WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words and you just answer three simple questions and BA-DA-BOOM! You are done.

So the three WWW’s are:

  • What are you currently reading
  • What did you recently finish
  • What do you think you’ll read next

Currently reading:

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Was supposed to be The Captive Heart but I wanted something fun and upbeat to counter the murder mystery I just finished so Geekerella it is.

Recently finished:

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This book was okay I suppose. I didn’t really like how it panned out at the end but I’ll explain more when my review is out.

Reading next:

I am back to the usual I have no idea what I am going to read next answer. Hahah.

 

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish and this weeks topic is “Top Ten most anticipated books for the 2nd half of 2017” but I am not big into anticipated books so instead I will change it too “Top Books I am most excited for released on the 2nd half of 2017”. Let’s get started.

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  • Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane #12)
    • Elizabeth Hoyt
    • 17 October 2017
    • I really need to get this book because the hero sounds super awesome! Especially with that scar on his face (not shown in the book though which is a bummer)

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  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer
    • Leigh Bardugo
    • 29 August 2017
    • I have never read anything by Leigh Bardugo but I am assuming she is a good writer and plus it’s Wonder Woman what is there to hate?

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  • Into The Water
    • Paula Hawkins
    • 2 May 2017
    • Not published in the 2nd half of 2017 but hey it seemed like a good read.

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  • Among The Ruins
    • Ausma Zeharat Khan
    • 14 February 2017
    • I was interested in this book because it is a detective-type of story ANDDDD the lead character is a Muslim! Like me! It’s nice to read about other Muslims even if they are fictional.

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  • An Extraordinary Union
    • Alyssa Cole
    • 28 March 2017
    • Another detective-ish story with POC as one of the leads. Romance (Yes!)), Mystery (Yes!), Non-white lead (Yes!).

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  • Hate To Want You
    • Alisha Rai
    • 25 July 2017
    • To be honest, I wanted to read it because of the cover and what it promised. 😛

Review: All Darling Children by Katrina Monroe

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Title: All Darling Children

Author: Katrina Monroe

Published: 20 October 2016

Published: Red Adept Publishing, LLC

Source: Netgalley

Rating: 3/5

Goodreads Synopsis

On the tenth anniversary of her mother’s death, fourteen-year-old Madge Darling’s grandmother suffers a heart attack. With the overbearing Grandma Wendy in the hospital, Madge runs away to Chicago, intent on tracking down a woman she believes is actually her mother.

On her way to the Windy City, a boy named Peter Pan lures Madge to Neverland, a magical place where children can remain young forever. While Pan plays puppet master in a twisted game only he understands, Madge discovers the disturbing price of Peter Pan’s eternal youth.

Review

There was a lot of things that I didn’t like about this book and one of it is due to the characters. I felt that most of the characters were very one dimensional and lacked any sort of depth. For example, with Wendy Darling. In this book she was such a hateful person and character yet the reason why she was so hateful was not explored and thus making her look like a lunatic. Another character I felt was problematic was the main character, Madge. I really disliked her. She was such a brat, such a know-it-all it annoyed me to no end. She was also a very reactive type of character and not proactive. In one instance in the book, she only realised that she was hungry was after Pan pointed out that her stomach growling. Like how? How? I felt that she was also too mature for her age (she is 14 in the book) yet sometimes her actions are really questionable. Like following a random boy you just met to god knows where. She says that her life plan is to find her birth mother yet nowhere in this book did she go out and tried to search for her mother herself. It was someone else who did the job for her and she just happened to be there for the ride.

Another thing that I really find dubious about this book is the time line of the whole plot. Assuming, the plot starts after the original Peter Pan plot line then Wendy would have to be 108 years old (assuming this book starts in the 2000’s). I mean I don’t know about you but I don’t think a 108 year old woman can be as sprightly as Wendy is in this book let alone do much harm and also why does Madge call Michael, uncle? Isn’t Michael the brother to Wendy? Wouldn’t that make him Grand-Uncle? and why is Michael so young here? If we are following the time line again wouldn’t he be 100 years old assuming he is 4 when he first went to Neverland.

