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MUST READ DIVERSE GRAPHIC NOVELS|BOOK LIST

I consider these books very important in forming a perspective and wished I had them when I was young. Even though important topics or issues are addressed through these, they are immensely captivating and an easy read. Not boring even for a second.

1. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi:Persepolis is a graphic autobiography by Marjane Satrapi that depicts her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution.’ It’s an easy but a very informative book.

2. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman: Heartstopper is a heartwarming YA LGBT+ romance. And is one of the best there is! And is definitely one of the MOST adorable book I’ve ever
read!
Also, I think its an important book for young readers in forming a perspective, as Alice in a very easy way addresses gender fluidity, bisexuality, homophobia and alike.

I have previously reviewed it on my blog. Click Here To Read…

3. Yes, I’m Hot In This by Huda Fahmy:Yes, I’m Hot In This is both hilarious and heartbreaking in its portrayal of what it’s like to wear a Hijab and visibly be a Muslim in America(or just in today’s world.) Extremely funny in its jabs at the half boiled judgements people throw at them and calls out the double standards of media.

I have previously reviewed it on my blog. Click Here To Read…


Let me know your thoughts if you have read any of these books. Also, I would love to know your suggestions in this genre.

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Contemporary · Romance

OUR LIFE IN A DAY by JAMIE FEWERY|BOOK REVIEW

Title: Our Life In A Day

Author: Jamie Fewery

Pages: 304 (Hardcover)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Orion books

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The rules are simple: choose the most significant moments from your relationship – one for each hour in the day.

You’d probably pick when you first met, right? 
And the instant you knew for sure it was love? 
Maybe even the time you watched the sunrise after your first night together?

But what about the car journey on the holiday where everything started to go wrong? Or your first proper fight?

Or that time you lied about where you’d been?

It’s a once in a lifetime chance to learn the truth.

But if you had to be completely honest with the one you love, would you still play?

For Esme and Tom, the game is about to begin. But once they start, there’s no going back . . .

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Our Life In A Day, is not much about the events but is more about the emotions playing out. It’s about the little things that brings us close and the things that take us afar from our loved ones. This book is an experience itself. You need to introspect and re-live a 10 year long relationship in 24 hours along with Tom and Esme. This book is about the FEELS.

It is all consuming. An emotional cracker. There is so much love, tenderness and heartache in it’s pages. Our Life in a Day’s take on relationship and mental health is honest through and through. It is also very pivotal as we rarely get to read books that explore male mental health. This book explores exactly that and reflects its impact on his relationships.

This book is both beautiful and moving.

The plot is definitely original but the development cracks at times. The ending is very well done and you’ll be gasping for air through tears by the time. Also, the writing is very easy to get into. I finished it in just two sitting.

Trigger Warning: Depression, Alcohol Abuse

My Rating: 4/5

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FEBRUARY WRAP UP|2019

I haven’t been able to upload this earlier due to my lack of motivation and social isolation. I have been working on my mental health and hope to be more present. Till then here’s the books I read in February. 🙂



1. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

An older couple struggling with their marriage gets a second chance through a magic telephone. A telephone through which Georgie could call Neal 15 years back. I absolutely adored and devoured this book. The dynamics of the relationship between Georgie and Neal, and how they play out and evolve is so real and fulfilling. It’s very heartwarming and I’ve already added it to my list of “The Best Books I’ve Ever Read”.


2. The Parrot And The Merchant By Pippa Goodheart

It’s a short translated and illustrated work of Rumi intended for children. It’s about a merchant who likes to collect birds from different countries. And is about setting them free! A very small edit is done to the original content to give a feminist perspective and I definitely liked it.


3. Tangled by Emma Chase

Totally a disappointment. I mean the writing was TRASH! The narrative was TRASH! The male love interest was TRASH! It was so very MYSOGYNISTIC and I wonder why I even bothered to finish reading it!


4. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Wow! A Very Large Expanse of Sea is about racism, Islamophobia and young love. February gave me 2 Best Books Ever! THIS BOOK. This book is all consuming and heartbreaking and yet heartwarming. It will give you so many emotions that you’ll not know what to do with them.


