greatest challenge yet: letting her go.

I can’t ever imagine how my 2016 would be without having read Collared. I plunged into it without reading the back blurb and I was in awe with every page, with every word. I can’t stress enough how beautiful this book is and if there’s one title I would recommend over and over and over and over, it would be this!


Those are my top 10 of 2016, guys! I admit I didn’t read a lot and I wasn’t able to grab  many new releases and recently published ones, but I’m intending to fix that this year! Please leave a link of your 2016 review below, I can’t wait to see them!

Happy new year, everyone!

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TBR Takedown 3.0!

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It’s 2016 and I am definitely going to start the year right by participating in another TBR Takedown! 🙂 I pretty much had a successful TBR Takedown 2.0 and I can’t wait to participate once more. I definitely want to seize all the time I have in the month of January before school starts again on its last week! 🙂

This read-a-thon is again hosted by Shannon over at leaning lights, and here’s what y’all need to know if you wanna join in too! 🙂

One thing I really like about the TBR Takedown are the challenges that comes with each day all through out the read-a-thon. They’re not required, but there are perks if you actually do them and send the pictures via Twitter. The information are all in the video above 🙂 Continue reading “TBR Takedown 3.0!”

My 2015 in Books!

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Thank you, Goodreads, for this awesome summary!

Happy reading and happy new year everyone! 🙂

KAT SIGN

 

October Wrap Up!

It’s been a crazy month! Probably the craziest of this year and I’m so glad that it’s finally over! 🙂 So I just read three books this month. And i think it’s pretty decent looking back into all the work that needed to be done in October. Yeah, 3 books is totally decent don’t you think? #not

Anyway, I will just have a quick wrap up here and have mini reviews for each ‘coz that’s what wrap ups are all about, right? 🙂 So here goes!

1. Wait for You by J.Lynn

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Let me start by saying that Jeniffer L. Armentrout is the queen! SHE. IS. THE. QUEEN. 
OMG GUYS. It’s been a while since I have read a new adult book that made me feel all the emotions I could possibly feel!!! I probably won’t be able to make a proper review here because all you’re going to see is me gushing over Cam and Avery! And I’m just putting it out there that not even once did I doubt this book! I knew I was gonna love it, and I knew it was gonna be the awesomest. And good heavens, it did not disappoint! I WAS FREAKIN’ RIGHT!!! Because if there is a feeling more than LOVE, then I am definitely feeling that one!

The characters. I think these two, Avery and Cam, will stay with me for a long long time. I loved the character development, the individual internal conflicts, the emotions that are just so raw and so real. I totally felt Avery’s hurts and pains from her past and Cam’s eternal want to get into Avery’s mind. I guess their own individual issues are what made this book different from other New Adult titles, because there was so much depth in this story.

I mean, yeah it’s not the sort that changes your life forever, but it’s one that would make you hope again, and believe again, and just give you all the good feels!

AND! They are just so good for each other! And I loved loved every bit of this book!

2. On the Fence by Kasie West

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4 stars! Gah. This book, guys! I can’t believe I only discovered Kasie West, and I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to read one of her works! 
On the Fence is my book club’s October book of the month, and quite frankly, I did not expect a lot from this one. I thought it would just be your typical YA contemporary with a beginning, a conflict, an underdeveloped romance and an ending. In short, I thought it was gonna be a 2-star read!

But man! WHAT EVEN! I can’t even describe how wrong I was! 

I loved every page, every chapter, and every one in this book! Even the minor characters were so relatable and close to home that I could relate to them! 🙂 It was such a perfect package for those of you who wants to have good dose of contemporary romance!

The build up was good, the ending was sooooo good – I just had one issue and that was the reason why it did not get 5 perfect stars from me. The peak – that moment that Charlie realized she was in love with Braden. (This is not a spoiler, so worry not!) I just think the realization was a bit rushed and I don’t know – the timing is just not right, as well as the setting. It could have been fleshed out more in my opinion. But hey, I guesss it doesn’t matter now, ‘coz what was lacking in this particular peak was compensated, oh definitely compensated!, in the latter part of the story! Braden and Charlie were just, aaaah, perfect!!! I can’t stop gushing! 

3. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

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4 stars! 🙂 This is a surprisingly pleasant read! 🙂 I’ve Got Your Number is my first ever Sophie Kinsella novel and honestly, I had very very low expectations! I mean, I know Sophie is a good writer, and I know the Shopaholic series is just super well-known and well-loved by many, but I thought it won’t suit my taste – I don’t know the reason behind this mindset actually, but I thought it’s just going to be a so-so read. Not very good – but not too bad either. Probably a 2.5 at most.

But boy was I wrong!

Poppy Wyatt and Sam Roxton made me laugh, and giggle, and smile, and just be all over the place in such a good way! 🙂

At first, things are kinda unfolding slow, and everything is just about Poppy and her upcoming wedding and her bluffs. Very little traces of Sam, to none at all! And I was like, hey come on give me more of Sam Roxton! I was already kinda getting disappointed but when Sam was finally in the picture, siiiigh.

Although some of the scenes are just too convenient for the plot, it did not affect my perception of the story at all. It was light and fluffy and oh just all the good vibes!

If you are having a bad day, this one will definitely turn that frown into smiles – even giggles! 🙂

October TBR!

Whoa. I cannot believe it’s October already, which means September is over (duh, Kat) and we’re only a couple of months away from December! OMG! It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas!

Anyway, before I get too excited here, I just wanna share with you guys my October TBR. I am not reading a lot this month because I have a thesis to defend in the middle of October and I sure won’t be reading fiction come that week. (Please pray for my defense, guys! Huhu. I really hope it turns out well.) So what I have here is a couple of books to finish and a couple to start, and that’s it! I won’t even try to aspire to read more this month because it’s going to be hectic. Also, you might notice that what I have on my list are all contemporaries and light reads, and that’s because I really don’t wanna deal with a lot of heavy stuff this month. I want everything to just be nice and warm and fluffy! 🙂 So here goes!

 1. Wait for You by Jeniffer L. Armentrout

I’m halfway through Wait For You and what can I say, guys? I am genuinely loving each page of this book! It’s hilarious and sweet and all mushy but with substance and depth. Do you get what I mean? I know you do. ❤ If I don’t have too much school work, I know I’ll be finishing this in one day, but again, things are going cray and it’s been days since I started reading this one. I just wanna finish it already coz I can’t wait to see what happens with Cam and Avery! ❤

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2. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

This is my first ever Sophie Kinsella read. I kinda peeked into it and started reading the first couple of chapters and gah, I know I’m going to love it! It’s the very book I need this month – so light and so funny! Now I know why Sophie is the queen of chick lit. I never grew up reading her Shopaholic series because I thought they were too shallow and all. But I guess that assumption is going to have to be turned over now, coz I’ve Got Your Number has totally got me smitten. I’m sure I’ll be picking up more of her works in the future!

Oh and by the way, I’ve got my copy from a Book Blind Date sponsored by Bookbed.org. Readers from all over the Philippines sorta exchanged books and it was so much fun! You can read more about the exchange here.

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3. On the Fence by Kasie West 

This is my Rainbow Book Club’s book of the month! And I am so excited because I think this is the first YA contemporary that’s become the book of the month! 🙂 Also, it matches my October theme of reading light and romance-y novels, so yay! Fits perfectly well in my TBR!

Anyway, I have never read a Kasie West work, ever, but I’ve seen her books a lot in the bookstores. Their covers are cute and their plots are usually your typical YA contemporary plots. I don’t know yet, however, how she does her twists or how she makes her stories unique from the others. I have yet to see with this one! I’m definitely excited to read this!

