If you haven't already head to my booktube where I'll be talking about my 2018 TBR and reading challenge📚
I'm finding January a slow month for me, I'm struggling to get into the reading head space😑
QOTD: does anyone else struggle to read during January?? #booktube#whatimreading#tbr
@Regranned from @bookish.cats - "I believed I could only be great if I were curious enough to seek greatness."
Binti is a sixteen year-old Himba girl, who is known as a talented harmonizer. She is also the first of her people ever to be offered a place at the Oomza University, the most prestigious university in the galaxy. But to fulfill her biggest dream she is forced to go against her family wishes.
Used to feel like an outsider even among her own people, Binti is pleasantly surprised to find that the ship is full of aspiring scholars with same interests. She meets a lot of wonderful people and makes plenty of friends. For the first time in her life she feels like she belongs.
Sadly her happiness is short-lived, as their ship is attacked by the Meduse, vile alien race that hold a grudge against Oomza University, and all of her friends are killed right before her eyes, leaving Binti and the pilot the sole survivors on the vessel.
What is the reason behind this carnage? Why Binti wasn't murdered? And most importantly, whould she survive this trip to Oomza University and fulfill her dream?
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor is a well-written and thrilling futuristic novella full of suspense and unexpected twists. The central theme of this story is misunderstandings and prejudices caused mainly by lack of communication among different races.
Action-packed and fast paced, this story gripped my attention from the very first pages and didn't let me go until the end. And even though I was quite busy lately, due to its small size I was able to finish Binti in one sitting. So I definitely recommend it to those who are short of time, but want to read something exciting.
I wish that the settings were more prominent and some aspects of their lives and some of mentioned technologies, like astrolabes for example, were explained more clearly. Also the ending was a little abrupt for my liking, but maybe it's just me.
All in all, this was a good and exciting read, and I'm definitely going to read the next part of this series.
How do you organize your TBR Shelf??? In my latest video I show you how i organize mine or rather the chaotic mess that is mine and I also show you all of my TBR books!!! As of right now I have 54 books on my shelf that I haven't read!! 😱😱 My goal is to get it down to 25 by July!!! Here's to hoping!! #bookstagram
@Regranned from @jubileejen - Happy Book Birthday to Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (4/5⭐️)
The third installment in the series, this book takes us back to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. But this time, we have a different main character, Cora, who has just arrived and travelled to a water world. One day, Rini falls from the sky into the turtle pond looking for her mother Sumi, but her mother was murdered. And now Rini is slowly disappearing. So Cora and her friends (including characters from the first book!) travel to the Halls of the Dead and Confection to save Sumi and Rini.
This is a short novella, and McGuire crams a lot into a short space! The book was very plot driven, but there were some nice moments with the characters. Cora is fat, and it was nice to see how realistic her thoughts and actions were. This book also had a disabled character and some racial diversity. There was also more information about the various worlds and some cameos by other characters!
Overall this series continues to be so fun to read, and the worlds so fun to explore. I hope we get more books in this series so I can spend more time with these characters.
My physical TBR shelf.
Finally moved all my books around so that the books I haven't read are all on one shelf. And you know what? It's not that bad! Only 44 books. My husband keeps complaining that I have too many unread books, but this isn't bad compared to my Kindle 😂
Every month, my husband is going to choose one book from my physical TBR for me to read. Hopefully that'll keep him happy lol Until I buy more books and add to it #IDontHaveAProblem 📚
@Regranned from @ceceliareads - my family told me over the holidays that i’m hard to buy books for. 😱 i was aghast. i keep a carefully curated amazon wishlist updated and share the link! what more do they need??! so i didn’t get any books for the holidays (or my birthday!), but i DID get a bunch of gift cards and i used one to get a book i’ve had my eye on for a while: ALL SYSTEMS RED by martha wells. my coworkers were very curious about this one, and the words ‘murder robot’ inspired some laughter and interest. i’m looking forward to diving into it this weekend. what is next on your to read list?
Eigentlich wollte ich nur zwei oder drei Bücher raussuchen, die ich in nächster Zeit lesen möchte, aber dann ist es doch dieser ganze Stapel geworden, weil ich mich nicht entscheiden konnte. Am liebsten würde ich alle jetzt sofort anfangen und lesen, aber da das logischerweise nicht möglich ist werde ich erstmal versuchen meine angefangenen Bücher zu beenden. 😅
Wem geht’s auch immer so? Auswahl zu haben ist toll, aber es ist auch... nun ja, es heißt ja nicht umsonst die Qual der Wahl. 😂
🇬🇧 After finishing Furyborn this morning I just wanted to choose two or maybe three books that I want to read next but I came up with this pile of books because I just couldn’t choose a few. I want to read all of these books like, right now. But because that’s not possible I will try to finish books I’ve already started first. 😅
Who has the same problems as me? It’s great to have a big TBR because your options are not so limited but also... it’s hard, isn’t it? 😂
#Goodreads#AddItToday#ComingSoon#TBRShelf ~ Blind Devotion ~
Alina Winthrop's only focus is her career as a lawyer at her father’s firm. She has goals to one day takeover, helping countless people when the reins are passed down to her, but there’s a catch. She has to go along with everything her father wants, including marrying a man of his choosing. However, the moment she meets a cocky and intrusive stranger, all bets are off.
