TAG #28: Around the World in Books

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Hello guys !

I’m back again with a new tag, this one I’ve been sitting on THIS. WHOLE. YEAR. Wanna know why? Because like a dumbhead I realized the books I read weren’t set in a wide range of countries, so upon seeing this tag, I had decided it was time to remedy that and I started picking up books set in more countries that just the US. I was tagged for this back in february by the lovely Felicia @ Fell for Books , so thank you and sorry for being late, I didn’t know of enough books to do it before. Also, the end of the year seems like a great time to do The Around the World in Books tag. It’s originally in YA, but I decided to include Adult books as well, because this is my blog and WHY NOT? Also, it will be a mix of read and to be read.

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My Review

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ghana

My Review

4england

My Review

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afghanistan

 

My Review

6france

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india

8australia

My Review

9russia

10germany


That’s it until next time.

Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think?

Do you have recommendations of books set outside of the US?

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.

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TAG #19: Soundtrack to my Life Book Tag

Hello guys !

I think I’ve been sitting on this tag since February and I shamelessly admit that it is the same for a lot of the tags I still have to tackle. And since I’m trying to be a decent blogger and keep up with schedule even with school starting I’ll be drafting most of them over the next week to be able to post them whenever I feel like it. For this week, it’s the Soundtrack to my Life Book Tag.

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I’ve been tagger by Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels to do this awesome tag so I want to thank her very very much for that (she tagged everyone hehe so it counts). And without further ado, let’s dive into this lenghty tag.

Opening Credits: Favorite Childhood book.

Brothers Grimm

Brothers Grimm’s Tales. Not the scary creepy ones though, I didn’t know about those  until I grew up. I’m talking about the ones with Fairytale endings and feel good stories. Those were almost all I read until age 7 and I absolutely adored them.

Waking up: A book that got you out of a reading slump.

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The Fault in our Stars – John Green. I’m not talking about the great slump, that one just healed itself but before that I was in a little slump that was over after reading this book and it is the only John Green book I actually do like, it might be because of the positive effect it had on me.

School: A book you had to read for school that you ended up loving.

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The Last Day of a Condemned Man – Victor Hugo. I went into this book very sceptic because it sounded sad and morbid and just not my cup of tea. It WAS sad and heavy but I somehow really enjoyed reading it.

Falling In Love: An author you love so much you want to read all of their books.

JUST  ONE? I discovered so many great authors this year. My top 3 would be Jandy Nelson, Ryan Graudin and Victoria Schwab in no particular order. I just adore them so much and every book of theirs I read is a favorite. So no need for further explanations.

Fight: Book with the best action sequences.

A Gathering of Shadows Final

A Gathering of Shadows – V. E. Schwab. OH MY GOD ! OH MY GOD ! OH MY GOD ! Head spinning, heart stopping action with the tournament and troubles Kell gets into and everything, I just need the sequel right now to know what happens next !

Break up: A book or series you didn’t finish and do not intend to finish.

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The Lux series – Jennifer L. Armentrout. No. Just no. I don’t want to offend anyone in this post so all I’m going to say is that I really didn’t like the little of it I read. If you want to know why here’s my review for Obsidian and 30 something percent of Onyx.

Hanging With Friends: Book you think everyone else should read.

Markus Suzak - I Am the Messenger

The Messenger – Markus Zusak. There’s no badass MC, no epic battles, only a mystery, a guy who doesn’t know who he is and a message to take out of this. I really loved this book for the effect it had on me, it is just so beautiful and I’d recommend it to everyone, especially if you’re struggling with what’s coming next in your life.

Breakdown: Book that seriously affected you/had you crying your eyes out.

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Forbidden – Tabitha Suzuma. This book is in no way a happy story nor a “conventional’ one, it deals with a taboo subject so if you’re uncomfortable reading about incest I’d recommend staying away from it. By the end, I was sobbing (remember that not many books make me cry) because of how much I cared about the characters and what happened to them, which to be honest made me sick to my stomach a bit but I still loved it.

Roadtrip: Your favorite series (more than 3 books).

Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling. Duuh!! What kind of question is this? I absolutely adore this series and nothing in the world would ever top it or even compete with it, it is just TOO good. The series just feels like home.

Flashback: Your favorite book from 5 years ago.

Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho. Up until this year, this was the only book I reread countless amounts of times and each time I did I got something different, something more out of it. It is pretty philosophical and about a kind of internal journey so if you don’t like that kind of stuff well… You should still try it because it’s amazing.