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4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han 

This last book in my TBR has been sitting in my shelf for like forever. And I mean, forever with a capital F! Ugh. I know I bought this early this year and I just could not understand why I have not read it at all! I’ve always been meaning to pick it up and it’s been part of my other monthly TBRs, but I don’t pick it up and I don’t even get why. 🙂 Haha. Anyway, I’m definitely definitely going to read it this month already!

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So that’s my October TBR and I would love to hear what’s on your list in comments box! 🙂

Happy reading always!

KAT SIGN

Top 5 Series I’m Ashamed I haven’t read yet!

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I have been super behind my series TBR ever since I started writing my thesis around June this year. So that’s been a good three months now and things are actually not getting better ‘coz I just got my schedule for my defense (read: more no-time-to-read excuses). Anyway, I just realized that I have so many series I wanted to read, but I never seem to get past book one! 😦 I know, something is wrong with me.

So with this post, I wanted to share with you guys the series I really wanna get into – some I have read the first books, but never continued on with the rest; some I totally never started at all. I guess putting them here in my blog would pressure me to get into them sooner rather than later 🙂

1. The Mara Dyer Trilogy

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I have read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and I loved it! It’s thrilling and confusing and super mysterious and it’s just perfect! I think I gave a 4 point something in Goodreads.I have been super intrigued with Noah and Mara’s “condition” and I finished the book right away! 🙂 I was never a fast reader, but this one just a page turner it ended too soon. That is why I don’t understand myself for not picking the second book as soon as I finished the first one. I mean. What the hell was wrong with me, right? I have it in my bookshelf. I freakin’ own it and until now, only-god-knows-how-many-months later, The Evolution of Mara Dyer still sits in my shelf pristinely. Unread.

2. The Lunar Chronicles

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I have been hearing really good stuff about this series. In fact, I have been hearing NOTHING BUT good stuff. Not a single thumbs down. Ever. And that is why I bought Cinder and Scarlet right away. And guess what I did with both? Yup. Stored in my shelf. Never read. Never opened. 😦 But I really really really wanna read this series already, okay? I mean. Ugh. This frustration is real! 😦 I want to get into it now but I just can’t and I don’t know why. Ugh. I don’t understand either.

3. The Mortal Instruments Series 

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Compared to the other series mentioned here, I know the reason why I have not picked a single book from the Mortal Instruments. I am intimidated by this series. Yes. Intimidated with a capital I. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s one of the best YA urban fantasies out there, but I don’t know if I’d really be able to get into it as much as the rest of you guys do. I might love it, I might not, and I’m scared. But that doesn’t mean I don’t wanna get into it. I badly wanna start this as well! It’s just that they’re too many and the others are too thick and too intimidating and ugh. (I’ve read the Infernal Devices already though and they’re just amazing. Like. Will Herondale changed my life forever).

4. Throne of Glass Series

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Throne of Glass is probably one of the most bad-ass novels I have read this year. I loved it – I loved Celaena, I loved Chaol, and I am totally totally head over heels over Dorian. I loved it, and I just can’t express how much I appreciated each and every page in Throne of Glass. It was awesome. 🙂 I don’t understand, though, why I did not jump into the Crown of Midnight right away! Ugh. It’s in my shelf, actually, and all I need to do is pull it out and read it. But I have not. 😦 And, my god, I just don’t understand myself. #feelthefrustration

5. Percy Jackson Series

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I have not been one of those kids that grew up reading about Percy. I was more of a Narnia person, so I really had no idea who Percy was until just recently – or when the movie came out. (I’m sorry! No idea who he was for the longest time and I know that sucks). So anyway, I’m glad, though, that I have not been the only one. I keep seeing booktubers and book bloggers that are actually like myself and are starting with the series as late as I do. Because guess what, better late than never read right? 🙂 I finished the Lightning Thief already and I loved it! ❤ I know I’m gonna be cotinuing on with the series on November, when things are lighter academic burden-wise 🙂

So that’s it, guys! I would love to hear what your unread series are in the comments section below 🙂 I would love recommendations of your favourite series as well! 🙂

Happy reading always! 🙂

KAT SIGN