TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is  Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately.

I recently added a lot of own voices and diverse books to my TBR, they are all planned to be released in 2017. However, a lot of those books don’t have cover designs yet or blurbs, so I decided to skip them for now. I will add them to another list next year when I know more about them. Nevertheless, books I’m including in this list are either own voices and/or have diverse characters. I’m really excited for them, and I’m happy to share the list with you so we can all await their publications in 2017.


The Education of Margot Sanchez
by Lilliam Rivera

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Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted—from debut author Lilliam Rivera.
THINGS/PEOPLE MARGOT HATES:

Mami, for destroying my social life
Papi, for allowing Junior to become a Neanderthal
Junior, for becoming a Neanderthal
This supermarket
Everyone else

After “borrowing” her father’s credit card to finance a more stylish wardrobe, Margot
Sanchez suddenly finds herself grounded. And by grounded, she means working as an indentured servant in her family’s struggling grocery store to pay off her debts.

With each order of deli meat she slices, Margot can feel her carefully cultivated prep school reputation slipping through her fingers, and she’s willing to do anything to get out of this punishment. Lie, cheat, and maybe even steal…

Margot’s invitation to the ultimate beach party is within reach and she has no intention of letting her family’s drama or Moises—the admittedly good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood—keep her from her goal.

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: All About The Villains

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is  All About The Villains — I don’t think we’ve done a villains topic since back in November 2010 so let’s revisit: top ten favorite/most compelling villains in books, top ten of the most vile villains/bad guys in books, top ten villains I secretly (or not so secretly) love, favorite tv villains, favorite comic book villains, ten “villains” of contemporary lit.

I decided to work on a list of greatest villains, characters I had strong emotional angry reactions to while reading books. And they aren’t many of those as I remember.

My list presents the greatest villains from some of the amazing books I read. I had strong emotional angry reactions when reading about them and their actions.


Illuminae
by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

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Villain: AIDAN

From my reviewThis may become my favourite villain. Aidan is an AI – Artifical Intelligence. I was not expecting AI to become a villain, and to be so humane, and inhumane at the same time. His voice in the audiobook was perfectly unemotional, and it was so irritating to listen to him, I wanted to punch him, to scream at him. Impressive character, and unique one.

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books On My Fall TBR List

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is  Books On My Fall TBR List.

I never create a TBR list of books that I’ll read next month or something. I just have this huge list of books I hope I’ll get to eventually. But this list represents books I just need to read. Right now I just feel that I desperately need them in my life. I will see how life will go on and how I will feel about what to read next in next weeks. There is no guarantee that I will read any of those books.


Dark Matter
by Blake Crouch

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“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable–something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: All About Audio

 

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is  All About Audio freebie —  aka top ten audiobooks you should listen to, 10 books I want to listen to on audio,10 bands you should check out, 10 podcasts you should be listening to, 10 of my all time favorite albums, 10 songs I love, really whatever you can come up with.

I just recently listed to my first ever audiobook, and it was great! It was Illuminae, and it was a perfect choice for an audiobook. I loved it. For today’s theme, I present the audiobooks that I already listed to, and some that are on my wishlist.


Illuminae
by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

24044159Pub Date: 2015

MY REVIEW HERE.

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This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: ALL TIME Favorite Contemporary Books

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is  Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books Of X Genre

I had a look at my Goodreads shelf and it seems that a lot of my five-star reads are contemporary, so I decided to give this genre a better look and create my all time favourite contemporary books list.


The Casual Vacancy
by J.K. Rowling

13497818Pub Date: 2012

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A BIG NOVEL ABOUT A SMALL TOWN …

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils … Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

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The Vogue Book Tag

It’s Tuesday, and normally I post my Top Ten Tuesday list, but today’s topic is not something I’m particularly excited about, so I’m skipping it. Instead, I’m doing a tag created by The Petite Book Blogger – The Vogue Book Tag. I was tagged by Lauren @ Comma Hangover. Check out Lauren’s blog, and make sure to have a look at the Book Style posts that will work perfectly with this tag theme. But be careful before checking out those post, you may have an irresistible urge to buy some cute clothes after looking at them 😉


You are a socialite going on a shopping spree with your most stylish book BFF. You are going to be having lunch with your favorite author later that day at NYC chicest restaurant. Wanting to make a good impression the both of you hit every store on Fifth Avenue and rack up quite a bill. What book character would you have style your outfit for your important lunch date?

I’d love to have my outfit styled by Odile Graychild, character from Harmless Like YouShe’s a model turned fashion designer with stores across the globe, with white type on white background logo of her brand which seems very luxurious. I wouldn’t mind being dressed in her high-quality clothes.

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Olympic Book Tag

Olympics are over, but I was tagged in the Olympic Book Tag by Lois @ My Midnight Musing and I decided that I’ll do it anyway. It’s all about books anyway, not Olympic Games. This tag was created by Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight, and all graphics are from her.

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It’s a Polish book, and it’s not translated into English (yet, hopefully, it will be). I love the story, it’s beautifully sad, the writing is phenomenal. So I really wanted to share my love for this book with you guys, even though most of you cannot read it just yet.

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