Also, there were a few important details that I felt were left out. I am not sure whether this will be explained in upcoming books but for now I will just assume it will not. It was never really explained how the relationship between the Neverland and Pan worked. It was said, I think by Tiger Lily, that Pan and Neverland worked in relationship whereby it was Neverland that gave Pan his immortality and power over the island but it was never explained how and another thing was it was again never explained how these powers transferred to the next Pan title holder because Peter is not the only Pan. There was another Pan before him but because he was too nice Peter overthrew him from power and killed him.

Not all was negative with this book. There were some things that I did like.

I liked how dark the overall theme of the book was and I have never read the original Peter Pan story but from wiki he seems similar to the Pan in this book which was a guy who doesn’t have much empathy towards others and isn’t afraid to kill a few lost boys.

I also liked the double meaning towards the title. All Darling Children can mean all children and also all the Darling children that for some reason Peter Pan is obsessed with which now reminds me of another plot hole that was never explained in the book. Why was Peter Pan so obsessed with the Darling family?

I would recommend this book to people who would want to read a different aspect of Peter Pan and people who wouldn’t mind a gory interlude here and there. I am split as to whether I want to continue with this book if it ever is a series. I want to know whether the plot holes will be ever explained but at the same time the feeling is not as strong as I would like it to be.

*A copy was given by publishers via Netgalley in return for an honest review

Review: Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

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Title: Wicked Intentions

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Published: 1 August 2010

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Source: Netgalley

Rating: 4/5

Goodreads synopsis

A man controlled by his desires…

Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London’s most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand— she’s spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk.

A woman haunted by her past…

Caire makes a simple offer—in return for Temperance’s help navigating the perilous alleys of St. Giles, he will introduce her to London’s high society so that she can find a benefactor for the home. But Temperance may not be the innocent she seems, and what begins as cold calculation soon falls prey to a passion that neither can control—one that may well destroy them both.

A bargain neither could refuse.

Review

Things I liked about the book:

  • Temperance Dews as a repressed wild child
    • She isn’t your typical historical romance heroine whereby she doesn’t come from an affluent family and neither is she seeking aristocracy. She isn’t even from nobility, so she in a sense is just a plain Jane but boy is the woman passionate and up for anything.
    • Temperance due to the society she lives in and also what her late husband thinks of sex represses her passionate nature which in turn causes her to feel trapped and lacks the sexual gratification that she wants and needs.
    • This bottled up sexual energy soon takes a wrong turn when she decides to have a one night stand with a man when her husband isn’t around and when he dies of an accident on the same day of the fateful encounter, Temperance feels so much guilt over it and completely shuts off her true self and dedicates every waking hour to her family’s foundling home aka orphanage to compensate for her guilt.
  • The kinky and unapologetic Lord Caire, Lazarus Huntington.
    • Not only is he hot, he also has gorgeous silver-white hair. Like some random vampire you pick off the street.
    • He likes some kinky shit. I am talking along the lines of BDSM and that back in the day was the kinkiest of the sort so yeah.
    • I like that he knows Temperance is just as wild as him in the bedroom and so with that he just pushes her to explore things she might or might not like. Like I always say, how would you know if you dislike it if you never try.
  • The sexual tension
    • I feel like Elizabeth Hoyt is a master at writing sex scenes where you think its going to happen at so and so page but it doesn’t so you’re just left unsatisfied and she keeps doing it, making it sooooo close and some random shit-head comes and cuts the moment and you as the reader are just like ‘GET OUT YOU PARTY POOPER OF POOPERS!!!!’
  • The dynamic between Temperance and Lord Caire
    • They are both very flawed people. With Temperance, she cheated on her husband and felt obliged to help at the orphanage as repentance (I don’t look down on her doing this, better volunteering with orphans rather than drowning your sorrows in alcohol) and with Lord Caire, he doesn’t like to be touched and he himself doesn’t even know why is he so invested in his mistresses killer. They both are also very emotionally closed off both towards each other and also to everyone else and I liked how because these two are flawed and broken they fit each other perfectly.
  • The subplot with Temperance’s sister, Silence.
    • First of all, what is up with the name of these siblings? There’s Winter and Silence were their parents 17th century hippies?
    • I liked Silence’s subplot because it shows that she had her heart completely broken by her husband who did not believe her and you can’t even fully blame the husband either. You can also see the character, Mickey, who is a slum king (?) yet is a perfect gentleman. He really honored his word when he said he would not even touch Silence when she came begging for mercy for her husband’s behalf in return that Silence will have to walk back to her home in the morning. Essentially making her walk the walk of shame. So by writing this very intriguing subplot the writer is already luring you to be interested in her next few books (of which I admit I am completely hooked).

