Top Ten Tuesday : 2017 Books I’m Most Excited For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful girls at Broke and Bookish. Any new year marks the making of a number of lists and this is another one too. It has been a really long time since I last posted a TTT so let’s get on with it without any further ado.

1. Origin by Dan Brown – 26th September, 2017

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It has been three years since Dan Brown last published a novel and I’ve waited for far too long. I love his writing style and even though a few people complain that it is repetitive, I can’t help but be in absolute awe of his plots. Just the amount of research that goes into any of his books is incredible. The inner me is just shrieking and squealing in anticipation. September 26th can’t come soon enough. Check out the goodreads review here.

2. Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth –  17th January, 2017

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Honestly, I was expecting this book to create a lot more buzz. I read the Divergent trilogy last year and I absolutely loved it. The description of all that space setting has really interested me. I’ve noticed that there are quite a few negative reviews floating around the book community and it has made me a little skeptical. I just hope that it turns out to be a great read. You can find the goodreads review of this book here.

3. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – 2nd May, 2017

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The release date of this novel couldn’t be any better. My semester exams will finish on that day and what better way to kickstart the summer holidays than a cute, fluffy romance! I’ve loved the previous two books in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series and I can’t wait to read more about Lara Jean. And Peter Kavinsky. *swoons* Plus let’s not forget that there is another curveball : John Ambrose Mcclaren. I love how well this book portrays a realistic family because there is a shortage of them in YA and also yay, diversity! Find out more about this book here.

4. Into The Water by Paula Hawkins – 2nd May, 2017

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The Girl on the Train was an absolutely terrific read. It was unputdownable and gave an extremely honest insight into human psychology and this is exactly what I’m expecting Paula Hawkins to achieve again. Her writing is just so brilliant and she deserves way more accolades. Check out this book here.

5. Once and for All by Sarah Dessen – 6th June, 2017

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Sarah Dessen’s writing is just so breezy, bubbly and poignant. Just reading her stories makes me feel lighter, somehow. I find her portray of the teen mind quite realistic and I’m sure she’ll deliver once again. This one is going to be about wedding plans and stuff and is bound to be a perfect summer read. You can find more about this book here.


I know there are only five books in this list but since I’m  trying to decrease my TBR pile in 2017, these are the only new releases that I’m allowing myself to be excited for. But let me just say – the struggle is real!

What are the new releases in 2017 that you’re most excited for? I’d love to hear about it in the comments or if you’ve done a list, do link me up. I’d love to read yours! 

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Favorite Book Blogs

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Okay. First of all, let me just begin with this – I AM SORRY! I’ve just not been able to post anything new for such a long time. Like I wrote on my last post, I’ve started college recently and it has taken me quite some time to get used to studies plus hostel life but I think I’ve finally found my momentum. I’m going to come back into full on blogging mode once again! 😀

And what better way to make a comeback than a TTT post! Today is a freebie week and I’m going to enlist a favorite topic of mine : Favorite Book Blogs!

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Aentee @ Read At Midnight

What can I even say about her blog? It is spiffing awesome epic fabulous fantabulous mind blowing. Her reviews are great to read. Plus her graphics are really great. She has quite a lot of freebie book based wallpapers and they are a delight to the eyes. She also hosted Harry Potter themed posts throughout the month of July with the help of other book blogs and always comes up with the best book based ideas. Just go and check her blog out. You’ll understand what I’m talking about.

Jen @ Myriadinklings

Jen’s blog was, quite specifically, the first book blog that I ever followed. Her reviews are so great to read that I keep adding her reviewed books to my tbr list. Her bookstagram is just beautiful and she is quite frankly, one of my favorites.

–  Anissa @ She Reads Too Much

She is another brilliant book blogger. Apart from reviewing and fangirling on books, she runs a YA fantasy focused subscription box called Fairyloot (which according to the tweety blue bird, is quite frankly – EPIC). Her graphics are REALLY good and there are tons of freebies on her blog which anyone is free to use.

