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My Winter To Be Read List | Books

Hi! :)

At the end of last year, I decided to order some new books off of Amazon, since I finished reading all the books I brought to Denmark. I managed to buy them for a very reasonable price. Four of them are completely new books, and the remaining three are used books, but in nice condition.

I already finished Let It Snow and The Christmasaurus in December, since both of them are holiday themed novels.

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The next one I read will probably be Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. One thing I have always wanted to do was reading all of John Green’s books, and by reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson, I will complete that “dream” of mine. I’m very excited! When I finish it, I might even do a post only focusing on JG books.

After completing the book mentioned above, I would like to read The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. The fist aspect I noticed was its cover, but acquiring some information about its story and seeing reviews of it, I thought I’d buy it. I’m really interested in it, since I haven’t read anything compared to it yet.

Then, the ones left are Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven, The One We Fall in Love With by Paige Toon and finally Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg.

I read All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven before, which to be honest wasn’t my favourite. Although, upon hearing a lot of great things about her new book, Holding Up the Universe and all the hype around it, I thought I might as well give it another shot.We’ll see how it goes.

As most of you know, Zoe Sugg is a British Youtuber under the name Zoella, and she has created a book series called Girl Online. This one in the picture is the third one in line and I can’t wait to read it. I had no problem with her previous ones – unlike many other people – so I was excited for it to finally come out. It came out November, 2016.

I don’t think I have ever heard of any of Paige Toon’s books, but I might be wrong. I think this book either turned up in my Goodreads or Amazon recommended and the story caught my attention. I’m looking forward to reading it!

 

That’s it for now. See you soon! :)

Bye x

Kinga

Thoughts On Books

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As you may or may not know, I got into reading again this year. I discovered so much more about different types of books that I did not even know existed. I have been watching a couple of Booktubers who read about 5-10 books a month on an average. For me, it is unimaginable. I have always been someone who read a lot in the summer, then in about 6 months after that only 2 or 3. However, in 2016 I have read 4 books so far and I’m pretty happy about that, because it is very unlike me. I set a goal on Goodreads of reading 12 books this year, and I think I can achieve that!

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Gave this book 3 stars out of 5. This popcorn was insanely delicious! (I’m craving it now, haha)

I read three books in English last month and now I’m reading a book in Hungarian, which was written in the mid-1900s, so it’s another new thing for me to try out, because I have only read quite modern novels. It’s nice to finally experiment with the genres and the eras as well, which is definitely not something I’ve done before.

Something I thought about is how wonderful and fascinating the fact that we can immerse in reading a book and not care about the outside world for a little while is. It’s crazy that we can be so interested in a book, that we just sit in one place for hours in order to get to know the characters better and what happens to them. We connect to these characters and then feel like a part of ourselves live in the book we’re reading as well. I love how we can forget about our problems for a few hours. A book may even change our perspective on something and it’s so powerful. I love how some words have so much power in them if they are used in the right environment at the right time.

That’s all I wanted to say today about books. I just love them in general. And so you know, I go on Goodreads at least twice every day, I think I might be addicted, haha. Do you like reading? If so, what’s the last book you’ve read? Let me know in the comments below, I’d be interested to know! See you soon! :)

Bye x

Kinga

10 Books From My Wishlist

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Lately I’ve discovered lots of interesting books, which I would really like to read. I made a wishlist consisting of exactly ten books, so today I’m going to share those with you.

Side note: If you’re not already following my on Twitter, then do it now! Click on my username, which will bring you to my Twitter page. My username is @justkingablog. I try to tweet daily, mostly random stuff. It’s quite new, I created it about a week ago.

I will list all ten books along with what they’re about. I still can’t decide which one to get first, it’s such a hard decision. If you’ve read any of these books, please let me know your opinion about them, I’d be pleased to know! Now let’s get into it! It’s going to be a long post, so sorry in advance, haha!

  • Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her—and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be.

Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.

A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney’s tumultuous world from the very first page.

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

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Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine.

It’s not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old – including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire – Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most awesome high school musical.

  • Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

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“No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?”