What I didn’t like:

  • I didn’t like the ending.
    • It wasn’t like it was a bad ending. It was good it just wasn’t for me. I wanted Temperance and Lord Caire to remain in character and be aloof in their feelings or maybe just a small sign of affection instead of full blown panic attack that he might die in a house fire.

Overall, this book is great! I completely recommend it for everybody!!!

*a copy was kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review

 

WWW Wednesdays

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WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words and you just answer three simple questions and BA-DA-BOOM! You are done.

So the three WWW’s are:

  • What are you currently reading
  • What did you recently finish
  • What do you think you’ll read next

Currently reading:

Yeah, still attempting to read Dorian Gray albeit unsuccessfully. It is not my fault that the book is tedious to read what with its intense and in depth prose. You really need a lot of focus to read it man.

Stalker on the Fens and The Captive Heart is my random Netgalley choices for this week and they seem like a very interesting read. One is detective-murder-mystery-ish whilst the other is romance with a hint of murder mystery at least according to my understanding of the blurb.

I will try my very best to finish these two first and Dorian, well with him I’ll see how it goes first.

Recently finished:

 

I had a good reading week with these two and gave them both a 5 rating. With Evidence of Love I loved how it delves into the lives of everybody that was even slightly connected to the gruesome murder of Betty Gore in the 1980’s whereas Finding Kate, I liked how it managed to change my mind about it the more I read it. I was out to hate this book and at the end I was impressed how it wasn’t how I initially thought it would be.

Reading next:

 

As you guys who have been reading my blog knows I really don’t like to set whatever I am reading next. I like to go with the flow but I really have to get on top of my Netgalley TBR list and thus I chose Geekerella and Above Suspicion. Why I chose these two was because there was a lot of hype surrounding Geekerella and I want to see is it worth it and also I think these two books complement each other. After reading some heavy material that is Above Suspicion (what with it being non-fiction) I can read Geekerella to take a chill pill.

Now if I manage to read all of this that means 6 down in my TBR list and another 76 more books to go. Huh. Why did I go overboard with Netgalley, all the articles I read said to control oneself. CONTROL ONESELF! and I have obviously gone and done the EXACT OPPOSITE.

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and I hopelessly failed this test 😥

Review: Wrong Brother, Right Match by Jennifer Shirk

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Title: Wrong Brother, Right Match

Author: Jennifer Shirk

Published: 5 December 2016

Publisher: Entangled Bliss

Source: Netgalley

Rating: 3/5

Another review of a book I should have reviewed last year. This is becoming a trend with me, reviewing books MONTHS after reading em’ but whatever.

So, the reason I requested this book on Netgalley was because I thought said book would have some sexy time if you get my drift but it didn’t and so I was left with this book which was like one of those Christmas-holiday Hallmark (now Diva) romance movies you watch on TV.

Image result for curse you aqua scum gifI didn’t know what to feel when I was getting to the end of the book and still I was reading no sexy times happening. I was kind of waiting and hoping for that one glimmer of hope that the characters would get a good romp at the end but nope they remained chaste. CURSE THEM!

In this book we read about how Kennedy is the creator of this dating app and that is how she met her current fiance’, Justin, but she starts questioning the relationship when she doesn’t feel the spark between them. She likes him and thinks they are a great match (keyword: THINKS) and this is reinforced by her success with her dating app and you can’t blame the girl. A lot is riding on her relationship with Justin to work and so she brushes these niggling feelings aside up until she gets stuck in an elevator with a gorgeous man who helps her anxiety with small spaces (they were stuck in an elevator) by giving her a kiss (when will this ever happen to me in real life?) but then once the elevator doors open our home girl bolts outta there and thinks she will never see this man again but obviously she does especially when she goes back to Justin’s hometown to find out said gorgeous man IS HIS BROTHER, Matt!!!!

