Poetry Anthologies

Hello lovely people,

Remember that time eons ago when I talked about trying out a different genre/format of books? Yeah, well now I am back with another one of those posts, this time instead of graphic novels, I am going to be talking about Poetry Anthologies.

If I am being honest, the last time I actually read poetry before this month is probably 4 or 5 years ago, when I did my English GCSEs and I wasn't exactly fond of assigned reading in those days and only ever read the poems when I was in school or when revising.

However, since I challenged myself to try a different genres of books I've taken the plunged and bought two books of Poetry collection by Rupi Kaur and Lang Leav.

img_2982Rupi Kaur's milk and honey has been at the back of my mind since it dominated bookstagram for what seemed like years. But I wasn't interested in reading poetry at all until I've decided to widen my horizon a little bit more.

Upon reading Kaur's work, I don't think I have ever felt such raw emotions and the truth within her words definitely shook me. I was affected and I was definitely left speechless and unable to do anything but stare blankly at the page reading the words over and over again, just to see if the ache in my heart would go away.

Kaur is a very talented writer, and I am glad that I bought her poetry collection. She writes about things that are relevant, about things that men and women experience within a relationship (mainly in a woman's perspective). Her words struck me and I am still in awe.

img_2985Lang Leav's Lullabies is more of an impulse purchase. I have yet to read any of the poems, but I remember one of my friends have recommended it. I will write more about these two books in a separated book review.

Maybe next time I'll be spending half of my impulse purchases on poetry books and graphic novels.

Hence if you guys have any recommendations with regards to poetry collections and/or graphic novels – leave them in the comments!


Friday Reads | Under Rose-Tainted Skies + The Special Ones + Wayfarer

Hello lovely readers,

It’s already the second week of the New Year. Can you believe how fast the days are coming and going? Since it is Friday, I have a new post to share with everyone. I’d say that this will be a weekly thing, from now on. Instead of doing a ‘Currently Ready’ blog post every time I start reading a new book; I have come to the decision that a weekly update will be much better (?)


How has your week been?

Mine consisted of a lot of tears…

Moving on to the books I have been reading this week!
HonestlyJ, I haven’t had the time to read this week at all! It’s the worst when you just want to sit down and relax for a couple of hours, just reading a book. But life gets in the way. From 5.30 in the morning to 4.30 in the evening, I get ready for work and will be at work the whole day. There’s simply no room for reading. When I get home, I have to cook dinner – take a short nap and then its time to sleep.

How do you guys do it?!!!

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

I have been wanting to finish this book for the past two weeks, and I have had no such luck. It is such a great book, in my opinion, and it has its funny moments (which I love). So, if you have not heard of this wonderful novel, yet! Then I am recommending it to you now! It’s about this girl who has agoraphobia, and she wants to become part of the world again. But her irrational fear of the world outside, simply does not allow her to do what she wants.

The Special Ones

I bought this book at YALC, as a recommendation from the publisher’s stall. I haven’t really read past the first paragraph. However, I am sure that I am going to like it. I have only read one other work by Em Bailey – which is Shift, and I really enjoyed reading that.


I am so happy that my request to receive an eARC for this book was approved in NetGalley!

So far, it has been great. It follows on the events that happened in the first book – immediately after the ending! So, I suggest re-reading the first book again before diving into this one.

I really should give you more information about these books, and I promise I will – this blog post will be reposted in a couple of days (most likely, this Sunday) to give you a better synopsis of what I have been reading!



Friday Reads |Under Rose-Tainted Skies + Zenn Diagram + The Symposium

Hello lovely readers,

Things are going to change around here. From now on, this blog is going to be updated twice (possibly thrice) a week! I have neglected this blog for a lot of the time last year, and for this year – I have decided that, that will not happen again.

Literally the morning of the New Year, I whipped out my notebooks and planners and started planning blog posts. Organized my review pile, and reading pile. I have everything all planned out! For the first month, at least.

Upon scrounging around the book blogging universe, I have seen a number of bloggers doing the Friday Reads post. So, I have decided to join the band-wagon.

This week, I have been reading three books:

The Symposium.jpgThe Symposium by Plato

This looks like a pretentious read for a pretentious teenager… but I have been intrigued by Plato’s work for a couple of years now since I started studying Philosophy and Ethics as an A-Level. So, I thought I would read up on some of his works. And, I just happened to come across The Symposium when I was browsing around my local Waterstones, so I bought it.

I haven’t gotten farther than a couple pages of this book yet, and I think it’s going to be a slow read for me even though it is a really small book. I won’t be making a book review for this one. This is simply for research purposes!

under-rose-tainted-skiesUnder Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

I started reading this book a last week. However, I took a break from it and just set it aside for a couple of days.

All I can say is that, it is quite a funny novel – and I couldn’t stop from giggling at Norah’s antics.

I look forward to finishing this novel!


Zenn Diagram.jpgZenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

I think I have finally found my OTP! Like… Wow!

I started reading this at 2 am on the 2nd of January, and finished it just before the clock struck 12 midnight the 3rd of January.

I was so focused reading the story and looking forward to what was happening that I almost didn’t sleep that night! You know when you just want to finish the story, to figure out what is going to happen – to get a real sense of what’s the story is about.? I was in that sort of mood

cover100467-mediumThe One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

The One Memory of Flora Banks is my first read of the year. And, let me tell you how amazing this novel is!

Emily Barr is clearly an amazing author, who has unique and wonderful ideas that she would like to share to the world of bookworms!

A book I highly recommend!