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Sunset in Central Park (From Manhattan with Love #2) by Sarah Morgan

 

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕

Expected Publication: August 30, 2016 (First published: July 14, 2016)

Publisher: Harlequin Books

Format: ebook (ARC)

Pages: 384

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

 

In the chaos of New York, true love can be hard to find, even when it’s been right under your nose all along… 

Love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. After witnessing the fallout of her parents’ divorce, she’s seen the devastation an overload of emotion can cause. The only man she feels comfortable with is her friend Matt—but that’s strictly platonic. If only she found it easier to ignore the way he makes her heart race… 

Matt Walker has loved Frankie for years but, sensing how fragile she is beneath her feisty exterior, has always played it cool. But then he uncovers new depths to the girl he’s known forever and doesn’t want to wait a moment longer. He knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can Matt persuade her to trust him with her heart and kiss him under the Manhattan sunset? 

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A Journey to the World of A Song of Ice and Fire

 

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I finally finished the 2nd book, A Clash of Kings, after 3 months. Yes! 3 effing months. It took me so long to finish this because I’ve been putting it off for quite some time and I picked up another book. However, I decided that I will sit down and just read it. I’ve been including it to almost all of the readathon that I joined in the past month.

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Booktube-a-thon Reading Wrap Up

I’ve been contemplating if I should post this wrap-up but why not? I managed to read almost 700 pages I think. Here’s my not so impressive wrap-up!

▪️I read the 1/3 of The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown which is my current reads before the booktubeathon starts. It’s 180 pages or more.

▪️I finished 1 book which is Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young which is 288 pages. I also posted my review here. Just click this link if you want an in-depth thought about this book. (Book Review)

▪️And lastly, I managed to read 200 pages or more of A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin which I haven’t finish up until now.😔

For the reading challenge, I managed to complete two!

🔹 Read a book only after sunset

🔹 Read a book with yellow on the cover

Even though I’m not able to read 7 books in a week, I still enjoyed my time reading these books. How’s your booktubeathon guys?😊

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Excessive July Book Haul

The month of July is my birth month. I have bought 2 books for my birthday and I didn’t know how I ended up with 16 books for this whole month.😱 I never hauled so much book in a month! Although 2 of those books were a gift from my best friend, 14 books are an excessive amount of books for an unemployed not so fresh-grad as me. I’ve spent most of my graduation gift (money) buying all these books and now I’m in serious need for a job because I don’t have enough money left to sustain my bibliophile needs.

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Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Published: Novermber 3, 2015

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 288

 

 

 

“Sometimes the beautiful memories are the saddest ones of all.”

SYNOPSIS:

Stay tonight. Stay forever.

When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief.

Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn’t have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past.

The more Audrey learns about the new people she’s met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between life in a place that is so much more than it seems…

Welcome to the Ruby.

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Summer Biannual Bibliathon Reading Wrap Up

Hey, guys! It’s time for my Summer Biannual Bibliathon Wrap Up! I’ve managed to read 3 books which are a good amount of books in 6 days. Sadly I only completed 5 or 6 challenges. Let’s get to it.

Reading Challenges:

✖️ Read the Group Book – the group book is The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. I’m not really in the mood for contemporary books plus the chapters of this book are 20+ pages! (I may have exaggerated a little.)

✔️ Wildcard – I choose Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. This is the first book that I’ve finished in this read-a-thon.

✔️ Read a Book of the Host’s Recommendation – I choose Emma’s recommendation, of emmmabooks on YouTube, which is More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. I really enjoyed this book!

✔️ With Mythical Creature – I read Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Need I say more about the mythical creature? Ask Tinker Bell.

✔️ Read a Book that You’ve Been Putting Off – I’ve been putting off A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin for two months although I’ve already started it in April. I read this book, BUT I didn’t finish it. BUT IT’S PROGRESS. Plus I only need to READ it right? Not FINISH IT.😂

✔️ Read a Book from an Author that you haven’t read before – We can use one book for two challenges sooooooo I choose More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera AGAIN. I never read a book by Adam Silvera before this and I’m looking forward to reading more of his other books.

✔️ Read a Book from a different format – I listen to the audiobook of A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin but I’m too distracted so I read 2 chapters of it and listen to 3 chapters in audiobook format.

And would you look at that? I managed to complete 6 out of the 7 challenges. And now for the wrap-up!

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll – 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie – 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕

 

I will not rate A Clash of Kings yet because I’m not yet finished with it. I also have an in-depth thought on Adam Silvera’s More Happy Than Not. Just click HERE to check it out.😊 Till next time guys!😘

 

 

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More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

img_1395RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

Publisher: Soho Teen

Publication Date: June 2, 2015

Format: ebook

Pages: 304

 

 


“It’s okay how some stories leave off without an ending. Life doesn’t always deliver the one you would expect.”

SYNOPSIS:
In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again–but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely. 

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is. 

Why does happiness have to be so hard?

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Summer Biannual Bibliathon TBR

I’m a big fan of bookTubers and I enjoyed watching their videos. I don’t have a class because I already graduated from the university and I’m still looking for a job, I have time to read, read and read. Sadly I’m not reading as much as I want to. So I’m joining this Readathon so I can read more books!

There are 7 challenges that we need to complete. 1 book can be used to accomplish 2 challenges. The bibliathon will start from July 3 to July 9. In my country, it will start at July 4, 3PM.

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