I can see from the get-go Kennedy matches so well with Matt as opposed to Justin. I mean Justin and Kennedy they’re great on paper but the thing is they are too much alike especially in their work ethics and careers. I didn’t like how Kennedy was almost like a door-mat for Justin, she didn’t mind that he was always busy with work or that he left her to fend for herself when he left her with his family to go back to work. I mean that alone is already a bad sign in a relationship man, if your fiance’ would rather spend more time with his work rather than you it definitely shows something is amiss.

Another thing was I disliked how Justin was so inconsiderate to his family and Kennedy. Aside from him essentially dumping her there, he didn’t try to help his Image result for hmph gifbrother, Matt with the family business. Didn’t even ask. I get that he probably didn’t even bother because he thought Matt was in control but still though, Matt unwillingly gave up his city lifestyle to help their mother to handle the family business the least you could do for the brother that helped raised you was to help him back. It reminds me of a certain brother I know thats closer to home doing something similar to this to a certain book blogger. Hmph.

Like all Christmas holiday themed romance movies, everything ends well even after Kennedy decided that she realized she doesn’t love Justin the way she loves Matt and breaks up with him before she goes on stage and announce their separation as to not fool investors and fans of her app. That takes guts and I respect that.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. Didn’t hate it but neither did I love it. It was a good book to read to cool down my brain.

*A review copy was kindly provided by the publishers via Netgalley

 

 

 

 

 

Review: The Bachelor Auction by rachel Van Dyken

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Title: A Bachelor Auction

Author: Rachel Van Dyken

Published: 4 October 2017

Publisher: Forever

Source: Netgalley

Rating: 2/5

Goodreads Synopsis

Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.

Jane isn’t entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn’t she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes—or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire—maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn’t anyone’s dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk—even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it’s karmic retribution that he’s tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can’t have. But while they can’t have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . . .

Review

I requested this book because it says it is a retelling of Cinderella and duh! I loved Cinderella as a kid so why not? But straight off the bat I encountered many many problems with the book that I almost just DNF-ed it but I didn’t because I wanted to know… NAY! NEEDED to know that the ending will be able to save the whole fiasco which is said book and so I persevered! ANNNNNNNNDDD I was sorely disappointed… so disappointed in fact it made me go into a mini-reading slump (this was back in the late of 2016 btw).

First problem was that, Jane, our female lead is such a doormat that it was in no way or form endearing. Maybe if she was petite but feisty as f*ck and people don’t see her spunk due to her small stature that I can understand but Jane just allows her step-sisters to bully her and push her around all because of some BS that her dad says that she must keep the family together. What a load of bull crap. I mean Jane is a small business owner and small business owners are not people who are meek, they are people who get shit done and know what to do with their life.

Another issue that I had was with the male lead, Brock. The man is so traumatized by his past that he just says yes to whatever his grandfather wants no matter how crazy or ludicrous. He even says yes to the whole auction thing even though he himself hates the idea. A legit Yes Man. Did I mention that Brock is 35 years old? How is he the leader of his grandfathers company and is apparently a great leader at that, can’t take control of his own life? You are almost half a century here. I didn’t like how he treated Jane too. It was all like Katy Perry’s song ‘Hot N Cold’. All hot and revved up for romance then something reminds him of his past and he is a douchebag to Jane. Like WTF.

Yet another issue I have with characters is that of Brock’s younger twin brothers. I think how they were written were supposed to be goofy, fun and endearing but to me they were just annoying. So so annoying.

Also, why are the step-sisters so hateful? I have never fully understood the term of one-dimensional characters but now I do. They lack anything that can make me relate to them. They are nasty to Jane yet we don’t know the underlying issue of why they’re so hateful and nasty. I mean nobody is that spiteful to their own sister just because of some petty jealousy, that makes no sense.

Now, we come to the plot. I only have one word for it. Confusing. After finishing the book, I had to lie down and really digest as to what the f*ck did I just read. The plot started out with a good pace but then towards the end it all just went absolutely haywire. In essence, the plot was too fantastic to be believable and how did two people who have so much emotional baggage suddenly cure themselves of said emotional baggage all because they met their ‘soulmate’ I will never know.