He knows there’s something more to the girl sitting in the back of the class the moment he sees her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and athletic – but she slips quietly through the crowded halls, trying not to exist. Determined to get to know the elusive girl, Evan soon discovers… Emma Thomas is hiding a terrible a secret. Reason to Breathe is an electrifying page turner from start to finish, a unique tale of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s fragile grasp of hope.

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

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A stunning debut novel in which a single mother reconstructs her teenaged daughter’s life, sifting through her emails, texts, and social media to piece together the shocking truth about the last days of her life.

Litigation lawyer and harried single mother Kate Baron is stunned when her daughter’s exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn, calls with disturbing news: her intelligent, high-achieving fifteen-year-old daughter, Amelia, has been caught cheating.

Kate can’t believe that Amelia, an ambitious, levelheaded girl who’s never been in trouble would do something like that. But by the time she arrives at Grace Hall, Kate’s faced with far more devastating news. Amelia is dead.

Seemingly unable to cope with what she’d done, a despondent Amelia has jumped from the school’s roof in an act of “spontaneous” suicide. At least that’s the story Grace Hall and the police tell Kate. And overwhelmed as she is by her own guilt and shattered by grief, it is the story that Kate believes until she gets the anonymous text:

She didn’t jump.

Sifting through Amelia’s emails, text messages, social media postings, and cell phone logs, Kate is determined to learn the heartbreaking truth about why Amelia was on Grace Hall’s roof that day-and why she died.

Told in alternating voices, Reconstructing Amelia is a story of secrets and lies, of love and betrayal, of trusted friends and vicious bullies. It’s about how well a parent ever really knows a child and how far one mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she could not save.

  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

  • The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

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Two boys. Two secrets.

David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl.

On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal – to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in year eleven is definitely not part of that plan.

When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long…

  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

 

  • The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne

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Apparently I’m boring. A nobody. But that’s all about to change. Because I am starting a project. Here. Now. For myself. And if you want to come along for the ride then you’re very welcome.

Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. Most of the time she hates her life, her school, her never-there parents. So she writes.

But when she’s told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to be interesting. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her life.

From the bestselling author of Soulmates comes a fearlessly frank take on school, cliques and crushes.

  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever.

 

Here they are! The books that are currently on my wishlist. I would love to review some of these books too when I read them. Help me choose which one to read first by leaving a comment below or you can tweet me as well! :) Sorry if it was too long, but I hope it was worth it!

Bye x

Kinga

 

 

Reasons To Be Happy

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Sometimes it is very hard to find some reasons to be happy, so today I attempt to share with you some reasons which make me want to be happier even on my bad days. I was inspired by a post I read on the Books, Tea and a Onesie blog, which by the way I really like. In one of her recent posts she talked about creating her own hashtag #BTOReasonsToBeHappy, which I thought was a great idea. I decided to dedicate a whole post for the reasons to be happy hashtag, and try to spread happiness everywhere in the world. Whoever is on my blog right now, I wish you the best, and try to seek the things to be happy for. Anyway, it’s time to collect some reasons to be happy in my opinion.

Generally, I try to be as positive about things as I can be, but occasionally I am very-very pessimist. It’s difficult to focus on the things which make you feel good and healthy all the time, and I’m sure everyone has a down time sometimes. I am a person who has lots of bad days, especially in the last few weeks because of the huge amount of stress I have to deal with. So it’s the perfect time to try to let the negative thoughts go away and attract some positive thoughts into my mind instead.

  1.  Having a family can stress you out sometimes, but actual thought of having some people who are always there for you, love and support you is an important reason to be happy. It seems to be obvious that they are there for us, but if they weren’t we would be in a very big trouble and actually feel how important they really are to us, even if we don’t really agree with each other a few times. Some relatives who live far away from me make me very happy, too. The thought of meeting them again is one of the best feelings ever.
  2.  Travelling is one of my all time favourite hobbies. I love travelling, mostly going on holidays. Exploring a new place makes me very excited and I always am very grateful when I get to do that. Continue reading Reasons To Be Happy