#TopTenTuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. You can choose your Top Ten Everything based on the theme.

This week’s theme is: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far

1. Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia

2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

3. Jackaby by William Ritter

4. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

5. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

6. How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

7. Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole

#TopTenTuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. You can chosse your choose your Top Ten Everything based on the weekly theme.

This weeks’ theme is: Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

1. Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare

2. Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

3. Slated trilogy by Teri Terry

4. Night Watch hexalogy by Sergei Lukyanenko

5. Monsters of Verity series by Victoria Schwab

6. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

7. Reckoners trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

8. Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown

9. The Tearling trilogy by Erika Johansen

10. Raven’s Shadow series by Anthony Ryan

I’m sure I could go on a little longer but I think I’ll leave it at that for now. The thing is, I really do want to read all these amazing book series. I even have the first book of each series at home, standing on my bookshelves just waiting to be read by me..

So why haven’t I? I’m an awful person I guess?

Bookshelf Tour #13 // Slated – Teri Terry

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Kyla’s memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.

She’s been Slated.

The government claims she was a terrorist and that they are giving her a second chance – as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla’s mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth? (x)*

Yet another book on my endless list of “books I bought because I really really want to read them but still haven’t”. I wanted to read this book ever since I started to work in 2013.. this book has been on my “books I want to read” list for 4 f*cking years. And it has been on my bookshelf since May 2015.

If you could win an Olympic medal for ignoring your TBR pile … I’d be in the run for gold.

But jokes aside, I really want to get to this book either this or next year. I find this plot still as interesting as when I first held the book in my hands and can’t wait to start with this trilogy.

I’m taking a break // Life Update

2017 – The year of me taking breaks

But jokes aside. The next few weeks and months are gonna be pretty special to me. And probably also very hectic and stressful.

Tomorrow, on the 1st June, I will board a plane to London. I’ve been dreaming about this for a while and I can’t believe this is finally going to happen. So while I’m trying to figure everything out and settle down things on here will be put on pause.

I will be a little more active on Facebook, Twitter and Co. so feel free to follow me there.

See you guys soon!

xoxo Jasmin

@bookswithadream@bookswithadreamTW@bookswithadreamIG

 

Bookshelf Tour #12 // Landline – Rainbow Rowell

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Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.
Maybe that was always besides the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.
When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .
Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

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Bookshelf Tour #11

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“How about making a bargain with me?” said the demon. “I’ll break your spell if you agree to break this contact I’m under.”

In the land of Ingary, where seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, Sophie Hatter attracts the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste, who puts a curse on her. Determined to make the best of things, Sophie travels to the one place where she might get help – the moving castle which hovers on the nearby hills.

But the castle belongs to the dreaded Wizard Howl whose appetite, they say, is satisfied only by the hearts of young girls..

Maybe some of you know the anime Howl’s Moving Castle. And maybe some of you have watched this movie a few times. Or like a thousand times like me. Only in 2015 I found out this anime was based on the story of Diana Wynne Jones. I watched this movie for years and never noticed the “based on the story of …” gaaah..

Anyway, of course I had to get and read this book. But I was a bit hesitant at first. Howl’s Moving Castle is one of my favourite anime movies ever and I didn’t want the book to change my love for it. It didn’t.

The book gives you a lot more details to the story you already know. And I liked reading more about Howl’s and Sophie’s relationship. About Sophie’s relationship with her family. About the truth behind the Witch of the Waste. Gosh I really enjoyed this book.

And guess what? I just found out today that this book is only the beginning in a trilogy. Like, how have I only learned about that now??? I NEED TO GET THOSE BOOKS!!!