Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Didn’t Get To In 2018

Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey @GingerReadsLaineyand she has passed down the torch to Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. For more information and for future topics you can check out the goodreads group.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

I feel like this book has been sitting on my bookshelves for years, and every January I tell myself that this is going to be the year I read the goldfinch and every December I realise I didn’t read one bit of it. Maybe 2019 will be the year? Cheers to that!

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

I got this book for Christmas last year, and I REALLY wanted to read it as I love Pillars of the Earth and Ken Follett books in general. As it turns out, I didn’t have a chance to start it, and one of the reasons is obviously that the book is huge and I cannot carry it around with me. Hopefully, I manage to do that next year!

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

I bought this really gorgeous of Peter Pan a few years ago at a bookfair and have been meaning to read it ever since, as I never actually read the story of Peter Pan and his lost boys. Unfortunately, 2018 wasn’t the year it seems. Unlike the two book I just mentioned, Peter Pan is not a huge, enormous book so I have higher hopes that I will actually manage to read it soon.

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

I really wanted to get this one as soon as it was released, and basically binge read it, because Vicious was so great, and I’m still eager to know what will happen next. In the end, that just didn’t happen, but it doesn’t mean I don’t want to know what happens next, because trust me I do! (No spoilers though!)

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

And last but not least, The Vegetarian is another book that has been sitting on my TBR for a long time, I even bought a gorgeous copy of it when I was in Brussels, and yet I still haven’t read it. If you remember that insane bookhaul video I did back in March or April, The Vegetarian was part of it and I still haven’t read it. So again, hopefully that’s a book I will get to read in 2019!

And sadly, the list of books I wish I’d read in 2018 doesn’t end here…

That’s it for my last Top 5 Wednesday of 2018! I honestly can’t believe the year is alredy coming to an end. As for this bookish meme, I’ve done it for about two months now, and I really enjoy it so far. It helps me be more active on this blog, and I missed it! I think I’ll keep doing it for a while, and we shall see what happens in the year to come!


Top 5 Wednesday: Most Anticipated 2019 Releases

Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey @GingerReadsLaineyand she has passed down the torch to Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. For more information and for future topics you can check out the goodreads group.

1. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

A companion novel to When Dimple Met Rishi, count me in! I’ve been waiting for this ever since I learnt it was going to happen. I didn’t love Sandhya Menon’s second book as much as I loved the first, but I’m hoping that I will love this one, and the premise seems really promising!

2. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give was a book I will never forget and I cannot wait to read something new by Angie Thomas.

3. Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

I heard that this book was going to be about studying and college and going abroad, and as a former exchange student I would LOVE to read about this kind of experience. I’ve also been looking for more books in a college setting so this might be exacty what I needed.

4. Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

I never thought Carry On would get a sequel but now that I know it’s getting one, I need it asap! It feels like forever since I last read a Rainbow Rowell book, and I can’t wait.

5. The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

I was scrolling through a list of 2019 releases to write this post, and I found out that not only is Ashley Poston going to release another book, but it’s set in the same universe as Geekerella, which means I definitely have to get my hands on it as soon as it will be released. It’s also a retelling of “The Prince and the Pauper” and I’m always looking for new retellings to read, so that’s perfect.

2019 is already so close, I can’t believe it. It also seems like it’s going to be a great year in terms of new releases, and I have to admit I’m really excited for these books! How about you, what 2019 are you waiting for?

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have an amazing day!

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want To Read Before 2019

Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey @GingerReadsLainey and she has passed down the torch to Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. For more information and for future topics you can check out the goodreads group.

This is actually my first time doing a Top 5 Wednesday, but the topic really inspired me so I decided to give it a go! I haven’t done a TBR list of any sort in a while, so here we go: five books I would like to read before the end of the year. And yes I know it’s Thursday, but I’m trying to be slightly more active on this blog these days, and this seemed like a good idea!

In no particular order:

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

I actually received this one when it was released and I didn’t have the chance to read it yet (I read Our Dark Duet instead…) I heard many great things about it, and hopefully will get to read it soon! Once I finish my current read (A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney) would be a great time to start it actually.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

As soon as I heard that Hank was writing a book, I knew that I had to read it. Since it was released I also heard many great things about it, which made me want to read it even more!

Revenant: The Undead King by Rachel R. Smith

Revevant is the new sequel to the Records of the Ohanzee series by Rachel Smith and I absolutely LOVE this series, so obviously I want to read the new instalment. It’s just that, you know what they say, so many books, so little time. But hopefully I get to read that one before the end of the year!