Maxton Colter packed up and left his life in California for an opportunity to work at the largest law firm on the East Coast. A new bachelor, he is steadfast in his goal to remain single. Until he sets eyes on a feisty blonde who suddenly has him second-guessing everything.
Like everyone else on the planet I’m devoting my year to my “To be read” shelf. Shelf is a strong word... while living that apartment life I can’t have any nice built in shelves and I honestly have too many books for your standard shelving that doesn’t require being bolted into a wall... so as a result my books are stacked haphazardly against a wall so as to make it a terrifying game of Jenga every time you want to pull something from the bottom. As a result i spent my New Year’s Eve not partying, not being kissed, but writing down every book in my collection I haven’t read or that I have started and haven’t finished... and yikes... I was in denial... but that ends now. No new reads until I finish the books on the list.
Well maybe a couple new reads...
Trying different ways to organize my bookshelf.
First picture - Read (top 3 shelves) and Tbr (bottom 2 and a half) with series together and hardbacks together and paperbacks together.
Second picture - Alphabetical by authors last name
Third picture - Rainbow.
I think I'll choose the first picture. How do you yours?
This is the first book on my current #tbr shelf! Having taken a small book hiatus in early adulthood, I feel like there are so many YA and fantasy novels I need to “catch up” on! @peruseproject has mentioned #adarkershadeofmagic so many times in her videos, I just had to pick it up from the library.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I'm currently playing catch up with #theunreadshelfproject2018
The goal of the project is to end 2018 with less TBR books than you began with.
The first thing I did was move ALL of my TBRs to a separate bookcase. I walk by this bookcase everyday, hopefully this will keep me focused on my new books.
# of TBRs: 22
I’m a day behind with my photo challenge prompts... this week has been crazy, so I haven’t been able to do my usual of taking several pictures in advance. •
Is anyone else out there participating in #theunreadshelfproject2018 ? I totally thought I had maybe 50-ish books that were unread, many of which I had on my mental pile of books to read this year. And since I read 97 books last year, I could totally read my unread books and buy new ones. Oy, I was way off with my guesstimate for my unread books. After finding a couple more books today that were on my Goodreads “want to read” shelf, but not actually on my “tbr-shelf” on there, my grand total is 136. *takes a deep breath* I know I’m going to need to purge some of these books, but the books hoarder in me just doesn’t want to let go! #sendhelp •
One of my goals this year is to read the books I buy within the first month of buying them. And not to buy the sequels until I’ve actually read the ones I have (and really enjoyed them!). •
#allthebooksjan - day 4 bookish goals and resolutions
In an ancient Jorian temple, Jaqi faces John Starfire, the new ruler of the Empire. He has set all the worlds aflame in his quest to destroy humankind. Jaqi has sworn to stop him. Problem is, Jaqi isn't much of a fighter....
"All of Kat's research - the years of university, the expensive textbooks on physics and sociology, the debt she'll never in the holy half-life of uranium pay back, the blood, sweat, and tears - has come down to making elephants glow in the goddamned dark." - @bo_bolander, THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING
"Kill then with your success and bury them with a smile."
Basically my motto with dealing with people who make me feel like shit! I swear I need to be more positive in 2018 😅! 2017 was one of those years where you don't know if you hate or love it, but unfortunately all the bad shit out "shines" the positive stuff and you decide to hate it 💁🏻😕. I've had so many great things happen this year, like some pretty cool stuff, but shit went down as quickly as they went up! I'm not going to miss this year at all! I'm looking forward to the new year. I want to take chances, learn from my mistakes (and not just say it but actually do it). I want to be proud of the person I'm becoming. A lot of stuff is going to happen and I'm going to try to welcome it with open arms. Oof. I could go on but I'll probably bore you to sleep! Eep! Also Happy New Year to those of you who have already entered it. I'm still waiting five more hours over here 😭.
I rearranged my books again a few weeks ago and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I put all the books I didn't on the bottom shelf of the left bookcase cause why not 😅!
What are you most looking forward to in the New Year?