Mystery Blogger Award

Once upon a time, ages ago I was nominated for an awesome award. I was very happy and then promptly proceeded to lose it amongst all the other tags. BUT I REMEMBER NOW! Coffee, cakes n books nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award and I am beyond honored. Go check out their lovely and […]

Mini Reviews {Edition #1}

Keeping up with reviews can often get very tough especially when I seem to be devouring book after book with no intention of stopping. (Isn’t that what life is for?) I mean reviewing on Goodreads is easy enough except that I’m forever salty about the fact that they still haven’t introduced half star rating system. […]

The Weekend Bucketlist: Review + GIVEAWAY

I’ve always been highly irked by the fact that most if not all YA books are centralized on the theme of romance. Friendships always get sidelined when a love interest appears which is really frustrating and unfair!

This is why as soon as I read the blurb for ‘The Weekend Bucketlist’ I knew this was one book that I simply had to get my hands on! And wow, this book did not disappoint at all.

The Weekend Bucketlist is all about the bond of friendship and how friendship is much stronger than love. I received and e-ARC of this book as a part of a blog tour organised by YA Bound Book Tours for which I’m eternally thankful!

 

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Official Goodreads Summary:

High school seniors Cady LaBrie and Cooper Murphy have yet to set one toe out of line—they’ve never stayed out all night or snuck into a movie, never gotten drunk or gone skinny-dipping. But they have each other, forty-eight hours before graduation, and a Weekend Bucket List.

There’s a lot riding on this one weekend, especially since Cady and Cooper have yet to admit, much less resolve, their confounding feelings for one another—feelings that prove even more difficult to discern when genial high school dropout Eli Stanley joins their epic adventure. But as the trio ticks through their bucket list, the questions they face shift toward something new: Must friendship play second fiddle to romance? Or can it be the ultimate prize?

 

This book was absolutely amazing and heartwarming and I give it 4/5 stars.

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REVIEW

 

This book screams friendship.

Cady and Cooper have been best friends since as long as they both can remember so they’re as good as brother or sister…okay not really. They fall for each other or maybe that’s just what they think? Either way their journey is full of fights, adorable moments, arguments and daredevil plans so you simply can’t stop reading. It may seem like a cliche friendship in the beginning but trust me when I say that it’s one of a kind. And when Eli joins the two of them we get a rocking trio that nobody can ever forget.

They’re all such sweeties I want to cry.

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Cooper and Eli are such cute little boys that I want to wrap them up in a blanket and keep them safely with me. The author can have them back when she stops treating them badly. Seriously, they get hit the worst, especially Eli, a homeless kid with a golden heart which ends up getting crushed multiple times. I’m not saying that I didn’t like Cady, I loved her. She’s a feisty and bossy girl who’s scared on the inside but hides away under her badass demeanor. Aren’t those kinds of characters the best?

Each member of this beautiful trio had their own complicated past and stories that were beautifully spun around The Weekend Bucketlist. I’m being honest when I say that the reason that I even gave this book a second glance was thanks to that word ‘Bucketlist’

BECAUSE I LOVE LISTS

It’s just a great way to organise stuff and whenever lists are involved in YA novels it’s bound to be a fun journey!

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Plus, it had great LGBT representation! Eli is bisexual and even though Cooper used to identify as gay later on in the book he discovered that he was bisexual as well. And everybody knows I’m a sucker for good LGBT teen books 😛

I loved the plot as a whole, especially when we reached the second half of the book because that was where they finished off the list. I remember thinking, what next? Does the fun end here? Will it go downhill now? What else is left to talk about?

But it only got better.

The pace was very comfortable and every event was written down beautifully without any information dumps or lengthy descriptions. Not to mention, it’s very quotable. I’ve taken so many screenshots, my gallery is flooding! In short, this book is everything that you need.

So next time instead of picking up another cheesy romance novel, pick this book up.

It will be a wonderful change.

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And it’s giveaway time! You can win a $15 Amazon gift card by simply entering in this giveaway here.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

 

 

 

Question time! Do you like reading books about friendship? Which was the last book you read that had accurate portrayal of friends and didn’t lean too much on the romance? And lastly, have you added The Weekend Bucketlist to your TBR list yet? What are you waiting for, get going! See you next time 🙂

 

 

Bookish Academy Awards Tag

A long time ago back when J.K Rowling had started writing Harry Potter, Sahi @My World of Books had tagged me for the Bookish Academy Awards Tag and look who’s finally getting to it!

This tag was originally created by Bookadoodles so go check out her video for more information! The basic rundown is that there are various categories like in the Oscar awards only that the awards will be given away to books and bookish characters! Exciting, right?

But also insanely frustrating….

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This tag drove me nuts because it’s so difficult to chose between books! You always forget about some book or the other and feel guilty about leaving them out. So I tried to include only those books which I’ve read in the past year. Tried.

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Good Books: Savor or Gobble Them?

And I’m back to host another discussion on a topic I’ve recently been thinking a lot about.

So you’ve bought a book that you know is going to totally sweep you off your feet or maybe you just started it and absolutely know that this is going to destroy you(in good ways)

Now the question is do you take your sweet time and let every pore of your body absorb its contents or do you eagerly take it all in without even glancing at the clock?

Meaning do you savor the good books or gobble them down?

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Blogs Based Solely on Book Reviews

For some reason nobody has been talking about this very crucial topic in the bookish community, so guess who took the charge?

That’s right, me! Today we’re going to talk about book reviews, you know those long-ass strings of words that us bookworms pour their heart and soul into?

Reading a book is easy but reviewing it is not.

Not only does composing a good book review take long hours but sometimes you accidentally ruin the book for yourself bh over analyzing every single word. Which is why I respect all the book bloggers out there internally screaming as they churn out reviews day after day, you guys deserve a medal. But at the same time, I get really annoyed by blogs that are solely based on book reviews and have no other content whatsoever.

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I’m glad you asked why…

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Stages of Becoming A Fangirl/Fanboy

Okay honestly nobody is born a fangirl or fanboy, whatever anyone else might tell you.

If this was the case doctors would probably be getting heart attacks when babies sprout out reciting book quotes and squealing ‘DON’T DIE!’

There are certain stages which you have to go through during which you develop from oh-I-actually-might-like-reading to I-WILL-SHIP-EVERYTHING-IN-EVERY-BOOK. And it’s not overnight either though this transformation may occur at different ages for different people.

So let’s get into how you really become a fangirl or fanboy!

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Interviewing Cait (@paperfury) a.k.a Queen of Book Blogging

If you’re even the tiniest bit involved in books or blogging or the social world of book blogging there is no way you haven’t heard of Cait, more popularly know as @paperfury or the Queen of Book Blogging.

And I’m really happy to say that I got to interview her about her blog and upcoming YA contemporary book ‘A Thousand Perfect Notes’ which is coming out this June! I cannot even begin to tell you how I excited I am!

 

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