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Diversity Spotlight Thursday – 1st September

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So, I’m back for another Diversity Spotlight Thursday!
The main point is to share books that are diverse and also from diverse authors. I myself don’t read many diverse books but I am trying to read more! So please if you did this meme comment so I can see what you recommend! All you have to do for this meme is share a book for each of the three categories! For the full announcement please check out Aimal’s post.

Let’s get started

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I rated this book a 3, I did really enjoy it, it just wasn’t for me. I love action filled books and this was a bit slow for my liking, but I did enjoy it.

I have a review for this book on my blog, you can find it here.

Goodreads Synopsis:
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

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Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

I really enjoyed Nina LaCours and David Levithan’s You Know Me Well so I want to read more from both of these Authors!

Goodreads Synopsis:
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.

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The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

I want to read some diverse books that are based on culture, not just LGBT. So when I saw this I thought I would definitely have to check it out.

This book is set to release October 4th 2016.

Goodreads Synopsis:
Charles Wang is mad at America. A brash, lovable immigrant businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, he’s just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to get his kids safely stowed away so that he can go to China and attempt to reclaim his family’s ancestral lands—and his pride.

Charles pulls Andrew, his aspiring comedian son, and Grace, his style-obsessed daughter, out of schools he can no longer afford. Together with their stepmother, Barbra, they embark on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. But with his son waylaid by a temptress in New Orleans, his wife ready to defect for a set of 1,000-thread-count sheets, and an epic smash-up in North Carolina, Charles may have to choose between the old world and the new, between keeping his family intact and finally fulfilling his dream of starting anew in China.

Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America—and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could.


Let me know if you have read any of these books or if they are on your TBR!

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Top 5 Wednesday – 31st August

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This Meme is hosted by Thoughts On Tomes and the prompts can be found on Goodreads

This week’s prompt is Books You Will Never Read


Fifty Shaded of Grey by E L James, The Fault in our stars by John Green and Twilight by Stephanie Meyer are books that don’t interest me.

The Game of Thrones, I started reading, I got about 3/4 of the way through and I was not enjoying it at all.. So this is a whole series I will never read.

The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham, my mum read this book and told me about it and she didn’t like it and by what she said I don’t think I would enjoy it either!


So, this isn’t exactly Top 5, it’s just 5 of the books I will never read that came to mind.

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday – 25th August

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This is a new meme that was created by Bookshelves and Paperbacks. I thought this meme was really awesome. The main point is to share books that are diverse and also from diverse authors. I myself don’t read many diverse books but I am trying to read more! So please if you did this meme comment so I can see what you recommend! All you have to do for this meme is share a book for each of the three categories! For the full announcement please check out Aimal’s

All you have to do for this meme is share a book for each of the three categories! For the full announcement please check out Aimal’s Announcement post.

Let’s get started!

Don’t worry, there isn’t any more information on the books here than on the back of them or on the goodreads synopsis. So there is hopefully no spoilers.

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You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan 

I really enjoyed this book and it was the first book I had ever read that was about homosexual couples. This book’s two main characters are Mark and Kate. They go to the same school but don’t really know each other until one night during Pride Week in San Fransisco. Mark is in love with his best friend Mark, who may or may not feel the same way and Kate has just run away from meeting a girl she has been in love with from afar!

I absolutely loved the message this book had and how fast paced it was! I have a full review on my blog, you can find it here.

 

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (You could really put the whole series here).
I will be starting this book sometime this week or next as it’s on my TBR for the #ReadThemAllThon so I’m including it now before I read it.
I have watched the TV show on Netflix so I know that there is a gay romance in this book and I absolutely loved it in the TV show!
I really don’t think this book needs an explanation as it’s so popular!
I’ve been wanting to read this series for a long time and that want defiantly increased after I watched the TV show. Let me know if the TV show is actually like the book because I don’t really know anyone that has watched it and read the books but I heard the Movie was nothing like the book?

Let me know if the TV show is actually like the book because I don’t really know anyone that has watched it and read the books but I heard the Movie was nothing like the book?

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First of all, can we look at this cover! It’s gorgeous!
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
According to Goodreads this book is set to release November 1st
This is what I get from what I have read of the synopsis on Goodreads.
It’s based on a girl named Natasha who is a very factual based person and doesn’t believe in fate and destiny until she meets this boy in New York city and falls in love. The catch is she is 12 hours away from her family and herself being deported to Jamaica. Daniel has also never been a dreamer until he meets Natasha and now believes that fate has something in store for them.
This book sounds so interesting and I have never read a book that involves anyone being deported. So this will hopefully be an interesting and eye-opening read.

You can expect to see another post like this next Thursday as I think I will defiantly continue this meme! Let me know if you have read any of these books and let me know what you thought!

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Top 5 Wednesday – 24th August

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So this is my first Top 5 Wednesday and the first meme I’m participating in. This Meme is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes and the prompts for each week can be found on Goodreads.

This week’s prompt is Book You Want to Read Before the End of the Year. Some of these will be finishing series’s rather than just a single book.


  1. Finish Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins. I have read Anna and the French Kiss but I want to read Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After. I really enjoyed the first book and loved the writing style!
  2. Finish the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater. I have read The Raven Boys but I am yet to read The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King. I really loved The Raven Boys, it was so different from anything I have ever read!
  3. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I will be starting this book probably tonight or tomorrow! I have heard so many good things about this book and the style of the book is very intriguing and I find it interesting that it’s not just paragraph after paragraph, they included other methods within the book.
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  4. Nevernight by  Jay Kristoff! Another book I have heard tonnes about! I find the concept of the book so intriguing and interesting and I haven’t heard of anything similar to it. There probably is, but I haven’t heard about it.
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  5. Lastly, I want to read the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab. So far only A Darker Shade of Magic and A Gathering of Shadows have been released and A Conjuring of Light is meant to be out in 2017.  I love fantasy books and a book about a magician who can skip between worlds. Sounds awesome to me!

Comment if you do this meme so I can check it out!

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