I finally read some non-fiction, European history books
I went to Singapore two weeks ago for a short weekend getaway and came back with three books. I’m pretty sure some of you are probably like Huh? Only three? I know!
I went to visit my favourite bookstore in Singapore and spent hours in there. I did plan to go crazy and buy as many YA/NA books I can get my hands on until I found myself browsing through history sections. Whaaat? I know. Like I mentioned, bookstore visit is one way of finding new reads and releases in the genre I don’t usually read. This time, it’s all about the history of European royals.
I haven’t blogged in a month! This is something that I didn’t realise until I looked at my last blog post and saw that it was posted on June 25th. Insane! A short life update: the last one and a half month has been pretty crazy. I was admitted to hospital for two weeks. That was also two weeks of staring at white walls, wondering when I can go home. I also started a new job so I’ve been very focus on that as well.
Anyway, back to the fun stuff. In the last month I disappeared, I found another thing to obsessed over: Podcast. In short, podcast is dubbed as on-demand internet radio; it is a series of digital audio files which you can download and listen to. Thank you, Wikipedia. I think it’s pretty obvious that podcast is really popular at the moment. I’ve seen many people online talk about their favourite podcast shows or even starting their own podcast. Hence, why I decided to share my love for podcast on today’s post.
Back in March, I went through a period of reading slump. In my March wrap-up post, I mentioned that one way to get me out of reading slumps is by reading cheesy YA/NA books. However, after I tried to list down the books that have successfully gotten me out of it, I realised that it’s not really the case. So here I am, sharing the five books that got me out of reading slumps!
Title : One of Us Is Lying Author : Karen M. McManus Genre : Young Adult Published : May 30th, 2017
One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
I mentioned in my post about finding new reads that one way of finding new books to read for me is from blogs. There are a lot of books that I decided to read because of the hype surrounding them in the book community or because of the continuous good reviews of the book, both on blogs or Goodreads. So today, I thought I will share with you five series that I decided to read because of the bloggers!
Title : The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract #1) Author : Rachel Higginson Genre : Contemporary Romance Published : March 30th, 2017
I’ve sworn off men.
Famous last words, right? You’re expecting some epic tale of reluctant love and my dramatic change of heart? Well, you’re not going to get it.
I’m stubborn. And headstrong. And I’ve just survived the worst three years of my life. After escaping an abusive boyfriend to live in hostels and cheap hotels while I worked my way across Europe, I’ve come to two conclusions.
The first? Now that I’m back home, I’m going to squander my expensive culinary degree on a food truck that caters to the late night drunk crowd.
The second? I’m going to prove to the bastard across the plaza that my street food is better than his fussy five course monstrosities.
Killian Quinn might be Food and Wine’s Chef to Watch Out For. He might have a Michelin Star. He might have every food critic in the city wrapped around his too-large fingers. But he’s also pretentious and unbearably arrogant and the very opposite of me.
So he can keep his unsolicited advice and his late night visits and his cocky smiles. I want none of it. Or him.
Title : The Foxe and The Hound Author : R.S. Grey Genre : Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy Published : June 1st, 2017
About THE FOXE & THE HOUND
When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much.
It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious for me at the moment. Instead, I’ve settled for the two guys who will never leave me: Ben & Jerry.
That is, until Dr. Adam Foxe takes up residence as the town’s new vet.
With his strong jaw, easy confidence, and form-fitting scrubs, it’s not long before every housewife in Hamilton is dragging neglected tomcats in for weekly checkups.
Like everyone else, I’m intrigued. Even after I spoil my chance at a good first impression, he still offers me a proposition I can’t refuse: play his girlfriend at a family function and he’ll hire me as his real estate agent. Welcome to love in the 21st century.
It’s too bad I underestimated Adam’s irresistible charm and the undeniable attraction that burns between us. The day he pins me to the wall and silences me with a kiss, the line between reality and ruse begins to blur. Every teasing touch brings me to my knees. Every kiss promises more.
It looks like my hot mess of a life is about to get a little hotter.