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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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Chick Lit · Contemporary · Romance

PICTURES OF LILY BY PAIGE TOON|BOOK REVIEW

Title: Pictures of Lily

Author: Paige Toon

Pages: 394 (Kindle)

Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Ten years ago when Lily was just 16, she fell in love with someone she really shouldn’t have. Now, living in Sydney and engaged to another man, she can’t forget the one that got away. When her past comes back to haunt her, she has to make a decision that will break her heart – and the heart of at least one of the men who love her.

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The first part of the book is set 10 years past, where 16 year old Lily moves to Australia from the UK with her mother. There she falls in love with an older guy, Ben, that becomes to be one of the most significant and constant feeling of hers. Then the book fast forwards to the present day, where Lily, engaged to Richard, once again crosses path with Ben. And thus starts the complications begin. This is slow burn, heart warming romance being hilarious at times. This is a love triangle done right!

First, Paige Toon is an AMAZING author. Her writing style is so easy that you just fly through the pages! I finished reading it in a day, even though the pace falters a bit in the second part of the story. Also loved, how the long epilogue made up for some gaps that I really wished to be filled in. The narrative is fluffy yet you feel strong emotions.😍😍 The characters likable.

This book is reminds you what it’s like to be young and in love. This book is also about timing. This book is about loooooooove.

My Rating: 4/5

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Contemporary · Romance

YOU SAY IT FIRST by SUSAN MALLERY|BLOG TOUR

Title: You Say It First

Author: Susan Mallery

Pages: 416 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Mills & Boon

Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion only leads to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perks—mainly the venue’s captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. Although he won’t let love consume him, for ecstasy with an expiration date, he’s all in. 

Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can’t turn the floundering business around, she’ll have no choice but cave to her domineering mother and trade taffeta for trust funds working at the family’s bank. Then when a desperate bride begs Pallas for something completely out of the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows she doesn’t belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart that he’s right—where she really belongs is in his arms.

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‘You Say It First’ by Susan Mallery is a feel-good small town romance and a spin-off of Fool’s Gold. But can as well be read alone.

Nick is a sculpture, and a very handsome one at that. He takes a carpenting job at Pallas’s Weddings in a Box at a mere subsistence wage while awaiting an offer in Dubai. He is not only a treat to the eyes but is also very considerate and supportive of Pallas from the very start.

Pallas inherited Wedding in a Box while in college. But is still struggling to gain the respect and love from her mother, Libby. She seems to be dissapointed in her and wants her to join the family bank.

Both have there issues with love. Pallas thinks it is something to be earned. While Nick thinks it consumes all. Pallas’ issues arise from her cold mother who never gave love freely to her(that she later confronts) while Nick’s arise from his distant and unfaithful father who never cared about anything apart from his art.

It is a very heartwarming story that incorporates captivating emotional conflict with a swoon worthy romance. But You Say It First is not just that. It is also equal parts about family and friendship as it is about the romance. Susan Mallery also did a very vivid setup with so many weddings and wedding preparations going on. Also, the character development of Pallas throughout the story was commendable.

My Rating: 4/5

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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?