-when i enjoy something i info dump on myself so much that i am convinced I've discovered something (probably someone, somewhere already has) and unfortunately it leads me to believing that i'm just better at it than every one else.

my reading list ! (bc ofc i think my list is just,,, better.)


  • ✥ = have read in 22'
  • ❊ = want to read
  • ✲ = in my possession-to be read
  • ✺ = have not finished

my key

  • ✧ = loved
  • ✦ = favs
  • ⭒ = need physical copy

Gracling- Kristin Cashore: 3/5 ★'s it was kinda mid, read in one day, forgot almost everything. katsa = katniss?? "skill is surviving"??. be fr. terrible pacing but the story was okay.

Red Queen- Victoria Aveyard: 2/5 ★'s boring and underwhelming. read in one day. no character arc. only reason its not a one star is for the twist at the end tht was weirdly executed but interesting. otherwise, meh.

House of Hollow- Krystal Sutherland: 4.5/5 ★'s I loved this book, the twist was so good. It was so creepy too. The pacing was good, the writing was good. BUT THE ENDING. AND ALSO THE TYLER DYING BROKE ME. stan ViVi. I love how they just do it for a living now. I wish there was more.

The Inheritance Games- Jennifer Lynn Barnes: 4.9/5 ★'s This book is an absolute page turner, at first i couldn't really get into it but after like 20 chapters ( the chapters are super small which i appreciate ) it becomes something you have to just keep reading, the story is just so great. It's escapism at its best.

What Beauty There Is- Cory Anderson: ?/5 ★'s i have absolutely no idea what to think about this book, i didn't understand the ending and everyone's reviews are "this was lyrical, beautiful, amazing" so and so, and to be completely honest i loved the writing just not for the story being told. The story maybe just wasn't for me. The ending confused me. I only like the little brother tbh.

The Prison Healer- Lynette Noni: 4/5 ★'s the trials could have been hinted at better? the map at the beginning was helpful but not enough to the point i would go back and forth. BUT THOSE TWISTS. KIVA WHY. we were rooting for you !! WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU !! and jaren?? he dont deserve this. that twist ate and devoured but it was kind of predictable?? but the way it was written throws you off the course. it was a bit slow but not too long. overall good start to a trilogy.

Once Upon a K-Prom- Kat Cho: 4.5/5 ★'s this fricken boook! it was so cute. it felt like reading a kdrama literally. Elena just has such a character arc, i love flawed characters sm, and she just learns sm about herself and learns from that and actually does smth with it. She was a bit annoying at times but so are teenage girls with crushes so it was acceptable. The pacing was great, it knew when to push and pull, it was a very easy read and a cute one. Over all very feel good and lovey dovey but the amount of times this girl had butterflys is beyond me.

Open Water- Caleb Azumah Nelson: explores masculinity, trauma, racial profiling.

Seven Days in June - Tia Williams: two writers find out they've been each other's muses in everything they've ever written.

Piaranesi - Susanna Clarke: a study in solitude.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - F. Scott Fitzgerald: same author as the Great Gatsby so i have high expectations (i want to know nothing going into this.)

The Master & Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakon: Russian Classic, philosophical, supernatural, and satirical. The Devil visits the Soviet Union.

Love in Colour - Bolu Babalola: retelling's from a range of cultures and countries but in a modern context.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo - Christy Lefteri: About migration, loss, and asylum seeking- also the concept of home.

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke - Eric LaRocca: deranged, twisted, horrifying: two people who get into an online relationship and bring out the absolute worst in each other.

Hamnet - Maggie O' Farrell: Shifts the focus and spotlight from Shakespeare onto his wife and children- the people who get glossed over by history.

Beautiful World, Where Are You - Sally Rooney: Sumup of how Human Connection and Human Communication are the most fundamental things in our lives. (she's right)

The House in the Cerulean Sea - TJ Klune: The marginalization of things we don't understand.

Malibu Rising - Taylor Jenkins Reid: A famous family who hosts a party for anyone who's anyone in Malibu.

I Have More Souls Than One - Fernando Pessoa: Takes profound and complex philosophical ideas and distills them into poems.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold - Toshikazu Kawaguchi: People can go back in time to have one last conversation with lost loved ones.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - Ocean Vuong: high expectations (again i want to know nothing going into this)

The Bone Houses-Emily Lloyd-Jones:(library book) i heard of this book on booktube from cari can read so i have high expectations, i've been meaning to read it for a while.

This Poison Heart-Kalynn Bayron: (15 book challenge) started reading, so far not really my style but we'll see.

A Little Life -Hanya Yanagihara: technically i did finish this book. but its on this part of the list because i wish i didn't. it was disturbing and i genuinely will not listen to any one who says otherwise. The booktuber- a clockwork reader- really sums up how i felt in the process of reading in her video "i read 5 of the saddest books to see if they would make me cry" at 19:33.

This is How You Lose the Time War - Max Gladstone: i really love this book so far, i only put it down because it was so mind-boggling in the first half omg, i'm just gonna start from the beginning tbh.

Call Me By Your Name - Andre Acimen: "Yearning, intensity, peaches." I'm not reading the last chapter of this book.

The Secret History - Donna Tart: Ms. Tart runs academic rings around you: you will feel dumb as hell.

The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo ✦⭒- Taylor Jenkins Reid: yes. yes. yes. and yes. lives up to the hype so far.

nov 19 2022 ∞
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