Salutations people. How are you people doing?? Tough times, eh?? Well, guess who’s back?? ME!!! Yeah…sorry, that was a bad joke but I have nothing to write, writer’s block you see. Well, here I am back with my book haul part 3. Books are something I love and I think I have said this a thousand times. Buying books for me is like a crazy person on a wild tour in the bookstore. I pick up all the authors I have heard about because exploring is fun and books are AWESOME. So without wasting any time, let’s dive into the only ocean of love, shall we???
Well, well, look who’s here after that disastrous post on YouTubers Vs TikTokers controversy. I had to do literal labour work to get all the information from the start. I just want to say I am extremely sorry that I had to make a skip between these post series. You will get your Bookish Friday Post on Saturday as I want to finish my book haul. So off we go now.
1. Grave Doubts (The Mediator, #5).
Suze is in deep. She loves gorgeous, ghostly Jesse but fellow mediator, Paul Slater, is determined to win her heart. And evil Paul knows how to blast Jesse to the Great Beyond. For good. Paul promises he won’t do anything to Jesse, as long as Suze will go out with him. Suze doesn’t want to lose Jesse forever, so she agrees. But now she’s having grave doubts: can a girl really have a future with a guy who’s already dead?
YEAH, MY PET NAME!!! I am not such a huge fan of Rom-Com but Africa has a huge demand for Meg Cabot books especially the Princess Diaries. Rabindranath Tagore and Meg Cabot are their favourite authors and it is kinda cool. I read a book of the Princess Diaries series and I liked it so here I am with a lot more of her books. I hope to catch this not so soon because Rom-Com ain’t my first choice.
2. All-American Girl (All-American Girl, #1).
Top Ten Reasons Samantha Madison is in Deep Trouble. 10. Her big sister is the most popular girl in school. 9. Her little sister is a certified genius. 8. She’s in love with her big sister’s boyfriend. 7. She got caught selling celebrity portraits in school. 6. And now she’s being forced to take art classes. 5. She’s just saved the president of the United States from an assassination attempt. 4. So the whole world thinks she is a hero. 3. Even though Sam knows she is far, far from being a hero. 2. And now she’s been appointed teen ambassador to the UN. And the number-one reason Sam’s life is over? 1. The president’s son just might be in love with her.
Okay…this one looks amazing. I will be honest and tell you this that I am really excited to read this story. I have been looking for unique stories to read and this one is totally a unique one. I hope to love it. Will pick up soon.
3. Size Doesn’t Matter (A Heather Wells Mystery, #3).
Life is reasonably rosy for plus-size ex-pop star turned Assistant Dormitory Director and sometime sleuth Heather Wells. Her freeloading ex-con dad is finally moving out. She still yearns for her hot landlord, Cooper Cartwright, but her relationship with “rebound beau,” vigorous vegan math professor Tad Tocco, is more than satisfactory. Best of all, nobody has died lately in “Death Dorm,” the aptly nicknamed student residence that Heather assistant-directs. Of course every silver lining ultimately has some black cloud attached. And when the latest murdered corpse to clutter up her jurisdiction turns out to be her exceedingly unlovable boss, Heather finds herself on the shortlist of prime suspects, along with the rabble-rousing boyfriend of her high-strung student assistant and an indecently handsome young campus minister who’s been accused of taking liberties with certain girls’ choir members.
With fame beckoning her back into show business (as the star of a new kids’ show!) it’s a really bad time to get wrapped up in another homicide. Plus Tad’s been working himself up to ask her a Big Question, which Heather’s not sure she has an answer for . . .
Umm…i don’t know what to say about this. I like it and don’t like it at the same time. I think it’s good that it’s a book that talks about weight but I also don’t like that it is all lovey-dovey but now that I have it, I am glad that I can read it whenever I choose to. By the way, if anybody has read this please tell me how it is.
4. The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie, #1).
Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who also uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. Isabel is Editor of the Review of Applied Ethics – which addresses such questions as ‘Truth-telling in sexual relationships’ – and she also hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh. Behind the city’s Georgian facades its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty and murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert in the Usher Hall didn’t fall. He was pushed. The Sunday Philosophy Club marks new territory – but familiar moral ground – from the author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. With Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander McCall Smith introduces a new and pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayhem – and the mysteries of life. As her hero, WH Auden maintained, classic detective fiction stems from a desire for an uncorrupted Eden which the detective, as an agent of God, can return to us. But then Isabel, being a philosopher, has a thing or two to say about God as well.
