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Asian Readathon TBR

I have decided to take part in the asian readathon. I am aware there are some prompts to follow but I pretty much believe the books in my list fill them perfectly. The only prompt I will not be doing is reading Little Fires Everywhere mainly because I have already read it and it's not a book I'm interested in rereading.
Here is the physical list: A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryThe Beast Player by Nahoko UehashiThe God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyOn Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean VoungThe Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn JoukhadarThe Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan However, there are some other titles I own as ebooks that will work as back up in case I finish my physical TBR: The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira JacobAnna K by Jenny LeeTerritory of Light by Yuko TsushimaYour House Will Pay by Steph ChaThe Immortals of Tehran by Ali AraghiThe Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que MaiThe Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah Follow
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Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon

It's that time of the year again! The clock struck 2pm and the Dewey's 24 hour readathon has oficially began! I will be posting my progress here, on Twitter and on Instagram stories. Here we go!
3pm - I haven't done much reading actually... but i'm finally sitting down to make so progress on Beloved by Toni Morrison. It's a slow read but one I'm enjoying.
4: 49pm - read 53 pages of Beloved and reached part II of the book. I'm taking a break and then I'm gonna start 84 Charing Cross Road.
6: 04pm - decided to do a 40 min sprint and ended up reading 51 pages of 84, Charing Cross Road. It's such a lovely episotolary book.
8: 49pm - took a break to have some dinner and paint my toenails and watch some booktube. Then, will got back to my books. I have 70 pages left of Beloved and haven't read anymore of 84, Charing Cross Road but I'm planning on reading that one during the night.
10: 40pm - I finished 84, Charing Cross Road. It was delightful. My edi…

Favourite Books of 2019

Of all 83 books I read this year, only 7 made it into my favourite pile. I have reviews for all of them - unfortunately not in the blog but on my instagram page - so if you want to know my thoughts you can either go there and scroll a bit or you can ask me on the comments about them.
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn.Lanny by Max Porter.Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki.The Prince and the Dreassmaker by Jen Wang.It's Not About the Burqa edited by Mariam Khan.The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. These are in no particular order with the exception of Girl, Woman, Other which takes the number one place without a doubt and if I have to push you to read any of these if my life depended on it, that would be it. It's an absolute delight of a novel and one I am planning on reading very soon in the new year.
It's quite interesting to see here so many graphic novels - believe me, I was surprised myself- but I will …

November Books | 2019

And just like that November is over. I truly cannot believe it as if feels like it started yesterday. And the decade is coming to an end. Anyways, we are here for the books so all in all this month I've been a bit slumpy and unmotivated to read - the winter blues have been too real for me this time.
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. I have a full review of this one but I enjoyed it a lot. Cannot wait for the sequel.
-She Said by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey. I admire the work and effort they put into breaking this story but I didn't get along with the writing style.
- Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend. This was a reread for me because I wanted to read the second book in the series and I wanted to go into it with a fresh memory of what happened in the first book. It was as wonderful as the first time I read it. 
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K.Rowling. What can I say? I love this series but rereading it this time to compare it with the movies have made me realise jus…

End of the Year Book Tag

I saw this over at Mercedes from MercysBookishMusings and since I haven't done a tag in a while I thought.... why not?
1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? The ones I'm currently reading: The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb & Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend. The latter I'm almost done with (finished it last night) but the former I should have started a lot sooner, right after I finished Ship of Magic. My plan was to read the whole trilogy before the end of the year but it's definitely not happening. It's taking me a long time to get through The Mad Ship (I'm barely half-way through) and the next one is as big.
2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year? A few years ago I used to read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone every single December and that would set the mood for Christmas for me but this year I have reread the whole series (finished the last one this month actually) I won't do that. S…

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

After seeing a bunch of negative reviews and a lot of people dnfing this I was scared. But it also helped me to lower my expectations and just go into it with an open mind. And what can I say? I truly enjoyed this. I won't deny that it took me awhile to get into the story, the beginning can be confusing due to two elements: one, the story isn't told in a lineal way and two, there is a lot of information thrown at you from the start. These two elements, on their own, aren't confusing per se but put together? they could be. You have to pay attention and stay focused while reading, otherwise a lot of it will go over your head. Most people I know who dnfed it, did it before the 100 pages mark and I can see why. Not everybody is gonna enjoy that. In my case, I was intrigued from the start and all the information that Bardugo lays out, despite feeling a bit info-dumpy sometimes, was related to magic and the secret societies in Yale and I was like, yes please give me more. I'…

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

I have mixed feeling about this. I love the setting but the pacing was off for me. It took too long for the story to set off and once you think it does, it goes to its slow-pacing again; for me it lost its momentum and I found myself not interested midway through. Thankfully it picked up again and I was in for a ride.
What I loved the most was the setting and the gothic atmosphere Waters created. The entire story is written in a very subtle way, even the answers given - blink and you miss it kinda way. It's such a pity that although I cared for the characters, I also didn't fully connect with them. Meaning that I felt sorry for them but at the same time... I didn't? It's a weird thing to explain. I did feel sorry for Gyp though...
However, the issues Waters discussed and how she did it was spot on. I loved the commentary on class and its decadency in post-war England, but also the frustration of those who try to raise above their status because despite being respectab…