Review: Editing Emma

NAME: EditingEmma GENRE: YA, Fiction AUTHOR: Chloe Seager MY RATING: 5/5 BLURB: When sixteen-year-old Emma Nash is ‘ghosted’ by the love of her life Leon Naylor, she does what any normal teenage girl would do… Emma spends the summer lurking in her bedroom, avoiding all human contact (and the shower), surrounded by the collection of chewit wrappers she saved from packs Leon gave her, back when he actually acknowledged her existence… But seeing Leon suddenly ‘In a relationship’ on Facebook with the perfect Anna, spurs Emma into action and she embarks on a mission to make positive changes to her life (or ‘edits,’ if you will) and vows to use the internet for more than obsessively stalking Leon’s activities! Instead, she will use it for good and noble causes like finding someone who will actually be nice to her, and recording her findings for the rest of the world to see (i.e. BFF Steph and her mum) on her new Editing Emma blog. But Emma soon discovers her ‘habit’ is harder to break than she first thought – turns out she’s not the only one ‘editing’ herself online (thank you Tinder for finding her mum’s profile, age 35, really?) and that life through an Instagram filter isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. But it could be worse, she could have outed her best friend, accidentally chatted up a 12 year old boy and revealed to the world why Leon Naylor is worth no girl’s time or virginity… oh no wait, that’s exactly what happened… REVIEW: This book was GOOD! I enjoyed it a lot. Not many things make me laugh but this book had me laughing so hard. It was hilarious and a light read and it was EXACTLY what I needed. I’m glad I’ve started 2018 with such a cute book. All about teenage drama, cute crushes and high school romance this book was just as good as a chick flick! I’ve never before read Chloe Seager’s books, but oh I loved Editing Emma and look forward to more books by her. The protagonist Emma was quirky and obsessive but by the end of the book, I started loving and admiring her. The characters played an important role in getting the story together and it was just really amazing. After my dreadful exam, I really needed something fun 🙂 Enough said why I LIKED THIS BOOK. WHY YOU SHOULD READ EDITING EMMA: 1. Its super fun and will put you in a good mood immediately. 2. It’sfast-pacedd and you won’t be bored. 3. EVERYONE loves a chick flick! 4. ONE of the funniest books ever, so if you want a good laugh don’t look further! 5. A WHOLE LOT of blogging is there in this book so I’m pretty sure you guys will love it. And that’s why you should read this book. I highly recommend it if you want to get over a book or want to feel good then this book is the one you should be reading. Huge thanks to the publishers HarperCollins India for a review copy.

All that I have read this year…

Okay so all that I’ve read this  year is a mere 30 books and lots of textbooks 😦 

Anyway, here’s my 2017 wrap up! 

I surpassed my reading challenge, even if the number is just 30 it’s an achievement!

Goodreads shows that  I’ve 33 books because i read some of them twice but on the whole the total number of “books” I’ve read this year is 30.

This was my 2017 wrap up. I hope you guys also achieved  your Goodreads goals too :)) let me know in the comments how many books did you read this year?

Review: The Whole Shebang 

NAME: The whole shebang 

AUTHOR: Lalita Iyer 

GENRE: Self help

MY RATINGS: 4/5

Okay, so I would never normally pick up a self help book, But well The whole shebang is self help for girls and the cover and the gist looked pretty cool so I decided to read it. And Oh, I was not disappointed at all. You see, self  help is not really my thing but this book it was hilarious and very honest. I could relate to some of it too, but not most of it because well I’m only 15. But I still enjoyed it. 

It talks about life as a girl, the different chapters of your life and what people expect from you when you’re a girl. Societal pressure, judgey aunties, all of it. It’s a very frank and insightful book that I’m  sure most women will love. Lalita Iyer has her own unique style of writing, one that is very easy, comfortable and obviously she has an amazing sense of humour which added flavour to this book.
The Whole shebang is A MUST READ FOR ALL WOMEN. It will make you laugh and have you nodding your head as you relate to all that  is written. Hilarious, insightful and amazing, this book should definitely be on your TBR. Also, a HUGE THANKS to BLOOMSBURY INDIA for a review copy of this lovely book.

