July TBR

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Hello hello hellooo!

God, things have been crazy lately. It's already a few weeks into July and I'm just posting my TBR for the month. How typical. What have you all been up to lately?! I spent the first bit of this month with my boyfriend here in Florida which was so much fun. I can't wait for our vacay together in August!! 

You may remember that this year, I set a goal for myself to read 50 books which I've been keeping track of on Goodreads. Well, now I'm about halfway through the year and my Reading Challenge tracker has recently informed me that I'm three books behind schedule... I've gotta quickly get back on track with my reading!

So, without further ado, here are the books that I'll be reading in July...

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan - Rachel is an average American-born Chinese woman, working as a professor at NYU when she meets Nick Young. But when he invites her to his best friend's wedding back home in Singapore, where she's introduced to his uber rich and very judgmental family, Rachel's life gets flipped upside down. I'm sure a lot of you have heard the buzz surrounding this book, especially now that it's coming out as a film next month! This book has been on my TBR since last year and now I've got all the more reason to bump it up on my list!

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn - This is another book that's been getting a lot of attention as of late. You may recognize Gillian Flynn as the author of the highly successful novel, 'Gone Girl' which was made into a movie awhile back. 'Sharp Objects' was actually her debut novel, which is about a woman who has to return to her small hometown to cover the deaths of two young girls, all the while fighting the demons that she's been trying to escape ever since she left home the first time. I'm not usually big on thrillers, but for this, I thought 'why not'!  

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - I'm so eager to get started on reading this book. Young adults novels often get a lot of criticism for not being 'heavy enough'. But this is a definite exception to that judgment. It's all about a sixteen year old girl who witnesses the murder of her childhood best friend by the hands of a police officer. The novel tackles crucial topics such as racism and police brutality, which are so important to talk about - especially among teens. It's a great conversation starter and I'm eager to read it! (It also has a whopping 4.56 star rating on Goodreads).

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory - I've been binge-watching Reign for the past month and I've also recently enrolled in a Tudor/Stuart era course at uni, so it's safe to say that I'm currently in the midst of a major Tudor obsession. So when I saw this bad boy at Indigo, it was an easy impulse buy. 'The Last Tudor' is a historical fiction all about Lady Jane Grey, the 'Nine Days' Queen' of England, and her sister, Katherine. I know that Philippa Gregory's books have faced a lot of criticism in the past, so I'm very interested to see what I think of this! 

Talk to you all very, very soon!

Felicia x

January TBR

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Hello everyone! As you may remember from my 2017 Goals post, this year I've set myself a goal to read a whopping total of fifty books. Which means I gotta act quick and start reading! Since I've got a lot of reading to do this year, I thought I'd keep you up-to-date with my reading. At the start of every month, I'm going to post my monthly TBR list and then at the end of every month, I'll review the books I read for you all! With that said, here are the books I will be reading for the month of January...

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The Girls by Emma Cline ~ For awhile, I have been intrigued by this Manson-esque novel. I'm so thrilled to get to finally dive in and see if it lives up to the hype as well as the expectations I have for it!

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding ~ I cannot explain how long I have wanted to read this novel. So many times I've wanted to start to read Bridget Jones's Diary, but things have gotten in the way (i.e. it's not been in stock, other books came in the way, Christmas, etc...). I finally picked it up and I can't wait to give it a go.

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella ~ I've heard a lot of good things about this book, and have always wanted to read a book by Kinsella, so I thought I'd start here!

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes ~ I've had a few hits and a few misses with Jojo Moyes, but Paris for One seems to be pretty promising. I hope I'm not let down with this one!

Felicia x