sorry, sorry, sorry.

Ok, first let me just ask a honest question? Did you guys even notice I was gone for all of the summer? Or was it just me who felt bummed out for completely abandoning my blog. *insert ugly sobbing here*

It get’s worse.

Prepare yourselves.

I haven’t read a single book. Since the 2nd of August. I had started that book in May.

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RIGHT?! Me too, Jen. Me too.

I DON’T WHAT HAPPENED. Should I make this apology worse by blaming it on GIGANTIC reading slump? Can reading slumps even last that long? A WHOLE SEASON?

But the break was needed. Really.

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Yeah, sure maybe not a whole season. But now I’m back on my feet and on the roll, and cherish reading more than I have for a very long time. I felt like I had just woken up to find that I’m best friends with Jennifer Lawrence. It’s that crazy. Rather than looking at my TBR pile with my overworked and tired eyes, I NOW LOOK AT THEM LIIIIIKE

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I drooooool over them…

And guess who decided to pick the hella hyped Throne of Glass?

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Ah, yeah that would be me

Just. Ugh. WELL DESERVED HYPE IS ALL I CAN SAY. WELL DESERVED HYPE.


SO, WHAT’S THE LONGEST TIME YOU HAVEN’T PICKED UP A BOOK? WHAT DID YOU READ THIS SUMMER THAT YOU’D WANT TO RECOMMEND? IGNORING THE FACT I HAVE OVER 80+ BOOKS IN MY TBR, BUT WHATEVERRR. I’M STILL OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS 🙂 Happy reading!
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July Wrap-up & August TBR

JULY WRAP-UP:

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TOTAL BOOKS: 3                  TOTAL PAGES: 982


More Than This

MY RATING: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS
GOODREADS RATING: 4.05

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

MY RATING: 4 OUT OF 5 STARS
GOODREADS RATING: 3.96

Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery (Rat Queens Vol. 1: 1-5)

MY RATING: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS
GOODREADS RATING: 4.28

WHERE DID YOU GET THE CONFIDENCE TO POST SUCH A TERRIBLE WRAP-UP, I HEAR YOU ASK. Guys, I’ve been in such a reading slump – it’s crazy. CRAZY FRUSTRATING. If August isn’t any better, i’m pretty sure i should see someone about it. I’m so annoyed at myself for not taking this summer as an advantage to read whatever i can get my hands on since i’m pretty sure the last year of secondary school is going to be hectic with GCSE’s and whatever.

In a week i’ll be on a plane to Algeria and the thing is, i don’t whether being abroad will increase the amounts of books i’ll read, or decrease it (if it can even decrease any lower)

I had three, only THREE books on my TBR last month and i still managed to read two completely different books and a graphic novel. (Like, what is wrong with me?!) I’m the biggest mood reader. Ever. This months TBR will be longer (because that makes a lot of sense?!) for the reason that a larger TBR might be the motivation i need to read more. Might. Wish me luck! 


AUGUST TBR:

Yes Please


The Girl with All the Gifts


The Alchemist


World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)

End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3)


Before I Go To Sleep


An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter, #6)

Book Review: We Were Liars

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart  

I highly recommend you don’t read this review, or any review on this book if you are planning to pick this up (which you should do, so, so, so much). The only productive thing i, or anyone can say would be that you need to read it. It’s the kind of book that only works with no expectations at all. So only carry on reading this if you’ve read We Were Liars or you’re happy to ruin the chance of this book from being a 5 star read to a 3. 🙂

(this will still be a very spoiler free review)

We Were Liars

Wow, wow, wow. This book left me mind-blowwwwwn. I found it impossible to put down and read it all in one sitting. 5 out of 5 stars! Quick warning: This book is a liar. It crushes souls and severely destroys hearts. There will be tears. And you must be willing to have to scrape your chin off the floor. With a forklift. Hell yes, it’s that incredible.

If you’re familiar with my reviews, you know that this is the part where i leave a summary of the book to give you an idea of what it’s about before i start gushing, but i believe We Were Liars is the kind of book you should plunge in, not knowing much. Even GoodReads understands – Here’s their summary:


We are the Liars.

We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.

We are cracked and broken.

A story of love and romance.

A tale of tragedy.

Which are lies?

Which is truth?

You decide


I love that the book encompasses a family tree. I found myself flicking back to it, multiple times. The writing was beautiful and haunting and the need for answers drives you insane. This is not a character-driven novel. The brightness of the story outshines everything.