I have always loved mysteries and if the main character is a girl then it’s a bonus for me. I love the idea of a philosophy club and reading this book might be what I need to join one. So I will take this book in my hand sooner than soon.
5. Final Lap (Traces, #5).
Luke Harding will need all of his skill and resources to tackle his action-packed fifth case. Set in the highly competitive world of professional track and field, Luke and Malc are tested to their limits with a series of intriguing, mysterious events. Pushed to the edge, can Luke beat his opponent to the finish and solve the case before something else goes wrong?
God knows what this book is about. I have no expectations from it because I don’t want to get my hopes high. People have mixed reviews on this book and it has a cover of science fiction but it is a mystery so imagine my brain bouncing all sides trying to imagine what this is. Will pick it up SomeDay but that day is definitely not soon.
6. Storm Of Sharks (Wereworld, #5).
The epic Wereworld saga continues as Drew Ferran—werewolf, leader of people, and the rightful king of Lyssia—battles the evil Catlords who seek to oppress the kingdom. As the war’s scope widens, Drew and his allies take the fight to the high seas. But just as many terrors await them on the water as on land, with pirates and scoundrels abounding and a host of previously-unknown werelords emerging to take sides in the war that threatens to destroy the Seven Realms. Called “Game of Thrones for the tween set,” (School Library Journal), the Wereworld series hits a new high in this fifth book!
Ok, this is a book I am very interested in. This series has 6 books and this is the 5th so I have to get all the books and read this. I am so excited about this book because it has a story that I always dreamt of writing. Will pick it up soon.
7. Dangerous Creatures (Dangerous Creatures, #1).
From the world of Beautiful Creatures-a dangerous new tale of love and magic.
Ridley Duchannes is nobody’s heroine. She’s a Dark Caster, a Siren. She can make you do things. Anything. You can’t trust her, or yourself when she’s around. And she’ll be the first to tell you to stay away-especially if you’re going to do something as stupid as to fall in love with her. Lucky for Ridley, her wannabe rocker boyfriend, Wesley “Link” Lincoln, never listens to anyone. The link doesn’t care if Rid’s no good for him, and he takes her along when he leaves small-town Gatlin to follow his rock-star dream. He teams up with a ragtag group of Dark Casters, and when the band scores a gig at a hot Underground club, it looks like all of Link’s dreams are about to come true. But New York City is a dangerous place for both Casters and Mortals, and soon Ridley realizes that Link’s bandmates are keeping secrets. With bad-boy club owner Lennox Gates on her heels, Rid is determined to find out the truth. What she discovers is worse than she could have imagined: Link has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay. With their lives on the line, what’s a Siren to do?
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthors of the Beautiful Creatures novels, are back to cast another magical spell. Their signature blend of mystery, suspense, and romance, with a healthy dose of wit and danger, will pull fans in and leave them begging for more.
This is a really long series with 7 books in total. The first part starts with Dangerous Creatures and then the Spinoff is Beautiful Creatures. I want to read this series but I am not so excited as it’s Paranormal Romance. Will pick it up when I feel like doing so.
8. The Nargun & The Stars.
After a millennial sleep, the stone-like Nargun awakes to roam the land again–unless a recently orphaned little boy and his new family can somehow halt the mythic creature’s deadly advance.
If I wasn’t so excited about Harry Potter, this book would be in my hand right now. I have been told by my classic book collector friend, She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named-Here that this book is hands down one of the greatest books on earth for a reader who loves weird stuff (horror and paranormal are weird to her) and trust me if she says that it means a lot because she has a comical imbalance in her brain regarding top books. So yup, you will be seeing this in my hands very very soon.
9. Acid Row.
Acid Row is a crime-infested housing project that exists by its own laws. When news comes that a child has been kidnapped, the frustration and anger that has been seething on the streets of Acid Row are ignited. And no one will be safe.
Minette Walters has been praised by my friend Pete Johnson and to be honest this novel does look very gripping. The reviews are (I am shocked) all positive. I couldn’t find one negative review and the best part is that I have the book. I am really excited to read this one because it looks like an upcoming classic for future generations because people are loving it even though it was published in 2001. Will pick it up sooner than soon.
10. The Wind Tamer (Archie Stingweed, #1).
Archie Stringweed lives in the windswept Scottish fishing village of Westerville. Archie is sure that the wind talks to him and watches him. Why Archie does not know. But as his tenth birthday arrives, everything is suddenly turned on its head.
