Monthly TBR July

Hey folks👋🏼 I hope you all are doing well. Today I bring you my first ever monthly tbr list.

I can’t believe it’s July already. This year has been really slow for me so far! And I am far from completing my reading goals at the moment.😅 So I am planning to give myself a boost and get on with my reading lists.😊

So without further ado let’s take a look at my tbr list for July.🤩


🌼 I have a so-so vibe about this. I am definitely gonna read this book someday. But will it be in July? I don’t know let’s see where my mood takes me!😊

Book Description

Chain of Gold is the first novel in a new trilogy that stars the Shadowhunters of Edwardian London.

Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London…and so does a remorseless and inescapable plague.

James Herondale longs for a great love, and thinks he has found it in the beautiful, mysterious Grace Blackthorn. Cordelia Carstairs is desperate to become a hero, save her family from ruin, and keep her secret love for James hidden. When disaster strikes the Shadowhunters, James, Cordelia and their friends are plunged into a wild adventure which will reveal dark and incredible powers, and the true cruel price of being a hero…and falling in love.

|Goodreads|


🌼Thanks to the lovely Sofi @ A Book. A Thought. for this beautiful book suggestion in her June TBR blog

Book Description

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

|Goodreads|


🌼John Green is one of my favourite authors. I have already read ‘The fault in our stars’ and ‘Looking for Alaska’ and now I am finally planning to read ‘Turtles all the way down’ which has been chilling in my TBR for way too long!

Book Description

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.

|Goodreads|


🌼I’ve been wanting to read this for so long. I even started reading it for a few times but couldn’t get past a few pages but this month I surely am gonna read it all.

Book Description

Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.

In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration.

That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.

First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

|Goodreads|


🌼I debated a lot about whether or not to start a series. And finally decided to go for it. This series is one of a kind (so I’ve heard) so let’s see how it goes.

Book Description

Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she’d ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating craft, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But the warship could be the least of their problems. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their biggest threat; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady plunges into a web of data hacking to get to the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: Ezra.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents–including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more–Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

|Goodreads|


Book Description

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

|Goodreads|


Book Description

From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mold and has been called “stylistically mesmerizing” and “out-of-this-world-awesome.”

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza–but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys–an old flame from Asha’s past–reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.

|Goodreads|


🌼That’s it for my July TBR list. I am hoping that I can finish them all. but if not then no worries I can continue them in August.

Also let me know if you are planning on adding any of the above mentioned books in your TBR. And if you have read any of them already let me know what are your reviews on them.

I would be delighted if you will leave a comment! I love talking to you all!

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Book Review #2 | The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Title: The Hate You Give

By: Angie Thomas

Series: No

Pages: 444

Published: 28th February, 2017

By: Balzer+Bray

Genre: Young adult fiction, Urban fiction

Buy it: Amazon, Flipkart, Book Depository

My Rating: 5/5 stars⭐


Spoiler Alert!⚠️

There are spoilers in this review!


Angie Thomas was born, raised and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was having an article about her in Right On! magazine. She has a BFA in Creative Writing and is a winner of the inaugural Walter Dean Myers Giant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. The Hate You Give is her first novel.

Follow her online at www.angiethomas.com or on Twitter: @angiecthomas

#The Hate You Give

@WalkerBooksUk


✒️Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.

|Goodreads|


It’s dope to be black until it’s hard to be black.

🌙Before I bought this book I didn’t know what to expect. The ‘Book Description’ at the back looked interesting so I decided to buy it. Little did I know that this book is deeper than the ocean and will blow My mind in no time!

I did hear about the injustice towards the black people, but I didn’t know to what extent.

Starr Carter’s story is fictional but it also has hidden truth in it. This book made me feel every emotion the 16-year-old teenager Starr went through.

Starr Carter is the sole witness to her best friend Khalil’s death. This is not the first time either, she witnessed another of her friend’s death when she was just 10 years old and her friend was also of the same age.

I’ve seen it happen over and over again:

A black person gets killed for being black, and all hell breaks loose.

Starr struggles to speak up because Khalil who was the black kid was killed by a white police officer. And in her world justice for black people is extremely hard. And moreover, even though Khalil was unarmed, he was being blamed for his own death because first, he was black and second, he was believed to be a drug dealer and a gangbanger.

“If officer Cruise were sitting here,” Mrs. Carey says, “what would you say to him?”

“I’d ask him if he wished he shot me too.”

After a lot of struggle finally, Starr opened up and gave her statement to the detectives, who kept leading the conversation towards Khalil as if to find faults in Starr’s statement and proving that Khalil was responsible for his own death.

She did not stop there though! She also did an interview with news reporters (Diane Carey’s Friday Night News Special) which was fortunately successful.

