The Readers Problem Book Tag!

Hello Readers! I have seen many book tags on YouTube and read some on blogs. Book Tags are pretty fun to do, so let’s do a Tag! ( I was not tagged for this one, but I decided to do it anyway!)
I saw The Readers Problem Book Tag on Frappes and Fiction and decided to go ahead and do it!

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I am a mood reader and it normally depends on what I am currently reading. If I am reading a book in a genre,  I am liking then I will probably end up choosing the next book in the same genre! It is hard to choose a book to read next from an infinite TBR, but the mood saves the day! (phew)  

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

Till last year I used to read every book even though I am not liking it, but then I would fall into a reading slump instantly. So from this year, I decided not to force myself and started putting books in the DNF zone ( Did Not Finish).

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

I have kept a goal for reading 100 books this year and I have currently read 61 books so far. Honestly, I don’t want to pressure myself with the challenge because I have kept it for myself. But, yes I am trying to catch up with the challenge because it is fun! I am going at my own pace with the challenge.

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

I don’t care if a series has mismatched covers. I loved the series that is what matters to me, so it’s fine if it has different covers!  

5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

Everyone has different opinions and If I don’t like a particular book then it would probably be my mistake or the overhype got me! I don’t hesitate in sharing my honest opinion about a book.

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

I don’t normally flood with tears for a book, but if I am about to get teary-eyed for a book in public, then I will probably put the book aside for a minute, collect my emotions and then start reading again lol!

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?

Normally this does not happen much with me because I ensure that I write a summary and my review for the book.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

I have not been in this situation yet! So I am skipping this one!

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I recently came out of a reading slump and from my experience, I have stopped forcing myself to read because then my reading slump will keep stretching to a point where I may completely stop reading. So I end up taking a break and then I take baby steps again by reading short books that eventually bring me out of the reading slump!

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

I would buy 10% of it. I love reading new releases that I have been excited about, but I also love to read books that were released in the past. So whenever I do book shopping, I buy a mixture of new releases (that I am dying to get my hands on) and some old releases ( that I haven’t read yet)!  

11.After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

I have this bad habit of abandoning books that already exist on my shelf and are yet to be read. I jump on the new books instantly because I am way too excited to read them! So the answer to the question is that I don’t let those new books sit for a longer time XD.

I had so much fun doing this tag! Feel free to do this tag and let me know your opinions over these questions in the comments below!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

All Our Hidden Gifts! #bookreview.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Book: All Our Hidden Gifts
Author: Caroline O’ Donoghue
Pages: 400
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal & Young Adult Fiction
Age Limit: 14 years and up

Maeve Chambers feels like an idiot between a family of geniuses. Her life isn’t going the way she wanted. She betrayed her only friend, Lily, who is not on talking terms anymore. She also has to clean the horrible Chokey in the school for hitting a teacher with a shoe. One fine day she finds a pack of old dusty tarot cards in the Chokey and started giving accurate readings to the girls in the school. When Maeve draws a strange card while doing a reading for her ex-best friend Lily, after two days Lily is nowhere to be seen. Now Maeve, her new friend Fiona and Lily’s brother Roe have to find Lily before she disappears forever…

This was an entertaining and addictive read for me. The magical aspect was the main part of the story, but the writing style made it surreal. The story goes into the past, but it connects well back to the present, where the characters are trying to bring Lily back. I found the side characters, i.e., Fiona and Roe, more likeable than the main character, Maeve. The other main aspect of the story was friendship. Maeve ditches her only best friend, Lily, and finds a new friend, Fiona, who is ready to help her find Lily. The author has done a good job representing Queer and teenagers dealing with a hate crime. The only problem with this book was the pacing. For the most part, it is fast-paced, but then in between, the story takes a slow turn. Other than that, this book is a perfect read if you are in a mood for magical, spookiness and adventure! The book ends on a cliffhanger, which will be covered in the next book, i.e., The Gifts That Bind Us.
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Book Memes!

Seeing book memes is so fun! (even though it takes away my reading time). I recently found some book memes on Pinterest by an American Cartoonist named Grant Snider, who makes these memes that are funny and relatable. I will be sharing my thoughts on these memes, let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Oh well, this just described the journey between a book and a reader! Every book has its own memory when I read them. I will be wearing a book hat soon! Readers will be bringing this in fashion anytime now!

I am a voracious reader. Half of the time my head is in books. They are a great way to escape from reality and are a good meal! What kind of a reader are you? Let me know in the comments!

This is such a beautiful and relatable one! When a book wraps its covers around you completely, excitement comes from within to go ahead and reach the ending!