A series with 2 books only but it is kind of interesting. I like books that are fantasy yet not too crazy to go overboard. This book gives me Harry Potter vibes in a tiny way and it does look great to have another Harry Potter style novel. I will pick it up in July Or August.
Dada: The Journey of A Friend. A Fighter ?. A Believer Premiere Institute Beware!!! I Have Arrived? This was the first thought in my mind when I set foot at the prestigious Premiere Institute of Technology. There was enough reason for me to think that way. I was an out and out rebel. I never followed the rules. I never respected the system. I cheated, manipulated and was headed to no-mans land. The institute was probably worried I would take a few more with me. And then, I met my friends and things started to change. I started believing in dreams and became who I am today. I guess I was destined to become John, Divya and Viveks DADA. Maybe, relationships do transform lives. In my case, they did. I’ve had my share of ups and downs in life. I have experienced the joy of gaining new friends and the loss of people who held me close. I’ve seen concrete foundations reduced to ruins and the joy in making dreams out of the rubble.
This book is not the kind that I like too much. It looks like an autobiography but I am not much into this. It is not a well-known book but it is something that I picked up accidentally from the books section. Although I loved the idea of learning about college I almost hope this book didn’t make me waste my time and money. I take Indian authors in my hand very little, I hope it is good enough to get me smiling.
12. The Wall.
Joshua lives with his mother and step-father in Amarias, an isolated town, where all the houses are brand new. Amarias is surrounded by a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which can only be crossed through a heavily fortified checkpoint. Joshua has been taught that the Wall is the only thing keeping his people safe from a brutal and unforgiving enemy. One day, Joshua stumbles across a tunnel that leads underneath the Wall. The chance to catch a glimpse of life on the other side of The Wall is too tempting to resist. He’s heard plenty of stories about the other side, but nothing has prepared him for what he finds . . .
Set in a tense reality closely mirroring Israel’s West bank, this deeply affecting parable of a boy who undertakes a short journey to another world lingers long after completion.
Not the kind of book that I like. Not at all. My mom brought this and said that I will like it but she knows that when I don’t like something I don’t tend to touch it soon. So I have told her that this will be the last in my TBR. If any of you have read this book please comment and tell me your views on it.
13. The Invisible Man.
This masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.
Having had a terrible experience with H. G. Wells novel ‘The Time Machine’ I was not interested in even reading the summary of any of his books but here it is…a new book that I am not so happy to buy but it is in my 88 Classics Challenge that’s why I had to buy it. I did have a row with myself because I had to abandon a Rabindranath Tagore book for this one. I hope it’s not that bad or else I might start sulking that I left a good book for this one.
14. Allies Of The Night (Cirque Du Freak, #8).
Darren Shan, Vampire Prince and “vampaneze” killer, faces his worst nightmare yet–school. But homework is the least of Darren’s problems. Bodies are piling up. Time is running out. And the past is catching up with the hunters fast.
This, my friends, is the only book of vampires that I love. I remember reading one of the 12 books in my mosque’s library. I was confused but I must say that this book is the actual novel of the Vampire’s Assistant movie. I love that movie and I am dying to take this book in my hand. I have downloaded the pdf of all the books related to this series, there are total 16 books including the prequel that consists of 4 books. I will be reading this series after Harry Potter (hopefully).
15. The Girl In The Spider’s Web (Millennium, #4).
She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution. Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . .
The duo who captivated millions of readers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest join forces again in this adrenaline-charged, uniquely of-the-moment thriller.
If any of you know me well then you must know how crazy I am about Stieg Larsson. I was heartbroken to find out about his death when I started reading his book 4 years back. This is the one author’s book who gets my mom very worried about me because when I read his books, I go deaf and dumb. It’s just a thing that happens. This is the series that triggered my interest in crime drama and made me a literary critic. I know this gets a long description but my mom and I were just talking a few days back and she told me that she knew I would become a bookworm but she didn’t think that I would end up becoming a blogger and think about pursuing English Literature.
Well you know it’s like the decisions you make in your childhood decide what your future will be like. I dedicated my childhood to reading and I think I might turn into an author someday. So I end this blog post on this note and here are the links for my blogs that I posted before this part and also the bookshelf tour to show you my old books.
So that’s it for today people. My blog on Bookish Friday will be out soon enough for you guys to enjoy. I hope you all are safe and healthy. Stay at home and read as much as you can because that’s what bookworms do. Till then…
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