This will be a short review since i urge you to go into this as blind as you can. DON’T LET ANYONE SPOIL YOU. If someone asks me whats the ending, i will lie.

From the mixed reviews I’ve seen, you either love or hate this book. There’s no in between. For me, i saw more negative reviews so my expectations were so lowww, and this book was just woah. After i finished it, I immediately re-read it, tabbing the hell out of it. If you follow me on Instagram on ManyReads, you know i nearly tabbed every single amazing sentence. You just won’t everrrrrr see that twist coming.

Such a terribly beautiful read. 

Do not accept an evil you can change.

Check out We Were Liars on goodreads!

JUNE WRAP-UP & JULY TBR

June Wrap-Up:
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Total books: 7                   Total pages: 2329

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.06

Check out my review!


Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.03

We Were Liars

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 3.87

Check out my review!


Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Gooreads rating: 4.31

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Gooreads rating: 4.26

Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Gooreads rating: 4.47

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Gooreads rating: 4.34

Woah, an all-5-star-rated reading month. NOT THAT I’M COMPLAINING. I surprisingly had a good reading month despite my horrible reading-slump. I hate that i’d abandoned my blog (so, so, so, sorry guys!) I feel like i betrayed you guys or something ughh i don’t know what was wrong with me. Honestly, i was in a reading slump for the majority of June despite reading 7 books. I’ll try to make it up by actually reviewing the books i read. I only reviewed Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour so comment what you really want me to review and i’ll make sure to post it asap! And i was thinking of doing a July favorites at the end of this month, what do you guys think of that?? 

I COMPLETELY failed my June TBR. I only managed to read 1 book on it, which was A&R. Buy hey, I did warn you guys! That’s why this months TBR will be much smaller! Especially since July will consist of a lot of holiday shopping 😉


JULY TBR:

Ready Player One


World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)


End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3)

Book Review: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

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Absolutely loooooved this book! It was a cute contemporary with a deeper meaning hidden in there. This is my first Morgan Matson book and ugh, god i loved it. 5 out of 5 stars. 

When Amy’s mum moves from California to Connecticut, Amy is responsible to get the car all the way there but after the sudden death of her father in a car accident, Roger will be the one behind the wheel. Roger is a family friend, happy to drive Amy all the way to Connecticut. On their journey, they meet new people, visit diners and motels, travel on the Loneliest Road in America AND SO MUCH MORE – it’s great. 

There was a lot of self discovery in this book and A LOT of American discovery going on and i loved it as someone who lives in England. It dealt with a dream of mine which is to do a road trip across America. It gives you the urge to go out, explore and to just go on a epic adventure. I just want to grab a car and go road trip with Amy & Roger. This book was so fun to read! I literally felt i was on the journey with them. The over all focus however, is on how families struggle and cope with loss. 

You meet a lot of characters and i loved every single one of them. The character development and how the relationship built between Amy and Roger was great but i think the romance lacked and came in a little late. Other than that I LOVED EVERYTHING – the travel journal entries, the super cool playlists, the related quotes at the beginning of each chapter, the menus, receipts, photos and all the other added little extras. It just made it all feel so real. It had just the right amount of humor and emotion. Ughhh, just pick it up guys.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND OK. It’s a great, cute and quick summer read. Can’t wait to read more of Morgan Matson’s stuff!

The best discoveries always happened to the people who weren’t looking for it. Columbus and America. Pinzon, who stumbled on Brazil while looking for the West Indies. Stanley happening on Victoria Falls. And you. Amy Curry, when I was least expecting her.

Check out Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour on goodreads! 

Quick post: Little bookhaul 

Ok, so I’ve been in the biggest reading slump and ditched everything book related – blogging, goodreads etc. Ughhh send help! 

I went to Foyles yesterday planning to only buy Ready Player One after giving in to the hype surrounding it but I ended up leaving with two more books with ACOTAR signed so that’s exciting🎉

Let me know which one you think I should read asap😌❤️

   

Quick Post: Update

Hey guys, massive sorry for the lack of post. I don’t know what happened to me, I’d gotten into another reading slump which affected my care for blogging. But I’m back, and I’ve finished 2 excellent books. Reviews will be up soon! 

And guys, I’m finally back on Instagram! Follow me on ‘ManyReads’ or just leave your username below 😀