Teresa, Ana and  Mandy @ Infusões d’Alma

“Three people, three languages and an undying love for the endless wonder that are books. We believe words are to us what the tea leaves are to the boiling water. All it takes is one curious glance, one drop of water… and they expand into an immensity that would make the universe blush. All it takes is one step…

“Reading can be dangerous”, wrote Diane Setterfield in The Thirteenth Tale. Let’s just say we enjoy living dangerously.”       

Just this “about” page of their blog was enough to get me hooked to their posts. Their writing is absolutely  beautiful and I love how they write about books that sometimes go unnoticed.. about books that a lot of us tend to notice. They are a must read.

Ara @ The Bookish Agenda

I love her blog! Her reviews are something that I instantly connect with and I love her book tags. She is also a really cheerful sort of person and I spiffing enjoy the book tags that she does.

Rachael @ Rachaelrexds

Her reviews are something that is always there on the back of my mind whenever I’m deciding which new book to read. She gives me the best book recommendations and her graphics are <3. She is my go to person for everything bookish and non-bookish.

The Broke and the Bookish

Did you think I’d miss them? 😉

Their blog is perfection. And goals. 🙂

Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner

Another one of my favorites and a complete must check-out. I love how she talks about so much more than books – she has a lot of features!

 This is it for today. But there are MANY more epic book blogs out there. I’d have loved to add a ton more to this list but I REALLY need to go and work on my practical copies. See you SOON, everyone! 🙂  

Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the uber awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish.

For this Tuesday, no topic has been designated. It is a FREEBIE WEEK. I can either do a topic of my choice or go back and do one that I missed. Since TTT has been going on for quite some time, I found a L-O-T of topics on the TTT index. After going through the list, I’ve decided to do this topic : Top Ten Popular Authors I’ve Never Read. There are just SO many authors I’ve never read and it was quite a task to limit the list to just ten but I finally succeeded. So let’s start with the list without any further ado! 😀

1. MARISSA MEYER

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My mum gave me Cinder as a birthday gift (among other things) back in December and I’ve not yet read it. I’ve read so many great fabulous extraordinary reviews of The Lunar Chronicles and the fact that I’ve not yet read the first book makes me want to put my head down in shame.  In my defense, I was busy with exams till 17th of May and after that I’ve been busy devouring my cousin’s books. I’m going to pick up Cinder soon. And I can’t stress how excited I’m for Heartless.

2. GEORGE R. R. MARTIN

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I really really really want to start with A Song of Ice and Fire series and I’m hoping to buy the first book next month (fingers crossed). This is one of the most popular series ever and the show has such a tremendous fan following. I’ve watched the first season and I can’t wait to start reading and delve into the twisted world of the Starks, the Lannisters and the Targaryens.

3. SARAH J. MASS

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I STILL have not read a single book written by her. I’ve been wanting to read ACOTAR for such a loooooong time but I’ve just never really come around to actually do it. I will. I will. Soon.

4. CASSANDRA CLARE

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She is SUCH a popular author and all her books are such a hot favorite. To be honest, I’ve always been intimidated by the sheer number of books that she has written and to be even more honest, the covers of The Mortal Instruments have always kind of put me off (don’t want to disrespect anyone.. this is just my personal opinion). I hope to get past this soon and FINALLY pick up the first book in the series.

5.MAGGIE STIEFVATER

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She is another popular unread author of mine. The Wolves of Mercy Falls  Trilogy and The Raven Cycle are such popular series but I’ve never read them. I bought Shiver back in April but I’ve not come around to read it for aforementioned reasons. Hoping to pick it up in the near future.

6. SABAA TAHIR

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I bought An Ember in the Ashes back in April but this is another popular book that I’ve not picked up despite all the great reviews that I’ve read. Sabaa Tahir liked one of my tweets a while back and it made me so giddy giddy goo with joy that I promised myself I’d pick up her book soon. I will. I will.

7. JOJO MOYES

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Her books have made SO many people cry that I’m kind of scared to pick them up and start reading because I fear for my heart which might get shattered into a gazillion pieces. I REALLY want to watch the movie adaptation of Me Before You (Emilia Clarke looks so beautiful in the posters!<3) but I’d like to read the book before. So I’m hoping it’s enough of a nudge for me to FINALLY read a book written by her.