In conclusion, I do not recommend this book and the reason why I gave this book a 2/5 rating was because I appreciated the author’s efforts in writing said book and some parts of the book were enjoyable to read.

*A copy was kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Review: Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught

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Title: Almost Heaven

Author: Judith McNaught

Published: 13 February 1992

Publisher: Corgi

Source: Local Library

Rating: 4/5

Synopsis

No beauty in England could outshine Elizabeth Cameron, Countess of Havenhurst. But beneath her exquisite emerald eyes and cloud of golden hair, lived a girl of rare gentleness, good humour, and a splendid, even ferocious courage. In Ian Thornton’s powerful embrace, Elizabeth felt the first stirrings of a passion that blazed through her senses. Yet for Thornton, a dangerously handsome man of secret wealth and mysterious lineage, the voyage to Elizabeth’s heart was fraught with intrigue, scandal, and a venomous jealousy. From the elegant salons of London, to the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands, their tempestuous, dramatic romance was played out, a romance between two lovers destined for each other, even though they refused to admit it.

Review

At first, I really liked Elizabeth. I thought she had a great sense of humor and wit what with trying to fool her suitors so they wouldn’t want to marry her but my feelings towards her changed in the later half of the plot because her actions against Ian were really stupid and it made it seem like her love for him were superficial and made her look like an idiot. Yeah, maybe she was swept away by the drama that her brother caused and due to her worry for her brother she just went with the flow but still! You should have thought the plan through man not GUNG HO your way into it then realizing it wasn’t the best plan because not only did it show she is a dim-wit but also has no regards for the people whom she troubled and cared for her. I’m sorry but heroines like these are insufferable. Had she maintained her wit and playfulness it would have been great.

Then, there is Ian. With Ian, I like him less than I liked Elizabeth throughout the whole book but I liked him better at the end because his character stayed consistent. Also, in this book Ian was really overzealous with Elizabeth and he fully admitted to falling in love with her on the first sight which many of the male lead characters don’t convey. They’d rather brood in a corner or forcibly make out with the girl or romance the shit out of her but Ian, he was honest and very direct which I found really sweet.

The plot was great as we start off with Elizabeth’s uncle trying to essentially sell her off to her ex-suitors so he wouldn’t have to provide for her anymore but with her less than stellar reputation that is hard to do. After that chapter, where the author tantalizes our reading taste buds by making us wonder WTH happened to Elizabeth back then that her reputation was completely ruined she introduces us to a chapter explaining what happened all those years ago. And let me tell you I WAS HOOKED!

Elizabeth seemed so innocent, naive and absolutely clueless as to how the world worked and her mission was to marry a rich guy with a title to save her home which I can understand but at a party she meets Ian Thornton who steals her heart but he, who is well off but not rich and especially without title, absolutely cannot be the match for her and at last miscommunication and backstabbing occurs making Elizabeth’s reputation ruined and allowing Elizabeth and Ian to think that their love for each other was disingenuous. Ian believes she doesn’t love him because she only cares for wealth and nothing else and Elizabeth thinks that to him she is just one of his playthings. And there I was single and lonely as fuck devouring this book like MnM’s and thinking when will I get to meet my 6’3, grey eyed, black hair, gorgeous body and face, Caucasian male? The travesty of it all.

Essentially this book is a great read if you want something to read where you basically don’t have to think and also where you can accept the female lead’s stupidity.

Inside & Out Booktag

I have tagged myself in this booktag. I saw this booktag at The Paperback Princess and thought it be cool to do. So, let’s start! (Btw, feel free to tag yourself and tag me so I can read your answers)

Inside flap/back of the book summaries: Too much info or not enough?

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New book: What form do you want it in?

I prefer paperback but if the cover is realllllly pretty then hardcover. I can’t show off my book collection if its e-books ya know?

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Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, take notes, make comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean?

Image result for shocked gif tumblrDo I like stabbing myself with a knife? No, of course not so why would I tarnish my books the same way? That’s what sticky notes or note books are for. I would seriously judge you if you doodle and such in your books especially WITH PEN! The travesty!

Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?