5. Dear Ijeawele, or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions by Cimamanda Gnozi Adichie

Adichie writes this book for her friend who turns to Adichie for an advice on how to raise her daughtee feminist. This book states some BASIC ideas of feminism and was a good read.


6. Safely Endangered Comics by Chris McCoy

This is an upcoming graphic novel. It’s funny and is filled with some grim wit!


7. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

A great thriller. Combination of dense plot and fast pace always keeps you on the hook. It’s about Liz who is found to have shoot her husband accidentally. She also shot her father accidentally 16 years back. Are these really accident or will Liz get away with murder twice!


Have you read any of these? Are they in your TBR? Let me know in the comments. Or just drop in a HI!❤

Chick Lit · Contemporary · Romance

What We Find by Robyn Carr|Giveaway|Blog Tour|Book Review

Today’s my stop for the blog your of What We Find by Robyn Carr. It’s the first installment of the Sullivan’s Crossing series. Thank you HQ stories and Mills and Boon for the warm cookies along with ARC. *All views are honest and my own.

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Title: What We Find

Author: Robyn Carr

Pages: 376 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Mills & Boon

Neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan knows she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best way she can do that is by heading home to Sullivan’s Crossing.

Indulging in the simple way of life should be the perfect escape. But Maggie’s world is rocked and she must take responsibility for the Crossing.

When quiet and serious Cal Jones, offers to lend a hand, Maggie is suspicious of his motive. Though as Cal and Maggie spend more time together it gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon…

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The novel starts with Maggie getting tangled in a lawsuit and her having a miscarriage. Upon that, the man in her life, Andrew, turns out to be an absolutely unsupportive ass. Completely devastated, Maggie decides to take break and visit her Dad in Colorado. Where she finally comes across Cal Jones! Our Main Guy!!

Cal has a baggage of his own and so does Maggie. Their relationship takes a sweet time to build and that makes it more real. Their romance is adorable and mature. It’s the one you root for with all your might. The writing-the storytelling, is all beautiful and you can literally picture the landscape. The characters are fleshed out so well that you can even bet you’ve already known Maggie for years!

 

What We Find is a character driven book according to me. It’s the emotions and a very honest portrayal of it, that drives the plot. I absolutely devoured this book. Specially the sharp conscience with which Carr’s narrative. What We Find is a book that will make sure it has all your attention.

This book is about new beginnings. And provided me with a sense of comfort and hope. I’ll definitely recommend What We Find by Robyn Carr to everyone.

My Rating: 5/5


“What We Find” is available as Paperback, Hardback, E-book and Audiobook.


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MINI REVIEWS OF 2 KASIE WEST NOVELS|2 IN 1 BOOK REVIEW

Kasie West is an author I got introduced to in 2018. So far I’ve read 2 novel of hers and 1 short story. Here are the mini reviews of the 2 novels I’ve read of hers.

1. By Your Side: It was just a fine read for me. Though the characters were gorgeous and charming, the plot was unnecessarily complicated. I did not like how West tried to tackle the love triangle. What she tried, required a thorough exploration of emotions and that was not done. It was a fluffy YA and should have been kept at just that! I don’t like things done half way. Like if you want to do a chick lit, ace that. Don’t try to throw in some complications just for the sake of some brownie critic points! Specially if you can’t do justice to that!

Though brooding and mysterious Dax, gets it a 3.5☆ from me.

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2. Fill-in Boyfriend, is a slow burn feel-good romance with the ‘fake dating trope’. It instantly became one of my favourite YA contemporary romances. Light, simple and fluffy, this book is a perfect weekend read. Hayden and Hannah will make you swoon!

It’s a 5☆ from me.

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Have you read a Kasie West? What’s your thought on these?😀

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7 NEWLY RELEASED FLUFFY ROMANCES TO READ THIS VALENTINE’S WEEK | 2019 RELEASES

Since it’s the Valentine’s week I have curated a must read list of 7 feel good newly released romance novels. These are also some most anticipated books on 2019!


1. The Birds, The Bees and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh

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2. Fame Fate and First Kiss by Kasie West

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3. The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli

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4. I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

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5. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

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6. The Kiss Thief by L.J.Shen

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7. Faking It by K. Bromberg

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Are any of these already in your TBR? Let me know which one you are looking forward to the most?