Getting Back Together: What book you can not stop rereading.

Jandy Nelson - I'll Give You the Sun

I’ll Give you the Sun – Jandy Nelson. Technically I haven’t reread this one yet because I just read it a couple of months ago BUT I’m predicting I’ll be going back to it a lot because I just can’t get enough of it.

Wedding: A book that is really special to you.

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The Book Thief – Markus Zusak. Why is this special you ask? Because it was the first book I ever thought of as a REAL favorite and also because it is the one that introduced me to the wonder that is Historical fiction and more precisely the WWII period and I adored it ever since.

Moment of Triumph: Longest book you’ve ever read.

Victor Hugo - Les misérables

Les misérables – Victor Hugo. Granted, I read it in parts because there’s a french edition that cuts it into 3 parts designed for kids BUT it still is one mammoth book of more than a thousand pages.

Death Scene: Book or series you wish had ended differently.

N/A. I have nothing in mind right now, because I’m pretty easy to please when it comes to endings.

Funeral: Book with the best or worst epilogue.

Never, Never – Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher. Just NO. That epilogue made no sense to me. I was already angry about all the explanations so when it was topped off with that unnecessary over the top cheesy epilogue, I just couldn’t do it anymore.


I Tag :

EVERYONE ! Because I’m lazy today.


That’s it until next time.

If you did the tag, go ahead and leave the link in the comments so that I can check it out.

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TAG #17: Scavenger Hunt Book Tag

Hello guys !

I finally feel like I’m sort of catching up with my tags phew! I still have many MANY to go but I’m slowly getting there and I’m having fun ticking them off one by one every week. This week it’s the Scavenger Hunt Book Tag‘s turn to go, so let’s do this.

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This was going around a couple months ago and it looked like so much fun to do, I wanted to participate SO BAD. So, when Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews and Vivian @ Inked Pages tagged me I should’ve jumped at the occasion, right? Nope. I completely forgot about it and just found it in my notebook yesterday. It might have been during the time I was studying for my exams so don’t hold me accountable for it haha. Without further ado, thank you girls so much! And before we start, you should definitely check their blogs out, they’re awesome !

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Find a book with the letter ‘Z’ in its title or the author’s name.

Markus Suzak - I Am the Messenger

The MessengerMarkus Zusak. This was the first book that came to mind because the author is obviously a favorite of mine and both his books that I read are all time favorites of mine.

Find me a classic

Victor Hugo - Les misérables

Les MisérablesVictor Hugo. Again, my favorite classic which reminds me that I need to re-read it because the last time I did I think I might have been 11 or 12 *shame*.

Find a book with a key on its cover.

Sarah Dessen - Lock and Key

Lock and KeySarah Dessen. I own this one. Have been meaning to read it for the longest time ever. I still haven’t read it. Don’t ask why, there are just too many books out there and I more often than not forget that I have some books.

Find something on your shelves that isn’t a book.

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These little bird thingies. Not before now did I realize that I might have a slight obsession with white bird decorations, these are not the only ones mind you, I have a couple more. But they’re so pretty and I love them !

Find a book with an animal on the cover.

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The Unexpected Everything Morgan Matson. I want to read this one so bad, but Priorities guys, priorities. Now that I know that it has some kind of scavenger hunt in it, it climbed up my TBR so I’m sure I’ll get to it pretty soon.

Find a book with a girl on its cover.

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The Kiss of DeceptionMary E. Pearson. What book DOESN’T have a girl on its cover ? hehe! Okay I might be exaggerating but this is literally the easiest thing to find on book covers.

Find a non-YA book.

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The Guardian –  Nicholas Sparks. I love Nicholas Sparks’ love stories so much and this one is next on my list. I mainly have it on my radar for a challenge but the blurb really pulled me in too.

Find a book with stars on its cover.

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These Broken StarsAmie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner. I got this ages ago and I wanted to read it SO bad then the intergalactic slump came and when it was over I kind of lost interest in it. So tell me if you think I should read it.

Find a book with golden letters.

Danielle Vega - The Merciless

The MercilessDanielle Vega. Lauren recommended this one to me when I told her that I wanted to get into horror books more. I got it but I still haven’t read it. Oups. This seems like the story of my life.


I Tag :

Ps: If you’ve already done it or you just don’t feel like it, I’m sorry just ignore my tag hah.


That’s it until next time.

If you did the tag, go ahead and leave the link in the comments so that I can check it out.

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