This book made me know about things I didn’t know before, it made me sad, there are also a lot of scenes which made me laugh.

The Hood Trio.

Tighter than the inside of Voldemort’s nose.

“So you’re willing to become a snitch,” Chris says.

“On King,” Seven adds.

DeVante shrugs, “I already need the stitches. Might as well snitch.”

So basically this book is a complete package. And I feel like people should read this book to know the situations which the black people face.

I personally am strongly against the injustice towards people just because of their skin colour, caste, creed, race, religion, etc. The human race still has a long way to go to ensure peace.

And I think this book might help a little in that enormous process!

Because this is one of the best passages in the entire book!

Once upon a time there was a hazel-eyed boy with dimples. I called him Khalil. The world called him a thug.

He lived, but not nearly long enough, and for the rest of my life I’ll remember how he died.

Fairy tale? No. But I’m not giving up on a better ending.

It would be easy to quit if it was just about me, Khalil, that night, and that cop. It’s about way more than that though. It’s about Seven. Sekani. Kenya. DeVante.

It’s also about Oscar.

Aiyana.

Trayvon.

Rekia.

Michael.

Eric.

Tamir.

John.

Ezell.

Sandra.

Freddie.

Alton.

Philando.

It’s even about that little boy in 1955 who nobody recognized at first- Emmett.

The messed-up part? There are so many more.

Yet I think it’ll change one day. How? I don’t know. When? I definitely don’t know. Why? Because there will always be someone ready to fight. Maybe it’s my turn.

Others are fighting too, even in the Garden, where sometimes it feels like there’s not a lot worth fighting for. People are realizing and shouting and marching and demanding. They’re not forgetting. I think that’s the most important part.

Khalil, I’ll never forget.

I’ll never give up.

I’ll never be quiet.

I promise.”



My 5 favourite books of all times

✨Welcome to another of my blog posts. I have put a lot of effort while making this and I sincerely hope that everyone of you will like it and find it useful.


💫Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite books of all time and will probably be, forever!

I love how the chemistry between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy develops from hating each other to falling in love after clearing the misunderstandings.
And also the whole book is set up in such a way that each moment keeps you wanting to read more and more!

Overall this book is one of my favourite classics.💖


💫Jane Eyre is the first novel I ever read (I was in class 5).

In this book, Jane is an orphan girl who lives with her cruel aunt and her children and later she is sent to an orphanage where she struggles everyday with her workload and as well as lack of food and clothing. Later when she gets older she goes through a lot of events and finally grows fond of Mr. Rochester, her employer!

This book is so captivating and emotional that I can’t help but fall in love with it.


💫Whenever someone asks me for a book recommendation, the first book that comes to my mind, is this book.

This book revolves around the lives of two teenage cancer patients, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. In this beautiful romance-tragedy, both Hazel and Augustus go through a lot of adventures and events together, even with their life-threatening diseases. And of course, eventually they fall in love. At the end of this book you’ll be in tears (if you are an emotional reader like me!).

And I think this is one of the reasons why this book sticks to the mind of the readers for a long time.


💫I don’t think I need to tell you a lot about this book because I’m sure that most of you have already either read the books or watched the movies.

But, I watched the movies for the first time when I was 16. So, I was quite old when I watched this, but the movies were so mindblowing that I ended up reading the novels as well! (which took me a whole month to finish by the way!) It has everything in it starting from magic to friendship, rivalry, love, loss, comedy and what not!

I feel like everyone no matter what age you are, should read the books or watch the movies atleast once in your lifetime.


💫This book as you can guess by reading the title is about death.

Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio get a call from a company called death-cast which can predict the death of a person informing him/her that they now are a Decker, someone with 24 hours left to live. So when you get a call from the Death-Cast you know your end is near and inevitable. These two boys get the call on the same day and then somehow they find each other through an app called the Last Friend, which was developed to help lonely Deckers find someone to spend their End Day with. After that they do whatever they want to do knowing that their time is short and they can die anywhere, anytime and in any possible way a person can die.

This book is so deep and deals which so many matters at once that it still doesn’t fail to amaze me and give me chills at the same time! This book changed my views on life and so many other things, that I will recommend everyone to read it if you are above 16 years old.


✨Have you read any of the above mentioned books? Or are you planning to read any of them in future? Let me know down in the comments!👇😊

Book Review | 1984 by George Orwell


Title: 1984

By: George Orwell

Series: No

Pages: 328

Published: 8th June 1949

By: Secker & Warburg

Genre: Dystopian, Political fiction, Social science fiction

Buy it: Flipkart, Amazon


Spoiler Alert!⚠️

Beware there are subtle spoilers scattered all over the blog!


