Most Anticipated Releases in August

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Hey, everyone! What’s up? Sorry, I’ve been MIA the past couple of weeks. There’s just so many things to get done both in my personal life and at work, so I have very little time left for reading and writing here. Today, I’m just dropping by to mention some of the books that I’m very excited about this month! I know it will take months (or even years) for me to get to all of these books, but they are still very interesting for me regardless. So here they are: Continue reading

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Top 15 Book Series on my Backlist

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I really enjoy making bookish lists recently, so today I’m talking about the top 10 series on my backlist. This is going to be one of the most embarrassing posts I’ll ever do because, omg, self, why have you not read these yet?! Haha Also, take note that when I say backlist, I meant book series that I’ve listed as Want-to-Read from 2010 to 2017. I know, I’m really bad at catching up with all the great books! So without further ado, let’s dive right in (Please don’t judge me. 😂): Continue reading

10 Most Anticipated Releases in June

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Half of the year is almost over, and I can’t believe that the days are flying faster and faster as time goes by. That said, a lot of really good books have been released in the past five months of 2021. I’m sure every bookworm out there couldn’t keep up with all the amazing novels, and yet there’s more. We still have another six months and there will be MORE. Continue reading

Book Tag: ‘Goodreads Was Wrong’ Tag

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I’ve been a Goodreads member since 2011 and through the years, it has been my #1 source of book recommendations and new releases. I also use it to track my annual reading goals and number of read books in my lifetime. Aside from that, I also use it to organize titles by genre, author, etc. I know Goodreads may sometimes feel like a “temptation” when it comes to adding new titles to our TBRs, but it has really been helpful when it comes to organizing my books, both virtually and physically.

I’ve been tagged by Angele and Rovie to do the ‘Goodreads Was Wrong’ book tag! It’s been a while since I did a tag on my blog and I’m so hyped to answer these questions. Click here to check Rovie’s post, here to check Angele’s post, and here to watch the video of the tag creator, GrabsAboutBooks. Continue reading

12 Most Anticipated Releases in May

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There are a lot of really good novels being released this month and most of my most anticipated ones are AAPI authors and I’m really excited to get my hands on them! I always get excited about new releases, even when most often than not, I don’t get to read them immediately. I’m a weird person, I know. 🤪 But I’ve been enjoying making these lists recently, so here are my 12 most anticipated May releases:
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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #19

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BOOKS READ:

  • Frankly in Love by David Yoon
  • Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare
  • Monsoon Mansion by Cinelle Barnes

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • Chain of Iron (The Last Hours, #2) by Cassandra Clare
  • Convenient Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
  • The Ravens (Ravens, #1) by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige
  • The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

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7 Most Anticipated Dark Academia Books

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Dark academia is a sub-genre that have rapidly grown in the past couple of years. Looking at my Goodreads shelf, I realized that I haven’t read a lot of books under this genre which is such a surprise for me because I really enjoy reading books in school settings! That being said, I plan to remedy that by listing some of my most anticipated dark academia books coming out this year.

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #18

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BOOKS READ:

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami

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Book Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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Title: The Kiss Quotient

Author: Helen Hoang

Format: Trade Paperback

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

Number of Pages: 314

Publisher: Berkley

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, New Adult

 

Synopsis:

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but crave all of the other things he’s making her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic.

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#SupportAAPIVoices

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Hi, everyone! I’ve been MIA again for quite some time there. It’s just that this pandemic and the current situation of my country has been taking a toll on my mental health. I’ve also been busy with other personal things, I guess. Another thing that has been bothering me lately is the sudden rise of hate crimes against the AAPI community recently, and I just can’t sit around in silence knowing that people have died while others are terrified and feeling unsafe in a world that we are all supposed to be sharing. Most especially during this pandemic, no one deserves to feel even more scared than we already are. Continue reading