The Pastry Book Tag | A Bundle of Books

4After a few of¬†weeks of not posting, I am finally back with a new tag – The Pastry Book Tag! I just got back to university and the workload is hectic, so sorry for the late post! I am so excited about this tag thought because of the way it uses pastries in order to create the questions! I was tagged by Aimal over at Bookshelves & Paperbacks. Thank you for tagging me! Make sure you check out her blog because I kinda-sorta love it ūüėõ Let’s get into the tag!

dotted-lineCROISSANT: NAME A POPULAR BOOK OR SERIES THAT EVERYONE (INCLUDING YOU) LOVES

City of Bones

I never intended on reading Cassandra Clare’s¬†The¬†Mortal Instruments¬†series because of all the hype surrounding it. The concept also didn’t sound very interesting to me in the beginning. But when I heard that there was a TV show in the works about a year ago, I decided to give the series a shot. And now? I’m in love with it! I really like the¬†TV show, but¬†I might stop watching it for a while so that I can catch up in the series so that there aren’t any spoilers! I’ve only read the first book, but I definitely think that this series lives up to the hype so far!

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon | Review

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Title: Everything, Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 1 September 2015

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Where To Purchase: Takealot, Exclusive Books, Book Depository

Rating:Star2 Star2 Star2

SYNOPSIS

Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?

Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.

 

MY REVIEW

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Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR | T10T

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by the awesome ladies over on The Broke and The Bookish! Check out their blog if you would like to join this weekly book meme!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR! For those who do not know, “TBR” stands for “to-be-read”, so today I will be speaking about the top ten books that I recently¬†added to my “to-be-read” list. A lot of the books on this list have been waiting to be read for ages now, but I’m still¬†really excited to get to them. Some were added to my TBR more recently than others, but I’m not as excited for other books that I’ve recently added as I am for these. If you would like to check out my complete TBR list you can find it here! Otherwise, here is my list for¬†Top Ten Books That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR!

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My 2016 Reading Challenge | A Bundle of Books

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A new year has arrived and I am ready to start fresh with a new reading challenge! Every year I set reading goals for myself according to what kind of changes I want to make in my reading for that year. If you would like to check out my reading challenge for 2015, you can find it here. I was able to complete two out of the four “mini challenges” I set, which isn’t too bad. Unfortunately, I was only able to read a total of twenty-four books towards my goal of thirty for the year, so that was a bit of a bummer. But its okay, because 2015 is done and dusted and it is now time for a new challenge! Here is my 2016 Reading Challenge!

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Top 5 Books of the Year | T5W

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Top Five Wednesday was created by Lainey over on Ginger Reads Lainey! Check out her YouTube channel and the GoodReads group if you would like to join this weekly book meme!

This week’s topic is Top 5 Books of the Year! I read twenty-four books this year and there was quite a variety of books that I did enjoy and books that I didn’t. I thought it would be difficult to narrow my favourites down to just five books, but I was pleasantly surprised because I was able to choose my top five quite easily. These books were not necessarily rated 5/5 stars or placed on my favourites shelf¬†on GoodReads. Rather, they were chosen as my top five based on overall enjoyability. Here are my Top 5 Books of the Year!

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12 Days of Christmas Book Tag | A Bundle of Books

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY! Today I am doing my very first tag on my blog: THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BOOK TAG! This tag was created by Ashley at Falling Down The Book Hole and I was tagged by Joey at Thoughts and Afterthoughts. Thanks for tagging me!

This past week was quite hectic so it was pretty¬†difficult to post, but I really wanted to do this tag and I thought that since today is finally Christmas that I would do it at last! I was tagged for so many other Christmas tags, but there wasn’t¬†enough time. Maybe I can get to the other tags for Christmas next year. This tag has a ton of questions, but I am going to keep my answers as simple as possible so let’s get to it! ūüôā

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: A partridge in a pear tree.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favourite stand-alone?

Nineteen Eighty Four

I don’t really enjoy stand-alones enough to consider them favorites. I’m not usually satisfied after reading them because I always want more!¬†But, Nineteen Eighty-Four would definitely be an exception. This book is everything I wanted it to be. It creeped me out, made me cry, made me question so much about the world, and had an ending I didn’t expect.

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Review

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Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Publication Date: 30 January 2014 (First published 10 September 2013)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Where To Purchase: Takealot, Exclusive Books, Book Depository

Rating:Star2 Star2 Star2 Star2

SYNOPSIS

In this novel we follow Cath, an introverted 18-year-old who writes fan fiction about¬†her favourite book series, the Simon Snow series. She is heading off to college¬†with her twin sister, Wren, who¬†wants to embrace the social life and freedom of college. But, Wren also doesn’t want to be roommates with Cath. Cath is way out of her comfort zone, having to deal with a new and eccentric roommate, a fiction-writing professor who doesn’t really see the value in fan fiction,¬†and her dad who is all alone back home. Cath soon begins facing challenges that force her to question whether she is ready or not to start living her own life¬†and leave Simon Snow behind. Can she do it?

 

MY REVIEW

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These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner | Review

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Title: These Broken Stars (The Starboard Trilogy #1)

Authors: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Publication Date: December 2013

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi

Where To Purchase: Takealot, Exclusive Books, Book Depository

Rating:Star2 Star2 Star2 Star2

SYNOPSIS

These Broken Stars¬†is an enticing and thrilling story set in space in the future. In this first instalment of the Starbound Trilogy, we follow the lives of Tarver Merendson, a renowned war hero, and Lilac LaRoux, the daughter of the richest man in the universe. They are aboard the Icarus, a luxury spaceliner, when they are suddenly pulled out of hyperspace and crash into the nearest planet. Tarver and Lilac are the only survivors and we follow their story as they seek rescue. However, strange events occur on the planet and the two embark on a journey to unravel it’s mysteries.

MY REVIEW

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