top ten tuesday

10 Authors Whose Books I’ve Read the Most

hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

 

hi everyone! for today’s top ten tuesday topic, i’m going to talk about authors whose works i’ve read the most. i’ve actually talked about this around 1.5 years ago, but i only list 5 authors back then so i’m going to add more here. this is actually a fun way to keep track on my favorites, so here we go :

1. Rick Riordan – 19 books

         

it’s no surprise that Rick’s still number one, seeing that i’m basically obsessed with percy jackson since i was like 12 or 13 years old. now, 8 years later, i’ve read a total of 19 books by him (some of them i’ve read multiple times) :

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3.5 stars · book review

Review : Maybe This Time by Kasie West

Title : Maybe This Time
Author : Kasie West
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : July 9th, 2019
Publisher : Point

⭐⭐⭐½

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One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.

Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all . . .

Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.

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Upcoming 2020 Books I’m Excited to Read!

hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

 

hi everyone! for today’s TTT topic, i’m going to list 10 upcoming 2020 books that i can’t wait to read. i just checked my goodreads and turns out i’ve already read 13 books (out of 32) that’s published in 2020 so far, so hopefully the number will add up. without further ado, here are the books :

Loveless by Alice Oseman

July 9th, 2020

i’ve been waiting for this book basically since it was announced because aro/ace rep!!

Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight.

But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.

Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?

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book tag

Book Tag : Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Edition

hi everyone! most likely you have heard of this everywhere, but i’m going to scream one more time that WE’RE GOING TO GET A PERCY JACKSON ADAPTATION!! pjo was one of the very first book that got me into reading, so obviously i’m very excited about it ❤ anyway, while we begin the (long) wait, May @ Forever and Everly and Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams tag me to do the percy jackson/heroes of olympus book tag, so here it is!

RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.
  • Link to the original creator: May @ Forever and Everly! Please note that she made the artwork/graphics, if using them. *If you care about graphics having a clear quality, make it big enough so that the dimensions are 1103 x 175!
  • Match books with the given prompts.
  • Tag however many people as wanted!
  • Copy-paste the rules and list of prompts.

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Tiffany’s Summer 2020 TBR

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it’s a truth universally acknowledged that i’m terrible at sticking to my own TBR list. i just check my spring TBR list, and out of 10 books i listed, i’ve only read two! still, i love making TBR list, and hopefully i’ll actually read them since it’s summer holiday. anyway, here’s some books i plan to read during summer :

serpent & dove (serpent & dove #1) by shelby mahurin
i’ve actually started this one last night and so far it’s pretty great, though the world-building confuse me a little? i’m mostly looking forward to the hate-to-love/fake-marriage romance though, which is my favorite combination 😉

where dreams descend (kingdom of cards #1) by janella angeles
firstly, can we talk about THIS GORGEOUS COVER?? secondly, it’s set in circus, which made this book more magical. thirdly, i’m lucky enough to get an e-arc of this one, so i definitely will read it during summer.

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monthly recap

Monthly Recap : May ’20

how is may over in the blink of an eye? i feel like it’s just yesterday when i write my april recap post. as predicted, there aren’t much going on with my life in may. i’m still attending zoom university and doing college assignment most of the time. since we can’t meet up, some of my group assignments are being turned into individual assignments, so i have to spend extra time to do it. other than that, i’m (kinda) proud to say that i finally tried baking for the first time (!!!). i baked brownies the other day, and it looks awful, but at least it’s edible 🤷. i plan to try again when i finished my finals.

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10 Most Iconic Opening Lines

hi everyone! hope you have a great day despite the pandemic going on. for today TTT’s topic, i’m going to write 10 most iconic opening lines, that i remember it and could tell which book it was from even if i haven’t read said books in a long time. there’s just something interesting and catchy with these lines. without further ado, here they are :

       

“Look, I didn’t want to be a halfblood”
(the lightning thief by rick riordan)

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monthly recap

Monthly Recap : April ’20

the cake my friends sent me!

how did march last 73637 years and april passed by in 9.23 seconds? is it because we spend so much time at home, that we lost track of time (not gonna lie, sometimes i don’t even remember what date is it). anyway, since i’ve been social distancing and basically not leaving the house since mid-march (except for that one time i drove to the nearest mcdonald because i’m craving for an ice cream, but turns out the machine broke), there weren’t a lot of things that i did this month. earlier in april, i turned 21, and eventhough i couldn’t celebrate it, my friends were kind enough to send me cakes ❤ i also bought books to cheer myself up, of course. aside from that, basically i’m just attending zoom university and doing college assignments that seems to doubled up somehow. originally, i also planned to start baking (and i’ve even bought the ingredients!), but ironically i haven’t found the time yet. hopefully i’ll start in may.

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3.5 stars · book review

Review : The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Title : The Lady Rogue
Author : Jenn Bennett
Genre : YA historical-fiction, fantasy
Release Date : September 3rd, 2019
Publisher : Simon Teen

⭐⭐⭐½

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The Last Magician meets A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue in this thrilling tale filled with magic and set in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains where a girl must hunt down Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring in order to save her father.

Some legends never die…

Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul.

Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him.

Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they aren’t the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it.

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Books I Rarely Talk About (But I Love Them!)

this week’s topic is books i rarely talk about in my blog, and not surprisingly, i have lots of books that fit into this category because apparently i like to talk about the same book over and over again. anyway, here’s some books that i love but never/rarely made an appearance in here :

her royal highness by rachel hawkins
this is the spin-off to royals (or prince charming), and it’s basically a sapphic love story set in a boarding school! this book gave me a lot of of wild child vibes, which is one of my favorite movie. oh, and did i mention it’s also a hate-to -love story?

letters to the lost by brigid kemmerer
i recently read this one (which is probably why i haven’t talk about it in my blog), and it’s wonderful. this book mostly deals with grief, but brigid’s writing is beautiful that i can’t help but loving this book.

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