Review: Little Black Book (A Toolkit for Working Women)

NAME: Little Black Book

AUTHOR: Otegha Uwagba

GENRE: Non-fiction, Self help

MY RATING: 4.5/5

REVIEW:

I liked this book way more than I expected too, well because for starters it was non-fiction and I don’t really enjoy non-fiction but this book was a startling exception. The only reason I picked this book up was because of the “feminist” in me. I really wanted to read a book that is women-centric!

This book has it all, from advice about networking to managing your finances. Very informative but not so, that it becomes boring. well detailed and precise, I liked how the author didn’t really make the book super long and was concise and brief. A peek into women’s professional lives, this book was brilliant and I’m sure working women around the world could relate to it!

A small little booklet of just about 100 pages, but it contains everything you will need to navigate your professional world. Filled with inspiring quotes by numerous successful women around the world and also useful tips that could save hours of your time. It will mak things simpler and has solutions for daily life work problems too!

On the whole an amazing book, that will help you a lot along the way! Do read it. A huge thanks to Harper Collins India for a review copy 🙂

Review: The Secret History of Us

NAME: The secret History of Us

AUTHOR: Jessi Kirby

GENRE: YA fiction, thriller

MY RATING: 4/5

BLURB:

Olivia wakes up to realize she doesn’t remember. Not just the accident—but anything from the last four years. Not high school. Not Matt, the guy who is apparently her boyfriend. Not the reason she and Jules are no longer friends. Nothing.

That’s when it hits her—the accident may not have taken her life, but it took something just as vital: her memory. The harder she tires to remember things, the foggier everything gets, and figuring out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.

But then there’s Walker. The guy who saved her. The one who broke her ribs pumping life back into her lungs. The hardened boy who keeps his distance despite Olivia’s attempts to thank him.

With her feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t even remember living.  

REVIEW:

I loved this book. It was intriguing, gripping and very interesting! I was so surprised that I literally finished the book in just 2 sittings under 24 hrs. It has never happened before and that is probably why I liked it so much?! I mean, I absolutely hate when books get way too long and monotonous but “The Secret History Of Us’, ah it was a quick an amazing read.

I loved the idea and how the story was played out from the beginning and slowly got deeper into the protagonist’s life. It was a highly fascinating book, which I absolutely could not put down! I expected the book to be so different but it pleasantly surprised me.

WHAT I LOVED:

The best part of the book for me was definitely the fact that it was extremely captivating and I was so into it, that I lost track of time. It was just one of those books, who transport you to a whole new world.

THE ENDING:

Ah, well this is one of the issues I had with the book. Don’t get me wrong, the ending was great but I just felt like it was a bit too rushed. I feel like the author could have kind of emphasized on the events leading to the ending and described them better, but on the whole, still a wonderful read!

You guys should definitely give this book a read if you enjoy light thrillers and mystery. I would highly recommend it if you are in a reading slump, because of the captivating nature of this book, you are bound to finish it quick and enjoy it. A huge thanks to Harper Collins India for a review copy : )

 

Where am I with reading in 2017?

So, I dont know if you guys know  this but my reading challenge this year on goodreads was of a mere 25 books only! Because of school and now that I’m in  the ninth grade, life was getting hectic and I also had a tough time completing my last year’s goal but somehow I managed and so this year I decided not overestimate my reading speed/reading time and I went with 25 books only.

Half of 2017, was spent away from the online reading community and bookstagram. I practically had no free time and was only online to post the reviews of the few books I read. That was it, then school and everything got super hectic with exams so I was behind by 2 books 😬😬 unbelievable yes I know! So when my 20 day holidays began I decided to read 10 books, impossible again but I’m doing it, not very well i might add. I have 4 more books to go and about 3 days, so yeah I’m pushing myself but I’m not sure I’ll be able to complete it.

 But i did finish 6 books, so its not that bad. Anyway, right now i I have one book left to complete my reading challenge for 2017, well that was kinda expected because it was just 25 books. But I really want to finish reading atleast 30 books, you know? Ahh, let’s see.

 What about you? How far have you reached with your reading challenge? How many books did you plan to read this year?

