“There is just one life for each of us: our own.”
“Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”
— Chico Xavier
How is it going?
It’s been a while, I was kind of busy/tired and as usual too absentminded to notice I’ve been skipping posts, again :p
Anyway, if you have been checking around my blog you’ve already seen my part I of this article.
Well, since then, I have went a bit insane and added another 10 books to my Goodreads challenge which I finished today *yay me!!!!*
These last ten were harder, because…Well, because life, school…etc.
And with these added ten, we also have more books to the “I dore” list.
The books are:
- Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley : This one I read in two sets, started yesterday and finished today. It made me go insane, on the verge of tears and holding my breath till the very end, which I absolutely love!! It’s not just about the love story, as it should, but the couple in Magonia do know crossed-lovers, and impossible relationships up and close. It was one heartwarming, inside wrenching story.
- By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters: This one broke my heart a little. It’s a story that starts out by being about death, and then you realize is about life, begins with despair but become hope. I felt that the voices were genuine and pained, though there was something off somewhere, it probably just the fact I was never bullied or pushed to the edge of suicide. It’s a worthy book :)
- These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: This one is like…I don’t know something about the leads kept me reading and reading and reading… Space travel, love story, powerful and pained aliens… It was so much more than a simple cross-lovers story. For me, it was about life, real one not just existing.
- Splintered by A.G. Howard: This book was insane, and I mean it in the best possible way. The lead was believable and her inner conflicts as painful as her outer ones. There is nothing harder than fighting two parts of yourself. The same goes for the first book on this list Magonia.
So, let’s leave it at that for now :)
See ya soon *I promise*
May is almost out already and I must confess I have no idea where the time flew :)
Anyway, at the beginning of this year I set out on a the quest of reading 20 books before 2016.
I’ve always been a book addict, and I decided that this year I’ll try and keep count of the books I read, the books I liked and the ones that, well, didn’t appeal to me all that much.
Comes May 2015, and guess what, my Goodreads 2015 reading challenge says congrats :D
So now I’ve read 21 books, I decided to share my experience with some of these books in a series of posts.
The first post is about the books I really really really… well you get the picture, the ones I skipped sleep over :) *well, sleep and supervisor assigned work*
These books really impressed me, put me on the edge of my seat and brought tears to my eyes at times.
- Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers:
This one was really something. The meanest of them all becomes victim to the suffering she put people through. It kept me on my toes the entire time, I’d advice you to give it a try :)
- The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley:
This one is, by all means, the most original thing I’ve read in a long time. Following the lives of many characters who are all bound to each other in ways they have yet to discover, and the chronicles of two worlds as they clash for survival as the life of one can only continue if the other fades away. I expect there will be more worlds in the war in the following book, which by the way I can’t wait for :)
- So until the next post,
Grab a book, get some tea and read away.
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