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Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences. Book titles with complete sentences are always interesting because it feels like it tells a lot about the book.

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This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino
The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman
Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners #3) by Libba Bray
Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress #4) by Jeaniene Frost

Have you read any of these books?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books with Leaves and Branches on the Cover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Books with Nature on the Cover. There are a lot of book covers with nature on them so I decided to go with leaves and branches on the cover.

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From Blood and Ash (Blood & Ash #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Raybearer (Raybearer #1) by Jordan Ifueko
Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

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Song of Sorrow (Sorrow #2) by Melinda Salisbury
Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayway Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
Orange by Ichigo Takano

Have you read any of these? What covers did you pick for this topic?

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Books I Want To Read Before the End of 2020

There are so many books I want to read and I keep adding new books to the list every day but today I thought I’d list some of the books I definitely want to read before the end of 2020. I’ve listed quite a lot so I don’t know if I’ll actually get to them all but I hope I do.

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The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library #1) by A.J. Hackwith
Raybearer (Raybearer #1) by Jordan Ifueko
Emerald Blaze (Hidden Legacy #5) by Ilona Andrews
I Hear the Sunspot: Limit 1 by Yuki Fumino

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Trial of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse
From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood
The Jackal (Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp #1) by J.R. Ward

What books do you want to read before the end of 2020?

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July Wrap Up 2020

What I read in July:

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Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff – 4 STARS

It took me a while to get into Darkdawn, I found it a bit slow in the beginning but I ended up really enjoying it and I liked how Mia’s story concluded, I thought there were some interesting twists in this book.

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi – 4 STARS

Pet was such a unique story and I love how impactful it was for such a short book. The world in it, a world with no ‘monsters’, really had me thinking on some of the moral dilemmas it bought up.

Loveless by Alice Oseman – 4 STARS

I really liked this book and I don’t think I’ve read a book that focuses on and talks about asexuality before. I think this is an important book and I really enjoyed reading it.

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The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum – 5 STARS

The main character in this book, Ryann Bird is one of my all time favourite characters, I loved reading about her. I also loved the plot of The Weight of the Stars and I found the storyline really emotional.

I Hear the Sunspot by Yuki Fumino – 4 STARS

I enjoyed this manga and I liked reading about the two main characters in this book as the get closer to each other and learn more from each other. I’m excited for the next volume.

Blog Posts I Did in July:

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2020

Books That Make Me Smile

My Reading Rush TBR 2020

 

What I Watched in July:

The Umbrella Academy – I rewatched season one to prepare for the second season, I loved both the rewatch and season two. I’m so invested in the characters of this series and I love the storylines they have, it’s definitely one of my favourite shows.
Siren (series 1) – I’ve always been intrigued by mermaid/siren stories and this tv series is about that. I enjoyed watching season one and I liked the atmosphere and mystery of it.
The Heirs – This is a kdrama that’s been out for a while and has a lot of popularity. I don’t know why but I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did but I ended up loving it. It was filled with everything that makes kdramas so addictive to watch and I now know why it’s so popular.

What I Played and Listened to in July:

I’ve been playing a lot of Animal Crossing and that’s been great. I also played a game called ‘What Remain of Edith Finch’ and I loved it. The story and gameplay were all very interesting and for such a short game it really packs an emotional punch.
Like everyone else I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift’s Folklore on repeat for the last few days and I really love it. Some of my favourites on the album are: Exile, Seven, My Tears Ricochet, Mirrorball and Illicit Affairs but obviously I love the rest too.

 

What did you read and watch in July?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books with Colours In The Titles

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Books with Colours In The Titles. It was interesting to see how many book titles had a colour in them, I thought there would’ve been more but it was surprising few.

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron
Written in Red by Anne Bishop
Orange by Ichigo Takano
The Black Wolf (In The Company of Killers #5) by J.A. Redmerski
Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi
Black City by Elizabeth Richards
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead

What are some books you’ve read that have colours in the titles?

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My Reading Rush TBR 2020

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The Reading Rush is a readathon that I look forward to participating in every year. It’s such a fun readathon with reading challenges, instagram challenges and twitter sprints. This year it runs from 20th July to the 26th.

My TBR:

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Loveless by Alice Oseman

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

I Hear The Sunspot by Yuki Fumino

Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11) by Patricia Briggs

The Reading Rush also has reading challenges that you can do if you want, usually I don’t actively do these but sometimes the books I read will fulfil a challenge.  The Weight of the Stars will count for this years challenge of read a book that matches your birthstone (aquamarine), read a book that starts with ‘The’ and most of the books on my tbr fulfil the challenge of read a book that takes place on a different continent than where you live.

So that’s my tbr for the Reading Rush 2020. I’ll be posting updates on my twitter (KylasLibrary) and I’ll most likely be trying to do the instagram challenges (kylaslibrary), so be sure to follow me on both.

Are you participating in the Reading Rush? If so, what books are on your tbr?