Top Ten Tuesday #6: The Best of 2015’s Reads

booksTop Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, it was created because of their love of lists and all things bookish. There are different lists every week and you can check out the topics on their website, they post some of them beforehand.


We’re only 2 weeks (give or take) away from a new year and a fresh start. To commemorate, this week’s topic is all about the books of 2015. Be it released in 2015 or not. I’m going with the top ten books I’ve read this year, regardless of the publication dates.

On with it…

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

47292_TheNaturals.inddThis is a book you should catch if you want a break from Paranormal YA. This is the first YA book I’ve read that takes on an FBI theme. This book will make you get into people’s heads and think like a killer. In other words, profiling, which can be creepy at times and  interesting at others.

Fans of Criminal Minds, take my word for it: this is a must read.


 

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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I don’t think this book requires much introduction, if any.

All I can say if you haven’t read it, then do so with a warning that the ending will leave you unsettled for a long, long time.

 

 


Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes

22046607.jpgThis is the third book in the Falling Kingdoms series and by far the best. It has left me eagerly awaiting it’s sequel, Frozen Tides.

Funny story: I was checking on Goodreads for Gathering Darkness’ info, so I thought I’d check Frozen Tides’ release date while I’m at it. When I saw the date I was like “Ahhhh!!! Oh my God!”, really loud and my mom who was reading on the couch beside me fell over backwards on it and went “what the hell?!!”. You should have been here to see it, priceless I tell you.

FROZEN TIDES RELEASES TODAY OMG OMG OMG


Between Now and Never by Laura Johnston

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

16059492I have so many fond memories of this book, from reading it to fangirling with other readers over it. I couldn’t think straight by the end of this book.

 

 

 


Anya and the Shy Guy by Suze Winegardner

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If you’ve read my review of this book you’ll know exactly how much I enjoyed it.

 

 

 


Splintered by AG Howard

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A whimsical, magical take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Review here.


 

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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Hands down my favorite read this year. I’m just not too happy about the ending, basically because I have to wait half year for answers.

 

 

 


So, that’s it! I am aware that that’s only 8 books but those are the books I feel are really the highlight of the year. Due to exams I only managed to read 50+ books and the books I feel will really blow me away I have yet to read. But now, hehehe, now I can read them. 😀

Have you read any of these books? Did any of them make it on your Top Ten Tuesday this week? Talk to me in the comments! Also, include a link to your TTT so I can check it out. Have a bookish day! ❤

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Big Bad Wolf 2015 Book Haul

Hi guys! As promised in my last post here’s the book haul, but first, some shots of the book fair and whatnot.

Here are the preview passes my mom and I got:

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A collage of the fair:

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I’m not sure if you can tell by the photos but trust me when I say it’s HUGE. Like, lose your mom in the mall huge.

Thankfully, on both days that I went the books were all very organized. Therefore, it only took me 6, maybe 7 hours to pick up a total of 119 books.

Now for the good part. Bring out the books!!

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My loot from the preview day.

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Second day’s steals.

To sum it up:

Yep, all 119 of them right there.

The highlights:

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If you’re curious I spent approximately RM 1200 on those books. Now I’m going to practice being a good little bookworm and stay away from all money-zapping activities. Book shopping, amongst others.

THE END!!!


If you’re reading this, thanks for making it through all the photos and I hope this post inspired some jealousy in you. Just kidding. I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe added a few books to your TBR. Because, why not?

NOTE:

I’ve been thinking of hosting a read-along for some of those books up there. Because I’m FREE and reading can be more fun when done with other readers, compared to reading and discussing with myself.

I’m currently torn between these choices:

  • The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Not part of the haul)
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (so we can all cry together)
  • Zodiac by Romina Russell
  • Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
  • The Nick Chronicles by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Anything else in my haul that you have in your TBR and want to take on together? Also, whatever read-along I’m hosting, I’ll need someone to do it with me. So I’m looking for a co-host, maybe two? If you’re willing, of course. 🙂

Let me know in the comments what book you’re interested in and if you’d like to host with me. Not to forget, your thoughts on my book haul, please. Happy reading! ❤

P.S. Thank you for the lovely comments yesterday! I’ll respond to them as soon as I’ve had my shower and dinner. 🙂

I’m Back!!!

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Hell0 lovelies!! I am so excited to be back on my blog and to be writing this post! On the outside I’m just sitting down in front of my laptop and typing away; on the inside I’m hopping around like a bunny given fresh carrots!

So much has happened since my last post and I am eager to share it with you all, so read on…

  • SPM finished

SPM is the final exam a high school student in Malaysia sits for. It goes on for a month give or take and it is such a relief to be finally done with it. Goodbye exam stress; goodbye last minute revision and goodbye cramming 5 years worth of education into one month of exams. Adios!

Hell0 blog; hello bloggers; hello books; hello TV and hello college planning!

  • Prom

Three friends and I successfully planned and executed Senior Prom 2K15. It was all very last minute and a lot of work but the outcome was worth it.

The people who made it happen! (I’m the one in the peach dress on the left)

Girl power!

I almost kissed a girl…

I slow danced … AND IT IS NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS ON TV GUYS

I let it go and danced to a bunch of EDM. It was more awkward flailing to be honest. No photos of that, sorry!

I was also reunited with an old friend… and lucky enough to make a new one who is a bookworm!

Here’s the Prom King and Queen:

Here’s a group photo:

I seriously do not have a clue what that guy was doing on the floor.

Overall, it was a fun and memorable way to wrap up five years of high school.

  • Big Bad Wolf book fair

My mom and I each got a preview pass to the Big Bad Wolf book fair and that meant entrance to the fair a day before it officially opened to public! And the best part about it is I got 95 books out of it!

I went on the second day and got an additional 24 books. So, it’s a total of 119 books in a single fair. As expected, a book haul is due and you wont have to wait long because tomorrow is the day! The day I post the book haul, I mean…

  • 350 followers!!

About an hour or two ago I found out that I’ve reached 350 followers and it means so much to me. I honestly thought after months of inactivity my follower count wasn’t going anywhere and that bloggers would have forgotten all about me and my blog.

What I find even more astounding is that you people are still tagging me in tags and nominating me in awards. Thank you for staying faithful and patiently awaiting my return.

I LOVE YOU!!!


I am psyched to get back to reading novels and not school books! So far, I have read Let It Snow by various authors, Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon and just finished with Unbreakable by Kami Garcia and I’ll probably start with the sequel tonight. You can expect a book haul tomorrow and a review or tag the day after. Basically, me making up for lost time. Hugs! ❤

P.S. It feels great to be back!