Quarterly Favorites!

I remember seeing someone do a similiar post over on Instagram or YouTube & I loveeeed the idea! We all do our monthly wrap ups & rate them but I thought we could try Quarterly favourites out!

The books I loved in the past 3 months:

1- Beautiful Potential – J. Saman:

I’m so glad I got the chance to read an ARC of the book on the recommendation of @earlybookishbirds. I shed tears, I laughed like crazy & I had my heart broken. I could not put this book down, could not stop thinking about it & I think I’ve read it twice 😂.

2- The Truth Beneath The Lies – Amanda Searcy:

It’s one of those thrillers that you don’t have to read in between the lines of. THIS WAS A GREAT READ. An amazing plot woven together through short & alternating chapters.

3- If You Only Knew – Cynthia Clark:

I finished reading this book within a day! I could not stop reading it even during class 😂. I was hooooked! An amazing read that made me feel like I was reading a Clare Mackintosh book 🙌🏼. Really recommend.

4- Pretty Little Killers – Rita Herron:

An. Incredible. Book. Honestly I kept writing Pretty Little Liars instead of Pretty Little Killers 😂. Smoothly written & thoroughly enjoyed it! Really recommend reading it.

5- Flow – Clare Littlemore

Another book recommendation by @earlybookishbirds that I LOVEEED. Played in my head like it was a Divergent movie 😂. I’m excited to read book 2 when I can. A great recommendation!

❗️What books that you’ve read in the first 3 months of 2018 would you list as your quarterly favorites?

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Bullet Journal!

IM SO HAPPY I GOT MY HANDS ON THESE ❤️. Bullet Journalling has become an obsession of mine over the past few months to an year 😂. I somehow always end up scrolling through Pinterest & YouTube for bullet journalling inspiration & videos 😂❤️. No, don’t worry, my bookstagram won’t flip into a bullet journal account but you might see someeeee features in my pictures 😄.

❗️What is Bullet Journalling? Check out where it all originated from: click here.

[Not a sponsored or collaborative post 😂 I’m just genuinely in love with them!]

I got these 2 beauties from @prismsandpaintbrushes for 900 PKR each & 200 PKR for delivery from Lahore to Karachi. If you’d like to order, they do ship worldwide but be sure to place your orders through their Facebook page! These bullet journals come with:

👉🏼 200 Dot grid pages.

👉🏼 A ribbon bookmark.

👉🏼 Elastic closure.

👉🏼Hardback.

👉🏼Size: 5.2 x 7.4 inches.

These 2 aren’t the only ones available but there are many more available for you to check out! They also sell zipper cases, notebooks & a variety of other products.

^ A close up of the dot grid pages!

I did the usual pen swatch & bleed through tests at the end of my bullet journal & I’m super happy to say it was very minimal & barely noticeable (I used my Ecsetiron brush pens, Faber Castell connector pens, Maped highlighters & Uniball gel pens!).

Biggest inspirations are @amandarachdoodles because her SKILLS God bless 😍🙌🏼. She’s the Queen herself 😌.

I’ve already started on my spreads 😂 I was THAT excited 😂❤️. ❗️I’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have!

Christina Lauren – Roomies

“She sees herself as a supporting character, even in her own life story”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Gallery Books

  • Published On: December 5 2017

  • Pages: 368

Synopsis: Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

Review: Why did I not pick this book up sooner?!!!!!! It’s currently 4:57am as I write this review & I’ve been unable to put the book down & go to sleep. I LOVED THIS BOOK. The story is told from Holland’s POV & I feel like it gave a lot of insight to her character. The way the story was told made me shed a few tears but it also had me laughing like crazy & also grinning at “ohmygod 😂”. Before I even read half of this book, I had already recommended it to my bestfriend. This book may seem like a cliche or cheesy novel but I LOVE THOSE & I always reading them within hours.

I loved it so much but I just wish there was a way I could kill Lulu off, she felt so toxic that half the time I’m like I need Holland to cut her off completely. I would have also loveeeeeed getting to know Calvin’s character on a more personal level in terms of maybe having chapters told in his POV although I didn’t have any problems with how the book is (just would’ve loved to know how he felt during some emotional parts of the book 😄).

Rating: 💎💎💎💎.5

December Wrap Up! Yeah

2017 seems to have flown by & it’s already the end of December. Here are the books I’ve read this month!

  1. False Hearts – Laura Lam [3.5/5]
  2. The Girl With A Clock For A Heart – Peter Swanson [3/5]
  3. 13 Minutes – Sarah Pinborough [4/5]
  4. The Hating Game – Sally Thorne [5/5]
  5. A Thousand Pieces Of You – Claudia Gray [4/5]
  6. Falling into Place – Amy Zhang [3/5]
  7. A Thousand Skies Above You – Claudia Gray [4/5]
  8. Roomies – Christina Lauren [4.5/5]

❗️How many books have you managed to read this month?

Colleen Hoover – November 9!

“Sigh”

“Did you just say sigh? out loud? instead of actually sighing?

“Eye roll”

GUYS IT’S NOVEMBER 9! The story of Ben & Fallon 👉🏼 Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one-day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Review: I don’t think anyone needs me to say it again but I will anyway cause oh well, Colleen Hoover is one of my favourite authors. One whose books I will read multiple times & not be bored. This is the second time I’m reading November 9 (will be re-reading all her books one by one) & I love it just as much as I did the first time. The story is really good, it’s funny, it’s cute, it’s sad, it’s tear-jerking & I totally recommend it! Everybody read it, in fact read every single book that Colleen has written (wow I could be Colleen’s number 1 fan). Oh Fallon & Ben, my dear heart 💕.

Rating: 💎💎💎💎💎

Waited a long few months to post this 😂. Sooo I think you can tell how much I love @colleenhoover & how much I love November 9!

❗️What’s your favourite Colleen Hoover book?

Now reading! 

I know I’ve been super MIA here on my blog, it’s because my schedule became supeeeeer hectic & stressful & sometimes days went by before I got to read much which is why I kind of ran out of book reviews to post 😂. I promise they’re coming!!!! I was active on Instagram (my handle is @thebookierookie) where I updated about my current reads & all that so I thought I should post the same thing here for the people that might not follow me there.  

Finished reading The Girl Before by Rena Olsen! I absolutely loveeed it, review will be uploaded soon! 

My next read is Until It Fades by K. A. Tucker. Synopsis 👉🏼 Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand outside of tourist season.

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And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

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Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works.

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For a time.

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But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust.

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Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?

❗️Have you read any books written by K. A. Tucker? What do you think of them? 

T. A. Cotterell – What Alice Knew


“How would these people like to be pushed and shoved and turned into public property just because their husband had combined bad luck and bad attachment to an unprecedented degree?”

Book Details:

  • Publisher: TW Adult
  • Published On: May 4 2017
  • Pages: 384

Synopsis: Alice has a perfect life – a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don’t quite add up.

Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth?

Sometimes it’s better not to know.

Review: What Alice Knew by T. A. Cotterell was a good read surrounding the importance of family relationships. Especially the importance of doing the right thing. I wasn’t all that impressed with what happened because I just expected a bigger, more dramatic reveal. I guess Alice didn’t want to be like her mother in terms of keeping from them what she thinks is important to know. What happened in the ending made me have only one reaction: why? 

Rating: 💎💎💎