Quarantine has definitely flooded my home with books! It has also increased my reading time. The comfort zone at home gets even better when there are books all around you!

The stages of every reader! I was in a reading slump so it was the 6th stage for me but now I jumped to the 7th stage! Collecting books (ahem.. hoarding) is an essential part of our lives. I will be reaching the 8th stage soon.

These were some of my favourite and relatable memes! Let me know if you all would like to read some fun posts like this. Also, I have changed my blog’s name from Worshiper@07 to Rab’s Bookish Planet!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Recommending books based on your mood #2.

I have started this series of articles where I recommend books based on a particular mood! These books are ranging from four to five stars and some of them are my favourites. I read some books recently and classified them based on my moods. Here are personally recommended books!
Read the first article of this series here>> Recommending books based on your mood!

I-need-a-nostalgic-paranormal-read-that-will-spook-me-out!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book is set in the year 1988. Abby and Gretchen are high school sophomores who have been best friends since fourth grade. After spending time in the pond in the woods, things are never the same. Gretchen starts acting weird. She becomes irritable, moody and changes a lot. Abby starts investigating after bad accidents occur. The two girls have to beat the devil with their strong friendship.

I have read paranormal fiction after a long time and this was a perfect read. The friendship between Gretchen and Abby bounded the whole story. The references from 1988 were added aptly. Listening to songs from the Spotify playlist given in the book was a great add on to the story. Give this book a read as it is filled with paranormal, friendship and 90’s nostalgic vibes!


I-need-a-read-that-will-inspire-me!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Steal Like An Artist is about exploring and finding your own creative side. Having fun in your work and turning it into art is what this book conveys. Building up ideas, copying some with alterations makes us an artist. We need to keep moving ahead with our work without letting the criticism control us.

This book is a short read, but it taught me so much about being creative. Day by day, we are getting busy with our own work and are leaving the creative side. Steal Like An Artist will make you hold onto your inner creativity and will inspire you to be an artist. I don’t read much non-fiction, but this book is worth reading!


I-need-a-read-that-is-poetic-and-powerful!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Long Way Down is a short book written in verse. It takes place in 60 seconds where a kid has to decide whether he will murder the guy who killed his brother. The elevator will stop at each floor and the people connected to the kid will give him a larger view of the story.

This book is a powerful read. It moved me so much because the kid is taking revenge for his loved ones and his voice. It was raw and beautifully written that will hit the bull’s eye.


I-need-a-read-that-is-filled-with-mystery-and-crime!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Stevie Bell receives a message from the owner of The Camp Sunny Pines formerly known as Camp Wonder Falls. In 1978, four camp counsellors were killed brutally in the woods and left in a box. Jumping to the present, the owner of the camp wants Stevie to work on a true-crime podcast with him on the Box In The Woods case. Stevie comes to the camp with her friends, but evil has returned to the town again and this time Stevie has to solve the case to make out alive…

This book is grittier and in-depth in the case this time. I am in awe after reading the ending, so precise didn’t leave any loose ends. The best part is that there are chapters that talk about the past, where the murder is happening and then we jump back to the present, where Stevie is trying to solve the case. Things are continuously happening in this book, so it was not boring at all! I love the mysterious writing, highly recommended!

What are you in the mood to read? Let me know in the comments and I will recommend books based on your moods in the next post!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Ace Of Spades! #bookreview

How Can You Play The Game When The Cards Are Stacked Against You?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Book: Ace Of Spades
Author: Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Pages: 470
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Thriller

Thank you Harper Collins for sending me Ace Of Spades! This book is set in the Niveus Private Academy where the students are rich and are never, less than perfect. But, when an unknown texter named Aces spills out dark secrets about two students, things don’t remain the same.
Talented musician Devon Richards aims to join his dream college Julliard. On the other hand, Chiamaka Adebayo will do anything for getting into Yale. She has earned her spotlight in the school and become famous. When Aces removes all their secrets in front of the whole school, both have to stop them before their darkest secrets are out.

Ace Of Spades was a huge surprise for me. The character build-up was top notch. The writing style is different as the author managed to give distinct personalities to both the characters. The tension that was building up when the secrets were getting revealed was a great add on. There were so many questions going through my mind while reading this book, which made it irresistible. I did not see the revelation of the culprit coming in! The suspense kept me hooked. The ending was out of my expectations and guesses. The pacing of the story in the first 100 pages is slow, but after that, I flew through the whole book.
It’s a powerful and thrilling read, debut novel so good, worth reading! A book wrapped up with important messages and topics perfectly represented. Overall an overwhelming experience!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.