2017 Bookish Awards!πŸ†

Hello people! It’s already 2018 and I know that it is quite late to post my best or favorite reads of 2017 but better late than never. And to make this post more interesting I decided to do the concept of awards night like the Oscar and I choose some categories that I think would best fit a bookish awards.

Without further ado, here are the best books of 2017!

 

 

πŸ…BEST ACTRESS | Best Female Protagonist

 

Sienna from the Inferno by Dan Brown. I really love her wits and skills. Not only that her role in the book really gives a spice to the whole story. At some point, I feel like the story would not work as much as it did without Sienna’s character.

 

 

πŸ…BEST ACTOR | Best Male Protagonist

 

Danny from The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller. To be honest, if anyone has read the Inferno and this book, they would see that Danny and Sydney have a lot in common in the role that they play in their own story. And I just love characters who are hardheaded and witty at the same time.

 

 

πŸ…BEST DIRECTOR | Best Author of 2017

 

Laini Taylor of Lips Touch: Three Times. Well this one is a losing battle for her competitor. Nothing could be Laini Taylor when it comes to writing style. I forgot how much I love her until I read Lips Touch. I am truly amazed by how much she could do with just a single concept – a kiss. She created 3 different stories in just a few pages and yet each story is a masterpiece on its own.

 

 

πŸ…CHILDREN CHOICE AWARD | Best Middle Grade Book

 

The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat. This book is a reminder that I am still a kid at heart. It’s like reading a fairytale book before going to bed. I love the whole storyline. It is a twist in an old folklore about changelings and I think it’s for everyone to read.

 

 

πŸ…BEST SCREENPLAY | Best Storyline

 

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Hands down to Kaufman and Kristoff with this trilogy. I have to say that I have a very high expectation with this trilogy because of the first book. And this book exceeded my expectations. This book gives me too many emotions. I’m shocked, frustrated, thrilled, and exhausted at the same time. I did not see that plot twist coming.

 

 

πŸ…BEST SHORT FILM | Best Short Story

*I consider it a short story if it is less than 300 pages.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. First of the synopsis of this book SUCKS. To be honest, the synopsis would give you a false expectation diving into this book but it

 

would turn out differently while you are reading the book. But still, even though I have some issues I still enjoyed this book and I hate that it is such a short book because I want more. Good thing there are more books in the same world that focuses on the story of other characters.

 

 

πŸ…BEST INDIE FILM | Best Self-published Book

 

Fragile by Jandra Sutton. This book is about a deft girl. That’s probably the only thing that I can say without spoiling or gushing anything that might spoil you. This book still hurts me whenever I think about it and it’s too painful and too beautiful at the same time. Just read it. PLEASE.

 

 

 

πŸ†BEST BOOK OF 2017

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. This is my first time reading this book. I’m one of the minority who does not grow up with Harry. But again, better late than never. I love this. The illustrated edition adds another magical layer to the book itself. J.K. Rowling is brilliant! I now understand why people love these books so much.

 

 

 

🏡HONORARY MENTION

 

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan. Even though I did not like cliché romance and other contemporary tropes, I like this book. Well, I like every Sarah Morgan books no matter how cliché they are.❀️

 

 

 


Hey guys, yes I’m still alive. I’m hopefully back for good. Anyways, out of 27 books that I have read this year those are all of my favorite books of 2017. Hoping to read more books this year.

Till next time!

Maria❀️

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Quarterly Wrap Up (April-June 2017)

2017 is a very though year for me. My grandmother passed away last April and I’m not really into doing things after that. After the struggle of adjusting from my unemployed self to the stressful employed individual that I am now in the first quarter of the year. This second quarter was very challenging for many reasons that I would not specify except for what I mentioned earlier about my grandmother.

However, I feel like I’m figuring out my way into working and reading because I managed to read 8 books in three months compared to 4 books from the last three months. Β Although some of the books that I read are novellas and graphic novel, I feel so accomplished.

I’m excited to share them with you so let’s get into it!

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Quarterly Wrap-up (January-March 2017)

Hi! I’ve been trying to blog for the whole week but to no success. I always end up sleeping in my bed whenever I got home. Thank goodness for weekend.

So here I am with a wrap-up for the books that I have read from January to March. I only read 4 books for 3 months. It’s quite shocking even in my part. And I’m behind my reading challenge in goodreads. On the other hand, I’m enjoying myself with reading and relaxing so I feel like it is not that bad that I’m not reading much lately.

And before I rumble other stuff in this wrap-up in an attempt to make it longer, I present to you the books that I finished in the past three months.

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December Wrap-up!

It’s already January 9 of 2017 when I realized that I haven’t posted my December Wrap-up. So hello fellow bookworms! Here is my late wrap-up for the last month of 2016. I managed to read 6 books in the month of December. Sadly, I only reviewed 3 books here on my blog so I’ll probably do a brief review of the other books in this wrap-up as well.

Let’s get into the books!

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October Book Haul & Wrap-up

October is over. And it is time for another monthly book haul and wrap-up. I only read 3 books this month but I accumulated a lot of books. This month is a good book hoarding month but a not so good reading month because of my slump.

Let’s proceed to the wrap-up first! I read good books this month.

πŸŽƒ My True Love is Blue – πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ—πŸŒ‘

I find this book whimsical in its own way. The way art is incorporated and how the story revolves around grief and moving forward adds another touch to the plot as a whole. The book is short yet I feel like it offered different genre, from dark fiction to mystery. I like it and highly recommend it to those who love a quick read, loves art or just fascinated by how the painting was put into words.

πŸŽƒ The Girl in 6E – πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ‘πŸŒ‘

This book is not what I expected it to be. It did not meet my expectation, although the pace of the story is fast and there is something about the ending of every chapter that keeps you from reading the next chapter. Still, it’s a bit disappointing considering all the hype that it receives before.

πŸŽƒ First Heist – πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ•πŸŒ‘

I enjoyed this novella of the Omar Zagouri Thriller. I’m more attached to the character in this novella rather than the novel that I read from previous months. The characters really showcased their personality in this novella.


And now for the books that I accumulated this month. I’ll be dividing this book into two, brand new books and second-hand books.

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