Nope, I don’t care whatsoever. When I choose a book it’s usually because of the cover or the blurb which is why when I talk about books to my friends I cannot recall who the author is just the title of the book. Bad of me I know.

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Ever read ahead? Have you ever read the last page way before you got there?

Yeah, either to just double check if my assumptions are correct (if it’s a mystery murder novel) or to see if it is worth to continue reading the book.

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Organised bookshelves or outrageous bookshelves?

Outrageous bookshelves BUT just because I am running out of space so I tend to cram any book however they fit.

Have you ever purchased a book based on the cover alone?

Yes, because I thought the book would make me LOOK like an intellectually smart reader to other people and low key impress them with my intelligence. Said books were ‘Americanah’ by Chimamanda Ngozi, ‘The Magus’ by John Fowles, and a few others I forgot.

Take it outside or stay in?

If it’s nice outside, yeah sure I’ll read for a few hours outside till it gets uncomfortable.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish and this weeks topic is  “Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist” where it essentially is things you want to see more in books. Let’s get started!

  • Historical romance not set in England or during the regency (era?)
    • As much as I love HR, it would be refreshing to read about different cultures, different ethnicity and how their love lives are put in the perspective of historical romance
  • A book about best friends
    • I just want a book which has a good strong friendship as its core story and I don’t want it to be YA. I want to relate to it being a 24 year old with a best friend I have known for almost 11 years. More of a flashback of said friendship and the friends just reminisce about shit they did together.Image result for best friends gif
  • A compilation of unsolved murders or serial killings or just murders occurring in Malaysia
    • Just because… no particular reason for it.
  • The female lead needs no man
    • I want a female lead who isn’t constantly agonizing over which guy to choose (I don’t get that privilege so neither do I want them to have said privilege) and if she did have a love interest I want them to break up and she can be free to be her own woman.Image result for strong women gif
  • Less… WAYYYYY LESSSSSS love triangle/instalove/drama in YA
    • Maybe I am reading the wrong YA but mostly I hate love triangles like, where in the name of Jesus did you manage to find not one BUT TWO GUYS to like you at the same time???????? And what is with the instalove? Instalust I get and also the drama that unfolds in YA sometimes I find it so stupid and I just can’t relate (maybe this is what they call adulting?).Image result for that is so stupid gif
  • An against the norm female lead
    • I want a female lead who is an underdog and who DOESN’T have special powers or is superbly excellent in sword fighting or bad-ass-kickery where she doesn’t train for months and is still super fantastic at killing people. Can’t it just be she is super shitty at things and eventually she gets better, not excellent, just better and over time due to persistence and hard work and just sheer tenacity and force of will she wins and defeats her enemies. I want her to fail more than she wins but is still able to stand up and be all yes I am tired but I will not give up ala Rocky Balboa!Image result for rocky balboa gif
    • Maybe have a female lead that gives no fucks about body hair? Still wear sleeveless shirts or dresses even though her pits are now a nice furry meadow or maybe a lead that wears the hijab and abides by the islamic rules of conduct and is still bad ass? Or a woman/girl who is unashamed for her love for 90’s Bollywood movies and uses her power of Bollywood dancing to save the world?
  • Female villains
    • YES! More FEMALE VILLAINS who are just cray! They’re not doing evil things because of a traumatic past or whatever. They do it because they want to and its fun for them and they relish in inflicting pain on other people. If men can be awesome villains can’t a female too? I just want them to unabashedly bitchy, evil, sarcastic, unapologetic, the whole nine yards!Image result for evil laugh gif
  • A romance book where the romance doesn’t pan out but they stay good friends after a good mourning period.
    • Sometimes a relationship just doesn’t work and you just fall out of love with somebody, doesn’t mean you stop caring about them. Loving someone and being IN love with someone are two different things. Plus, a healthy perspective on a break up never hurt anybody.
  • More realistic books on bookish people.
    • Realistic here is when said bookworm meets another bookworm and they have the same reading taste and they just COMPLETELY FLIP OUT!

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  • A fiction book about the pains of changing your lifestyle to be healthier
    • I want a book that is similar to what I am experiencing now. The constant soreness from exercising, the guilt of eating junk food, the want to have a hot body but not really wanting to work for it.

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