Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession



"Top Ten Tuesday" is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Doctor: What seems to be the problem, Ms?
Me: I just realized that I haven't gone book shopping ever since I left Canada, which was like 3 whole months ago. Am I alright? Is this healthy, considering I used to buy at least 1 book per week? Is th-
Doctor: Ms, I think you might be overthinki-
Me: -is a sign of decline? Am I becoming too preoccupied with the real world? Should I take a break from existing and hibernate with my bookshelf for a few weeks?
Doctor: Ms, you can't read while hiberna-
Me: WHO AM I? DO ALIENS BELIEVE IN CAPITALISM? WHY DO KPOP ARTISTS MOCK FELLOW BANDMATES THAT HAVE DARKER SKIN WHEN THEIR MELANIN IS CLEARLY A BLESSING UPON THIS EARTH? DOES OBAMA STILL WATCH ANIME BECAUSE I NEED TO KNOW IF HE SHIPS SASUKE WITH SAKU-
Doctor: *walks out of clinic*
Doctor: *calls in his resignation*
Doctor: *dyes hair bubblegum pink, gets a tattoo on his face & catches the first plane to Zimbabwe*

But in reality, I think I was on a huge reading slump without even realizing it. Or maybe I'm finally getting around to reading the books I own, instead of compulsively buying more shiny new books. Anyways, these are the last physical books that I remember acquiring (because I'm still 90% of the reason why the ebook industry is flourishing) ~


1. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman 
2. The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz 
3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 
4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 
5. Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon 

6. Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley 
7. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas 
8. The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker 
9. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 
10. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton 

Can you tell that I bought most of these just for the cover? :))) Well, if you didn't then you probably still need to get to know me...


Do you recognize any books on here? Did I make a grave mistake in buying any of these or am I in for a grand experience of rainbows & glitter? Are there better editions that I missed out on? How do I find out what anime Obama has watched?

41 comments:

  1. I pick out way too many books solely on the cover so I understand. I LOVED The Girl on the Train. I really want to read Dangerous Girls and Simon vs the Homo Sapians Agenda. ANd one day I will get to Outlander - one day. Great list!

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    1. Same here, one day I'll finally get around to reading Outlander! Can you tell I've been influenced to read it by the TV show? Haha I even bought the TV-cover edition.

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  2. LOL! Great post.These are all on my TBR list, but haven't got to them yet, so looking forward to reading what you think of them. Go shopping soon and happy reading! My TTT

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    1. Thanks! Ah, yeah, I really need to go out to a bookstore ASAP haha.

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  3. I was laughing so hard at the beginning of this post omg thank you for that. I loved Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, it is one of my favorite contemporaries of the year. I have a bunch of the rest of these but haven't gotten around to them yet (because there are so many more, SHINY books to buy) thanks for sharing :)
    Here's my TTT!

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    1. Aww I'm so glad I could make you laugh! I really adored Simon too, it was such a light contemporary gem :"D

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  4. The Girl on the Train and The Miniaturist are both on my TBR. I've heard fantastic things about Rites of Passage too. I'm so bad about buying books just based off the cover. Sometimes it works and sometimes it really really doesn't! Enjoy your reads!

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    1. True, I usually check the synopsis too because I'm too broke to just plop pretty covers into my basket! And ofcourse the awesome blogging community usually creates hype for books way before so I'm at least vaguely aware of what I'm buying :D

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  5. I LOVED Dangerous Girls!!! Such a wonderful book and it had me up till gone 3am finishing it, even when I had to be up early for work the next day. Really want to read quite a few of these myself, especially The Girl on the Train and Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I hope you enjoy all of these! :) Here's my TTT!

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    1. Wow really? That makes me excited to read it since I rarely come across captivating YA thrillers now :D Simon was a delightful, cute read, sure hope you read it soon!

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  6. Not only are these covers beautiful, but the colors go well together!
    This list is great. Four of these books are already on my to-read list, so I'm very jealous that you actually have them in your possession.
    Also, A+ use of 30 Rock gif.

    Here's my TTT.

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    1. I didn't even notice the color thing till you pointed it out! The top row is shades of red and the bottom is shades of blue haha that's cool, you've got a keen eye. And lol that gif was necessary ;)

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  7. Outlander and The Miniaturist have been on my TBR for awhile. Neither are books that I'd normally read but they just look awesome, don't they? I have reservations about reading Outlander though. It's just such a long series that I'm not sure I want to devote that much time to it!

    Here are my Top Ten!

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    1. Exactly, The Miniaturist is so out of my usual kinds of reads but it looks fantabulous. And I know what you mean about Outlander. I've decided to only read the first book and continue the rest of the story with the TV show since I feel like they'll spread the story in a more entertaining way.

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  8. I really want to read The Girl On The Train, I hope I get to it soon.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/top-ten-tuesday-13/

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    1. The Girl On The Train is one of the most sought out thrillers by everyone, I really hope the hype is deserved!