Lions Can Always Learn To Roar by Charlotte Anne Hamilton

Adding another sequel to the list! This one follows Lambs Can Always Become Lions, a F/F retelling of Robin Hood which I absolutely loved. For some reason, I still haven’t gotten around to reading that one, but I am really excited about it.

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé

This book is based on real life events; and it deals with witches as well as racism and sexism. I am dying to read it, I heard it was really a masterpiece, and it’s been sitting on my shelves since September, so hopefully I get to read it before 2019!

That’s it for today, five books I really want to read before the end of the year! I hope I actually get the time & chance to do so. And thanks for reading anyways!

So Many Books Getting Released Today??

As I scroll through bookish contents on various social media, I take note of future releases I might be interested in, and add them on my TBR, or preorder them sometimes if I see a sequel to a series of books I like, a book I’ve been anticipating, or simply something that seems right up my alley. And recently, everything I seem to be potentially interested in has been announced for TODAY, and let me tell you I’m really excited because I have preordered the hell out of those books!

First, there’s Vengeful by V. E. Schwab, the sequel to Vicious. I am dying to read it, so of course I preordered that one. Vicious was originally published in 2013, and I read it back in 2016, so this sequel was long awaited! If you want to check out my review, by the way, it’s here.

Then there’s Hank Green’s first book An Absolutely Remarkable Thing which seems right up my alley, for starters because is seems to deal with social media and I love books talking about that, and overall just because it’s Hank Green and he’s fantastic.

And then there’s my latest find, an Alice in Wonderland retelling (and I know I love those) which is called A Blade So Black, by L. L. McKinney. I don’t really know what to expect of that one, but it definitely seems cool, and it’s probably waiting for me on my Kindle by now!

Honorary mention: What if it’s us? by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. I know, I know, this one is not getting released today, but October 9th is still pretty soon, and I felt like this post was the right place to tell you how excited I was about this collaboration!

O.W.L’s Exams Readathon TBR

I found out about this readathon on Literary Wisdom‘s blog and I immediately wanted to give it a try. It’s taking place through the month of April, from the 2nd to the 29th. Basically, it’s a themed readathon with 12 different themes matching the different Hogwarts school subjects and different O.W.L.s that students are taking during their 5th year. If found a book for almost all of the themes, and I will try to read as much as I can, and see how that goes!

Ancient Runes – Read a book with a symbol on the cover

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

Zenith Part 1

Arithmacy – Read a book with a number on the cover or in the title

27 Hours by Tristina Wright

27 Hours (The Nightside Saga, #1)

Astronomy – Read a science – fiction novel

New World: Inferno by Jennifer Wilson

New World Inferno (New World, #3)

Care of Magical Creatures – Read a book that includes magical creatures or features a magical creature on the cover

The Golem and the Djinni by Helen Wecker

The Golem and the Djinni (The Golem and the Djinni #1)

Charms – Read a fantasy novel

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1)

Defence against the dark arts – Book about/featuring secret societies/clubs

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Renegades (Renegades, #1)

Divination – Read a book about prophecies

Wonder Woman, vol.5: Flesh by Brian Azzarello

Wonder Woman, Volume 5: Flesh

Herbology – Read a book with a nature related word in the title

Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Under Rose-Tainted Skies

History of Magic – Read a Historical Fiction book

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Muggle Studies – Read a muggle non-fiction book

Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates

Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism

Potions – Read a book about/with alchemy

I’m going to skip this one because I couldn’t think of anything ~

Transfiguration – Read a book that deals with transfiguration/ shape shifting/ similar theme or a book with a cat on the cover

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1)

Pass Grades:

Outstanding – Sit (and pass) at least 5 O.W.L’s

Exceeds Expections – Sit (and pass) at least 3 O.W.L’s

Acceptable – Sit (and pass) at least 2 O.W.L’s

Fail Grades:

Poor – Sit only one O.W.L

Dreadful – Start but not finish any O.W.L’s

Troll – Don’t show up for your O.W.L’s

I hope I read a few of those, and I will let you know how it went at the end of the month!

July Wrap Up and August TBR

June wrap up:

Berlin Tryiptich by David Wagner ★★★★✩
Flame in the Mist
 by Renee Ahdieh ★★★★✩ (review)
Bright Minds Empty Souls by Jennae Cecelia ★★★★★
Nothing in this world is free, just poetry! by Darren Hobson ★★✩✩✩
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor ★★★★✩

Currently reading:

Crooked Kindgdom by Leigh Bardugo
Arab Queen by Güner Yasemin Balci
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

And I don’t have much else to say but thank you so much if you watched the video and I hope you have a wonderful day ♥