✒️Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skillfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet, he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, the symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with fellow worker Julia, but soon discovers that the true price of freedom is betrayal.

More relevant than ever before, 1984 exposes the worst crimes imaginable- the destruction of truth, freedom and individuality.

|Penguin Classics|


Who controls the past controls the future:
who controls the present controls the past.

🌻Let me tell you this book is a masterpiece. I bought a paperback of this book from Flipkart published by Penguin books India (www.penguin.co.in) solely because I heard many good comments on this book, and I wanted to try it for myself.

This book is set in an imaginary future where Oceania is under the control of “Big Brother” (the leader of the party). The book is told from the perspective of Winston Smith, an employee who works in the Record Department of the Ministry of Truth. His job is to rewrite the past on the command of the party. In this brutal world where the slogan of the party is-

War is peace

Freedom is slavery

Ignorance is strength

And where the people are monitored by the telescreens 24/7 (they literally have NO privacy whatsoever, they are monitored even in their bedrooms!), Winston is one of the VERY few people who despise the party with all their might!

The book 1984 is extremely intense and conflicts with all our views on ‘freedom’, it is a book which makes you THINK and continues to conflict the simple, unchangeable and universal knowledge we’ve learnt so far!

Two and two make five

I took my time reading this novel because I admit that the beginning of this book is a bit slow and confusing (solely because the idea is so foreign and new!)

But as I kept reading I found myself immersed in the book.

I think this is a kind of story that will remain fresh in my mind for a long, long time! It’s unique, makes you THINK HARD, even has a bit of suspense and also there are quite a few of torture scenes (if you are sensitive to such scenes, then I recommend you take precautions you deem necessary) and there’s betrayal as well!

I don’t think that mere words will be able to truly justify how wonderful this book is, so I recommend you actually read it.🤩


⭐4.5/5 stars⭐ (I didn’t give it 5 stars because the first part of the book was a bit tedious.)


Thank you so much for reading my blog. Please let me know down in the comments what are your views on this book if you’ve already read it.

My Favourite Book Covers #1 🌠🔖

🌠No matter how much the famous saying tells us not to but we all are guilty of judging a book by its cover. And I am no exception to that either. Along with the actual writing if the cover of the book is attractive too then it’s a bonus! Isn’t it?🤩

            So today I have compiled some of my favourite book covers of all time for you lovelies. 💖

I haven’t read all of these books yet but I’m soon going to, not only because of the beautiful covers but also because of the amazing contents!🌼


🌠🔖Just look at this beautiful sunny cover!🌞 I think the cover matches the book title perfectly. I still remember the excitement I felt when my copy of this paperback actually arrived and I just couldn’t stop myself from reading the book instantly. In fact, I did finish reading it within a day. And guess what I found when I opened the book for the first time? I found out that not only the cover is gorgeous but also at the top of each and every chapter there is a unique and beautiful doodle! 🤩

This is such a beautiful book overall, and I LOVE it!


🌠🔖The black background and the single contrasting flower makes this cover so balanced and aesthetic that I can’t help but admire it! And also I believe that the falling petal shown in the cover has relation to the actual story of the book. I might be reading too much into it but still, I strongly feel like it’s true! 😌💖


🌠🔖I love how illustrative and colour coordinated this cover is. I never would have imagined that this particular shade of red, blue and cream colour would look so good together.😊 Also, the cover is a perfect mixture of matte and glossy finish, which I personally love so this makes the cover one of my favourites!🤩💖


🌠🔖This illustrative cover is a piece of art itself! I love the background which actually resembles fire!🔥 And also the fiery dragon draped around the castle is so very artistic!🐲


🌠🔖Ever since this book came out I can’t stop admiring the maple leaf hair of the girl, cascading down from her head to the ground!🍁 I’m currently reading ‘The Queen of Air and Darkness’, also by Cassandra Clare, so I’m soon going to be reading this book as well!😍


🌠🔖The girl, OMG the GIRL is so alluring!😍 She’s a piece of art herself and I would definitely want to draw her someday. And also her head is adorned with constellations. How magnificent is THAT!🥺✨


Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you liked it and found it helpful!😊 Please let me know down in the comments whether you’ve read any of the above books or if you are planning to read them in future?🤩 And also let me know if you have any suggestions for my blogs!😊✨

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!😊

She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.

-Annie Dillard

I am just a girl who loves reading books. My blog posts are going to be about all things related to books!

And there might be some occasional non-bookish discussions!

I decided to start blogging because I wanted to talk about books to people who are bookworms like myself!☺️ And I hope we can create our little “book bubble” in here and enjoy our times ranting about novels!☺️💖

I sincerely hope that you all will have a good time in here!😊💖

All I need is a cup of coffee and infinite number of books!✨
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