Hi guys! May flew past as a month in lockdown and nothing actually happened at all. On the bright side, I read some awesome books, so I’ll dive into them right away!
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong | You know that feeling you get when a hyped book lives up to the hype? Juliette and Roma were two imperfect, badass wounded souls, the mystery was gripping and the prose beautiful. I’ll recommend this book to everyone, but especially for people who are a sucker for good diverse stories and enemies to lovers romances. My rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 stars, rounded up) You can read my review here!
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal | Now I’m having an internal debate whether this or TVD had the best enemies to lovers romance but I can’t choose. I loved every character, the fantasy-Arabic setting and the wildly unpredictable twists. This would’ve been a perfect book if it didn’t have such a slow start. Another book I’ll recommend wholeheartedly – and a big thanks to Cherry for constantly talking about this one and making me push this to the top of my TBR! My rating: ★★★★☆ (four stars)
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo | I love those ‘destroying the inner monster’ narratives and this book took it quite literally. Also, Nikolai Lantsov with all his sass is the main character. This is also deliciously twisty, and what’s not to like? My only tiny negative is that Nina’s chapters never ‘fit in’ with the rest of the story. I kept waiting for the stories to connect, but they almost never did. My rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5 stars)
What I watched
Star Wars: The Attack of the Clones
I swear Anakin Skywalker doesn’t give a damn about the word subtle when it comes to flirting. Cringe factor: 100%. Also action scenes: 100% so I guess the two make the story neutral.
On my blog
I finally created an email address matching my blog! In hindsight, I should have done that before I created this blog, but the 2020 me somehow managed to forget that tiny, crucial detail. I do not want my personal email getting clogged up with blogging stuff and burying the more important zoom links and question papers and stuff. So if you want to chat with me you can email me at email@example.com where I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
I also created a review policy page mostly because I’m sad I had to decline my first review request😢
I posted five times this month! You can click on the featured images to visit any post.
Around the blogosphere
☀ Naemi discusses books that made her cry and why she loves them!
☀ Ritz celebrates a 100 followers with a ‘reacting to your assumptions about me’ post!
☀ Nehal discusses why she doesn’t read self help books
☀ Ashmita hit a 1000 followers on her blog! She’s such an amazing and kind fellow blogger she deserves it and more!
☀ Birdie shares her anticipated book releases of June which you can also add to your TBR!
☀ Maria @ The Character Study discusses reading classics
☀ Akriti shares Sexist Phrases That Trigger Her Middle Finger which are, gosh, so true!
These days it’s been only two things. Windy, rainy, windy, rainy, windy, rainy. Notice a pattern? My home is in a narrow strip between two tall buildings so the wind speed is extra high (Bernoulli’s principle lol). Everyone uses ‘the wind howled’ as a term but the actual sound of wind is more like a low pitched air raid siren.
A ship caught fire off the coast and dumped roughly 3000 tons of oil into the sea and there’s a lot of videos of fish flipping dead on beaches and and I really, really hope the spill is cleaned quickly before it does more damage to the already fragile marine ecosystem. And we decided to stop buying seafood for at least two years.
On the plus side, my mum signed up for boring lessons in which I teach her physics and chemistry, because now I’m alarmed at my inability to do anything else but procrastinate when it comes to studying😅 Teaching another person helps, though!
My kitten is now four months old and…loud. And she jumps onto anything that moves, which unfortunately also includes our legs.
I celebrated my birthday! Actually, it’s today ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I’m still debating whether or not I should keep monthly TBRs but I’ll just keep a vague list of books I may or may not read next month:
Loveless by Alice Oseman >> I’ve never read an Alice Oseman book before, or a book with asexual representation either. I’m curious to see what this is like.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas >> maybe I won’t get distracted by newer and shinier books this time. I predict four or five stars? Please don’t disappoint me.
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar >> A cute contemporary romance with a Muslim desi main character? I’m so overdue for this.
I used to hate the contemporary genre and now I’m coming to appreciate it more and more…and yeahh that’s only three books but I’ll figure out the rest along the way…at least, I hope so!