Here is an overview for the month of July and my TBR for August. From the beginning of July, I had accepted that I would not be reading a lot of books this month, taking into account that I had my midterms from 10th to 18th. And foolish me, I had decided to do the Hobonichi Challenge for July. My brain was probably on overdrive trying to balance out my priorities. I mostly just randomly browse books and pick something that sounds interesting or looks glorious. TBR lists intimidate me, to be honest. Nevertheless, this time I am going to make a specific TBR list for August. I hope that this will be a productive month in terms of reading books! 😀
Plot twists can only go two ways. Either they can resolve a conflict or they cause even more conflict. Here is my list of plot twists I did not see coming AT ALL among the books that I read recently.
Jane Austen’s works are perhaps, my favorite among the classics genre. I loved reading all of her six published works. Persuasion is my favorite closely followed by Pride and Prejudice. I love diving into her world of courtships, dances and balls and the times, which I can only read about now. Her work have a pretty-wicked sense of wit and humor that just suit my taste.
I am not the kind of person who gives up on a book easily. No matter what happens, I try my best to finish a book that I have started so, I had never thought of a DNF list. However now that I think about it there have been some books slowly creeping into my list of books that I gave up on.
I admit, I cry pretty easily when it comes to books and movies. But here are some of the many MANY memorable UGLY cries.
Rizzoli and Isles is a crime fiction/ thriller series with eleven published book and two short stories to this date by author Tess Gerritsen. These books feature Boston Police Department's Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles. I got to read this series almost like a read-a-thon, so by the time I was thinking of reviewing them in detail I was halfway through the series. So here is a thank you letter to the entire series.
Four years have passed since the Dark War and the then twelve-year-old children- Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn have been forced to grow up faster as both their parents were killed during the war. Julian and Emma are parabatai. A sacred bond between shadowhunters, forbidden to fall in love. Dead bodies start to turn up around the city bearing strange marks. They try to follow the leads and try to crack the mystery forming a potentially disastrous alliance with the fae.