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  9. I have Outlander on my shelf and have not yet gotten myself to pick it up. Someday... ;)
    I also really want to read the Prisoner of Night and Fog and The Miniaturist since i only ever heard fantastic things about those two books. Which is also a reason that i am a bit hesitant to actually pick them but since i have a hard time reading hyped books since i always have this thought that i might not love them as much as everyone else, so i keep pushing those book back on my reading list.
    Fantastic list :)

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    1. Yeah, i know what you mean about the hype killing a story! Outlander itself has so much hype, especially with the new TV show, that I'd probably be crushed if i hated it :|

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  10. Great list. I really want to check out Doon because everyone seems to love it! Same with Prisoner of Night and Fog.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Yeah, I've heard great things about Doon! It's apparently the "Outlander of YA" so that's cool :)

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  11. Beautiful covers are my weakness! I've been meaning to pick up The Miniaturist, I've heard good things. I need to aspire to a three-month book buying ban, sometimes my book buying can be out of control.

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    1. I didn't even intend for this 3 month book buying ban but now that I think about it, i saved so much money in the past few months! Now to spend it all....

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  12. Do you know what would take you out of your reading slump? READING DANGEROUS GIRLS! Yes :)

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    1. Haha thanks for the recommendation, I'm on it m'am!

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  13. I've heard some really good things about The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz.

    Check out my TTT:
    http://pagestoexplore.blogspot.com/2015/07/top-ten-tuesday-last-ten-books-that.html

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    1. Yeah, I head the court intrigue is really interesting and angsty haha

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  14. Oh yay oh yay :) You got Outlander! It is the best book (series) ever written in my humble opinion. Prepare yourself for THE ride. Enjoy!

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    1. Wow, what, really? Now I might consider reading the rest of the books if I like the first one too :D

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  15. *GENTLY shoves you towards Simon Vs. the ugh it's so long and Dangerous girls* Enjoy, my friend and savour every moment. And I can't believe how beautiful The Ring and the Crown is I NEED A COPY ASAP, says the girl who totally doesn't judge books by their cover.

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    1. Simon was such a joyful book for sure! The Ring and the Crown even had beautiful endpapers *_* The design time did a great job.

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  16. Your blog design is so cute. I need to read The Girl on the Train ASAP.

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    1. Thank you (≧◡≦) And it's on my immediate TBR too!

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  17. Gurl, that conversation with the doctor was hilarious XD I can totally see that happening *nodnod* And omg I love you list. YES TO ALL THESE BOOKS. Lovely list <3

    Nirvana @ Quenching the Quill

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    1. Haha thank you! That would be an actual real life conversation except the doctor would probably just kick me out instead of quitting his job loll.

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  18. Simon Vs is so stinkin' cute! I really enjoyed The Girl on the Train too. Also Rites of Passage was pretty darn incredible. I have Dangerous Girls, which I've had for months, and I promised myself I WOULD read it this summer! I've heard it's fantastic. Hope you enjoy all of these! :)

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    1. Ah someone else has read Rites of Passage! I only hear good things about the military life and how it's very authentic plus the concept is so refreshingly different.

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  19. JU, I WILL KIDNAP YOU AND THEN I'LL TAKE YOU OUT BOOK SHOPPING. Don't be surprised if you find a tiny kidnapper in rainbow jammies outside your window tonight. Prepare wads of cash.

    I totally need to get Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda for myself. The ebook is not enough for this fabulous book. ;) I totally approve of your Dangerous Girls purchase too, because that book is FREAKING EPIC. <3 I wasn't a big fan of either Rites of Passage (the romance was so meh for me) or Prisoner of Night and Fog (not even sure why I didn't like it), but everyone else seems to have loved both books...

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    1. I WAIT FOR THEE TINY KIDNAPPER IN RAINBOW JAMMIES. Like Wendy waiting for Peter Pan ayy.

      I didn't even know Rites of Passage had romance?? Thanks for mentioning it, now I'll be on the lookout to watch out. I haven't heard much of Prisoner of Night and Fog myself but I was curious enough to buy it hehe.

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  20. I recognise most of these books and want to read most of them! Particularly Doon and Prisoner of Night and Fog. Alise has also been hassling me about Rites of Passage.

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  21. Some of these look awesome. Can't wait to check them out.

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  22. Well there are certainly a lot, a whole lot, of completely gorgeous covers here. I WANT THEM, TOO. Even if I don't know a whole lot about these books. They're so pretty! I do sometimes consider, and even say, that I should stop ruling a book for simlpy it's cover, and judging a book just by it's cover isn't something I want to do, but a cover should represent the innards of the book, shouldn't it? And I guess you look at a cover and hope that's what you're going to find on the inside. I hope all of these are a joy to read! xx

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