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Songs Of The Month – January

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It’s the first ‘Songs Of The Month‘ post of 2016! Some great songs came out in January, which I listened to loads. There is one song in this list that I have been listening to for months and still I am not tired of it. This is Eyes Shut by Years & Years. I listen to it at least once a day, it just is such a beautiful song. You will see a song that I picked two versions of, because I couldn’t decide which one I prefered more. It is Stole The Show by Parson James and Kygo. A song from The Kooks is in there too, which I rediscovered lately and remembered why it was one of my favourites of their latest album. Here is the list and as usual, the songs are not in any particular order.

  1.   Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots (Sam Tsui cover)
  2.   Meet You There – Busted (Abbey Road Session)
  3.   Forgive & Forget – The Kooks
  4.   Hymn For The Weekend – Coldplay
  5.   Stole The Show – Parson James (+ Kygo’s version)
  6.   Ocean Drive – Duke Dumont
  7.   Stay – Kygo ft. Maty Noyes
  8.   The Sound – The 1975
  9.   Eyes Shut – Years & Years
  10.   Conqueror – AURORA

What do you think of this list? Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below! I hope you enjoyed reading this post. See you soon!

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Bye x

Kinga

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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

 

 

Songs Of The Year | 2015

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As I told you not long ago, I chose some of my favourite songs of 2015, the ones that I perhaps listented to the most last year. It was extremely hard to choose such a few songs out of probably a hundred of my faves. I narrowed it down to a list of 20 songs, which seems like quite a lot, but I promise, it’s not. I tried to pick songs from different artists as not to repeat a song from the same performer. Although you will see, that AURORA is on the list twice, because I just couldn’t leave those two songs out of this list, I listened to both of them a LOT. Exceptionally, this time I decided to try to put the songs in order. I don’t really know if I managed to perfectly do that, buti t was quite hard. Enjoy my list!

  1. Eyes Shut – Years & Years
  2. World Without You – Hudson Taylor
  3. Drag Me Down – One Direction
  4. Half The World Away – AURORA (Oasis cover)
  5. Toes – Glass Animals
  6. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  7. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
  8. EASE – Troye Sivan ft. Broods
  9. Geronimo – Sheppard
  10. Good Times – Ella Eyre
  11. UGH! – The 1975
  12. Need The Sun To Break – James Bay
  13. Sing – Pentatonix
  14. Dazzle – Oh Wonder
  15. Camouflage – Selena Gomez
  16. Heroes – Måns Zelmerlöw
  17. Runaway – AURORA
  18. Around Town – The Kooks
  19. Stronger – Clean Bandit
  20. When We Were Young – Adele

Here it is! I’m still not sure if the order is entirely correct, but now I just felt like it is, so I’m going to go with it this time. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. What are some of your favourite songs of 2015? I would LOVE to know them! Let me know in the comments below! :) See you soon!

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Bye x

Kinga

Songs Of The Month – September

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Here I am again a month later, listing my favourite songs of September for you. There are also some old favourites which I listened to a lot the past month, and I’m not complaining, it was really great to listen to those songs that I haven’t been listening to for a very long time. (The songs are not exactly in order.)

1. Sugar – Maroon 5

2. Photograph – Ed Sheeran

3. The Other Side – Bruno Mars feat. Cee Lo Green & B.o.B

4. Shoot Love – Maroon 5

5. Fun – Troye Sivan Continue reading Songs Of The Month – September

Songs Of The Month – August

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I thought I’m going to share my favourite songs of last month with you, which I think I will keep writing in every month. That’s something I enjoy seeing on other blogs, because you never know when you’ll come across with a good song you have not known before. So here are the songs I listened to the most in August (not exactly in order).

  1. Rather Be – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
  2. Boom Clap – Charli XCX
  3. Cool Kids – Ecosmith
  4. A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
  5. Maps – Maroon 5 Continue reading Songs Of The Month – August