8. JHUMPA LAHIRI

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She has made my country proud by winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies. She was also nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 for The Namesake. I’d really like to read her books. But I always stop myself from ordering any because I feel like maybe I won’t be able to fully appreciate her work. Maybe the books needs more maturity to fully understand her stories. I’m really drawn to the blurbs of her stories so I hope to read at least one of them in the near future.

9. ELENA FERRANTE

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(No author picture because her public identity is not known.)

Her Neapolitan Novels are highly acclaimed and the last one – The Story of the Lost Child was also nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2016. I’ve read a few wonderful reviews of her books and I really want to start with the series. But her books are way too expensive in India and I’ve not been able to buy the first one yet – My Brilliant Friend.

10. LAINI TAYLOR

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She needs no introduction. Her  Daughter of Smoke and Bone series is so popular but I’ve not read them yet. I’m really excited for her new series Strange the Dreamer so I’m hoping to start reading her books with this highly anticipated novel.

So this was the list of my unread popular authors. What about you? Is there any author from my list whose books you’ve never read? Do tell me about it! And what is your TTT topic for this week? Don’t forget to link me up!

Till the next time, all my amazing readers! Stay happpppy! 🙂

P.S. All the pictures used in this post have been obtained from Google Images.

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the awesome girls at The Broke and the Bookish.

Hi, everyone! Book releases is something that makes me go giddy with joy and I can’t wait to read these new books. This is the first time that I’m doing TTT and I’m really excited so let’s start without further any further ado! 😀

1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J. K. Rowling | July 31, 2016

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I’ve been waiting for a sequel for SO many years and when JKR  announced it, I was beyond ecstatic. I swear I gave out a loud shriek of joy! I’ll probably start to cry and make a scene when I FINALLY hold this book in my hands. I’m pretty sure this is going to be the most featured book in this week’s TTT list.

2. A Torch Against the Night – Sabaa Tahir | August 30, 2016

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Even though I’ve not yet started with the first book, I plan to start very soon and once I finish it (I’ve got HIGH expectations), I’ll definitely want to read the sequel too.

3. Heartless – Marissa Meyer | November 8, 2016

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Marissa Meyer is a widely acclaimed author and her latest is full of promises. I can’t wait to get my hands on this. How can anyone stop after they’ve read the first line of the synopsis?!

” Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. ”

SEE?

4. Two by Two – Nicholas Sparks | October 4, 2016

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Nicholas Sparks is one of my absolute favorite authors. I’ve read A Walk to Remember and The Last Song, both of which reduced me to a crying mess. I got to read the first two chapters of “Two by Two” back in April (courtesy of my subscription to his website) and the plot is full of promises. This one is going to have a kid in, what I assume, an important character and I can’t wait for it. I just hope the kid doesn’t die.

5. It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover | August 2, 2016

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I recently started reading Colleen Hoover and she is such a terrific author. I love to read a good romance and if her previous books are any indication, this is certainly going to be one to watch out for! Plus, the cover is just so beautiful.

6. Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor | September 27, 2016

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The synopsis uses words like “carnage”, “godspawn”, “alchemy” and “blood candy”. I can’t not want to read the book after that. Her previous books are so popular so high expectations from this one.

7. The Girls – Emma Cline | June 14, 2016

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I’ve read some great reviews of this and I’m really excited for this one.It is a coming of age/ historical fiction/ thriller novel about a fourteen year old girl Evie Boyd and it is set in the 1960s.

8. Solutions and Other Problems – Allie Brosh | October 25, 2016

 

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A book of essays by Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and Half fame? Count me IN!

9. Signs of You – Emily France | July 19, 2016

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This is a quintessential YA story. It is about Riley who lost her mother two years back. She joins a grief support group and that becomes her saving grace. She then thinks that she saw her mother shopping. After that incident, another person close to her disappears… hell yes, I want to read this!

10. Truly, Madly, Guilty – Liane Moriarty | July 26, 2016

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Liane Moriarty’s books have always been popular. This is a thriller novel which seeks to look at the foundations of our day to day life. I’m an absolute mystery buff and I’m looking forward to (hopefully) get hooked to this one.

So these are my top 10 picks. What are yours? Comment and tell me! 😀