Review: It’s About Love 

NAME: Its about love

AUTHOR: Steven Camden

GENRE: Contemporary, YA fiction 

RATING: 5/5

Amazing. A little cheesy if you’re not into contemporary, but amazing. It was so perfect, the way the plot was built and the story it was a magical combination of beautiful words and a strong plot. 

Different from the cliché romance novels. A book about two people who love movies more than anything. 

“He’s Luke. She’s Leia. Just like in Star Wars. Just like they’re made for each other.”

Steven Camden has written this entire book so well, that every line to me sounded like the best quote ever. Am definitely not exaggerating but not everyone would share the same opinion as me. 

A book about love, when I received this I did not expect anything more than a normal college romance. But it was so much more in every way. I partially enjoyed it so much, because of the fact that it revolved around the love for movies and well, I absolutely love movies. The story was uniquely written as a script and I loved that. This is the second book I’ve read of Steven Camden and I completely am in awe of his writing. 

Two people bonded over their common interest of films. Friendship turned to love. But that wasn’t the only thing in the book. It spoke about family, beginings, revenge and love. The bond of brothers. The difference between right and wrong. About exploring, understanding and a fresh start. 

Character development was good. Plot and story was excellent. Writing was the best. I ended up liking  this book lot more than I had expected. And I feel like I enjoyed this a little extra because i had only been reading very straight and non-contemporary books, that this one turned it around for me. I do enjoy non-YA books but sometimes I just gotta have that little change.   

Not  saying that this book was perfect, because nothing ever is. The starting was a bit difficult for me to grasp because of the different way of writing, but soon I got the hang of it and enjoyed it. The start was a bit monotonous too, but the plot soon had unexpected twists that kept me hooked.

On the whole a beautiful book and I would personally reccomend this to everyone. If  you think after reading the title that its some boring love story, well no its not. Its lovely. A huge thanks to the publishers for a review copy.

Update time!

Its vacations, but I’m horribly busy and trying to make the most of my time….trying my best!

Here’s what I’ve been upto:


1. TV/Movies

I binge watched season 3 of Gossip girl and season 1 and 2 of Suits and the entire season 1 of 13 reasons why and Stranger Things.

Yess i watches a lot of netflix! I watched seeveral chick flicks and famous movies like:

The sisterhood of the tarvelling pants part  1 and 2

27 dresses

Letters to Juliet

Guardians of the galaxy 

Rewatched Mean girls 1 and 2 and sooo many more ahhh

So on this part it was definitely a success!

2. Music 

Listened to music sooo muchhhhh!!! Caught up with all the new songs and listened to my fav artists!

Here’s how my playlist looks rn!

3. Reading 

Ahh veryyyy disappointed here! I barely read anythung but I’m currently trying to catch uppp!! I’ve read 2 books so far this month, need to make it atleast 3!

Currently loving and reading Perfect! Its awesome, will probably finish it today!

Yess, that’s it! What have you been upto this summer, let me know in the comments pls!

Is it way too late for a TBR? 

I throughly apologise for my absence guys! I was so busy….yess even during vacations. So here’s my tbr for may if it isnt too late 😂

1. The Sins of The Father

2. Perfect

3. A dog’s purpose

4. As I descended

5. Behind her eyes

Hmm…hopefully i can finish all of these! Wish me luck  guys! How many books do you plan to read s month? Which are they? I’d love to know in the comments! Look out for reviews and weekly updates.

Fandom diaries and notepads

Hey guys! Sorry for being MIA. Will return to posting regularly after the 13th, exams are going on right now! 

Anyways I discovered this amazing book/movie fandom diary company on Instagram! It’s an indian company named “The Paper Dolphin” and they’re products are absolutely perfect for all different fandom and book lovers. I collaborated with them and I got these two awesome diaries ❤ one HP themed and an other FRIENDS themed one! They’re both so beautiful and lovely ahh! And not to mention the perfect paper quality. One has thick cartridge paper and the other one was a slightly lighter material paper. I really really loved them and you know what? You really should get yourself some of their amazing notepads and diaries. Also, follow their Instagram page to see the amazing new products they launch. 

the paper dolphin

You really really need to try their products! Here are the pics for the wonderful books I got.


They may look dark in these  pics, due to editing but really they are light coloured!